Search results

  1. Ascendingthethrone

    Has Adrian been playing it safe?

    I have been listening to TFF all week and forgot how ‘proggy’ some of Adrian’s songs were on that album. Over the last two albums, I feel he had been playing it safe by writing more straightforward songs. I love TWOTW and TGU but I feel the other songs of his recently haven’t been as strong. I...
  2. Ascendingthethrone

    Best of the Beast question

    Yesterday, I managed to pick up a near-mint condition copy of Powerslave on vinyl. I am dead chuffed with the find in a local record shop and for £25! The reason I mentioned this is because I think this is the first time I have heard a Maiden album pre-1995 with it's original mastering. This...
  3. Ascendingthethrone

    Un-documented live songs (OFFICIAL RELEASES)

    I am a big fan of geeky lists and this has been one that I have been thinking about all week. With the release of the new live album, I was wondering about songs that have been performed live and ones that have not been released in some way. Below is a list of songs that I believe have been...
  4. Ascendingthethrone

    Everyone seems to be selling bootlegs these days

    I have been on a few FB groups for bootlegs and rare items and it seems that more and more people are selling bootlegs these days. When I got hold of some bootlegs about 15 years ago, I did all by trading. Is it now acceptable to sell them or is it still frowned upon? Personally I hope it is the...
  5. Ascendingthethrone

    Which tour rehearsal would you watch? SPOILERS

    I had this thought last night. If you had the chance to sit in and watch a tour rehearsal, which one would it be? I’m talking about pre-production rehearsals where they try out songs before taking them on the road. Mine would have been the Early Years tour. I remember Nicko saying in an...
  6. Ascendingthethrone

    My winter vinyl listening project

    Just recently, I finally finished my Maiden vinyl reissue collection. However, I had hardly listened to any of them all the way through or even got them out of the wrapping. Therefore I thought I would make good use of the winter evenings here in the UK. My wife rehearses with her choir every...
  7. Ascendingthethrone

    Strangest setlist inclusions? (SPOILER FREE)

    Please make sure this thread remains spoiler free. I have been thinking about this recently whilst watching back live videos. What songs to you seemed like odd inclusions in a setlist? By 'odd' I mean songs that seemed out of place or interrupted the flow of the show. For me, I would go for the...
  8. Ascendingthethrone

    Songs you don't like as much because of multiple live recordings

    This seems like a random thread but bear with me. Are there any Iron Maiden songs that you don't like as much because they have been spoiled by multiple live recordings? I have to say this is the case for Blood Brothers. I love the Rock in Rio version. It is one of the best recordings of a...
  9. Ascendingthethrone

    Start of concerts (Minor spoiler within)

    As I was driving to work, Doctor Doctor by UFO came on shuffle. I don't know about you lot but I love it when this comes on the PA at Iron Maiden gigs and people get really pumped up. It is great seeing the young fans in the audience not knowing the symbolism of this song at concerts and seeing...
  10. Ascendingthethrone

    Paula Radcliffe and Iron Maiden on the BBC

    I was just watching the opening to the World Athletics Championships on BBC 2 and Paula Radcliffe was doing the opening segment on the 1500m. She ended her segment with quoting lines from the 'Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner'. She then turned to the camera and said something like 'We all...
  11. Ascendingthethrone

    Iron Maiden in the classroom...

    Evening all, This is my new thread to document the times I manage to sneak Iron Maiden references into the classroom. I am a music and history teacher in England and a massive Maiden fan. Therefore, there are perfect opportunities to educate people in the way of the Maiden. Recent attempts...
  12. Ascendingthethrone

    Empire of the Clouds and me

    Hi everyone, New member but a long time reader of the forum. I have been a Maiden fan all my life and I thought I would post this here. Last year I got married in a church in Cardington, Bedfordshire. A really great day. Later in the year Maiden released the Book of Souls and I was listening to...
Top