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Alexander the Great

Discussion in 'Somewhere In Time' started by IronDuke, Mar 5, 2004.


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  1. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    No, I was thinking of Arthur's Weigall's biography. In fact, it was first published in France in 1936, and not written in 1938 as I said. The tone of some passages in Harry's lyrics made me think about this book. And, with all due respect to both Harris and Weigall, I think this one is really much easier to read than Tarn's or Hammond's books.
  2. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Well, it's impossible to know unless 'Arry tells us, I guess.
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    I've heard some use the argument that "Alexander the Great" feels too much like a "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Part II thing. I disagree. Yes, they are both epics, and I can kind of see where those similarities can be spotted, but honestly, if you're going to compare any song to "Mariner" I'd make a strong case of "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son", which I honestly think feels much more like "Mariner" done again than "Alexander the Great" - not that it isn't a good song, because believe me, it's a good song, just more similar to "Mariner" than "Alexander". But that's just my opinion.
  5. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    Oh BTW, this song was written about Alexander Ovechknin, because he's better than that conqueror dude, duh.

    I have no idea who Alexander Ovechkin is, but he's the basis all right.
  6. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Yeah, I don't get the Rime comparison at all. ATG is long with a few twists and turns, but it's not the 13 minute behemoth that Rime is. It's more in the standard epic (Powerslave, Phantom, Hallowed, To Tame a Land etc...) territory.
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  7. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    The most different epic for Maiden, until Empire came along. Incredible athmosphere and melodies. The clean solo at the beginning is also a thing of beauty. And also the solo that H ˝forgot˝. Musically easily one of the most interesting Maiden's epics.


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