Can't dispute this but I wonder if Steve literally said: they come to me with incomplete songs.
Forostar said:I stand corrected! This song was probably the reason that we have no more songs which are not Stevized since then.
Yeh, the production; back to an older point. People aren't really questioning Steve's role in the production --they seem to be suggesting his "arranging" is just sugar-coating on what are already amazing Adrian compositions. Steve clearly (by his comments) doesn't view it that way. And possibly neither does Adrian, since I don't hear him being overly critical (or critical at all) of Steve's musical contribution to his tracks, in whatever form that was. Only the production. Two different things.
Actually, I don't think I'd seen these. And, of course, they are colored by Shirley's biased (in a psychological way, not a dishonest way) view.
I was referring to the video that was part of the bonus content for the deluxe edition of the Final Frontier cd (the one in the tin case). It's now available on YouTube (pasted below). In it, Adrian is visibly irritated and openly critical of the production -- starting at 14:58. Provides a different counterpoint to Kevin's notes. Assuming both are being diplomatic and soft-pedaling the tension, I get the sense there was some real disagreement.
Worth watching the whole video if you haven't seen it, especially about their descriptions of the studio in Nassau. Now you get for free what I paid an additional two dollars to get:
I hope so but I wouldn't count on it. The side projects are meant as outputs, so I guess that Adrian and Steve have released their non-Maiden desires. When Maiden starts the new album, they're probably back in the same mode again. And I'd be surprised if there would be some changes in sound or style. Would be awesome if they're bringing lots of new energy with them, to making a heavy and fresh new record, with some more shorter aggressive songs. (let's have another producer too please; new rounds, new chances for everyone!)When Maiden reconvenes for writing album #16, the primary songwriters will have the necessary creative tension in place (perhaps too much?), they will also be able to bring in elements of their side projects while still keeping it Maiden,
Once again, I sure hope so.and perhaps they will both learn to appreciate what they can offer each other, instead of opposing each other.