Favourite song that Janick Gers and Steve Harris made

What's your favorite song by Gers and Harris?

  • The Apparition

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Weekend Warrior

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lord Of The Flies

    Votes: 5 4.4%
  • The Unbeliever

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • The Mercenary

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Dream Of Mirrors

    Votes: 10 8.8%
  • Dance Of Death

    Votes: 42 36.8%
  • The Pilgrim

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • The Legacy

    Votes: 27 23.7%
  • The Talisman

    Votes: 16 14.0%
  • The Book of Souls

    Votes: 9 7.9%
  • Shadows of the Valley

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    114

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Yeah we could do this one again. Could someone clean the results and add:

- The Book of Souls
- Shadow of the Valley

Or is it better to open a new topic?

Old results, from 14 January 2007 til 6 November 2015:

Dance of Death: 27
The Legacy: 20
Dream of Mirrors: 9
The Talisman: 9
Lord of the Flies: 2
The Unbeliever: 2
The Pilgrim: 2
The Apparition: 0
Weekend Warrior: 0
The Mercenary: 0
 

Maturin

Sköldpadda
I don't know when I voted on this, but I'm far from certain that I would vote "The Legacy" again. "Talisman", "Dream of Mirrors" and "Lord of the Flies" would also be top contenders.
 

Mountil

Captain Charisma
1. Dance of Death
2. The Talisman
3. Dream of Mirrors

Are my top 3. Janick also happens to be my favourite song writer of the post reunion era.

The Pilgrim is incredibly underrated and is my favourite song from AMOLAD.

The Book of Souls is a tad overrated, and Shadows of the Valley is my least favourite song from the post-reunion era.
 

RTC

Libera et impera!
Talisman takes this easily. Book Of Souls and Shadows Of The Valley probably take 2nd and 3rd for me.

Funny how they both wrote perhaps 2 of Maiden's very worst songs to start with, but have also written probably my 5th favourite song in the catalogue too.
 

Srogyy

Ancient Mariner
The Book of Souls is easily 'top 5 ever' material for me (possibly top 3 post-reunion). But it seems I can't put it over The Legacy. For years this one has been simply engraved in my brain as the ultimate masterpiece. It's funny that so many songs are longer than The Legacy but none is more massive or epic. It always feels longer than it is, but in a positive sense of course. Dance of Death is a classic very close to the two I mentioned, but e.g. The Talisman is nowhere near that level (although it's a brilliant track). Plus, I've always thought Lord of the Flies is underappreciated. Excellent rocker, should be played live more often.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
Staff member
Gone for D0D, although The Talisman is a personal favourite too. Book of Souls doesn't grab me as much.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
I went for DoD, however I would have probably voted for TBOS if it was there.
 

DJMayes

Ancient Mariner
In order of how I'd rank them:

12 - The Unbeliever
11 - Lord of the Flies
10 - The Legacy
9 - The Pilgrim
8 - The Apparition
7 - The Mercenary
6 - Weekend Warrior
5 - The Book Of Souls
4 - Dream Of Mirrors
3 - The Talisman
2 - Dance Of Death
1 - Shadows Of The Valley
 
For me it's The Talisman, but The Legacy comes a very close second. Also The Book of Souls has really grown on me. It's got a hell of a chorus.
 

JudasMyGuide

The resident reactionary
The Talisman is in my top 3 songs, so THE TALISMAN!!!!!

Well, my top 3 songs are Dance of Death, The Legacy and The Talisman, so tell me... :D

But for me it's probably Dance of Death. In a way I like The Legacy more, but it's also very specific (and more connected with its album).
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
I updated this poll. I added The Book of Souls and Shadows* of the Valley. People can change their vote if they like.

*I blundered by leaving out that "s" (I often forget it!), sorry, can't repair it.
 
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ghkghk

Trooper
Voted for The Talisman because it's part of one of the most underrated albums.

DOD and The Legacy are as good.
 

Jer

Abysmal display of mental decay
"The Book Of Souls". The second half of that song is the best thing Gers has ever co-written.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
The Apparition and The Legacy are two Top 20 songs for me and I love them a lot.

However, Lord of the Flies is my tenth favorite Maiden song overall and I love it to death. Gotta vote for that one.
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
"The Legacy" gets my vote, although "Dance of Death", "The Book of Souls" and "The Talisman" are not that far behind.
 
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