Flight of Icarus or Stranger in a Strange Land?

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by WildRanger, Mar 11, 2018.


Flight of Icarus or Stranger in a Strange Land?

  1. Flight of Icarus

  2. Stranger in a Strange Land

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I was looking at one 2002 setlist and I did not see it. Perhaps only done in Athens then!

    Lol, this version is faster than Maiden ever did. Show this to Steve and it's back in the set immediately.

    Time to bring it back guys!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  2. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    They only played it in Athens, as they decided they had to play a song about Greece. ;)
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  3. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Since I'm a guitarist, Stranger.

    But, both are great songs and STOP FEEDING US FOTD'S AND NOTB'S AND 2MTM's AND PLAY THESE TWO FFS.
  4. Whooten

    Whooten Educated Fool

    Which is why Piece of Mind is the best Iron Maiden album. [I rank Flight of Icarus 6th on PoM]
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  5. bornless1

    bornless1 Messiah Supreme. True Leader of Men.

    This. 5/6 on piece' still lands it in my top 30 range. By comparison 5/6 on most other albums (not called Powerslave) are in 100th favorite range.. which is where Stranger is.
  6. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

  7. Jer

    Jer Firechild

    I'd also go with "Stranger In A Strange Land". I think the chorus of "Flight Of Icarus" is fundamentally weak, though the rest of the song is great. SIASL's highs aren't quite as high (except for the great solo), but overall I think it's more consistent.

    That said, seeing Bruce & Adrian perform "Flight Of Icarus" and "Powerslave" in a dive bar in 1997 was pretty awesome...
  8. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Icarus is the better live tune. Stranger is the better studio cut.
  9. 7th son

    7th son Educated Fool

    Stranger is one of my favorite songs, and it has the best Maiden solo.
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  10. Don

    Don Invader

    Got to go with stranger in the Strange Land I love Steve Harris I also play bass I think he's got a little bit more bass going on in stranger and I love his bass playing before during and after the guitar solo he is not boring at all flight of Icarus is freaking awesome too though I love his bass playing in that but as far as playing the song goes I have little bit more fun with Stranger in a Strange Land I got to take that one and I love Somewhere in Time I love the artwork it's one of my favorite albums of all time
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  11. Don

    Don Invader

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  12. desultory

    desultory 1-2-3-compassion

    Flight of Icarus is the better live song.
  13. Stranger in a Strange Land is my all time favorite Iron Maiden song.

    And it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

    Favorite Maiden song for AT LEAST the past 10 years.
  14. Its beautifully and cleverly constructed. A middle eight ("what became of the men that started") that sounds so fresh and unexpected, yet perfectly compliments the verse and chorus.

    it's almost Beatle-esque in its construction and exposition.

    It would be shame if Steve convinced the rest of the band that it needs to be played at a faster tempo live - the song ebbs, flows, and is (simply put) a masterpiece.
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  15. Christoffer

    Christoffer Nomad

    It reminds me a bit of Marillion

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