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Iron Maiden by Request

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Moribund, Mar 8, 2017.


Which song would you want to replace Blood Brothers in the 2nd leg of the BoS tour?

  1. 1. Alexander the Great

  2. 2. Mother Russia

  3. 3. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate

  4. 4. Starblind

  5. 5. The Great Unknown

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  1. Moribund

    Moribund Prowler

    I doubt Iron Maiden will ever let their audiences select what songs comprise their setlists like Metallica did a little while back. However, say Iron Maiden wanted to play a song that was never played live before and allowed "all" their fans to vote for one of the following five songs. Which song would you vote for?
  2. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    In order: #1) Alexander, #2) Starblind, #3) Thin Line, #4) Mother Russia, #5) Great Unknown.
  3. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    None of those. I'd choose Breeg or Lord of Light. Monstrous live songs. Bruce said in an interview on norwegian radio back in 2006 that Lord of Light was his favourite AMOLAD song live.
  4. Whooten

    Whooten Educated Fool

    I agree with those 2 songs standing out during the AMOLAD tour. However, I was a little disappointed with Breeg during its resurrection during the US tour in 2010. Would love to see Lord of Light again, but of the choices The Great Unknown to me is the best. It is a subtle song that seems to get better and better with every listen.
  5. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Easily Thin Line. Thin Line way above those other choices.
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    AtG for novelty value alone.

    Starblind is my favorite song here, but it wouldn't work live.


    I'd love to hear Thin Line live, but would Bruce be able to hit those high notes in the chorus now? Especially night after night. Maybe that's the reason it was never performed on the Brave New World tour.
  8. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I'd actually like to hear Great Unknown the most, but if they played Alexander it would silence a lot of people once and for all. :p
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Any song never played before would be a rare blessing.
  10. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Are they going to replace Blood Brothers?? Hope not.
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    They haven't said that, it's speculation.

    However, @Moribund et al, it's worth mentioning now: as hints and actual setlists emerge, discussion of the 2017 setlist needs to be kept to the spoilers-allowed tour thread or else be contained within clearly marked spoiler tags. In future we'll be deleting posts and threads on sight if they contain setlist spoilers or what appear to be potential setlist spoilers. This includes Maiden saying what they won't play this year. As the forum gets busier, we won't have time to check them all and decide what's a spoiler and what's random speculation before deleting.
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  12. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Of the choices I still think Alexander would be the best live song (as in, translate best to the stage). But I'd be up for hearing any of them over Blood Brothers. Never cared for that song much (aside from the glorious Janick solo).
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    In cases of doubt you may decide after deleting as well, Brigs.
  14. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    They won't replace it, because it's one of their best live songs.
    However: I can see the potential for 13 more threads like this. Awesome!
  15. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    The irony is that when Maiden did the Ed-Hunter request thing back in the day, almost all of the usual suspects returned to the set list (save for Stranger in a Strange Land)
  16. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Yeah, that's what happens when bands do "by request" shows. It's just the most overplayed greatest hits package with maybe a one or two song difference. Sadly, that's what most people want to hear. Those of us bantering about deep cuts on forums/Reddit/etc every day are probably less than 15% of the fan base.

    Metallica did this by request thing and it was just the hits, with one or two surprises thrown in depending on the city/country.
  17. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I actually prefer what Metallica does. Obviously people want to hear the hits, but they can choose a selection of deep cuts and let every city vote for one.
  18. Whooten

    Whooten Educated Fool

    Rush is the best at "playing their catalog." Or was anyway.
  19. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Yup. People wanted Losing It and Jacob's Ladder and they got them.
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  20. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Id swap anything in the current set for the final chorus-closing instrumental of Thin Line. Except Blood Brothers, ironically.
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