General of the Dark Army
Isn't it deliberate in The Red and the Black?
Let's talk about recording methods used by the band in the studio!
To start off this topic, did Maiden ever use a click track in the studio? Any song? Any album?
Do you know where to get the book without, uhm, paying for it?Judging from the Amazon reviews, you should stay away from that cash cow, errh, book.
Depending on what part of the song this is, that probably rules out Man of Sorrows being played live. Seemed unlikely anyway.So at this talk that I went to at the weekend, Nicko said that the only time he (/the band) has ever used a click track was on the Man of Sorrows. I don't really know anything about recording, so I won't be able to tell you everything he said about that. But the reason seemed to be that Dave Murray turned up with the demo for the song and didn't want to, or couldn't ("he'd had half a bottle of whisky") recreate what he'd done. So they isolated part of the demo and put that on the record, and this meant that they needed to use a click track - does that make any sense?
There were many things used way back (not exactly a modern click) to keep bands in time. Even the Beatles used something in "A day in the life"
There's a book called (i think) "Iron Maiden In The Studio", do you guys know if it offers really cool info and details about their actual recording process?
About Maiden and click tracks, on the last tour Nicko used an visual click for the 2/3 of the set. There were also triggered/taped backing vocals on.Powerslave