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Prodigal Son

Discussion in 'Killers' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Such an oddball song for Maiden. Off the top of my hand, this is the only time Maiden did anything with 12 string guitars. I wonder why they haven't gone back to them since.

    Anyway, I like this one a lot. Very good lyrics, good performance from Paul, and it never gets predictable. You expect it to build up into a really heavy climax but it never really does. When it gets close to doing that it actually gets even softer. So they play a lot with dynamics, which really works. Great guitar solos too, I especially love how it starts without a straight beat before settling into one. In general it's a song I can easily get lost in.

  2. Baby k

    Baby k Prowler

    like this a lot a real nice vibe to it lovely intro and a soft soothing vocal line from di anno
  3. tarikz

    tarikz Nomad

    Prodigal Son is a rather average song which is lifted to a much higher level by incredible solos.

    In my opinion, Dave Murray has in every album since Iron Maiden until Powerslave performed one brilliant, particularly beautiful and emotional solo. The self-titled album had "Strange World" and this one has "Prodigal Son".

    However, the main star of this song is Adrian. I believe his solo in this song is in the Top 10 of his solos ever.

    The highlight: Adrian Smith solo at 3:04.

  4. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    9/10. One of favorite mellow songs from Maiden, though I like Strange World from the debut more than this one mainly because of the cool drums and the dreamy guitar. This song really delivers a great rest between a very energetic aggressive album.
  5. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    5. Just a distinctly average song to my ears.


    1980 - Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    1981 - Killers

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
  6. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Love this one, very different from the other songs of this era. Cool to hear Paul sing a bit different from his usual style. 9/10
  7. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Good reviews Sth, but please get an avatar! :D
  8. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Very different for Maiden, but a very good song. The intro is lovely, and Steve's playing is nice. The song works surprisingly well in an album with a lot of fast and intense songs. I would love to hear this song with todays line-up. 8/10
  9. MrKnickerbocker

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  10. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I can't think of another Maiden song off-hand that has back-to-back Murray solos. Incredible.
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  11. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    @MrKnickerbocker @CriedWhenBrucieLeft
    My last 3 alerts have only been about Prodigal Som being a bad song and the amazing back to back Murray solo's. :p

    Edit: Actually it was 5..
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  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    And your problem is?
  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

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  14. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    That Prodigal Son is actually very good.
  15. Legatodave

    Legatodave Nomad

    This is a good song, one of my favorites from Maidens early days. Never new Dave did BOTH solos until I read it here! Awesome!
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  16. MrKnickerbocker

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  17. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    With a name like Legatodave I'd have thought you already knew that, Legatodave?
  18. Legatodave

    Legatodave Nomad

    I just never knew Dave did both of the solos!! MIND BLOWN! :bigsurprise:
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  19. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    This has gone too far. :p
  20. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Who even was the other guitarist on Killers, besides Davey, anyway? Was it Dennis?
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