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Discussion in 'Iron Maiden' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is Sanctuary on a scale of 1-10

  1. 10

  2. 9

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  3. 8

  4. 7

  5. 6

  6. 5

  7. 4

  8. 3

  9. 2

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  10. 1

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

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  2. MigDaimon

    MigDaimon Trooper


    Another one that I don´t like so much. The song is just to simple and the chorus reallys bores me. Live is better but still not so good. The A real Dead one version is one of the best along with the rock in rio version.

    I have I doubt. That "other music" that they play alive, in the middle of Sanctuary, where did it came from ? As I know they´ve always done that. It was "Steve´s idea" or that part came from another song ? (like the yo yo yo yo part on Drifter)
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    Classic old school Maiden. Simple but effective scything riff throughout and brilliant solo from Davey. Di'anno sounds great but rubbish lyrics let it down a bit. Like the rest of the album, it would have benefitted from a better/heavier production.
  4. Uwe

    Uwe Trooper


    A real classic, though I don't understand why they don't play other songs from that album anymore. As others have pointed out, a typical Maiden composition, simple but effective (and with somewhat awful lyrics).
  5. Maidenfreak

    Maidenfreak Ancient Mariner


    pretty mediocre track IMO, it has it's moments live, but it's not really outstanding. Nothing too bad about it either. I'll give it 3 stars, just for Steve's wicked bassplaying [!--emo&:)--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/smile.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'smile.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    What a rock song! Great singing, beat and the bass is one of Steve's best moments ever.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    Long one of my favorite Maiden songs (I'm huge on on the Paul era). The runs in the bassline are just brilliant. They sound effortless, almost like an offhand comment, but are insane. My favorite is the first long one when the solo starts (~1:18), I'm big on the one at the beginning of the second verse (~0:35). Also the melody lead after the second solo has alway grabbed me.

    And also, for me, it is real important this song come right before Charlotte, like the original US vinyl. Maybe it is just wrong to some folks (poor bastards had to buy the single in the UK), but it was how I listened to it forever.
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    [!--QuoteBegin-MigDaimon+May 20 2004, 10:16 PM--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(MigDaimon @ May 20 2004, 10:16 PM)[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--QuoteEBegin--]I have I doubt. That "other music" that they play alive, in the middle of Sanctuary, where did it came from ? As I know they´ve always done that. It was "Steve´s idea" or that part came from another song ? (like the yo yo yo yo part on Drifter)

    It sounds a lot like the opening of "Keep Yourself Alive" by Queen. Check the song out and you will hear what I mean.
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: 'sanctuary'

    Sanctuary: this song also quite a catchy riff and also lacks depth. The lyrics do have some depth and they probably fit in best with the killers storyline. It has some nice bass soloing underneath the guitars which stay pretty simple. It suffers from too many pauses in between the verses which work great live but are a bit shifty on a studio album. This whole song is extremely simple but catchy so I give 3.5/5
  10. TrooperEd

    TrooperEd Invader

    Re: 'sanctuary'

    Now that the dead posts have been risen.....I actually dig this song.  It's not a stand alone type song that I would play, but to really get the crowd moving and the break in song for introductions or rants is awesome.  I would give it 3.5.
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Sanctuary

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    I gotta give this one an 8. Again, a good rocker, a classic rocker, but it's not a song that does any more than grab me.
  12. Cap Maronis

    Cap Maronis Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    So give me sanctuary from the law and I'll be alright.

    8.5/10 the song does usually lift my spirits, but I can't quite bump it to a 9.
  13. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    Studio I'd call 7 or maybe 8, but this song rocks so much live. On that basis, it's a 9.
  14. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    Great riffs I might recall, and full of energy!... but better live

  15. mozzle

    mozzle Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    On it's own, it's an 8, but compared to other better Maiden songs, I'll have to vote 6.
  16. Natalie

    Natalie Insect of Terror Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    Yes, it's a good classic rocker, lifts your spirits, it's got plenty of energy, but compared to other things Maiden has produced since it doesn't stand a chance. So I give it a 5.
  17. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    I don't like this song that much.  It's a nice rocker, but not very special and not even originally written by Maiden (they bought the rights to it from some dude for 300 pounds, IIRC).  There are better songs on the album, and also
    better rockers like Running Free, which is far better live (not seen Sanctuary though).

    So a 5 it is: I'd class it as average.
  18. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Re: Daily Song: Sanctuary

    Ah, geez... It's a good rocker, I love it live, but there are a lot of better Maiden songs, so just a 7 from me.
  19. wsoul1

    wsoul1 Trooper

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  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

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