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Everything started great with Early days setlist with, a really special tour. But later setlist from SiT and ME were not so special as the Early days.
There was a lot of possibilities for deep cuts during SiT and ME, but at the end they played a lot of already overplayed songs.
I think one of the big things is that, we watch a lot of Maiden concerts 9n YouTube, DVD, VHS etc. So our view of what represents and underplayed live song is skewed.Not true, not from the perspective of the time. SBIT brought back a lot of songs that were rare at the time. Aces High and Powerslave were only played on two tours before that, Ed Huntour and World Slavery. Ed Huntour was a short tour that was not witnessed by very many fans, especially in Europe. Bringing them back, though expected, was long-anticipated. Rime hadn't been played since 1987. Wasted Years was also not a setlist staple, it hadn't been played since Ed Huntour, before that it had made a fleeting appearance in the A Real Live Tour. Can I Play With Madness had been played on the DOD tour, true, but before that it had last been played in 1989. Moonchild was the ultimate deep cut. We did not expect an SSOASS-themed tour to follow SBIT, so that was thrilling. All these were highly anticipated deep cuts in 2008 and the SBIT setlist was very much what was expected for this tour, blending "greatest hits" with rare songs.
I think one of the big things is that, we watch a lot of Maiden concerts 9n YouTube, DVD, VHS etc. So our view of what represents and underplayed live song is skewed.
I mean how many times have we watched Live after Death? So of course it's going to seem like they only played Flight of Icarus five minutes ago, when LOTB turns up telling us it's been over two decades.
Some new curious things from this review:
I heard a bit of his review. At the beginning, he pointed out that he likes Maiden, but he is not the biggest fan. He gives Senjutsu 4 out of 5 points (stars). He is definitely more into the songs from Adrian, compared to the epics from Steve, which he finds too long. It's all about taste, and he is more into the short rockers and less progressive things, but the record was surely worth the wait.German reviewer from above posted youtube video said that the first song feels more like an album intro. Stratego would be better as an album opener. He liked WOTW very much. Lost in A Lost World and The Time Machine - very complex with many parts and riffs. Those two was harder for him to understand? Days of Future Past - would fit on 7Son. True heavy metal track. Darkest Hour - power ballad, strangely reminded him somewhat of Manowar's "Mountains".