I was listening to this song today on my ipod and had to listen to H's solo 3 fucking times man, i've never tried to play this on my ole gittar but its definately one on the list to learn, pure classic 5 stars
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Everyone loves this track, and I know why. It's one of the most underrated songs I think in the Maiden catalog. I always enjoy the groove Steve sets up and the guitar is ethereal. However, it doesn't have that spark, that je ne sais quos, that illuminates 10/10 songs. I must therefore give it a 9.
It has to have 2 ten's - one for the song and one for the solo. I'll elaborate more about it, later.
This is my fave of the three solo Adrian compositions. This is so cinematographic, so compelling, yet at the same time it grips the chest with that solo which words cannot describe. I listened to the whole album, yesterday afternoon, and it still rings that bell on how simple things, like this song, can make life so meaningful. 10!!!
9/10. The best song on the album. By far. The whole way the song is shaped is just sublime and I would rate this track right up there as a genuine Maiden classic. But as LC said, it does fall a tad short of a straight 10.
Back in the day when I was still exploring Maiden, Somewhere in Time was the fifth album I got into my greasy little paws. I listened to it at the record store, and the first verse Bruce sang made me get out my wallet and put the twenty Deutschmarks on the counter. Mind you, that was before I heard the solo. On my way back home, I tried to figure out what the lyrics meant. And at home, I only noticed that there was a solo that eclipsed everything else from this song and the rest of the album. To this day, it's one of my favourite Maiden moments, the song as a whole, that is. 10/10.
Everything's been said already: amazing solo, great groove, the whole band is working together perfectly. I said Wasted Years might be Maiden's best 5-minute track, but I didn't realise SIASL was also rather close to 5 minutes. Possibly the best track on the album, but then I could say that for at least three songs. 9/10
Thought this song was kind of dull and a bad choice as a single back in its heyday. It holds up better now as one of the band’s most soulful offerings — almost quiet and reflective in a way. Brilliant solo. Eight.