This solo is drenched with emotion and played with the finest feel. Can't believe what I'm reading here. All this talk about imperfect notes you're hearing (according to some unimportant theory Maiden is probably not aware of), but what matters here is feeling the solo. This portrayal of sadness, executed with a daring vulnerability (this is done so well with these intervals) could not have matched the topic in a better way. Adrian unfolds the "drama", with its opposite sides, and Dave literally brings us to the end of the life of the man this is about (sudden stop included).