The Ides Of March - Early recording?

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Luisma, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Zare

    Zare Automaton Sovietico

    Answer people, for the love of god. Are bootleg credits correct, or am I misreading the date format and this should be 10th of May?
  2. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    You're not misreading it, it's 5th of October 1979, and yes, Tony Parsons (and Doug Sampson) are on it.
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  3. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

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  4. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    @Luisma I hope you do not mind but I have some remarks/questions about this:
    Would you cite your source(s), please?


    1. What do you mean with sessions?
    2. What is exactly one session? One day of recording? One period of recording (in a row) for a certain goal?
    3. How many recording sessions you think there had been in January (in total)?
    4. Do you think they used more sessions to polish one minute of music?

    On the debut album: I have contacted both Martin Levan and Will Malone. To be continued.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
  5. Luisma

    Luisma Years Wasted

    Hello @Forostar I would try to answer your questions in the best way possible, however, I must say that during the research for my book I have met a lot of people related with the band and had access to priviliged information (documents) that I cannot reveal directly. Some of the people who have trusted me through the years with information have asked me to not to reveal their identities so THEY don't lose access to the information also, so I respect their wishes.

    Now, about your first question my source is a document from someone IN the band plus a crossreference with someone who WAS related to the band at that time.

    1. Sessions: A day of rehearsal & recording in a studio
    2. Refer to answer 1.
    3. 2 sessions at the end of January. You can ask Loopy about this sessions and for what they were originally used.
    4. No. I know they did not use more than a session.

    By the way, you must know that taking ONE answer from someone, for me, is not enough to consider something true. This is why when Loopy told me that they didn't record The Ides Of March before the Killers session and tried to investigate more 'cause I had physical proof that I was.

    Also I suggest you consider the fact that someone might not be willing to give a certain answer because 1. the person asking the question has not earn the trust of the people who has to answer and 2. The people aswering the question is using their memory which, as you may know, is not always a reliable source, this is why in some cases I had to refer to physical proof which is ALWAYS more reliable than memory, unless you can suspect the physical proof has been tampered with...

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