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The Official Book of Souls Tour 2017 Thread (Warning: Spoilers Within)

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Brigantium, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I call you a speculator.
  2. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner


    Now that I think of it, I think I can speculate why Steve used the same song again in The Nomad. Perhaps the melody was in his subconscious or perhaps he was considering auditioning Terry Slesser, Beckett's singer, again, this time to replace Blaze Bayley and that refreshed his memories... :lol: :lol:
  3. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Buttwipper beer :D.
  4. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    Personally, I think the Nomad melody is way too close for comfort to be 'subconscious'. Nope, I don't believe that for a second. Even the way it builds is the same, not just the part you can whistle or hum.

    Maybe they had already thought they had bought the rights to the song at that stage? Who knows how accurate an undisclosed timeline is. Maybe Maiden genuinely thought this was settled way before that , around 1999-2000, and thought they may as well use other parts also?
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  5. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    According to that link, Quinn lives in a mobile home. My statement I made a page ago is correct, someone is looking for an upgrade.
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  6. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    So, supposing Maiden settled (with cash) with the other Beckett guy, on the understanding the song was all his own work, doesn't that potentially mean there could be a new legal case against him?
  7. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    Yes, I would say the wrong people are getting sued at this stage.
  8. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    It seems that Quinn's promotor would rather swim in a tank with a shark in it than a small piranha, because of possible bigger prize. Greed.

    So TNOTB has become a crediting nightmare. At least 4 songs on it aren't credited to all of the writers.
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  9. Ruflux

    Ruflux Nomad

    At least Bruce isn't demanding anything! Although considering the legal situation with Samson that prevented his proper credit in the first place, I do wonder if legally speaking he even could make a claim on any of the songs he contributed lyrics to.
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  10. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    Maybe Steve 'bought Bruce a few pints' to compensate back in the 80s, if you know what I mean ;)
  11. Ruflux

    Ruflux Nomad

    Yeah if by "bought a few pints" you mean gave him full credit for Powerslave and Revelations then sure!

    Just kiddin'. Always thought that little theory was a little out there even for a conspiracy, even if you could argue it'd sort of make sense.
  12. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner


    Here we go again... Bruce wrote those songs by himself - last week I even posted an interview from 1984 in which he explained the ideas behind Powerslave.
  13. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    We know for a fact that drum intro and lyrics of Prisoner are Bruce's. Also the melody of chorus of RTTH.
  14. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Even Rod Smallwood mentions on 12 Wasted Years Bruce as a co-writer of The Prisoner!
  15. Ruflux

    Ruflux Nomad

    This is why the second part of my post is very relevant! Honestly I'd like to know who first even came up with it, was it someone who really didn't want to believe Bruce could write a song by himself or what?
  16. AlexS

    AlexS Trooper

    According to the Telegraph article, the dispute is with one of the co-songwriters, who claims to own his co-writer's share now but hasn't produced evidence of his ownership yet. Maiden's management acknowledges Steve's lyrical inspiration, and suggests that Steve worked something out with the other co-writer years ago. This could end up being one of those situations where people really wish they'd gotten an oral agreement in writing.
  17. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    COTD from Newcastle.
    Love how happy Nicko is when he starts the song.
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Hot damn, I'd say any worries of Bruce losing his top range can be assuaged by that vid. He's fucking flying high there. Sometimes too high for the melody, but it's there.
  19. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    That snare sound though.....terrible
  20. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    I remember bruce mentioning that he made a "moral contribution" (his jokey phrase) to 4 tracks on the album, and he has definitely made illusions to Children of the Damned being one of them.

    Not sure what the other one is, gangland maybe?

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