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The Prisoner

Discussion in 'The Number Of The Beast' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is The Prisoner on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The last time it was played by Maiden:
    On all four European dates of the 1991 segment of the No Prayer For the Dying tour.

    29 June 1991 - Roskilde Festival, Denmark
    05 September 1991 - Bern, Switzerland
    06 September 1991 - Winterthur, Switzerland
    21 September 1991 - Toulon, France

    Only bootlegs available, no commercial versions.

    In 1996 I saw Skunkworks (Bruce Dickinson) performing this song live.
  2. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    Thanks so much! So are there any bootlegs from this tour that might be available that feature it?
  3. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Yup; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhsWnQo6V2U

    Btw, nice track, a bit repetitive, no good live versions, Bruce even badly misses a high note at Hammersmith, isn't in shape @ NEC 1988. Adrian's instrumental part is awesome, pure classic rock style!

  4. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Real fun song and it got me in to the series as an added bonus

  5. wizard

    wizard Invader

  6. Tron

    Tron Trooper

    again 8, it got good instrumentals and the vocals are flawless but it doesnt grab me by the bolhocks and slam me against a windowpane... again its ok but suffers by 'the' syndrome where many the's are a bit fillery and nonspecial
  7. Murder89

    Murder89 Officer Friendly

    Really memorable drum intro until the song actually kicks of.The guitars are filled with energy and Bruce is again on fire.Even more memorable than the intro is the chorus which is highly addictive!
  8. czgibson

    czgibson Invader


    Solid, but slightly too long.
  9. 9. Great drum into. Bruce seems to really capture the mood of this song with his vocals. I love the chorus and the solos are sweet! I wish they would perform this live more.
  10. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    also  :ok: - in fact, I would be ok if I went to a concert and they played this and the Clairvoyant. I would go home and say "Maiden played the best set ever." :)
  11. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    9/10. Amazing solos.
  12. Viperlord

    Viperlord Nomad

    7/10. A notably stronger 7 than Invaders, with some nice instrumental parts and good vocals from Bruce. The chorus and the music become somewhat repetitive however.
  13. Ray K.

    Ray K. Invader

    The chorus is easy to sing along with (and get stuck in your head). I like the contrast between the verses (you can feel his struggle to break free) and the chorus (When he is fighting the good fight). That's what it sounds like to me. Just MO.
  14. Dentura

    Dentura Invader

    Excellent song, I voted 9/10
  15. Check the Declination!

    Check the Declination! Working on my PHD in Maiden

    One of the best sing alongs!!!
  16. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    I like it, but it's a little repetitive and simplistic. A slightly differen Maiden tune. It's got that Neon Knights-ish verse riff, which is cool. Enjoyable, not great.
  17. Here's a first for IM. A recording from a TV show to start the song. It sets the mood.
    Some say this is a filler song and I suppose it is for this particular album, but it is still a good song. Bruce's vocals have not disappointed yet so far on this album.

  18. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    A good song, but not that interesting, as I think the riffs are a little to safe and boring. But again we have a perfect performance from bruce and a really cool solo in the middle which saves it from being to low.

  19. TheSpectreWithin

    TheSpectreWithin Pirate of the Undergorund

    One of the most memorable choruses in the Maiden catalog. Bruce sounds amazing. Musically, it's nothing too special, but I like the driving verse riff and Adrian's solo is classic.

  20. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    A really enjoyable song, great to sing along to. Suffers slightly from repetition, but only slightly. So, I'll give it a...


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