the bass outro is kinda unnecessary
If the Red and the Black came on the radio... which I’ve never experienced, I would turn it up. But by Maiden standards, it is .001/ 10. Near the very bottom. That is as close to a compliment I can muster.
It is my least favorite song on my least favorite album of the reunion. But it is Maiden.
The title-drop and the instrumental section that follows the solos are both awesome. Great melodies that make me think back to Virtual XI or Dance of Death, they have the same upbeat feel as those albums. Steve may not write riffs so much anymore, but he knows how to write a damn good melody.
Honestly, I’m with you when you say the solos are a bit basic, but for me it’s fine because the energy itself transforms that instrumental section from “basic” to “fantastic”.The solos themselves are a mixed bag. Adrian's first is fine, but just kinda "basic-Adrian", somewhat unnecessary and massively overshadowed by his stellar second solo. Jan's is great, he really picked it up for this album. Dave's... again, it's a bit "basic-Dave". Nothing special, but it's a big improvement over his efforts on the last two albums.
No offence.but you don't get more conventional Harris than this tuneWith every listen I'm more and more convinced that this song is a masterpiece.
It isn't conventional Harris. He has absolutely succeeded in making something slightly different and yet retaining the typical quality of beauty of his songwriting.
I don't want to rank songs in the album but this is one of the best in it.