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Thoughts on Steve Harris British Lion?

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Prowler01, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Prowler01

    Prowler01 Prowler

    what is everyone's thoughts on Steve Harris British lion?
     
  2. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Liked it, not that popular on here though.
    There is a dedicated thread on here that I'm too lazy to find right now.
     
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  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I was just thinking I should give that another try sometime. I listened to it once and really disliked it, but it's Steve Harris so I'm willing to give it another chance.
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The concerts are great! Album could have stronger sound, but I like the majority of the songs.
     
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I was quite disappointed by it and haven't listened to it in years.
     
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  6. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    Only heard it once after it was released and was really put off by the singer. Awful, awful choice, Steve!
     
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  7. Prowler01

    Prowler01 Prowler

    Some of the songs could be sang by Bruce and be much better!
     
  8. mirtilo

    mirtilo Nomad

    It's a crap.
     
  9. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Underwhelming run of the mill 70's tinged hard rock with a sub par vocalist. A shame because some of the songs are pretty good and would sound much better with a great vocalist....
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Just try it live, the vocalist really does well.
     
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    You definitely can't liken it to Maiden, very different. Laid-back and with a nod towards retro, classic rock. They're not out there trying to do anything groundbreaking, but are clearly enjoying making music and have some decent tunes. I'm with Foro on this, the vocals sound quite soft and understated on the album, but the singer is pretty powerful live, and a surprisingly energetic frontman. I've seen them three (?) times now, all in incredibly small venues, and would see them again. The atmosphere is always good. I have my fingers crossed for a second album fairly soon.
     
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  12. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    I've no doubt that they are much better live. It's also the sort of rock that usually does well at a small intimate venue. Add to that the extra "Oomph" of a live sound...I wouldn't mind seeing them live.
     
  13. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    I liked the album. Lost Worlds, Eyes of the Young and These Are The Hands are my favourites.

    The singer sounds better live though.


    One of the unreleased tracks which I really like as well. It will propably be the highlight on the next album!
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    If I was in a town, or near a town (say, 2 hr drive) where British Lion was playing, I'd go. But the British Lion album did not convince me it is worth more than that in a trip. Maybe it is better live, but if it's not good enough on the album to convince me to go to the concert, then whether or not the singer is better live is fairly irrelevant.
     
  15. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Paying 30+ Euros for the gig was too expensive for me, based on the album.
     
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    What? Is that including travel costs or something?

    I paid around 20 for a ticket (including service costs). Tickets were 22,50 at the venue.
     
  17. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    No, it was the ticket price here.
     
  18. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    That is expensive. It was £15 per ticket here, about 17,50 Euros under the current exchange rate. Less than any other band I've seen in recent years.
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Bastards.
     
  20. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    I would like to see the band but must also admit that seeing Harris up close is a very big draw....Everyone at their show are Maiden fans as well I suspect :D
     

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