Thoughts on Steve Harris British Lion?

Prowler01

Prowler
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 trackw which I really like as well. It will propably be the highlight on the next album!
yes the singer actually sound much better live
 

Sth2112

Educated Fool
Didn’t like it, poor outdated production and average/weak songs plus not a very good vocalist. Glad I paid just a couple of euros for the album.

But I’m sure their next album will be much better and focused than the debut.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
Didn’t like it, poor outdated production and average/weak songs plus not a very good vocalist. Glad I paid just a couple of euros for the album.

But I’m sure their next album will be much better and focused than the debut.
I am glad I could listen to the official stream of the album before forking out some money for it; that saved me a few quid. Really disappointing, which is quite sad considering the idea sounded great on paper (Steve going back to his 70s hard rock roots).
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
I revisited it a few weeks ago and it was worse than I remembered. Couldn’t even get through the whole album.

PRR holds up surprisingly well though.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
Threw British Lion on a month or so ago.
Was as solid and unremarkably enjoyable as I remembered.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
solid and unremarkably enjoyable
I just gave it a listen and this is the best way I can sum up the album.

There's nothing truly special about British Lion, but for what it is, it's pretty successful. The first four tracks I wasn't too fond of, but starting with The Chosen Ones, everything actually got better. A World Without Heaven was awesome and The Lesson was a beautiful closer.

It's not Maiden, but if you can look past that, this album is enjoyable.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
People probably thought it would be similar to Bruce's solo stuff.
Well if they did it would totally be their own fault since the British Lion stuff was always promoted as a return to the influences/straight up 70s inspired hard rock album. The thing about British Lion that people seem to forget is that it was a regular band that Steve happened to like way back in the 90s and wanted to give a push. The fact that his name is even on the album is just marketing really. Fact of the matter is that there's very little Steve Harris about it - he's "just" playing the bass in the band, and that's cool, it must be nice to have a band outside Maiden where he can just play for the fun of it. I'm happy that Steve didn't *just* end his career in a band like British Lion (which he might have if things had gone differently) but actually was lucky enough/skilled enough to carve his own way with Iron Maiden :)
 

John Silver

Electric Buddy
Re-listened to British Lion album earlier, some grand stuff on there, really and then also some poofster Percy stuff. I will revisit for sure though.
 
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