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Total Eclipse

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


How good is Total Eclipse on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

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  2. Uwe

    Uwe Trooper

    'total Eclipse'

    One of the heaviest songs they ever did, I'll never understand why they made it only a b-side in the first place. Thanks to CD it's now included on the album, and it fits very well in there.
  3. Maidenfreak

    Maidenfreak Ancient Mariner

    'total Eclipse'

    is it just me or does that song have a "Black Sabbath" feel to it. You know, that heavy, hauling rhythm sure sounds like early Sab to me - but that's not a bad thing, is it? Great track, it should have been on the album instead of Gangland.
    4 stars
  4. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    'total Eclipse'

    'Gone are the days when man looked down.
    They've taken away his sacred crown.
    To be set free, it took so long.
    It's not journeys' end. it's just begun.'

    This part of the song, to me, simply proves that Bruce never sounded better before or after.
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'total Eclipse'

    [!--QuoteBegin-Cosmiceddie+Feb 27 2005, 10:22 AM--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Cosmiceddie @ Feb 27 2005, 10:22 AM)[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--QuoteEBegin--]This part of the song, to me, simply proves that Bruce never sounded better before or after.

    Yeah, it's a great part. But I think he's smashing on Moonchild too, just as an example.
  6. macunaima

    macunaima Trooper

    'total Eclipse'

    [!--QuoteBegin-welma+Jan 8 2006, 12:35 PM--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(welma @ Jan 8 2006, 12:35 PM)[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--QuoteEBegin--]I know a lot how people have said this already, but why just a b-side? It´s way too good.

    I think it didn't fit on the original LP. From what I've heard, they had to decide between cutting Total Ecplise and Gangland from the original list. I think both tracks are good but not excellent so I could see the decision going either way. On the other hand, the solos on Gangland are fucking awesome and it'd have been a shame to cut them out of the album.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'total Eclipse'

    This is my least favorite song on the album. It's a good song, but I never liked it much myself. I tried, but just couldn't do it for some reason. 3.5/5.
  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Total Eclipse

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    Today's song: Total Eclipse

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    I like this song better than Gangland, but I never felt it was special. It's not not special, though. I do like the intro, but the song just doesn't feel like it goes anywhere. 6/10.
  9. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    Yup, better than Gangland, but still, nothing special. I really like the bridge.

  10. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    A step up from Gangland (and it should have been chosen over it on the album), I like it, but it's not up with the best. It's a 6 or 7. Since I'm in a good mood, I'll round up and say 7.
  11. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    8/10. Very good song. I used to play this quite a lot way back then - obviously, it was not on the original release of The Beast, but I had Run to the Hills on picture vinyl. And how I almost wore it out.

    It really should have been on the album as oppose to Gangland.
  12. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    This song remains a B side for me. It would fit right in on NPFTD though. It’s OK, but kinda meh, like Fates, Public Enema and that stuff. Five
  13. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    Like I said with Gangland, this should have been chosen on the album instead.  It's a pretty good song, but it's not catchy, energetic, or epic enough to go against the likes of The Prisoner, Invaders, or Children of the Damned.  7.
  14. Onun

    Onun Invader

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    This one gets 6 from me.

    As many said and I agree, it's better than Gangland however that's not saying much. It will never be at the level of the likes such as Number of the Beast, Children of the Damned, etc. Ok song tho, nothing special.
  15. Jonszat

    Jonszat Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    Yeah, another 6. I enjoy it when it comes on, but I don't think I've ever deliberately put it on.
  16. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    I gave it a 7, decent song, better than Gangland for sure.
  17. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    Like what has been stated, this should have been on The Number of the Beast instead of Gangland even if it is one of the weaker tracks on the album. Not a bad song, it's just not up to the caliber of the best songs. 7/10.
  18. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    9. This a cracker Sabbath like intro and some amazing vivid lyrics (which doesn't seem to have been penned by Steve. It sounds like Bruce, although he's not credited). The gear shift to the solos part then to the outro with arpeggios and Bruce's dramatic vocalizations are stunning.
  19. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    All has been said. Better than Gangland, nice, catchy tune, good lyrics. 7/10.
  20. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: Total Eclipse

    A great song that should have been on the album from the beginning. 9/10.

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