What are your 5 Favorite Songs from Book of Souls?

What are your 5 Favorite Songs from Book of Souls?

  • If Eternity Should Fail

  • Speed of Light

  • The Great Unknown

  • The Red and the Black

  • When the River Runs Deep

  • The Book of Souls

  • Death or Glory

  • Shadows of the Valley

  • Tears of a Clown

  • The Man of Sorrows

  • Empire of the Clouds


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Whooten

Ancient Mariner
To compare / contrast with the 5 songs live poll. My hypothesis is that what Maiden plays live is 1) highly predictable and 2) not what Maidenfans want to hear.
 

Lampwick 43

Barstool Warrior
..If you insist.

1)The Book Of Souls
2)The Red And The Black
3)Shadow Of The Valley
4)Empire Of The Clouds
5)The Man Of Sorrows

Eternity just missed the cut, and DoG comes in at 7.
 

Sth2112

Educated Fool
If eternity should fail
The red and the black (my favorite of the record)
The book of souls
Death or glory
Empire of the clouds (yeah, I almost ended up writing Shadows of the empire! :blush:)
 

Pand

Ancient Mariner
Adding my votes to this bizarrely arbitrary poll:

If Eternity Should Fail
The Red and the Black
Death or Glory
Tears of a Clown
Empire of the Clouds
 

Aces_High

Gathering speed as I head down the runway
1) Empire of the Clouds
2) The Book of Souls
3) The Red and the Black
4) If Eternity Should Fail
5) When the River Runs Deep (Only a fifth of the voters?)
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
By ranking

1) The Man Of Sorrows
2) If Eternity Should Fail
3) The Great Unknown
4) The Book Of Souls
5) Tears Of A Clown
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
I guess there's a slim chance for TOAC, not so likely for TMOS.

Tears... is a more accessible song and it has been a subject of interviews after album release (in context of Robin Williams).
TMOS is more experimental track. It's also got a delicate sound, but since album was recorded mostly live anyway, I guess that can recreate it in concert.

I hate the fact that TRATB will surely be played (Steve 13min song, + crowd pleasing chants). For me, that song has an inherently boring structure and repetition, and it's far far too long for it's juice. Two other TBOS shorter tracks could be played instead of it, like these ones we're talking about.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
If Eternity Should Fail
The Great Unknown.
The Red and the Black
The Book of Souls
Empire of the Clouds

I strongly considered Man of Sorrows and Speed of Light.
 

Spambot

Ancient Mariner
I could rate only 3 favourites: The Red and The Black, When the River Runs Deep, Book of Souls, since all the other songs fall into other 2 categories:
- Good songs category, but there is something in the song that doesn't sit well with me (If Eternity..., Speed of Light, Death or Glory, Tears of a Clown)
- "not-my-favourite-songs-from-this-record" category (The Great Unkown, Shadows of the Valley, The Man of Sorrows, Empire of the Clouds)
 

Albie

Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.
I became a bit too predictable with some (4 of my top 4 are actually in the top 4), but Death or Glory is a good song and needs more votes. IMO.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Albie!! Nice! Welcome back!

I'll join you with Death or Glory support.

  1. If Eternity Should Fail
  2. Death or Glory
  3. Tears of a Clown
  4. The Man of Sorrows
  5. Empire of the Clouds
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
To compare / contrast with the 5 songs live poll. My hypothesis is that what Maiden plays live is 1) highly predictable and 2) not what Maidenfans want to hear.
Absolutely not. People out here mostly follow what is played live. The only exception is Empire of the Clouds.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
Staff member
1.) If Eternity Should Fail
2.) Empire of the Clouds
3.) The Great Unknown
4.) The Book of Souls
5.) Shadows of the Valley
 
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