Worst Iron Maiden Song

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Anonymous, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Whooten

    Whooten Educated Fool

    Just about every song has some redeemable section(s), usually the solo(s).
  2. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    Having a listen to it on vinyl* now and it sounds fantastic, can't go wrong with a Friday night beer and a seldom listened to Maiden album.

    *russian release on gala records, I'm wondering if this is a different mix or mastering, as the higher frequency stuff like guitar melodies and backing vocals sound great, or am I just too used to listening to the CD?
  3. desultory

    desultory 1-2-3-compassion

    Have no issue with the production either. Not in the slightest. Maybe this is in reference to the 98 remasters?

    Just listened to the Gala version you mentioned. Awesome sound indeed.
    Especially the guitar work stands out. Check out Run Silent Run Deep at approx 2:33. On par with with almost everything soundwise on the 80s stuff imo.

    I also prefer the Gala version of Fear of the Dark, actually. Very bright and clear sound as well.

    Would be interesting with a thread for comparing Maiden vinyl pressings?
    Maybe to guide people wanting to start buying Maiden vinyl get the best pressings availible.
    Maybe get @Mosh involved for the re-releases as I recall he purchased all.

    I have a few different editions of, mostly the 80-90s stuff. I remember reading you have a few oddities as well.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
  4. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I'm all for a thread like that.
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  5. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    Would be a good idea, at least it would be an excuse to have a listen to some of the stuff!

    NPFTD is the only gala release I have, I only picked it up for the different "Tailgunner" cover, I don't think I'd ever even listened to it before.

    I have a fair amount of stuff, not up with the top level of Maiden collectors by a long stretch, but definitely more than a sensible person would have!
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  6. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Aye, same as that. I have the red vinyl US Epic version of No Prayer and listened to it for the first time recently. Sounds good to me, fuller than the cd, it gave me a new appreciation for the album.
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  7. desultory

    desultory 1-2-3-compassion

    Every version of the (80s and 90s at least) albums will have different mastering depending on the country of manufacture.
    Meaning the Gala/Russian version you listened to @srfc will sound different (perhaps only slightly) than the Epic/US version you @Niall Kielt you listened to.
    This makes it quite the daunting task to pick out best versions of each album, but if people are interested, we could give it a shot.
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Not only that but the quality of the actual manufacturing might vary based on whatever pressing plant it came from. Promo copies are supposedly ideal for this reason.
  9. Definitely Lightning Strikes Fast. At least The Angel and The Gambler has it's moments.
  10. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Ligtning Strikes Fast? There is no such a song in IM catalogue.
  11. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    ...and since Lightning Strikes Twice is one of the best VXI and Blaze-era songs overall, I'm thoroughly confused.
    Diesel 11 likes this.

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