It is an incredible album ... I love its production and lyrics. Choosing one is extremely difficult for me, but I think for the greater good of god is awesome and live greetings from Chile!
I watched the Uniondale bootleg the other day from the AMOLAD tour. I forgot how good the show was. I was lucky enough to see them at Earls Court on that tour. It was such a ballsy move to play the whole album but it worked so well.
I was at that show as well. I seem to remember a good football match.The two shows at Earls Court are among the best Maiden shows I have seen. The entertainment provided by the band when the power went off for half an hour the first night was absolutely hilarious.
The Longest Day's chorus is good, the melody at least, but it's just repeated a bit too much.
One thing that I love about this song is when Dave solos over the guitar melody just before the last chorus. This is the first time that I ever noticed Maiden doing this. They do it to great effect on TRARB and BOS.It's great song for me, to describe all the happenings in the D-Day. I like the lyrics because they are so cinematic and so can totally get immersed to the action.
For me the whole song works and I don't think there's much at all need of change, but I understand if that whole building and building, some chorus and then it might not totally satisfy someone waiting for their minds to blow etc.
I don't know why people like that part, I find it boring almost as bad as chorus. I like the verses, and of course the best part of the song is the instrumental section.
I listened to the song today and focused on the lyrics, and they are really really good, but I find that pre chorus too long it should be chopped in half, just like the chorus.Because it is fantastic?
This is possible the best example of a Maiden song where fantastic music and incredible lyrics tell a story in a very graphic way. I get goosebumps whenever I listen to those lyrics. The Longest Day is a masterpiece that takes you to the D-day landings.
They groove on a Breeg like never before!Benjamin Breeg is probably the highlight of this album for me, I don't feel there's a single Maiden song that sounds anything like it. FTGGOG is excellent too.
The pre chorus in Longest Day is the single best vocal Bruce has ever recorded. I practically fell off my seat first time I heard it, and it makes the chorus just sound dull in comparison.
I've never understood the love for BTATS though. For me that song is extremely long, repetitive and verges on being a bit boring.