Or browse results titled :. Maiden uniteD Netherlands. In Maiden uniteD performed a set of rearranged acoustic Maiden songs. The idea that became a show then became a project.
With succesfull studio albums and live shows through Europe this project presents classic Iron Maiden songs in a re-imagined form. But though it might not be a classic itself, it shows hints of many features behind Maiden's classics, like harmonised twin or even triple these days guitar leads, amazing bass playing and progressive elements. The first track Prowler starts off with Dennis Stratton playing a riff, quickly joined by a now trademark maiden melody courtesy of Dave Murray.
Eventually the rhythm section joins in, immediately pulling attention to how the bass is not only very audible, but sounding like the lead instrument. Paul Di'Anno's barking vocals join in along with the rhythm section, giving a rough, unpolished punky feeling to it unlike later Maiden.
About a minute and a half in, the song breaks down into a bridge section followed by a solo. It is one of the best tracks on the album, and sets a great precedent not only for what to expect from the rest of the album, but from Maiden in their career. Straight-rockers like Charlotte the Harlot, a rare Dave Murray co-write Steve Harris wrote most songs on the album himself and the eponymous closer, Iron Maiden, follow suit from Prowler.
Sanctuary is the first, but unfortunately not last example of a great track left off of an Iron Maiden album. It was added as the second track on the re-issue, and too fits into this category. The second track of the original album Remember Tomorrow is the first hint of Maiden's knack for progressive songwriting, with a mellow intro and verse followed by a heavy technical instrumental section returning into another mellow verse, before finishing off with a heavy outro.
Total voters The Saint Powerslave Staff member. It's been a while since I last read the maiden commentary. On some albums, meanings of songs are better explained than on other, referring I guess to band's interview and commentary.
However, I always wondered if anyone knew the origins of Strange World. Many people like to link it to Transylvania, since they are obviously overlapping musically on the album But to be frank, I never thought that this song had any meaning towards vampire whatsoever. Having 'plasma wine' as an explanation doesn't make the cut for me. Moreover, Transylvania was supposed to have lyrics at first, weakening further more that supposed link between the two songs.
Of course, one could say that the song is just about getting high, but it isn't enough either, since it doesn't say why the song seem so sad.
I would base the song on the "never grow old" lyric. It always came to me as an ideal: being able to get a grip on reality, trying to pause time and cheer the unique feeling of the moment you're living.
It's of course impossible since time runs wild and quick and no one can really grasp it. That's why I've always believed the song to be about getting in a state of mind where one can believe he can pause time while still knowing at the same time somewhere in his mind that it's a pure temporary illusion, hence the depressed music. The Ancient Mariner Ancient Mariner. Re: 'strange World' Welcome The Saint! I hope you make many more posts like this and the ones on the Maiden BB in this forum, we need them!
But back to the question, I read an interview with Paul Day, who said he helped with the Strange World lyrics when he was in the band, which even further proves it's not related to Transylvania. I think it can be interpreted in several ways, like a piece of poetry. It has no true meaning, but it is all down to how you view it. I personally think it's about dreams, but other people see it as something else.
Re: 'strange World' It clearly has that dream-like atmosphere, you're both right. Despite not registering on the US album charts — probably due to the fact that the band did not begin touring the States until album 2 — Iron Maiden has aged marvelously, and has served as an obvious influence on what would become known as thrash metal.
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Lead RIFFs:. Guest host Nubya Garcia showcases her debut album 'Source' listen now. Twilight Zone Here the protagonist is human and rather than live within falsely promised happiness within the light, why not both of us live forever, without pain, together in 'eternal love' and within darkness? About a minute and a half in, the Strange World - Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (CD breaks down into a bridge section followed by a solo. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Isle Of Avalon 7. Iron Maiden's debut is a Album) heavy metal record from start to finish, however it's not without its faults. It was a small studio, with a very large underground car park.
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