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Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden
Caught Somewhere in Time
7%
 7% [ 3 ]
Wasted Years
46%
 46% [ 19 ]
Sea of Madness
7%
 7% [ 3 ]
Heaven Can Wait
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
12%
 12% [ 5 ]
Stranger in a Strange Land
17%
 17% [ 7 ]
Deja Vu
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
Alexander the Great
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 41
 

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PostSubject: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 07:09

Somewhere in Time



Recorded 1986 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas and Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands
Released 29 Sept 1986
Produced by Martin Birch

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Caught Somewhere in Time
Wasted Years
Sea of Madness
Heaven Can Wait
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Stranger in a Strange Land
Deja Vu
Alexander the Great

My introduction to this band back in the mid-90's and possibly my favorite cover art of all time. I gotta admit going from this to Number of the Beast was a shocker.

I'm interested to see how polarized Maiden fans are over this album. I think it's quite good if not up to the standards of what came before. The synths are palatable and never dominate. The songs are memorable. Dave and Adrian's solos are on FIRE here. There are some weak spots--the mix is downright odd, Bruce sounds a bit tired at this point, the chorus to Heaven Can Wait annoys me, and the band relies on some self-cannibalism in parts. But the pros outweigh the cons. I have to go with Stranger in a Strange Land for that thick riff, chunky lead, and Bruce sounds great in his lower range on the verse.

Really wish we had a pro-shot video of Somewhere on Tour. I'd love to hear from anyone here that caught one of those shows.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 07:28

Sea of Madness!

Also, this is my favorite Maiden album. \'arry \'eadbanger
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 07:32

This was my first Maiden album as well. I was in high school when I got it. Love the cover art. I started to vote Alexander the Great but went with Wasted Years in the end. No matter how many times I hear it it's still great!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 07:33

Great album. I voted for the "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" as I just always loved that tune. There are so many worthy choices here, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 07:51

"Wasted Years" for me, "Stranger In A Strange Land" running a very close second. For me it's their last great album.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 07:55

Soooo many great tunes...... and the guitar synths don't detract from the tunes.


Stranger In A Strange Land
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 08:02

Wasted Years. the riff sticks in your head. The whole album is great. Also like The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Stranger In A Strange Land and Caught Somewhere In Time. The B side Reach Out off of Wasted Years really surprised me.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 08:08

It changes with the day, but for now, I'll vote "Sea of Madness".
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 08:48

This was the first Iron Maiden album I purchased new (on cassette). I'll always have a soft spot for it. "Wasted Years" was played a lot on MTV and got me into the band. It's still awesome and an easy pick for my favorite. One of my favorite Maiden songs of all time.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 12:29

Stranger in a Strange Land!!!!! headbanger
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 14:11

Wasted Years by a hair over Stranger in a Strange Land. I also like Caught Somewhere in Time, Deja Vu, and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, An awesome album.


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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 16:16

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. My favorite Maiden album.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 18:51

Deja Vu

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 19:12

My favorite Maiden album!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 19:15

Dig the album....last one I ever bought by them

"Deja Vu" for me

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 20:26

Wasted Years. The whole album is rock solid. I caught them on tour for this album with Yngwie Malmsteen opening. Great show ! One stand out memory was the laser gun battle between Bruce and an 8 ft tall (or so) Eddie.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Mon Feb 29 2016, 21:39

007 wrote:
Wasted Years. The whole album is rock solid. I caught them on tour for this album with Yngwie Malmsteen opening. Great show ! One stand out memory was the laser gun battle between Bruce and an 8 ft tall (or so) Eddie.

And it's things like this why I scratch my head as to why a proper live document has not seen the light of day. That just sounds amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 02:59

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner for me, with Alexander the Great & Caught Somewhere in Time following close behind.

Love this album. It's tied for my favorite Maiden release with Seventh Son.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 03:12

Stranger in a straaaaaaaaaaaaaaange laaaaaaaaaaaaand! Land of iiiiiiiiiiiiiiice and snoooooooooooowwww!

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 03:45

Wasted Years gets my vote.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 04:48

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Stranger in a straaaaaaaaaaaaaaange laaaaaaaaaaaaand! Land of iiiiiiiiiiiiiiice and snoooooooooooowwww!

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 05:56

The epitome of the Iron Maiden discography and from this absolute classic I chose Sea Of Madness.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 15:41

It's a close call between Stranger in a Strange Land and Wasted Years, but the latter gets my vote.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Tue Mar 01 2016, 20:40

I would love to pick something besides "Wasted Years", but I can't, it's still that kick ass of a tune. Great album! "Stranger In a Strange Land" would be my second favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on "Somewhere in Time" by Iron Maiden   Wed Mar 02 2016, 23:16

Wasted Years
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