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Which Never Before Played Iron Maiden Songs Would You Want to See?

Prodigal Son
9 (5%)
Invaders
14 (7.8%)
Gangland
1 (0.6%)
Quest for Fire
3 (1.7%)
Sun and Steel
8 (4.5%)
Flash of the Blade
15 (8.4%)
The Duelists
9 (5%)
Back in the Village
7 (3.9%)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
13 (7.3%)
Deja Vu
11 (6.1%)
Alexander the Great
31 (17.3%)
The Prophecy
11 (6.1%)
Only the Good Die Young
20 (11.2%)
Fates Warning
0 (0%)
Run Silent Run Deep
5 (2.8%)
Mother Russia
5 (2.8%)
Fear is the Key
0 (0%)
Childhood's End
2 (1.1%)
The Fugitive
2 (1.1%)
Chains of Misery
0 (0%)
The Apparition
1 (0.6%)
Judas Be My Guide
11 (6.1%)
Weekend Warrior
1 (0.6%)

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Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« on: July 03, 2018, 04:04:42 PM »
Inspired by the other Iron Maiden thread currently running...simple question.  Unless I missed something, there are 23 "classic era" Maiden songs (i.e., from the debut album through Fear of the Dark) that have never been played live.  Which do you want to see?  I chose the following:

Invaders
Sun and Steel
The Duelists
Deja Vu
Alexander the Great
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 04:06:06 PM »
I chose three guitar driven songs:

The Duelists
Deja Vu
Only The Good Die Young

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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 04:15:08 PM »
Alexander the Great

This tops my list. 
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 04:21:18 PM »
Alexander the Great has never been played live?? Wow that's surprises me. On certain days it's my all-time favourite Iron Maiden song. Really shocked to hear they've never performed it live, I thought it was considered a Maiden classic.

Anyway, AtG obviously gets my vote, and in 2nd place would be Flash of the Blade. Always had a soft spot for that one.
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 04:46:13 PM »
My picks:

Alexander the Great
Only the good die young

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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 04:53:15 PM »
Alexander The Great
The Duellists
Only The Good Die Young
Run Silent Run Deep (most underrated Maiden song ever)
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 05:31:02 PM »
Loneliness has been played live...



Run Silent Run Deep (most underrated Maiden song ever)
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My picks:
The Duellists
Run Silent Run Deep
Childhood's End
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 05:59:54 PM »
I went with:

Back in the Village
Deja Vu
Alexander
Only the Good Die Young
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 06:38:10 PM »
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 06:50:04 PM »
Prodigal Son
Flash of the Blade
Alexander the Great
Only The Good Die Young

Prodigal Son is just so, so good. Way underrated, even if it is a totally un-Maiden track.

Also the Rhapsody of Fire cover of Flash of the Blade is insanely good and I recommend Maiden fans give it a listen.

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2018, 07:42:45 PM »
Prodigal Son is just so, so good. Way underrated, even if it is a totally un-Maiden track.

Great song, but I know that there's absolutely zero chance of it ever happening, so I left it off my list.
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 08:52:32 PM »
Alexander
Judas
Runner (voted for it anyway)
Duel
Good Die Young

Wish I went Run Silent though now actually.

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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 09:28:00 PM »
The only ones I would really like to see live are Flash Of the Blade, Prodigal Son, and Only the Good Die Young. Some of the others are good and they would all certainly be interesting, but I don't think there were many missed opportunities there. There are way more songs from the reunion era that I think should've been played live. 
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 10:49:38 PM »
Prodigal Son
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Alexander the Great
The Prophecy
Only the Good Die Young

I always thought that Prodigal Son was the best song Rush never made. I could so totally hear that on a 70's Rush album. Steve just channels Geddy with his playing. Just love that song so much.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 11:25:34 PM »
It was me who voted for The Apparition and Weekend Warrior :metal :lol
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2018, 11:38:52 PM »
I choose one that isn’t on here: Empire of the Clouds. I know it’s only classic era songs, but I would kill to hear this live.
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2018, 02:05:58 AM »
Alexander The Great, by large distance.

Flash of the Blade, I'm afraid is a little too late
Prodigal Son, very guilty pleasure of mine and very interested in Bruce's take.
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2018, 07:48:59 AM »
Sun And Steel
Back In The Village
Alexander The Great

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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2018, 02:27:05 PM »
Invaders
Quest for Fire
Alexander the Great (top choice)
Only the Good Die Young
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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2018, 04:15:34 PM »
I went with:
Prodigal Son (awesome song that deserves an airing - would love to see DT do this song justice)
Alexander the Great (killer epic - shame it's never been played yet)
The Prophecy (probably my favorite from SSoaSS)
Only the Good Die Young (surprised they never played it live - a great closing song)
Run Silent Run Deep (definitely one of the better songs on NPFtD)

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Flash of the Blade
The Duelists
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2018, 11:32:59 AM »
Eh, "Alex" is as predictable as a band poll with Rush on it.   It's a good song but I think it's achieved sort of mythological status at this point. 

I voted Prodigal Son and Back In The Village.   I think "...Village" is one of the top five best songs in the Maiden catalogue.  It can be done in conjunction with it's partner song "The Prisoner".  That'd be cool!

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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2018, 11:39:02 AM »
Eh, "Alex" is as predictable as a band poll with Rush on it.
You mean you think Rush would win a band poll that asked the question "which prog band do you think is the least influential on DT?"

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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2018, 12:21:10 PM »
Loneliness has been played live...

You know...I thought it had been done on the SiT tour, but I didn't catch it on here when I did this poll:  https://www.setlist.fm/stats/iron-maiden-3bd6803c.html.  I'm now seeing it as having been played, but only once.


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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2018, 03:18:07 PM »
I always thought that Prodigal Son was the best song Rush never made. I could so totally hear that on a 70's Rush album. Steve just channels Geddy with his playing. Just love that song so much.

I think you're thinking of Purgatory, which (IMO) has sort of a Making Memories/first four Rush albums vibe (and which apparently hasn't played since the first set of Italian dates with Bruce in October 1981).  Prodigal Son has a strong boogie-woogie feel that (IMO) sounds nothing at all like Rush (bass or otherwise).
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2018, 03:53:33 PM »
Eh, "Alex" is as predictable as a band poll with Rush on it.
You mean you think Rush would win a band poll that asked the question "which prog band do you think is the least influential on DT?"

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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2018, 03:55:42 PM »
I always thought that Prodigal Son was the best song Rush never made. I could so totally hear that on a 70's Rush album. Steve just channels Geddy with his playing. Just love that song so much.

I think you're thinking of Purgatory, which (IMO) has sort of a Making Memories/first four Rush albums vibe (and which apparently hasn't played since the first set of Italian dates with Bruce in October 1981).  Prodigal Son has a strong boogie-woogie feel that (IMO) sounds nothing at all like Rush (bass or otherwise).

Are you SURE you don't have them confused?  I'm listening to Purgatory right now, and there is zero "Making Memories" vibe to it, whereas the walking bass line over the suspended chords of Prodigal Son.....

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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2018, 05:09:32 PM »
I always thought that Prodigal Son was the best song Rush never made. I could so totally hear that on a 70's Rush album. Steve just channels Geddy with his playing. Just love that song so much.

I think you're thinking of Purgatory, which (IMO) has sort of a Making Memories/first four Rush albums vibe (and which apparently hasn't played since the first set of Italian dates with Bruce in October 1981).  Prodigal Son has a strong boogie-woogie feel that (IMO) sounds nothing at all like Rush (bass or otherwise).

Are you SURE you don't have them confused?  I'm listening to Purgatory right now, and there is zero "Making Memories" vibe to it, whereas the walking bass line over the suspended chords of Prodigal Son.....

Holy hell!  I hadn't listened to Killers in ages, so didn't have a good idea of which song was which (even though I knew all the titles).  I fired up my Ipod while I was at lunch (yes, I still have an Ipod), and apparently it has Prodigal Son, Purgatory and Twilight Zone mis-labeled.  Prodigal Son is, indeed, the Rush-like song that I described as having a "Making Memories/first four Rush albums vibe," and Twilight Zone is the song with the "boogie-woogie feel."
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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2018, 06:19:30 PM »
The beginning of Prodigal Son also sounds A LOT like Ozzy's You Can't Kill Rock & Roll.
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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2018, 06:22:22 PM »
Yes it does!
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2018, 08:38:04 AM »
I always thought that Prodigal Son was the best song Rush never made. I could so totally hear that on a 70's Rush album. Steve just channels Geddy with his playing. Just love that song so much.

I think you're thinking of Purgatory, which (IMO) has sort of a Making Memories/first four Rush albums vibe (and which apparently hasn't played since the first set of Italian dates with Bruce in October 1981).  Prodigal Son has a strong boogie-woogie feel that (IMO) sounds nothing at all like Rush (bass or otherwise).

Are you SURE you don't have them confused?  I'm listening to Purgatory right now, and there is zero "Making Memories" vibe to it, whereas the walking bass line over the suspended chords of Prodigal Son.....

Holy hell!  I hadn't listened to Killers in ages, so didn't have a good idea of which song was which (even though I knew all the titles).  I fired up my Ipod while I was at lunch (yes, I still have an Ipod), and apparently it has Prodigal Son, Purgatory and Twilight Zone mis-labeled.  Prodigal Son is, indeed, the Rush-like song that I described as having a "Making Memories/first four Rush albums vibe," and Twilight Zone is the song with the "boogie-woogie feel."

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Re: Iron Maiden Songs Not Played Live
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 01:45:50 AM »
Out of these:

Sun and Steel
Flash of the Blade
Only the Good Die Young
Mother Russia
Judas Be My Guide

Real wishes:

Empire of the Clouds
Isle of Avalon
The Alchemist

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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2018, 07:27:24 AM »
Yea, the list didn't include songs from the blaze era and on that weren't played.  Id choose:

Judgement of Heaven
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Empire of the Clouds
Montsegur
Mother of Mercy
Starblind
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