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Somewhere in Time [Enhanced, Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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Dernier album avant le passage à vide, Somewhere In Time n'a pas l'éclat de Powerslave, son prédécesseur (Live After Death, qui s'est intercalé entre eux, étant naturellement hors concours, non seulement parce que c'est un live, mais aussi parce qu'Iron Maiden, bête de scène par excellence, s'y montra particulièrement efficace). Pourtant, il se vendra remarquablement bien, Iron Maiden étant alors au faîte de sa popularité. Après les pyramides d'Égypte sur Powerslave, Eddie, le mort-vivant dont l'effigie orne toutes les pochettes du groupe, se retrouve plongé dans un univers futuriste à la Blade Runner et ceci n'est pas sans incidence sur son contenu. Prenant sans doute au mot les critiques qui lui avaient reproché de s'en tenir à la formule bien rodée qui avait fait son succès, Iron Maiden a placé Somewhere In Time sous le signe de l'innovation : les guitares-synthés font ainsi leur apparition, sur disque comme sur scène, aux côtés des bonnes vieilles guitares électriques. Plus mélodiques et moins heavy, les compos de Somewhere In Time ont ouvert une brèche dans l'édifice Maiden et Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, disque souvent qualifié de "progressif", s'y engouffrera tête baissée. --Hervé SK Guégano

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Somewhere in time...there was a great album ! July 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
Who would have thought that Iron Maiden would use guitar and bass synthetisers ? And who would have thought that the result would sound great and as heavy as it was on their previous albums ? Well, that's what happened with SIT.
1-Caught somewhere in time : A 7 minutes opener that just "lifts" you into the album. Listen to it with headphones, you'll be blown away. 10/10
2-Wasted years : Adrian Smith first try at a more pop song that would later drive him out of Iron Maiden. Great riff, great chorus, great song. 9,5/10
3-Sea of madness : Very underrated song. It's get better every day. Great display of emotion in the voice of Bruce. 9,5/10
4-Heaven can wait : Very nice melodic and fast song. Interesting lyrics. 9/10
5-The loneliness of the long distance runner : Again, very fast and melodic. The song resumes the near past of the band, especially during the world slavery tour. 9/10
6-Stranger in a strange land : It was chosen to be the 2nd single. Not the best of choices, the weakest song on the album but still a very good one. The solo performed by Adrian Smith is something. 8,5/10
7-Déjà-vu : Another fairly unknown and underrated song that, like Heaven can wait and the loneliness, is very fast and melodic. 9,5/10
8-Alexander the Great : Steve Harris the Great ! Once again, a masterpiece of an epic that is vintage Harris. 10/10
By some fans, this album is not well rated. It's hard to understand because it's one of their strongest efforts ever. The sound blew me away back in 86 and it still does almost 20 years later. One of my favourites Maiden album. A masterpiece.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The zenith of Maiden's legacy July 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
This record is incredible. When I listen to the songs on this disc, I almost feel as if I am experiencing what the songs are about. The title track is hands down the best opening song I have ever had the pleasure of listening to, which begins with a powerful melodic intro that grabs you by the throat and takes you for a 7 1/2 minute ride. "Wasted Years" is an excellent albeit somewhat pop-oriented song that is inspirational in its lyrical content and also contains a cool solo in the middle. "Sea of Madness" is the heaviest cut on here, with a memorable chorus and a Priest-esque solo. "Heaven Can Wait" often holds a place on Maiden's live setlist to this day, and rightly so; this song was made to be sung along to. "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" is a solid track that borders on thrash, but I would take off points because the lyrics are a tad banal. "Stranger in a Strange Land" is my favorite Iron Maiden song and must be heard to be believed. "Deja Vu" is a great tune with a powerful riff and yet another excellent solo. The closing track, "Alexander the Great" is an excellent epic, reminescent of the beloved "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". All in all, a FANTASTIC effort from the Maiden guys, and I would recommend their 21st century albums and *ALL* of their 80s records as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE TRUE BEST OF THE BEAST? Sept. 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
In my humble opinion - this truly is the greatest studio album, Maiden have ever produced (rivalled only by Piece of mind) - and i own all but 2 studio albums (Brave new world, and X factor) I am a big fan of Maiden's earlier work - pre 1990's - and for me this album is the epitemy of Iron Maiden's greatness - it combines technical brilliance - with fast, catchy metal riffs. songs like Caught somewhere in time, and Heaven can wait are great examples of what Maiden can do. This album also produces some brilliant but less typival iron maiden songs like Sea of madness and Wasted Years. A must own for any Iron Maiden fan
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece Aug. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
[Before you start reading this review, I want to apologize for making it so long. I had a lot to say, and there was no short way to do it.]
Although Iron Maiden's first three albums (and one live album) with vocalist Bruce Dickinson were wildly successful, they all followed a very similar sound. In 1986, the band was ready to try something new out. Around this time, guitar and bass synthesizers had arrived, and, you guessed it - the boys in Maiden wanted to try them out. With them, they created one of their masterpieces - the Somewhere In Time album. In 1998 and again in 2002, the band's entire CD catalogue was rereleased as part of a remaster series. Read on for track-by-track comments and grades, as well as my comments on the remaster series.
Caught Somewhere in Time - The opener is a good strong track, with the band in perfect shape. The instrumental opener is priceless.
Wasted Years - A fellow Amazon reviewer considers this to be his all time favorite song from this band. I don't agree with him there, but I do agree with one thing - THIS SONG IS EXCELLENT! The chorus must be heard to be appreciated.
Sea of Madness - An excellent rocker, probably the hardest one on the album. Once again, Dickinson's vocals rule the show.
Heaven Can Wait - The biggest hit off of the album, and with good reason. This is fast-paced melodic rock at its very best! This is also the best version of this song (it puts the live versions availiable on early nineties live albums to shame.)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - An interesting bit of Maiden trivia - That's the longest title ever given to any of their songs! This one doesn't really stand out too much, but it's still an excellent rocker and not worth skipping.
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5.0 out of 5 stars es una bella edición de colección, picture disc, ...
es una bella edición de colección, picture disc, 180 gram, gatefold, espero que la banda ponga en el mercado los restantes albumns y así poder tener la... Read more
Published 1 month ago by douglas Eduardo Gonzalez Rojas
5.0 out of 5 stars maiden
what's there to say about the best band on record and their live performances ,its a must for everyone who enjoys the band....
Published 17 months ago by mike rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time picture disc.
One of my favorite Iron Maiden albums, grew up listening to this. I am always wary of picture vinyl LP's as they can sometimes introduce artifacts into the surface that make it... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Joel Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of their best art.
Gathering together all 8 or the released picture disc vinyl commemorating the 2013 UK tour. Now I can finally have a completed collection of these fabulous pieces of art work on... Read more
Published 18 months ago by RIP
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their worst..
But not Iron Maiden's best. Steve and Adrian experiment with guitar synth here. The result is ok, but I really prefer the pre-Powerslave stuff
Published 23 months ago by Langer
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting caught somewhere (back) in time... could be a good thing!
An attentive listening session will feel like a journey somewhere (back) in time... 1986 to be precise, yet this work of art will never get old. Read more
Published on July 4 2010 by Luigi Di Serio
5.0 out of 5 stars "Maiden Goes Progressive"
Iron Maiden experimented with bass and guitar synthetizers wich had becomed very popular by the time this album was released,in 1986. Read more
Published on Dec 9 2007 by Tommy Skylar
Iron Maiden rules! in my opinion the best Heavy metal band ever,so many memorable songs with so many memorable albums, the songs in this album are listed here with a personal... Read more
Published on Dec 9 2005 by trooper
5.0 out of 5 stars f you don't own this disk, I pity you!!! A Materpiece!
It has been a 15 year evolution which has brought me to this album. Regardless...This is one of the best metal albums of all time. Read more
Published on July 10 2004 by technical spectacle
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !One of the best metal albums ever!
I wouldn't call myself a rabid iron maiden fan.I have # of the beast,powerslave and this album.The songs on PS and # are kinda hit and miss. Read more
Published on June 18 2004
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