Somewhere in Time Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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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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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.
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.Read more ›
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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 morePublished 16 months ago by douglas Eduardo Gonzalez Rojas
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 on June 10 2013 by mike rogers
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 morePublished on May 14 2013 by Joel Andrews
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 morePublished on May 8 2013 by Wayne
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 stuffPublished on Dec 23 2012 by Langer
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 morePublished on July 4 2010 by Luigi Di Serio
Iron Maiden experimented with bass and guitar synthetizers wich had becomed very popular by the time this album was released,in 1986. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2007 by T. Skylar