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Personnel: Bruce Dickinson (vocals); Dave Murray , Janick Gers, Adrian Smith (guitar); Steve Harris (keyboards); Nicko McBrain (drums).Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.Recording inf...Read more
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The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden (CD, Aug-2010, Sony Music Distribution (USA))

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    Album Features
    UPC:886977185625
    Artist:Iron Maiden
    Format:CD
    Release Year:2010
    Record Label:Sony Music Distribution (USA)
    Genre:Heavy Metal

    Track Listing
    1. Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
    2. El Dorado
    3. Mother of Mercy
    4. Coming Home
    5. The Alchemist
    6. Isle of Avalon
    7. Starblind
    8. The Talisman
    9. The Man Who Would Be King
    10. When the Wild Wind Blows

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    Playing Time:77 min.
    Producer:Steve Harris, Kevin Shirley
    Distributor:Sony Music Entertainment
    Recording Type:Studio
    Recording Mode:Stereo
    SPAR Code:n/a

    Album Notes
    Personnel: Bruce Dickinson (vocals); Dave Murray , Janick Gers, Adrian Smith (guitar); Steve Harris (keyboards); Nicko McBrain (drums).Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.Recording information: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; The Cave, Malibu, CA.Photographer: John McMurtrie.When Iron Maiden's classic lineup famously reunited in the year 2000, their first new album, the quite excellent Brave New World, neatly reconnected both musicians and fans with the band's heritage, while simultaneously promising a prosperous future still to come. However, their next two efforts didn't fare quite as well, and whether Maiden was choosing to repeat the same moves without as much imagination or consistency on 2003's Dance of Death, or becoming bogged down in tiresome prog rock excess on 2006's desultory A Matter of Life and Death, it seemed that neither playing it safe nor taking risks was a surefire recipe for success anymore. And so the heavy metal icons took an extra year -- for them, a record-breaking four -- to work on their fourth post-reunion opus, and 15th career studio album overall, 2010's The Final Frontier, which, like many of their original mid-'80s classics, was recorded at legendary Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas, and aimed to reestablish an ideal balance of past and future, familiarity and freshness, complexity and immediacy. By and large, this is accomplished, and not just because of the futuristic themes spread across these songs, either -- nor the science fiction imagery used throughout the album's artwork, including the latest metamorphosis of the band's inseparable mascot, Eddie, this time into a hulking, green alien predator. No, there really is an unquestionable freshness about the futuristic themes and novel sonics explored by the intriguing percussive warm-up, "Satellite 15," which leads straight into the anthemic, arena-friendly opening title track; the muscularly riffed "Mother of Mercy," which recalls Bruce Dickinson's better mid-'90s solo efforts; and the remarkable "Coming Home," which is easily Iron Maiden's most convincingly executed semi-ballad since Fear of the Dark's "Wasting Love," and probably better to boot. The album's first half is rounded out by the surprisingly complex and cerebral first single "El Dorado," which was clearly written with "2 Minutes to Midnight" as a template (but isn't that good), before finally striking out with the efficient but ultimately somewhat forgettable speedster "The Alchemist," yet, all in all, this is a very impressive start. Too bad The Final Frontier's second half doesn't hold up so well, being stacked in worrisome fashion with five straight, longish compositions ranging from eight to eleven minutes in length. Even by Maiden standards, this is a tall order for fans to cope with (again!), and, sure enough, top marks are only deserved by the evocative Arthurian fantasy "Isle of Avalon," which is first out of the gate and captures all of the majesty and power you'd expect of an Iron Maiden epic, despite being no "Hallowed Be Thy Name" or "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" -- a "Paschendale," maybe. The remaining five-song monoliths produce only isolated moments of excellence and, amazingly, all begin in suspiciously similar fashion: via quietly plucked, d‚j… vu-inducing melodies framed by synthesizers before heading off on their individual, long-winded journeys. The "moments" include a strikingly aggressive riff sequence and reminisces of Somewhere in Time contained on "Starblind," and the vaguely psychedelic harmonies nestled somewhere deep within "The Man Who Would Be King," whereas "The Talisman" and Gaelic-inspired "When the Wild Wind Blows" merely recycle spare parts, for the most part, cherry-picked and reassembled from across the Maiden canon

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    "Iron Maiden" is great!

    Created: 24/08/10
    "The final frontier" is the latest album of "Iron Maiden", which was published on 13/08/2010. If I bought the CD today, I have found that Iron Maiden is in the album – charts Germany at number one! That speaks worldwide for a large number of their fans.

    Stay on their new CD, Iron Maiden true to their style. The CD contains 10 tracks that are long from 4.29 to 10.59 minutes.
    The title: "The final frontier," "Mother of mercy," "Isle of Avalon" and "The man who would be king" I like personally very well.

    Track - List according to Cover:

    "01 THE FINAL FRONTIER SATELLITE 15th ..
    2002 EL DORADO
    03 MOTHER OF MERCY
    04 COMING HOME
    05 THE ALCHEMIST
    2006 ISLE OF AVALON
    07 STARBLIND
    08 THE TALISMAN
    09 WOULD BE KING THE MAN WHO
    WHEN THE WIND BLOWS WILD 10 "

    For me as a big fan of the "iron maidens" of this album is great. The band members are singer (and pilot of the "Ed Force One"), Bruce Dickinson, the guitarist Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers, bassist Steve Harris and drummer Nicko McBrain.
    The "galloping", quick sound of this heavy - band is distinctive for Iron Maiden, and the clear voice of singer Bruce.
    I am 30 years a big fan of this group! „Rock’n’Roll never die!“

    Sorry, if my English is not correct! Greetings from Germany!

    Thank you for your "Yes"!
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    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

    Created: 27/08/10
    This album is a must have for any Iron Maiden fan . From the 4 and a half intro of Nickos powering drums to the 71st minute there is not one flawless note . Satelie tte 15-The Final Frontier is a powerful simple track that breaks you right into the high speed El Dorado which is an absolute great classic plain ole Heavy Metal track that will kick your ass hard . Mother of Mercy starts off with a beautiful melodic melody and a very soft melodic tone of Bruce Dickinson's voice ,once he hits that last note then Bam pure Iron Maiden track . Coming Home is a super Power Ballad with beautiful lyrics and one of the best guitar solos on the album . The Alchemist is a 4 and a half fast old school Maiden 2010 aces high . Great tempo and gets you pumped for the second half of this great album . Island of Aurlond is an alright track but very good for any other band . The weakest song in my opinion . Starblind has very powerful vocals and excellent melody great track . The Talisman has to be the High Point and best song on this album . Probably one of there best songs ever made . The track strats of acoustic and its pretty much about being lost at see. after 2 minutes of a ballad it kicks in like a heart attack . Bruces range is unbelievable and will give you chills doown your body .Its orgasmic how good it is . In the 6th minute of this track Steve harris explodes over the guitar solo . The solo is very prgressive and kinda has a tone of the great band Rush . Just a phenonmal track . The man who would be king is another bruce epic with great power. It is another phenomenal track . A little bit on the slower side but more than a ballad. When the Wils Wind Blows is a perfect ending track . Goes back and fourth with great harmonics and a pure mauiden style . I rate this album a 9 out of 10 and feel it is a must have for any Maiden fan . It is there best album since Somewhere in Time . It is a great comeback from A Matter Of Life And Death which I felt was a very drained blaze era political album . I feel this album is an apolgy to the true fans and was worth the four year wait for this album . It went beyondf my expectations and alot of fans . It went number 1 in 21 differnt countries and number 4 in The United States . The Mission edition is Great . It has a half hour interview by Sam Dunn and the entire band . They talk alot about the bahamas where Powerslave was recorded as this album was . . Its a great buy . Thanks for reading . Please comment on my review .. Chris Fattoruso
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    The Final Frontier Review

    Created: 13/02/11
    It's a great CD. If they would of just left off Satellite 15, it probably would of got a higher rating. The Final Frontier is a great 4 minute song, but you are forced to listen to a bunch of nonsense for over 4 minutes until you get to The Final Frontier song. There is no reason why they couldn't just mad it the second track. Satellite 15 is very different and kinda cool to listen to the first time but it is not really a song and it gets very annoying because you know your just waiting for The Final Frontier to kick in. Anyways, the CD has a lot of great tracks. I like ElDorado, Isle of Avalon, Starblind, The Man Who Would Be King, and When The Wild Wind Blows (my favorite song). Though, ElDorado is high on my list, it has a very catchy guitar rhythm.
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    Good to have if you are completing your collection. Not necessary otherwise

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 31/07/11
    Not the best stuff from their catalog. I have been a fan since 1983 so I am not just talking trash, this talented band can do better.
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