Monday, October 1, 2012
steve harris british lion cd
Got this Friday. Miss out on all the streaming sessions on the internet. I also missed the Maiden United streaming session. But nevermind, so I am highly anticipating their 2nd cd.
But now, Steve " without him there wont be no Iron Maiden and the world will not be the same " Harris first solo effort. Seems this was a long time secret project which at last comes out.
All songs here are co-written with other people, Steve Harris is also the producer and co-producer for every song. From the information on the cd booklet, at few different drummers were used, and different recording studios.
Besides playing bass, co-writting all songs, producing or co-producing,
Steve also does the cover lion artwork, its not listed in the cd booklet but it was informed in one of his interviews in the German language mag rockhard
So I start to play this cd, actually I ripped it to 320kbps and listen to the mp3,
The 1st song is superb. Really something I never expect
The singer singing style is a big surprise for me. I was kind of expecting a more rock style singing.
I think among all Maiden members other projects, this British Lion is most close to Adrian Smith And Project's Silver and Gold.
Entertaining very melodic pop-rock music. Makes your head and shoulder tilt slightly left and right when listening and standing/sitting in public transport.
-1st song is the most unusual, This Is My God.
For me this song is very modern. Take me by surprise.
-2nd song Lost Worlds.
"I used to dream of mountains that I would climb some day".
What beautiful words.
I dont get it when Steve says it will be 70s rock. 70s very good music he says.
Because this is beyond that. Interesting intro and song.
- 4th song Us Against The World
Great intro. Would make a nice Maiden song. Great lyrics.
- 5th song. The Chosen Ones.
Rocking song. Steve Harris is there alrite on my earphones.
- A World Without Heaven
Longest song more than 7 mins, this is another good pop-rock song. Love the instrumental section, I think this the most Maiden moment of the whole album.
- Judas. 7th song.
I can close my eyes and imagine Annie Lennox or the Pet Shop Boys singer singing this song.
"Like Porcelain in pieces."
Very nice sudden time change in this song.
-Eyes Of The Young. 8th song.
Another pop-rocking nice song.
- These Are The Hands
Nice album really, if I wouldnt know Steve Harris was involved, I would still like it. I would not mind listening to these songs, and maybe categorise them with some radio friendly pop songs with guitar solos.
- The Lesson
" You can predict cause nothing's set in stone , a lesson learned,a lesson thats too late for learning ".
. . . Now lets see what surprise Maiden United will bring for their 2nd cd.