Getting Older (explained by means of the first Iron Maiden album)

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As you get older you come to realise and start to more and more appreciate the complexity of life in all its facets. You start to understand that change is inevitable, necessary and welcome, and if it is only for breaking the inescapable monotony of day to day existence.

Between Prowler and Running Free there is also Remember Tomorrow which you used to fastforward in your younger days in order to not let the energy flow die down that takes you straight to Phantom Of The Opera und Transylvania.

Charlot the Harlot and Iron Maiden would not hit as hard had not the mellower Strange World prepared the stage.

It is the changes in mood and tempo that make the difference between an honest effort and a timeless classic.

Keep welcoming the change, don't let the bastards drag you down.


Löst Jimmy said...

I love this album, I played it and Killers regularly. A great mix!

Mark Rice said...

One of my favourite albums of all time, too. Every detail, from the atmospheric cover to the diverse moods of the songs, is special. A classic, for sure.