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This album isn't worse than previous famous release. But this time Maiden decided to play on words, give funny picture on vinyl label and put some backwards Music on Piece Of Mind is not far from what band presented on Number Of The Beast but I got the feeling guys decided to play more rock and roll here and there. Die With Your Boots On, Still Life and Sun And Steel are perfect examples. You won't find songs like that on 'Number'. Die With Your Boots on is still one of my favorite of whole Maiden's career. I think it's so vital song and the same goes to Still Life and Sun And Steel. They sound very optimistic. Just rock and roll in heavier version. Revelations is probably my favorite song on this album. Bruce Dickinson wrote that piece. It's the best thing he has ever written. Lots of positive emotions. I still have chills running up and down my spine when I listen to this. I can't describe it. It's like trying to describe a paradise. Flight Of Icarus was quite popular in America. I read somewhere that Steve Harris didn't want this song on the album. He said it was too slow. Funny thing. It's much better than more popular The Trooper. Cos ya know The Trooper is typical Maiden's fast tune with that pounding bass guitar. Pass. Where Eagles Dare is a good quite complex (as for heavy metal) song but I don't dig To Tame A Land. I know many people love it cos it seems to be an epic tune but after Sun And Still I push 'stop'. Despite the fact there are some weaker songs on this release I still think it's brilliant record. Definitely a must have.

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