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Iron Maiden - "Still Life"


Iron Maiden Still Life

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: No
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

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Drums:
Vocals:
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Author Notes

Possibly my favorite Iron Maiden deep cut (and one of their best songs in general by my reckoning), "Still Life" is one of their moodier pieces (of mind?). The song is about the narrator's, ultimately fatal, obsession with the faces he sees in a pool of water. I always used to associate the song with the Dead Marshes in Lord of the Rings, and another possible source of inspiration is Clark Ashton Smith's fantastic short story, "Genius Loci." As far as I know nothing has been confirmed by the band, however. I apologize for cutting out Nicko's backmasked spoken part at the beginning. My CD rip was way too quiet for some reason, and the first other file I found to download didn't have it.
 
A few things about the custom: First, as I cannot get CAT to work with my computer, this is expert only. Sorry! For the guitar, holy crap Dave Murray's solo was difficult to chart (and probably even more difficult to play). There's a ton of legato that blends together so it's really tough to hear what he's actually playing. I did my best. The only other thing of note is for the drums, I chose to chart the high hats in the intro rather than the cymbal rolls. Figured I couldn't do both and just decided to pick one.



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