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String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden [Import]

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  • Audio CD (2 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Vitamin
  • ASIN: B0000BWVNY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,002 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Run To The Hills 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Number Of The Beast 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Two Minutes To Midnight 6:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wasted Years 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hallowed Be Thy Name 6:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Powerslave 6:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Aces High 4:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Trooper 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Iron Maiden 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Anatomy Of Evil (Original Composition Inspired by Iron Maiden) 3:320.99  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great music made new 7 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a great tribute to Maiden. If you like a wide range in music thisis for you. If you are a fan of Maiden or classical music this is well worth a listen. this takes pride of place with all the original maiden songs on my ipod.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could have been great, but isn't! 17 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
This could have been really good, unfortunately it sounds pretty dreadful, sounds like the musicians have only been playing a short while. Such a shame. Make sure you listen to the clips before buying...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beastly! 11 Sep 2005
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Format:Audio CD
I was intrigued to listen to this but it's truely dreadful. Don't be tempted to buy it for the novelty value, at least without checking out the audio clips first.
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4 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what's a string quartet? 10 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
It was really fun listening to the CD of string quartet playing Iron Maiden, especially since I played the violin parts. I am friends with the bass player with Iron Maidens, the all chick version of IM. She was really stoked about it and was wondering if there was info on LittleEmo. We rock even though we r square classical heads.
Jim Sitterly
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great tribute however its a definate change of pace. 20 Oct 2003
By W. Mcada - Published on
Format:Audio CD
If you have a real love for instrumental music and a passion for Iron Maiden this is the thing for you. All the tracks picked really cover the main Iron Maiden hits so you'll definately have one of your favorite songs on the album. If you don't appreciate music without lyrics or you plain don't like Violins and Cellos this is not the album for you. Personally I loved it!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Comparatively Disappointing 18 Dec 2004
By Jericho - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I am a big fan of almost all "String Quartet Tribute to -" 's, but this one is an exception. The arrangements are rather poor and on some tracks, the instruments are slightly out of tune - which is really distracting. They add a set of bongos / congos into the mix, and it feels really foreign and out of place. As much as I love this genre and Iron Maiden, this tribute really does justice to neither.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars unable to contact with my opinion 28 Feb 2004
By Carl - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Dear Tribute:
I bought the Iron Maiden tribute cd. I really enjoyed listening to it.
I especially liked "Hallowed be thy Name". Also "Powerslave" had a
Klezmer music feel to it that one would never experience from the original
album or from a live Iron Maiden concert.

If you ever decide another Iron Maiden Tribute album should be
recorded, I think "Phantom of the Opera", "Losfer Words", & "Ghengis Khan"
would be pleasant arrangements for a string quartet.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find information about members of Little Emo,
who performed for the album. Why weren't the names of the musicians
listed? Please let me know who the members (and which instrument each
played) of the quartet are. Please provide any additional information you
may have on this recording.

P.S. If you consider Iron Maiden fans opinions important -(and I am a
fan since I saw their debut at Madison Square Garden (do you know when
that was?))-, I think the artwork of this album was rather putrid (more
fitting for a 'death metal' band) and the generic, flatulent comments
were far adrift from anything an Iron Maiden enthusiast would appreciate
(in fact, the comments seem more in line with what some marketing think
tank would come up with to drum up sales) .

If possible I would like an actual person to reply.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: DO NOT BUY UNTIL U HEAR THE PREVIEW... 22 Oct 2006
By Z. Lazic - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I've heard quit a few tributes to IM, but this one really blows. The music just has no dynamics, and sometimes even sounds out of tune. If u want to waste some money on classic instruments performing IM songs i recommend that you buy THe Piano Tribute, but do not even bother with this one. It is a rather experimental attempt to play already perfected music and doesn't even give you that satisfaction that you might have had if you are a Metallica fan and have listened to Apocalyptica's tribute to them.
3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, great music, but not as well done as could be 9 Dec 2009
By Kimberly L. Stewart - Published on
Format:Audio CD
First, let me note that this is not Kimberly as the login says, but her lazy boyfriend who's logged into her computer (she liked this CD, by the way).

I love Iron Maiden, and I love string quartets (classical ones by Beethoven, etc.). So, I bought this with high hopes. And, it's not bad - I mean, Steve Harris and the boys write great music, with lots of harmony and melody that would translate well. In fact, when I first got into classical, it struck me how much the string quartet (four melody instruments with similar voices) was like the stuff Iron Maiden was doing around Powerslave (where the harmony sections would have two or more guitars and bass playing in a similar context).

Sadly, there's a few things that could've been better. First, as all "tribute" CDs tend to do wrong, they seem to have picked the setlist off of a "greatest hits" collection, rather than done the best choices for the format. My immediate instinct - why not the instrumentals like "Losfer Words" and "Transylvania", as well as the songs with long harmony sections like "The Duelists"? Sadly, the folks responsible for picking the songs did not have the familiarity with the band or independent thought to do so.

Second, there's percussion on it. Now, to me, the only point in covering a song previously recorded by the original songwriter is to MAKE IT DIFFERENT! This is a string quartet CD, no need to add percussion! If the song you're looking at is percussion based, choose another song! It's like those mid-80s "orchestral music of . . . " series that had rock musicians playing along, it defeats the purpose.

Third, and this may be how it sounds when you play Iron Maiden on violins, but some of it sounds kind of bluegrassy! To me, Maiden sounds rather classical already, so it's odd that they would get a bluegrassy sound out of a classical ensemble. Still, this may be the effect of translating blues-based guitar solos onto violin instruments, and not a fault of the musicians.

So, overall, kind of cool if you like Iron Maiden and want to hear their tunes in a new context(or are put off by heavy metal but would be open to their great music in a different format), but it could've been done better.
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