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Iron Maiden: Phantom of the Opera

This has always been one of my personal favorite Iron Maiden songs. This particular clip, taken from their “Live at Rainbow” concert tape, has Steve Harris and the gang in their youthful prime rocking out London.

Harris said the song is “one of the best pieces I’ve ever written, and certainly one of the most enjoyable to play.”

The build-up at 3:19 is about as close to standard rep as there is for metal bass.