Share-a-Track #1

Posted by prla1983 on August 09, 2008 • 2 commentsEmail This Post

Being as it is that this blog is so connected to music, it's only fair that a new feature comes up where the authors of this blog share a song - preferably fairly obscure stuff - with our beloved audience. Yes, all two of you.

There may be no particular reason for the impulse of posting this or that track for your listening pleasure or else there may be every reason. Music is made to be listened and we here at The Mirror are doing our little bit to help the cause. In case someone has something to say about illegal downloading, I strongly suggesting putting a sock in it. Or sticking it where the sun don't shine. No offense.

Without further ado, the first installment of Share-a-Track comes courtesy of Swedish progressive death metallers Opeth. Contrary to what used to happen back when they recorded this, these days they need little to no introduction. The song I bring you today is an Iron Maiden cover, "Remember Tomorrow", which as you may or may not know is part of that band's eponymous debut album.

I only got to know Iron Maiden really a few years ago and wasn't even born back when they started and did this. But then again, when they toured celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2005, I was fortunate enough to attend two Early Days shows and saw "Remember Tomorrow" performed both times. It's a fantastic song intertwining slow and faster parts with a memorable melody, beautifully sung by Paul Di Anno, Maiden's first vocalist that stuck in the band for more than a week. It was actually special to see this song performed in 2005 because they hadn't played since the initial tours and because they were dedicating it to a Portuguese friend of theirs, Manu da Silva, who had died at the time.

The version you get here however is Opeth's and, in my opinion, it's no less hauntingly beautiful. It deviates a little from Opeth's trademark but they're so good, even at this time in their careers, that they simply nail it. This comes as a bonus track to their "My Arms, Your Hearse" album.

Enjoy and until next time!

Opeth - Remember Tomorrow (Iron Maiden Cover)

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Blogger Katrin said...

Opeth- Soldier of Fortune.

Another Opeth song. Haunting :)

Monday, August 11, 2008 4:48:00 pm  
Blogger prla said...

That's just probably my favorite Opeth cover ever... ;)

Monday, August 11, 2008 5:02:00 pm  

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