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08-14-2016, 08:51 AM
So ive been kidnapped by a pedo who wants to know who the alchemist is and since ive beaten the beast 2 weeks ago and since im the nearest guy to his place he thought it'd be a good idea to ask me. He wondered who the alchemist is and from wut album he is. the clairvoyant is from seventh son if a seventh son right? (Isnt she also supposed to be a guy: can i play with madness?) the alchemist? Powerslave? Piece of mind? No prayer for the dying? Which one

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08-14-2016, 01:29 PM
final frontier

08-14-2016, 03:17 PM
Good to kno

08-15-2016, 08:11 PM
From the Iron Maiden Commentary

Janick Gers shows here once again his talent for writing fast, uptemposongs.
This one is extremely reminiscent of "Man On The Edge" and is delivered with all
the efficacy Maiden is capable of. This is the only really fast song on the
album, and it is in any case a very good little rocker!
The lyrics, once again courtesy of occultenthusiast
Bruce Dickinson, deal with
the story of John Dee's life, a famous British mathematician and occultist of the
16th Century. This man seems to have coined the term "British Empire" ("My
dreams of empire") for Elizabeth I, his "frozen queen", whom he was advising
during her reign. He established the country's supremacy on the sea and
oceans through his navigation expertise and Britain owes him a lot for his
Sadly, he also dealt with more esoteric matters, like talking to angels, and was
acquainted with a conman, Edward Kelly, who also claimed to have occult
abilities and spoke with spirits. Kelly eventually persuaded Dee during a long
visit abroad that one of the ethereal entities commanded them to share Dee's
wife ("you have taken my wife and lain beside her"), which they did, eventually
bringing an end to the two occultists' relation. When Dee returned to his
English house at Mortlake after spending a few years in continental Europe, he
found his house vandalised and the books of his very large library (one of the
largest at the time) stolen for the most part ("I was the keeper of the books").
He died in poverty, but is remembered for being a great scholar, albeit a fairly
gullible one who believed in spirits and angels. This unfortunate weakness that
was exploited by Kelly who was apparently hardly any better than the crook
portrayed in "El Dorado".

http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com/?url=album15_tff/commentary15_tff&lang=eng&link=albums#track5 (http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com/?url=album15_tff/commentary15_tff&lang=eng&link=albums#track5)