darthrya said:Just once, just once, could the band actually be creative with the setlist? The only thing I'm excited to see live on this list is Drifter. I understand that they need to play classics for the nostalgia fans (the fair-weather fans who don't care for anything but the glory-years songs), but would it hurt them to be a bit creative?
How about: Women in Uniform, Strange World, Charlotte the Harlot, Purgatory, Twilight Zone, Prodigal Son, Invaders, Gangland, and Still Life. With a setlist that big, they could afford to play at least one neglected song from each album.
Personally, I'd exchange Strange World, Purgatory, Gangland, and Still Life for Remember Tomorrow, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Wrathchild, and Revelations (actually, I'd take out The Trooper, Run to the Hills, Number of the Beast and Hallowed Be Thy Name if I knew the fans wouldn't riot over not hearing them).
Look at it. Just one song change per album and now there's a decent mix of timeless classics and old, forgotten classics:
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Run to the Hills
Where Eagles Dare
Die With Your Boots On
Phantom of the Opera
The Number of the Beast
As for Gangland, it would be a real treat for the band to play it with Adrian's lost solo that accidentally got deleted from the master tapes.