To a degree I think you're all right in that it is an almost impossible task to decide as Iron Maiden have such a large body of impressive work to choose from. However, forced to make a decision I'd have to go for Stranger in a Strange Land as it simply has everything you could ask for in a solo: a very memorable melody; effective interpretation of the song and some faster widdly bits as well. As solos go it has to be pretty much ideal. I wonder which solo Adrian Smith would choose as his favourite?
'The Assassin' has an incredible fancy lead (the second one).
I think that it might be Janick???
It just seems a tad fresh or dangerous and could be the new blood of Janick flowing!?
(not that Mr. Murray doesn't have it in him - that's why I question it)
But, give it a listen, it is well worth your time.
Ok.. for me Only the good die young has an amazing solo made by Adrian. Also Phantom of the opera... I am not talking about it... Dave is a real master of his buisess! Then I can't but mention The trooper... or Caught somewhere in time (both solos). Actually most solos are good I think that it is a buisness of taste. :banana: