Coming home by Iron Maiden was written by Adrian Smith, Steve Harris, and Bruce Dickinson.
The song is part of The Final Frontier album, which is the fifteenth studio album by Iron Maiden, released on 13 August 2010. At 76 minutes and 34 seconds, it is the band’s second-longest studio album to date, a duration surpassed only by 2015’s The Book of Souls.
The album’s first and only music video, containing the latter half of “Satellite 15… The Final Frontier”, was filmed in Rendlesham Forest, south-east England, and released on 13 July. Although the album has no official singles, both “El Dorado” and the second part of “Satellite 15… The Final Frontier” (along with its music video) were issued as radio promos before the album’s release. “Coming Home” was also released as a radio single on 27 October, featuring an alternative “radio edit” version of the song.
Although “El Dorado” would be the only new song featured in the 2010 leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, “Satellite 15… The Final Frontier,” “The Talisman,” “Coming Home” and “When The Wild Wind Blows” were added to the setlist in 2011. “El Dorado”, “Coming Home” and “When the Wild Wind Blows” were later featured on the “Best Of” album From Fear to Eternity.
In a 1 July 2010 interview with Billboard, guitarist Dave Murray commented that the album mixes “straight-ahead, uptempo rock songs with good grooves with some other tracks that are kind of longer and more complex”, referring particularly to “When the Wild Wind Blows”, the band’s fifth longest song after “Empire of the Clouds”, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “The Red and the Black” and “Sign of the Cross”: Interviewed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 14 July, guitarist Janick Gers discussed the album’s overall sound: “We’re taking it to extremes… the one song we released [“El Dorado”] isn’t indicative of the rest of the album—there’s so many different feels and ways of playing on the album. We go through some different attitudes and take you to different places. There’s a lot of long thematic tunes on this album. And some very varied music.” Speaking to Classic Rock in June 2010, Bruce Dickinson stated that “This one is probably the greatest departure from our sound. It’s been happening incrementally since Brave New World. That’s great, after doing it all for this long, to still be figuring stuff out. We could just be bored by it all, but we’re obviously not.”
The premium channel contains all tabs, 3 backing tracks so you can play as either Dave Murray or Adrian Smith or just with drums and bass guitar.
There is also a short lesson showing you the harmony intro lick performed by Adrian Smith.