How To Play The Apparition By Iron Maiden


Learn how to play The Apparition by Iron Maiden from the Fear Of The Dark album.

The Apparition is about some kind of ghost or spirit which is imparting some advice about life before it continues on its way. Steve Harris exposes there his views on the world, his feelings, fears and worries.

The Apparition from Fear of the Dark which is the ninth studio album released by Iron Maiden. Released on 11 May 1992, it was their third studio release to top the UK albums chart and the last to feature Bruce Dickinson as the group’s lead vocalist until his return in 1999.

It was also the first album to be produced by bassist and band founder Steve Harris, and the last to feature the work of producer Martin Birch (who retired after its release).

The album’s musical style showed some experimentation with “Be Quick or Be Dead“, a fast tempo song in a heavier thrash style released as the album’s first single, and “Wasting Love“, the group’s first power ballad, which dates back to Dickinson’s first solo album, Tattooed Millionaire. Both songs were Dickinson/Gers collaborations, which contrasted with Harris’ “Afraid to Shoot Strangers”, a political song from the point of view of a soldier in the Gulf War, Dickinson would often introduce the song as an anti-war narrative. “Fear is the Key” is about the fear in sexual relationships resulting from AIDS. The song was written around the time when the band learned about the death of Queen singer Freddie Mercury. Dickinson affirmed: “There’s a line in ‘Fear Is the Key’ that goes: “nobody cares ’til somebody famous dies”. And that’s quite sadly true. […] As long as the virus was confined to homosexuals or drug-addicts, nobody gave a shit. It’s only when celebrities started to die that the masses began to feel concerned”. “Weekend Warrior” is about football hooliganism.

Here are the tabs for the song The Apparition:

Iron Maiden - The Apparition

Here is the backing track of the track for The Apparition with just Bass and Drums.  Have fun.