"Transylvania" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....

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"Transylvania" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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    General Commentawsome instrumental and the first iron maiden song i ever heard tight as shit
    oTcon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the lyrics to this song. lol
    naa one of the best instrumentals ever
    up the irons
    skater-maton December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmonsterous guitars....MAIDEN RUUULE
    old_rocker4everon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview, harris and dave said that this song was supposed to portray the wilds of transylvania
    gunthora91on August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSteve was going to write lyrics to this song, but it just seemed fine the way it was, and they were probably at a press for time, so they left it instrumental. I remember reading that somewhere...
    Atno000on September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTransylvania has some of the best signature changes in it, and the drumming is an excellent exercise, I always have fun drumming to this one. Kudos to Clive Burr.
    RichardHarriison January 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy dear Iron Maiden fan,

    1. Transylvania is the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom (82BC - 106AD). What you probably refuse to acknowledge is the fact that the dacians are the ancestors of the romanians, the same way the gauls are the ancestors of the french.
    2. The maghiars CONQUERED the territory around the year 1000. It's funny to believe that such a vast and beautiful territory was not populated!
    3. I might give you credit for the mongolic origin. In fact, the origin of the magyar nomadic tribes, invading from asia, is not very clear, indeed. There are some theories about their turcik origin. The turks have theories about the turcik origins of the mongols. And we come back full circle.

    Please do not mix-up the history of a population with the history of their rulers. In the same way the daco-romans were conquered and ruled by leaders from different other migrations (including the magyars), the roman population in Italy was conquered and occupied by various barbaric tribes (i.e. the lombards) the gaulo-roman population in France was conquered by the francs, among others etc ...
    Did you know that the oldest modern human remains in Europe were discovered in a transylvanian cave (over 35.000 years old)? And you guys are claiming the huns found Transilvanya empty and then invited romanians in! Nice joke!
    The language study is the most powerful tool to assess the origin of the populations.
    Italians speak a latin language today, meaning most of the population has a latin origin.
    Romanian speak a latin language today, meaning most of the population has also a latin origin. This means some sort of a latin language was spoken in Transylvania way before the huns invaded.
    You could also claim the franks (germanic tribe) found France empty. But the population in France still speaks a latin language (and not some sort of german) proving the gaulo-romanic origin of the conquered population.
    The hungarians didn't ignore the existence of the romanian majority. On the contrary, they issued an ethnic cleansig decree in 1366 (decree of Turda) called to "expel from Transylvania or exterminate malefactors belonging to any other nations, especially romanians"
    4. The fact that Romania became o modern state with agreed political borders only last century, has little to do with the origins of the romanians (including the romanians from Transylvania). I can give you countless examples of modern countries created only recently around a population majority.

    and BTW, the song is called Transylvania (latin origin), not Erdely :)

    Up the Irons!
    Ultima_Gainaon May 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love to see that the Iron Maiden fans are so enlightened about history :)
    JucaOPastoron July 07, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Transylvania" Count Dracula sweet and bloody home
    Maverick2099on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best intstrumentals ever!!!!!!!
    armagezonon February 26, 2010   Link

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