Talk:The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg

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I have deleted the following sentence from the article, as the page benjaminbreeg.co.uk seems fake. It is, for instance, not very old; The Wayback Machine has no mention of it, whatsoever. It seem it more likely that the page is one that in some way or another is capitalising on the name of the song. I don't know whether it is an ARG, a tie-in set up by the band, or some person just having some fun, but I remain sceptical that it's genuine.

Under any circumstance, if the excerpt is to be reinstated, it should be rewritten to proper grammar. It's also not a parent of B. Breeg who's telling the story, it's simply a "relative".

--It's an interesting fact that Benjamin Breeg was an artist really existed, which is disappeared from his home in 1978. His story can be found here: [1] (those are little articles written by one parent of B.Breeg, which is trying to find some information about his disappeared parent). It seems that the song text refers to the story of that Benjamin Breeg.

--Niffux 13:05, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

just some info, do with it what you wish(not a wikipedia writer) the latest date of writing in the page, is 14/8/06: BENJAMIN BREEG; THE TRUTH AT LAST; 14/8/2006; but, if you look ate the date it was last modified, on http://dndetails.com/whois/detailsv.php?ddomain=benjaminbreeg.co.uk&server=whois.nic.uk it says

  Relevant dates:
       Registered on: 14-Jun-2006
       Renewal date:  14-Jun-2008
       Last updated:  15-Jun-2006

az

Do we really need all those theories?[edit]

Benjamin Breeg is just a fake character afterall. It's just a marketing ploy (which has worked very well). I for one think we should just remove all the mention of who he is (the whole Theories section) and just state that he is just a marketing tool. — Prodigenous Zee - 01:58, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

-I'd prefer to keep them in for the time being, the article is a useful place to keep abreast of the current theories. --PopUpPirate 11:44, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

There are forums and message boards for that. I don't think this is the place for it. At least we should reduce the number of theories, the way it is now it seems like different theories from different people were just added one by one. — Prodigenous Zee - 01:33, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. Have deleted all that ridiculous crap. A lot of it seemed to take the Breeg website as if it was the gospel truth and entirely genuine. Cardinal Wurzel 20:41, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Benjamin Breeg dead?[edit]

I was just emailed this link by a friend Benjamin Breeg Dead, it is rather weird don't you think?

Hee hee hee. Replace the 'benjamin.breeg' at the start with whatever name you want. You silly goose MGlosenger 00:32, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

You mean like MGlosenger is dead? ; )

Meaning of the Song[edit]

The song itself doesn't say anything about a Benjamin Breeg. From the lyrics, I think its about humanity and its inability to deal with all the manmade problems in the world, and the responsibility of individuals and their governments. Its a theme found in other Iron Maiden songs, like "2 Minutes to Midnight". --IronMaidenRocks 21:52, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Iron Maiden - The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Iron Maiden - The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg.jpg[edit]

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Deleted misleading link to Mary Celeste[edit]

Deleted link to the disappearence of the Mary Celeste. The ship's captain was called Briggs, not Breeg. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AnimalFriend (talkcontribs) 23:10, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Link is not working[edit]

The link to the archive with the Breeg website seems to be broken - either it was deleted or moved somewhere else. Does anybody know where to find it? Otherwise we'd better delete the link from the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.13.242.6 (talk) 13:27, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

I must correct the translationfrom Romanina. It reads "Here lies a man about whom little is known." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.74.102.221 (talk) 21:36, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Contradiction (#The Character)[edit]

Something is wrong here:

under section "The Character" it says: "The single's promotional image shows Eddie (the band's mascot) digging out the grave of Benjamin Breeg", but later: "The website [...] sported a surviving picture supposedly made by Bejamin Breeg. This was a dead give-away for fans who recognised that it showed none other than Eddie, the band's mascot [...]".

Um ... can't, because he wouldn't be digging out his own grave.

77.118.21.31 (talk) 09:17, 15 August 2009 (UTC) xymx

Back story[edit]

Why does this article have no mention of the back-story the marketing people created to back the launch of the album this song was on? Admitedly they have now dropped the [2] web site, but it was quite a big part of the viral marketing campaign at the time and reasonably original. I'm sure it used to be mentioned on here - it is after all the most famous fact related to this single. You can't just eliminate historical fact just because the web site is gone! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Garygateaux (talkcontribs) 09:53, 19 August 2010 (UTC)