The Best of Bruce Dickinson

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The Best of Bruce Dickinson
Greatest hits album by Bruce Dickinson
Released 25 September 2001
Recorded 1989–1999
Genre Heavy metal
Length 1:53:08
Label Metal-Is
Producer Roy Z, Jack Endino, Shay Baby
Bruce Dickinson chronology
Scream for Me Brazil
(1999)
The Best of Bruce Dickinson
(2001)
Tyranny of Souls
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]


The Best of Bruce Dickinson is a compilation album released in 2001 by Bruce Dickinson. Two versions were released; a single disc version and a bonus disc version. On the front cover, the album title is imposed upon the seal of the demon Astaroth.

Disc 1 is a selection of songs from his previous solo albums, with the addition of two new songs, "Broken" and "Silver Wings", both of which were written by Dickinson and guitarist/producer Roy Z. Disc 2 contains rare songs, most of which have appeared as b-sides on singles. The track "The Voice of Crube" is an explanation of the various songs, narrated by Bruce (for whom 'Crube' is an anagram).

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Broken"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z new track 4:00
2. "Tattooed Millionaire"   Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers Tattooed Millionaire 4:25
3. "Laughing in the Hiding Bush" (live) Bruce Dickinson, Austin Dickinson, Roy Z Scream for Me Brazil 4:09
4. "Tears of the Dragon"   Bruce Dickinson Balls to Picasso 6:19
5. "The Tower"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z The Chemical Wedding 4:43
6. "Born in '58"   Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers Tattooed Millionaire 3:36
7. "Accident of Birth"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z Accident of Birth 4:28
8. "Silver Wings"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z new track 4:16
9. "Darkside of Aquarius"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z Accident of Birth 6:50
10. "Chemical Wedding"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z The Chemical Wedding 4:05
11. "Back from the Edge"   Bruce Dickinson, Alex Dickson Skunkworks 4:16
12. "Road to Hell"   Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith Accident of Birth 3:58
13. "Book of Thel" (live) Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z, Eddie Casillas Scream for Me Brazil 8:27
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" (original soundtrack version) Bruce Dickinson 5:00
2. "Darkness Be My Friend"   Bruce Dickinson 2:00
3. "Wicker Man" (Accident of Birth sessions, 1997) Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z 4:40
4. "Real World"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z 3:55
5. "Acoustic Song"   Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z 4:23
6. "No Way Out... Continued"   Bruce Dickinson, Jim Crichton, R. Baker 5:18
7. "Midnight Jam"   Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Roy Z 5:11
8. "Man of Sorrows" (demo) Bruce Dickinson 5:15
9. "Ballad of Mutt"   Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers 3:33
10. "Re-Entry"   Bruce Dickinson, Alex Dickson 4:03
11. "I'm in a Band With an Italian Drummer"   Chris Dale 3:52
12. "Jerusalem" (live) Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z 6:43
13. "The Voice of Crube"     13:45
14. "Dracula"   Doug Siviter, Phil Siviter 3:45

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