The Best of Bruce Dickinson

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The Best of Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson - The Best of Bruce Dickinson.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released25 September 2001
Recorded1977, 1989–2001
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerRoy Z, Jack Endino, Shay Baby
Bruce Dickinson chronology
Scream for Me Brazil
The Best of Bruce Dickinson
Tyranny of Souls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Broken"Bruce Dickinson, Roy Znew track4:00
2."Tattooed Millionaire"Bruce Dickinson, Janick GersTattooed Millionaire4:25
3."Laughing in the Hiding Bush" (live)Bruce Dickinson, Austin Dickinson, Roy ZScream for Me Brazil4:09
4."Tears of the Dragon"Bruce DickinsonBalls to Picasso6:19
5."The Tower"Bruce Dickinson, Roy ZThe Chemical Wedding4:43
6."Born in '58"Bruce Dickinson, Janick GersTattooed Millionaire3:36
7."Accident of Birth"Bruce Dickinson, Roy ZAccident of Birth4:28
8."Silver Wings"Bruce Dickinson, Roy Znew track4:16
9."Darkside of Aquarius"Bruce Dickinson, Roy ZAccident of Birth6:50
10."Chemical Wedding"Bruce Dickinson, Roy ZThe Chemical Wedding4:05
11."Back from the Edge"Bruce Dickinson, Alex DicksonSkunkworks4:16
12."Road to Hell"Bruce Dickinson, Adrian SmithAccident of Birth3:58
13."Book of Thel" (live)Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z, Eddie CasillasScream for Me Brazil8:27
Disc two
1."Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" (original soundtrack version)Bruce Dickinson5:00
2."Darkness Be My Friend"Bruce Dickinson2:00
3."Wicker Man" (Accident of Birth sessions, 1997)Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z4:40
4."Real World"Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z3:55
5."Acoustic Song"Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z4:23
6."No Way Out... Continued"Bruce Dickinson, Jim Crichton, R. Baker5:18
7."Midnight Jam"Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Roy Z5:11
8."Man of Sorrows" (demo)Bruce Dickinson5:15
9."Ballad of Mutt"Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers3:33
10."Re-Entry"Bruce Dickinson, Alex Dickson4:03
11."I'm in a Band With an Italian Drummer"Chris Dale3:52
12."Jerusalem" (live)Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z, William Blake6:43
13."The Voice of Crube" 13:45
14."Dracula"Doug Siviter, Phil Siviter3:45