Cut from the Original Masters and Pressed on Gatefold 180g Vinyl!
BMG/Sanctuary reissues the solo catalog (spanning 1990 to 2005) of Iron Maiden frontman and rock legend, Bruce Dickinson on 180g vinyl for the first time in North America, all cut from the original masters and housed in gatefold packaging. From the stripped down, hard rock of Bruce's debut Tattooed Millionaire (1990) and it's heavier successor Balls To Picasso (1994), through the cutting edge alt-rock of Skunkworks (1996) and the heavy metal celebration of Accident Of Birth (1997) to the modern metal with a traditional heart of The Chemical Wedding (1998) and final solo foray, Tyranny Of Souls (2005), these six albums are an essential part of Bruce's story outside of Maiden and, more importantly, some of the most vital and absorbing metal albums of the last three decades. Revisit them now at maximum volume!
The key moment in Bruce's evolution as a solo artist unfolded following his departure from Maiden in 1993, after which he joined forces with guitarist and producer Roy Z for 1994's sophomore triumph Balls To Picasso. Backed by Roy's noted Latino rock crew Tribe Of Gypsies, he began to spread his compositional wings, edging towards a noticeably heavier sound – despite, rumor has it, pressure from Bruce's label to be more radio-friendly – and flexing those metal muscles with renewed vigor on the likes of "Cyclops," "1000 Points Of Light," the exhilarating "Laughing In The Hiding Bush" and towering prog-tinged power ballad "Tears Of The Dragon," a somewhat oblique, but undeniably affecting paean, to Bruce's feelings upon leaving Maiden to forge a new path.