The tracks do not go in chronological order as I did not want to make the show a musician biography of his life. I kept the dialog between tracks just enough to provide some information about the songs. There are enough sources online to learn about his life and career, but you should wait until Bruce's autobiography, “What Does This Button Do”, comes out in October. According to sources, Bruce started writing it in long- hand, within many notebooks shortly after his cancer diagnosis and throughout the “Book Of Souls” tour.
I went deep into my personal archive for the Mandatory Maiden segment. From the bootleg titled “Maiden Vinyl”, tracks “Killers”, Twilight Zone” and “Wrathchild” are said to be Bruce Dickinson's audition for Iron Maiden. I’m sure he had to prove himself to them with more than three songs, but these are the only ones out there.
Last tune of the show was, as usual, something different, and I was pleased to play the audio from my favorite Bruce Dickinson clip on youTube. In 1997, Bruce appeared the Irish game show “Last Chance Lottery” where he was challenged in what appeared to be karaoke roulette contest in which he was required to sing whatever song the wheel lands on. His good sportsmanship and amazing vocal ability is proven as he belts out a great rendition of the Tom Jones classic “Delilah”, while wearing a leopard-skin suit. I have watched this clip countless times and it always makes me smile, especially after a rough day.
Bruce Dickinson - Accident Of Birth
Bruce Dickinson - Abduction
Bruce Dickinson - The Tower
Bruce Dickinson - King In Crimson
Bruce Dickinson - Tattooed Millionaire
Bruce Dickinson - Hell No
Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon (Orchestra Version)
Samson - Hard Times
Samson - Vice Versa
Samson - Riding With The Angels
Iron Maiden - Wrathchild (Demo)
Iron Maiden - Twilight Zone (Demo)
Iron Maiden - Killers (Demo)
Bruce Dickinson Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter (Original Version)
Rob Halford (with Bruce Dickinson) The One You Love To Hate
Bruce Dickinson - Darkness Be My Friend
Bruce Dickinson - All The Young Dudes
Bruce Dickinson - Black Widow
Bruce Dickinson - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Bruce Dickinson (I Want to Be) Elected (With Mr. Bean)
Bruce Dickinson - Back From The Edge
Bruce Dickinson- Man Of Sorrows (Spanish Version)
Bruce Dickinson - Road To Hell
Bruce Dickinson - Sprit of joy
Bruce Dickinson - Dalilah
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