Bruce Dickinson discography

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Bruce Dickinson discography
Releases
Studio albums6
Live albums2
Compilation albums1
EPs1
Singles10
Video albums3
Music videos14
Box sets1
Other appearances15
 
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Bruce Dickinson discography
Releases
Studio albums6
Live albums2
Compilation albums1
EPs1
Singles10
Video albums3
Music videos14
Box sets1
Other appearances15

Bruce Dickinson, a British heavy metal singer, has released six studio albums, two live albums, one compilations, one EP, ten singles, three video albums, fourteen music videos, and one box set. In 1979, after playing in local groups, Dickinson joined hard rock band Samson. He departed after two years to become Iron Maiden's lead vocalist.[1] His debut with this band is considered a "masterpiece",[2] which was followed with a series of top-ten releases.[3] In 1989, while Iron Maiden were taking a year off,[4] Dickinson and former Gillan guitarist, Janick Gers, composed a song for a film soundtrack.[5] His solo debut, Tattooed Millionaire (1990), was an effort that favoured a hard rock/pop metal approach, different from what fans assumed would be an aggressive, Iron Maiden-like album.[6] Four songs—the title track, "Dive! Dive! Dive!", "Born in '58", and a cover version of David Bowie's "All the Young Dudes"—were released as singles. Dickinson returned to Iron Maiden, accompanied by Gers as the new guitarist, and the project went on hiatus. Dive! Dive! Live! was a live video recorded from a concert in Los Angeles, California, in August 1990, and released in July 1991.[7]

After a farewell tour in 1993, Dickinson left Iron Maiden and started working on a second album with Tribe of Gypsies guitarist and band leader, Roy Z. In June 1994, he released Balls to Picasso, which reached the top 30 in several countries. Allmusic deemed the album "somewhat of a disappointment" which failed to "come up with anything truly groundbreaking",[8] except for "Tears of the Dragon", which was released as a single, along with "Shoot All the Clowns".[8] Roy Z departed to continue with his work and Dickinson recruited new members, with whom he released the double-disc live performance, Alive in Studio A. The third album, Skunkworks, was released in 1996, marking a "highly approved stylistic shift".[9] The single "Back from the Edge" was released to promote this effort. A live video and an EP were recorded from a concert in Spain, and released in Japan, as Skunkworks Live.

Due to musical differences, the Skunkworks line-up split up, and Dickinson once again was joined by Roy Z, along with then ex-Iron Maiden guitarist, Adrian Smith.[10] The follow-up album, Accident of Birth (1997), marked a return to a heavier sound for Dickinson.[10] The title track and "Man of Sorrows" were released as singles. The next year he released a semi-concept album on alchemy, The Chemical Wedding, which was described as a "modern metal aesthetic".[11] The "muscular anthem",[11] "Killing Floor", was the album's single. The live album, Scream for Me Brazil, documented a 1999 live performance in São Paulo during the supporting tour. That year, Dickinson and Smith rejoined Iron Maiden, and the project once again went on hiatus. He released a "best of…" album in 2001, which included two new songs, "Broken" and "Silver Wings". On 23 May 2005, Dickinson released his first album in seven years, Tyranny of Souls. To commemorate this, all of his past releases were remastered, with his studio efforts containing bonus tracks, and the live recordings merged into a single box set, entitled Alive.[12] The 2006 DVD, Anthology, contained three live performances, all of the promo videos, and over an hour of extras.[13]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
UK
[14]
AUT
[15]
FIN
[16]
GER
[17]
JPN
[18]
NLD
[19]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[21]
US
[22]
1990Tattooed Millionaire
  • Released: 8 May 1990
  • Label: EMI (CDP 79 4273 2)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
149393335100
1994Balls to Picasso
  • Released: June 1994
  • Label: EMI (8-29682-2)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
21266462582829185
1996Skunkworks
  • Released: 19 February 1996
  • Label: Sanctuary (SMEDD196)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
41146940
1997Accident of Birth
  • Released: 3 June 1997
  • Label: Castle (0000124RAW)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
531352309346
1998The Chemical Wedding
  • Released: 14 July 1998
  • Label: Sanctuary (SMRCD214)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
5522416431
2005Tyranny of Souls
  • Released: 23 May 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary (MYNCD035)
  • Format: CD
6556103975961073180
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsNotes
1995Alive in Studio A
  • Released: March 1995
  • Label: Castle (RAWDD102)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS

The album was released as a double-disc set. The first CD was recorded live in the studio, and the second one at the Marquee Club.[23] It peaked at number 96 in the UK.[24]

1999Scream for Me Brazil
  • Released: 2 November 1999
  • Label: Sanctuary (NR 4502)
  • Format: CD

This was a 70-minute long disc recorded in São Paulo, 1999, during the "Chemical Wedding world tour".[13] It is the second Bruce Dickinson tour to include Adrian Smith on guitar.[25] The album peaked at number 177 in the UK.[24]

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsNotes
UK
[24]
FIN
[16]
GER
[17]
SWE
[20]
2001The Best of Bruce Dickinson
  • Released: 25 September 2001
  • Label: Metal-Is (MISCD014)
  • Format: CD
14167242It includes two new songs, "Broken" and "Silver Wings". The UK release added a fourteen-track bonus CD, containing rare songs that had only appeared as B-sides on singles.[26]

Extended plays[edit]

YearBox set detailsNotes
1996Skunkworks Live EPThe show was recorded in Pamplona and Gerona, Spain on 31 May and 1 June 1996. It was only released in Japan.[13]

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
UK
[14]
FIN
[16]
IRL
[27]
US
Main
.
[28]
1990"Tattooed Millionaire"1814Tattooed Millionaire
"All the Young Dudes"231825
"Dive! Dive! Dive!"45
"Born in '58"81
1994"Tears of the Dragon"28636Balls to Picasso
"Shoot All the Clowns"3720
1995"Sacred Cowboys" #
1996"Back from the Edge"68Skunkworks
"Solar Confinement" #
1997"Accident of Birth"54Accident of Birth
"Man of Sorrows" §#
1998"Killing Floor" §The Chemical Wedding
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
"§" denotes Japanese release only.
# denotes UK promotional single release only.

Video albums[edit]

YearVideo detailsPeak chart positionsNotes
UKDENFINFRAITASWEUS
1991Dive! Dive! Live!
  • Released: 1 July 1991
  • Label: PMI (PMI49073)
  • Format: VHS
The show was filmed in Los Angeles, California, on 14 August 1990, during the Tattooed Millionaire U.S. tour leg. It was directed by James Yukich, known for his work with Iron Maiden's Live After Death.[7]
1997Skunkworks Live Video
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Victor (VIVP-66)
  • Format: VHS
A live performance filmed on 31 May and 1 June 1996, in Pamplona and Gerona, Spain, during the Skunkwoks world tour.[13] It was directed by Julian Doyle and released only in Japan.[29]
2006Anthology
  • Released: 20 June 2006
  • Label: Sanctuary (SVE4011)
  • Format: DVD
3
[30]
3
[30]
2
[30]
20
[30]
9
[30]
10
[30]
36
[31]

A three-DVD package that contained the live performances, Dive! Dive! Live! (1991), Skunkworks Live Video (1997), and Scream for Me Brazil (1999), plus all the promo videos and over one hour of extras and unreleased footage.[13]

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleDirector[29]
1990"Tattooed Millionaire"Storm Thorgerson
"All the Young Dudes"
"Dive! Dive! Dive!"Jim Yukich
"Born in '58"
1994"Tears of the Dragon"Howard Greenhalgh
"Shoot All the Clowns"
1996"Back From the Edge"Bruce Dickinson
"Inertia"
1997"Man of Sorrows"
"Road to Hell"
"Accident of Birth"
1998"Killing Floor"Julian Doyle
"The Tower"
2005"Abduction"

Box sets[edit]

YearBox set detailsNotes
2005Alive
  • Released: 23 May 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary (86393)
  • Format: CD
A three-disc box set, which compiled the live performances, Alive in Studio A/Alive at the Marquee (1995) and Scream for Me Brazil (1999). It was released on 23 May 2005 worldwide,—and on 21 June 2005 in the US—to celebrate the release of Tyranny of Souls.[12]

Other appearances[edit]

YearSongAlbumRef.
1989"Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter"A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 OST[5]
"Smoke on the Water"The Earthquake Album by Rock Aid Armenia[32]
1992"(I Want to Be) Elected"None (single)[33]
1994"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"Nativity in Black: A Tribute to Black Sabbath[34]
1997"Bohemian Rhapsody"Friends for Life[35]
"Elected"Bean OST (originally released in 1992 for Comic Relief)[36]
1998"The Zoo"ECW: Extreme Music[37]
"Trumpets of Jericho"Child's Play 4: The Bride of Chucky OST[38]
"Black Widow"Humanary Stew: A tribute to Alice Cooper[39]
2000"Into the Black Hole"Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator[40]
"The One You Love to Hate"Resurrection[41]
"Wannabe Gangstar"Wheatus[42]
2004"Shout it Out Loud"Sheep in KISS Make Up[43]
2005"Beast in the Light"Execution[44]
2008"Chemical Wedding"Chemical Wedding OST[45]
"Man of Sorrows"
2010"2 Minutes Silence"Video by The Royal British Legion[46]
2012"Second Movement: Andante"Concerto for Group and Orchestra by Jon Lord
2013"Behind Blue Eyes", "Black Night", "Emerald"The Sunflower Superjam 2012: Live at the Royal Albert Hall[47]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  34. ^ Parisien, Roch. "Nativity in Black: Tribute to Black Sabbath > Review". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
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  39. ^ Huey, Steve. "Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper > Review". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
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