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The best of, huh?
on October 22, 2003
[2.5 Stars...why can't Amazon let us choose a half star???]
I know there are so many people out there that love Bruce's solo work, and I agree it is good. But due to maybe some mental deficiency on my part, I havent found his songs all that interesting. Maybe the lyrics are beyond me, but then I'm not really listening for them. The accompnying music on each song is great, and great to hear metal still sound like metal in the 90s, but I'm just not into his solo work, for some reason Maiden is where it's at for my tastes.
For Bruce alone, this CD is about as good as it gets for me, but it still falls horribly short. I thought I would at least enjoy a best of collection. Truth is my favourite song here is "Back From the Edge" that harmony in his voice is killer and makes for a good travelling song, I take it with me if I'm going out of town somewhere where there is open road, its great for that. "Accident of Birth" also finds the mark and maybe the heaviest track on this CD, though I may be mistaken. "The Tower" isn't half bad, so yes there are few decent songs making it a disc to get when you feel the need to buy something. I already own TATTOOED MILLIONAIRE so the two inclusions here are just simple reminders. Now I don't want you to think that because I liked the popish-metal of his first CD that that would be the reason I can't get into his later stuff, because really I only bought TATTOOED MILLIONAIRE for that specific track.
Anyway there isn't much for me here, if you want, join me over at the Iron Maiden section of the music store. Sorry Bruce, stick with Maiden. 5/13