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Bruce Dickinson - Anthology
Bruce Dickinson - Anthology
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     6hr 0min

A definitive collection of material from the former frontman of the legendary Iron Maiden ANTHOLOGY includes rare and never-before-seen performance and personal footage. Included is a 30-song concert from Bruce's first-eve...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock & Metal
Studio: Sanctuary Records
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/20/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 6hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Truth Hurts | USA | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here's what this bad-boy has on it:

DVD disc 1 is a live performance extravaganza boasting 30 show-stopping tracks, recorded during the 90's as Bruce forged ahead with his solo career. Dive Dive Live was recorded at the Town and Country Club, Los Angeles on the Tattooed Millionaire Tour, August 14th 1990. This was Bruce's first outing as a solo artist with a new band made up of Janick Gers (Guitar), Andy Carr (Bass) and Dickie Fliszar (Drums).

"Dive Dive Live" track listing:
01. Riding With The Angels
02. Born In '58
03. Lickin' The Gun
04. Gypsy Road
05. Dive Dive Dive
06. Drum Solo
07. Zulu Zulu
08. The Ballad Of Mutt
09. Son Of A Gun
10. Hell On Wheels
11. All The Young Dudes
12. Tattooed Millionaire
13. No Lies
14. Fog On The Tyne
15. Winds Of Change
16. Sin City
17. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
18. Black Night

The second live-in-concert performance offered up on Disc 1 was filmed over two sweaty back-to-back dates during the Skunkworks Tour in Pamplona and Gerona, Spain on May 31st and June 1st 1996. Bruce was fronting a new young band, with a new name, and was joined on stage by Alex Dickson (Guitars), Chris Dale (Bass) and a certain infamous Italian drummer, Alessandro Elena. Originally created for a four track video EP release in Japan, this is the hour long Skunkworks concert in full, for the very first time.

"Skunkworks Live" track listing:
01. Space Race
02. Back From The Edge
03. Tattooed Millionaire
04. Inertia
05. Faith
06. Meltdown
07. I Will Not Accept The Truth
08. Laughing In The Hiding Bush
09. Tears Of The Dragon
10. God's Not Coming Back
11. Dreamstate
12. The Prisoner

DVD Disc 2 keeps the live-in-concert experience alive with rare footage of Bruce performing in Sao Paulo, 1999 during the Chemical Wedding World Tour. Almost two hours in length, 'Scream For Me Brazil' represents Bruce's last outing as a true solo artist before rejoining the ranks of Maiden shortly afterwards. No official film recording was permitted although this film taken from the crowd screen feeds features highlights of the show which later become a live album of the same name. With a new heavier line-up made up of long time song writing partner Roy Z (Guitar), old Maiden partner Adrian Smith and rhythm section of Dave Ingraham (Drums) and Eddie Casillas (Bass), this 'bootleg' documents Bruce at his most intense.

"Scream For Me Brazil" track listing:
01. King In Crimson
02. Gates Of Urizen
03. Killing Floor
04. Book Of Thel
05. Tears Of The Dragon
06. Laughing In The Hiding Bush
07. Accident Of Birth
08. The Tower
09. Darkside Of Aquarius
10. The Road To Hell

DVD Disc 3 Is an extensive collection of promotional videos made during Bruce's solo career. From his days at EMI through to his own self produced videos of recent times, each video is accompanied by a short introduction by Bruce himself, discussing the ideas, concepts and eventual filming behind each of the videos. Each intro provides an interesting insight into Bruce's solo career as it progressed and the highlights and pitfalls of producing your own promotional videos.

Promotional Videos:
01. Tattooed Millionaire
02. All The Young Dudes
03. Dive Dive Dive
04. Born In '58
05. Tears Of The Dragon
06. Shoot All The Clowns
07. Back From The Edge
08. Inertia
09. Accident Of Birth
10. Road To Hell
11. Man Of Sorrows
12. Killing Floor
13. The Tower
14. Abduction

Alongside the 14 promotional videos, Disc 3 also includes over an hours worth of extras!
The Tyranny Of Souls interview was originally filmed as a general interview for press purposes. This is a track by track breakdown of the concept behind the songs on the Tyranny Of Souls album, providing more of an in-depth look at the writing methods that Bruce has formed with long time wiring partner Roy Z.

Samson "Biceps Of Steel" -- (Previously available as a DVD-single):
Bruce made his video debut fronting Samson in this rather curious adaptation of the story of Samson and Delilah, filmed at the Rainbow Theatre, London. Filmed and directed by Julien Temple who perhaps was more famous for the Sex Pistols movie - 'The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle', this 15 minute featurette was distributed through-out cinemas as a support feature to Hazel O' Connors 'Breaking Glass' in 1980.

I hope Amazon lists a PRICE for this sometime soon, so you can...
BUY IT !!!"
Great Bruce; Needs some fine Tuning
Santeria | Tallahassee | 07/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is kind of a hard set to review, since you can look at it in a couple of ways. Only one comment applies to all three discs( No Producer).
Disc 3 has the prime content, and is pretty much the main item.One thing to note is that Bruce always has something to say in his lyrics.The last three albums have been the most overtly occult items, with heavy links to Aleister Crowley very evident in his work.
My opinion is that this is kind of a Diary, or "journal" entry of Bruce's solo career right with a snippet from SAMSON( pre-Maiden) to the Solo together with Maiden efforts.
You could also view the 3rd disc as what you buy with discs 1 and 2 as the bonus discs, but overall this set REALLY needs a producer since the content is great ( Janick is very good despite what people say, even if he might not rank as highly as Roy Z or Adrian Smith ).

DVD1: First concert has clean audio in PCM Dolby, and the duration is 90 minutes, not 70 as listed. Janick is very flashy, and he has more in the way of Jimi Hendrix techniques than anything else. However, as dodgy as the video is on this concert, you can see on disc 3 that an edit has an ultra clear show of the concert.
The Second Concert on disc 1 has Good Audio, and is more of a concept video since it was shot for a Japanese 4 cut EP. Due to the credits referring to a "Digitizer", I do suspect that the raw footage is clean, and some idiot thought that the strung out and stoned look would work. The "Digitizer" seems to have made the footage look dirty, and I hope that is the case since this is supposed to be a pro-shot show, as is the first concert.Time for this show is 55 minutes, not 60 as stated on the pack.

DVD 2; Scream for me Sao Paolo; I like Bruce's Sacred Cowboys short, quite a good concept. Bruce actually acknowledged that this is recorded. It shows evidence of line production with dissolves and cross fades. It is exactly 60 minutes.
ROY Z and Adrian can be seen in all their brilliance on this disc.

DVD 3; The promo Videos fall into two classes, some done by the first director and Bruce, and the ones done by Julian Doyle.
The first lot are very clear evidence how a lack of clear video vision can destroy an otherwise good video clip. Doyle's work is clear and masterful.
BICEPS OF STEEL: the SAMSON masterpiece. A Great interview with Bruce about the SAMSON film.
TYRANNY OF SOULS: A very Good Interview with Bruce, probably the best I have ever seen.

DVD PACK OVERALL: Great Cover Design. The Insert booklet is just as good.The Insert slots for the additional two discs are the best and most secure I have seen, very good idea. The BIG almost colossal failing is that the PCM audio is just okay, and the Video needs cleaning up. I put the discs on 5.1 audio, and only one channel. Switch to 2 channel Dolby, and front left, middle and back right work. As you can learn from the interviews on disc 3, Bruces Failure to pick a Good Producer ( or a Producer at all, since this pack has NO producer credit at all) will come close to killing a project.
I did, that being said, enjoy the discs, and if they hire a producer to clean up video, remix the sound, then this set would be WAY more than what it currently is now."
Good compilation of live show, with Promo footage to boot
Concerned One | Clarinda, IA | 08/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Anthology is a very good collection of 3 live shows from Bruce Dickinson's, pulled from many sources. DVD ONE has Tattoo Millionaire tour live footage (DIVE DIVE DIVE), and Skunkworks Live. The DIVE video is poor quality shots, and the sound is not the greatest. My favorite is the Skunkworks footage. That album was probably the best of his first three solo albums in terms of musicianship and variation from maiden. It's good to the footage done when it was still fresh, and laugh at Bruce trying to be "alternative".
Disc two is just Scream for Me Brazil in yet another package. Good song set, playing Bruce's best solo work ever (Chemical Wedding Material), but it's too bad that the sound is poor and video is cut from video feeds from the crowd screens. Pretty disapointing disc, could have been left out, made the package cost less, and no one would have missed it. This keeps this DVD from getting 5 Stars
Disc three is the cool best part of this package. The promo videos are just nice to have in one spot. The Tyranny of Souls promo video is interesting, and where else are you going to find the Samson footage. All of the videos also have an intro option with bruce dickinson describing the story of each video (like knowing the "Tatooed Millionaire" video was directed by the pink floyd "Learning to Fly" the connection is made). Nice job with the last disc.
Overall, I feel the skunkworks video and the Promo material are the best parts of this collection, and make it worth the 10 dollars I paid for this. I would suggest to all to try an pay under 20 dollars for this collection, because the bulk of these DVD's is filler on disc two, and I would feel ripped off by it.
If you have been a long time maiden/dickinson fan, get this anyway."
What a great Compilation
Edward J. Holmes | Demotte, Indiana United States | 07/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bruce Dickinson is one of the greatest performers of our time. Not only is he fronting one of the greatest metal bands (Iron Maiden, in case anybody didn't know), but he is also an accomplished solo artist, as well as a master fencer and airline pilot. Bruce can do it all and he is'nt slowing down! Anthology is a must have for Bruce completists. As far as I can tell, everything is here. 3 concerts, videos and interviews all on 3 DVDs. Most of this stuff I've not seen before or it has been a long time since I have seen it. Such as the shows. Most of the videos I have not seen. MTV does not play the good stuff and niether does anyone else, so if you have'nt seen the videos, this set is for you. Bruce conveys an intelligence that a lot of metal performers don't exhibit. He stands above the rest and is certainly an individual muscian that is'nt afraid to try new things. If you're into Maiden and Bruce's solo stuff, you will like this set. Also, Roy Z., Dickinson's producer and guitarist is phenominal. Adrian Smith is always a joy to watch and all of Bruce's different solo bands spout great musicians. Bruce is a god."