Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding [2LP] (180 Gram, gatefold)
Solo Album On 180g Vinyl Double LP!
First Time Officially Released On LP In North America!
BMG/Sanctuary reissues the solo catalogue on vinyl from IRON MAIDEN frontman and rock legend, Bruce Dickinson worldwide.
Bruce Dickinson’s six solo albums span from 1990 to 2005 and have been cut from the original masters for reissue on heavyweight, black 180g vinyl in artwork sleeves. First time officially released on LP in North America!!
Once again re-emerging with new material after little more than 12 months than his fourth album, Bruce’s solo career clicked into yet another higher gear in 1998 upon the release of the frankly monumental The Chemical Wedding. Boasting the same line up as Accident Of Birth – Bruce, Roy Z, Adrian Smith, bassist Eddie Casillas and drummer David Ingraham – it offered a vicious riposte to those cynics who thought that musicians of Bruce’s generation had lost touch with the way heavy music sounded. Both the heaviest record that Bruce has ever made and the finest set of songs in his illustrious canon, the album received ecstatic reviews, and was widely embraced by fans of both Bruce’s solo career and, of course, Maiden themselves. This was modern heavy metal with a traditional heart, but somehow heavier, smarter and more invigorating than anyone had expected. On top of that, Bruce’s lyrics and the album’s concept offered a depth of substance and intent that cheerfully made a mockery of the idea that metal is a genre with a questionable intellect. Variously inspired by the life and works of William Blake (whose own words formed part of the epic "Jerusalem"), the nefarious aspirations of 19th century alchemists, and an assortment of wild, emotional personal observations, The Chemical Wedding was widely hailed as a masterpiece, and deservedly so.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• 1st Official North American Release on LP
• Remastered by Andy Pearce (2017)
• Cut from the original masters
• Gatefold jacket
• Artwork sleeves
1. King In Crimson
2. Chemical Wedding
3. The Tower
1. Killing Floor
2. Book Of Thel
1. Gates Of Urizen
3. Trumpets Of Jericho
1. Machine Men
2. The Alchemist