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Which album shoud have been recorded by Bruce?

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by fekso, Jul 27, 2017.


Which album shoud have been recorded by Bruce?

  1. Iron Maiden

    1 vote(s)
  2. Killers

    0 vote(s)
  3. The X Factor

    10 vote(s)
  4. Virtual XI

    4 vote(s)
  5. None of the above

    10 vote(s)
  1. fekso

    fekso Nomad

    Which Bruce Dickinson-less album do you think would have benefited the most from his vocals? We are not talking about re-recording. In terms of success, quality and legacy, whats your take?
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  2. fekso

    fekso Nomad

    The X Factor.

    I still regard it as a masterpiece as it is. But it would have been interesting in terms of critical response. I'm sure the response would have been a lot better!
  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I'm leaning toward Virtual XI. Several songs fit his style more than Blaze imo. X Factor is a close second, but I think the album would've taken a very different direction with Bruce.

    No thanks to him singing on the Paul albums.
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  4. fekso

    fekso Nomad

  5. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    For my money, Iron Maiden is the best of the bunch, and the one I'd most enjoy his vocals on. I quite enjoy the music on Virtual XI, so that would be my second choice.

    I still wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Another Life and Innocent Exile if they were sung by Bruce, and whilst he does a mighty rendition of Sign of the Cross even he can't put out the dumpster fire that is The X Factor.
  6. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 The Call of the Wretched Diesel

    Can there be a 'none' option? I think they're all fine as is and could not decide for the life of me. :p
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  7. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    In my opinion - all of them would benefit. ;) Except for Killers. That one would benefit from better songs.
  8. fekso

    fekso Nomad

    should be a L in there...
  9. Iron Lurker

    Iron Lurker Invader

    Hey now, I think Killers is awesome. And it has nothing to do with the fact it was my first Maiden album and is very near and dear to my heart...nope, not at all.....:innocent:
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  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I fixed this poll. I should also move it to the polls forum...in fact, I'm going to.
  11. The Reverend

    The Reverend Invader

    I would love to hear the rest of The X Factor with Bruce on vocals.
  12. None of them. Even songs from Killers such as Wrathchild don't sound quite right with Bruce.

    Yes Bruce adds something to Clansman & Sign of the Cross, but the weaker Blaze songs would still be weak songs, irrespective of who sang them...
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    None. It never crossed my mind. Also not when the Blaze albums came out. This was how the new singer sounded, this was how the band sounded, this was how the music sounded and the singer was part of it.
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  14. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Virtual XI. But we already have it, and it's called Brave New World.

    I don't mean this in a bad way towards Blaze's performance on said album. He did the best he could with what he had to work with. I very much believe these two albums are very similar in terms of songwriting and direction, and if the former had got the treatment with a Shirley-helmed production and substantial budget in a nice studio I'm convinced they'd be viewed as equally good albums. As it stands, I feel Brave New World is a way better album than it has any right of being with the songs that are on it, and Virtual XI has good material let down by poor production.
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  15. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I'd give anything to hear the Blaze albums with Bruce.
  16. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Anything?! Come now, Travis. You exagerate.
  17. Number 6

    Number 6 Educated Fool

    None. I can't picture any of those albums (as they are) with Bruce on vocals.
  18. Christoffer

    Christoffer Invader

    I'm leaning towards Virtual XI even though i like that album a lot, it's just that this album went in a more classic Iron Maiden style than what X Factor did. Blaze's vocal style fit that album better

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