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Bruce Dickinson’s top 5 favourite albums

While being on tour in Indonesia with Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson spoke to the local edition of the Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview he revealed his top 5 favourite albums of all time. We list them here so that you can commend him on his music tastes. “In no particular order”, here it is:

  • Deep Purple – Made in Japan
  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
  • Jethro Tull – Aqualung
  • The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • Rainbow – Rising

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16 Comments to “Bruce Dickinson’s top 5 favourite albums”:

  1. 1
    james jay says:

    #1 and #5 cool…..#2 thru #4..mmmm not for me. Any non-Purple would have to be classic Rob Halford and JP plus some early Styx with John Cruelaski (sp?) on guitar.

  2. 2
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    Now I like Bruce Dickinson even more! 😉

  3. 3
    HZ says:

    This list is a bit changed then the last one he’s quoted:
    Instead of In Rock he’s got MIJ (which includes tunes from MH and Fireball also), no Black Sabbath SBS instead The Crazy.., and order is changed also.

    Bruce is legend, my favorite besides IG, DIO, DC and Hughes – well, the best in my opinion from second wave of hard’n’heavy. Way, way ahead of his counterparts with his magic “opera tenor hard’n’heavy voice”.

    Good list..

  4. 4
    George says:

    The man himself 🙂 he knows what to listen to.

  5. 5
    stefan says:

    Well….apart from Tull & Arthur Brown….spot on Mr.Dickinson….!!!!!

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Take a look at Flight 666 from 2008.

    You ll see your jaw fall down with awe and feel more exited than you felt for years watching a great live band at work.

    Personal favourites :

    The Trooper, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,The Clairvoyant.

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    Jeff Summers says:

    MIJ is an extraordinary album, even by todays standards. I think Bruce appreciates that. Having spoken tomost people involved in the classic live albums (Unleashed in the east, Strangers in the night, live and dangerous etc.) I know that MIJ is the only one which is untouched, no overdubs etc. Completely live!!

    Bruce has excellent taste for me :o)

  8. 8
    Big AL says:

    An obvious “Man in black fan”! I bet BD doesn’t care about scowls and throwing water, just some great sounds from great musicians!!!Cheers

  9. 9
    HZ says:


    You’re right, great DVD with great performance. Bruces voice is as in 80s. The Rime my favorite also.


    Come on, man, Tull is great.

  10. 10
    AndreA says:

    the best

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Zepp, Tull and Arthur Brown, one cant go wrong there.

    Good taste Bruce!

  12. 12
    Woodruff P Hoppinstopp says:

    In Rock Rainbow rising Cactus ot n sweaty couple of Gillans early albums rock on

  13. 13
    George Fotis says:

    I would have to say Machine Head is one of the best albums ever made! All the songs on that sound very good. Plus for the time it was made , it still sounds fantastic & modern all these years later! Lot’s of music from back then sounds silly now, but not Ritchie’s guitar work , it’s timeless. Highway Star would have to be the best song ever made by them, next to Smoke On The Water.

    Made In Japan is classic & the live sound of it comes up well , but it’s from several different show’s . The live in Japan box set is much better , where you can hear all the seperate nights. The whole concerts in order, not songs from here & there mixed together!

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  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Bruce is great : )


  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Great version :


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