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5.0 out of 5 stars Its Skunkworks, not so much Bruce himself
This album has been a good listen now and again, but I have never given it the proper attention that it truly deserves. As far as I know Skunkworks was meant as a band, not as a solo album, but there was something with the music label that haulted it. In the end it became a Dickinson record, which is in a way sad, as the direction taken here is pretty far from his other...
Published on 18 May 2007 by Irena Eystberg

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2.0 out of 5 stars Bruce loses direction
Firstly, i adore Bruce, hell, i personally think that this line up of his band (Alex Dickson, Chris Dale and Alessandro Elena) were perhaps the finest band i ever had the good fortune to see perfom live, but this album sucks big time. 'Back from the Edge' is the only track on here worth even taking the time to listen to (get the single if you can or the 'Best of' album)...
Published on 10 Sep 2003 by J. Mead


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Skunkworks, not so much Bruce himself, 18 May 2007
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Irena Eystberg (Copenhagen) - See all my reviews
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This album has been a good listen now and again, but I have never given it the proper attention that it truly deserves. As far as I know Skunkworks was meant as a band, not as a solo album, but there was something with the music label that haulted it. In the end it became a Dickinson record, which is in a way sad, as the direction taken here is pretty far from his other work. It has a semi-progressive and spacy side to not found on his other records. Don't get me wrong, this is all Bruce (how could it not be?), just a lot different. It has a sci-fi feel to it, an otherworldy feel, which is cool as hell. This record has been somewhat overlooked as he released three very fine metal ones subsequently.

The melodies and the sublime guitar work is what I find to be its strength. I would not be sad at all to see him join up with these guys again and make another Skunkworks record. Not sad at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Album, not classic metal music however, 3 Jun 2009
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George Spiros (Athens, Greece) - See all my reviews
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First of all i am a huge Bruce Dickinson Fan. If i was rating this album for if i liked it, i would give it 5/5. I have listened to it innumerable amount of times, and i really really like it.

But i'll try to be objective.

This is a weird album. It is nothing like you've ever heard from Dickinson. Nothing you'd expect from him. It isnt metal, more like metal/industrial/grunge, something like that.

This will upset a lot of Bruce Dickinson or Maiden Fans, It is true and i dont blame them. Forget the crystall clear vocals, the screams that teared your ears. It is way different. Thus it is very controversial.

But it isnt bad, on the contrary, it is a very good album. Just throw away any prejudice's and give it some time. I am sure you will like it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated album, 27 Sep 2003
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This is Bruces least commercial work, in fact, I'd go as far as to say it has absolutely no commercial potential. Still, for me it's the #1 Bruce album, even over the fantastic Chemical Wedding. I had to listen through the album at least 6 or 7 times before I actuallly liked it. But from there it only got better and better. The mixture of musical elements and the complexity and originality in each song makes it almost impossible to grow tired of it. And since it has no "best song", none of the songs are disappoiting. This is music that has never been done before and will never be done again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece., 11 Mar 2013
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On this album, Bruce really found his solo sound and direction. Although this is the only Bruce album to veer into "Grunge" territory, it marks the start of his Golden Era.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bruce loses direction, 10 Sep 2003
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Firstly, i adore Bruce, hell, i personally think that this line up of his band (Alex Dickson, Chris Dale and Alessandro Elena) were perhaps the finest band i ever had the good fortune to see perfom live, but this album sucks big time. 'Back from the Edge' is the only track on here worth even taking the time to listen to (get the single if you can or the 'Best of' album) the rest are a mismatch collection of ideas that, for me, just do not work. Bruce, and the band, can do so much better (dig out 'Alive in Studio A' if you can still get it these days - a perfect example of what this band COULD do and a fantastic collection of songs. I was lucky enough to meet Bruce after this albums release (a signing for the far superior 'Accident of Birth' album) and told him how poor i thought this was. Think yourself lucky if you don't buy it - some of us saw the tour for this album (an entire set virtually culled from this platter). I still shudder when i think about that gig :o)
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