BRUCE DICKINSON - Readies Solo Recap Page 2
By Martin Popoff

Besides offering 13 odds 'n' sods (including the infamous 'I'm In A Band With An Italian Drummer'), the album includes two brand new tracks, 'Silver Wings' and 'Broken' being attached to CD1. Bruce offers this comment on 'Silver Wings'. "Roy Z and I were playing around with old demos, and I had heard this backing track that we had and said, 'that sounds like Maiden, 1985 style.' And he said 'yeah, yeah, yeah.' And I said 'go on, I'll write some lyrics and I'll put a tune to it.' So I did, and we all just had a hoot putting the demo down, and we were laughing and drinking beer and I said, 'come on, let's put it on the record.' And he said, 'no, we can't do that; we'll get in trouble' (laughs). And I said 'no we won't, I'll take it to London and I'll see what everybody thinks about it before we do anything.' So I played them this thing and I said to Rod Smallwood, Maiden's manager 'what do you think, man?' And he said, 'I think it sounds fantastic!' So I said, 'so we can put it on the record then?' And he said 'oh yeah!' And so Silver Wings is pretty much Iron Maiden 'Aces High'-style, done by me and Roy. And the other track, 'Broken', was conceived, I suppose as a fairly catchy four-minute song done along the lines of Chemical Wedding."

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