Bruce Dickinson – vocals
My manager at the time, Harrie, worked for the same management as Iron Maiden’s, so at some point he had given Bruce a copy of ‘Into the Electric Castle’. About 6 months later Harrie asked Bruce if he had ever listened to it, and he replied that he loved it!
Bruce’s nickname is the Siren, which is a very good description of his voice. Compared to Maiden he sounds so different on my CD. Normally Maiden’s music is faster, and he has more lyrics and less room to show off his voice. I gave him a lot of room to interpret the song and vocals. He sang the song 3 times, and I selected the best lines. During live gigs you often see Bruce putting his foot on the monitor when he needs to sing a high note. In my studio he put his foot on a little stool whenever he needed to reach a high note!