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Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden cover artwork by Derek Riggs
Released April 14th, 1980
Recorded January 1980 at Kingsway Studios, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length 37:35
Label EMI
Producer Wil Malone
Singles "Running Free"
"Sanctuary"
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Iron Maiden is the eponymous debut studio album by Iron Maiden. It was issued by EMI on 14 April 1980 in the UK, and a few months later in North America, originally on Harvest/Capitol Records and subsequently Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records in the US. The North American version also included the song "Sanctuary", previously released in the UK as a non-album single. In 1998, along with the rest of the band's pre-1995 releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with "Sanctuary" added in all territories. It is the band's only album to feature guitarist Dennis Stratton.

Although Iron Maiden have since criticized the quality of the album's production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart as well as achieving prominence for the band in mainland Europe.


Track Listing[]

Original Release[]

  1. "Prowler" (3:55)
  2. "Remember Tomorrow" (5:27)
  3. "Running Free" (3:16)
  4. "Phantom of the Opera" (7:22)
  5. "Transylvania" (4:05)
  6. "Strange World" (5:45)
  7. "Charlotte the Harlot" (4:12)
  8. "Iron Maiden" (3:35)

1995 Reissue Bonus Disc[]

  1. "Sanctuary" (3:14)
  2. "Burning Ambition" (2:42)
  3. "Drifter" (live) [6:04]
  4. "I've Got the Fire" (live Montrose cover) [3:14]


Personnel[]

References[]

This is a list of references for Iron Maiden (album).

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