Iron Maiden

~ Release group by Iron Maiden

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 1C 064-07 269 [none]
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 1A 062-07269 [none]
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) EMC 3330 [none]
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 9 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) ST-12094
Iron Maiden Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 11C 074 07269 [none]
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 9 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) ST 12094 [none]
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 8 Fame, EMI Electrola (more likely the company trademark of EMI Electrola GmbH than an imprint) 1C 038 1575481, 1C 038-15 7548 1 5099915754813
Iron Maiden CD 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CP32-5106 [none]
Iron Maiden CD 8 Fame, EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CD-FA 3121, CDM 7 52018 2 077775201826
Iron Maiden CD 9 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7 91415 2 077779141524
Iron Maiden 2×CD 9 + 3 Castle Records 102-2, CASTLE 102-2 600234010228
Iron Maiden 2×CD 8 + 4 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243 8 35868 2 0 724383586820
Iron Maiden Enhanced CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 496 9160, 7243 4 96916 0 5 724349691605
Iron Maiden CD 9 東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29) TOCP-50691 4988006757813
Iron Maiden Enhanced CD 9 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI Music Canada 496 9160, 7243 4 96916 0 5 724349691605
Iron Maiden Enhanced CD 9 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243496916-0 724349691605
Iron Maiden CD 9
Iron Maiden CD 9 Raw Power RAW CD 127 602923012728
Iron Maiden Enhanced CD 11 Sanctuary Records (US, 2000-2007) CK 86207 696998620728
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 50999 972948 1 8 5099997294818
Iron Maiden CD 9 Gruppo Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 14SC0036 [none]
Iron Maiden Digital Media 8 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) [none]
Iron Maiden CD 8 Parlophone 0190295567767 0190295567767
(unknown)
Iron Maiden 12" Vinyl 8 Parlophone 2564625244, EMC 3330 825646252442

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Running Free
Sanctuary
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000198284 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/14394 [info]
Wikidata: Q209646 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Iron_Maiden:Iron_Maiden_(1980) [info]
other databases: http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Iron_Maiden/Iron_Maiden/73 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/iron_maiden/iron_maiden/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xr3n [info]

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Witness here the dawn of the New Age of Heavy Metal with 1980's pulsating debut from the East London's finest metal merchants - Iron Maiden. Amazingly, it took nearly five years and a number of line up changes before this vital incarnation of the heavy metal supergroup were committed to record. What's evident from the outset, however, is that all those years performing outside of the recoding studio have only worked in favour of Steve Harris' monstrous creation as they start like they aim to finish - at the top of their game. From the rampaging opening number 'Prowler', through perennial Maiden favourites "Running Free", "Phantom of the Opera" and "Charlotte the Harlot, on to the band's sensational self titled signature tune, Iron Maiden is a pure expression of every metalhead's dream - fast and furious full noise fun.

Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton trade blazing harmonised guitar licks that soar above Harris' incessant bass excursions and Clive Burr's solid skins. Bruce Dickinson is often considered the quintessential voice of Iron Maiden but its Paul Di'Anno up front lending his lung power here and he does the job with a raspy, almost punkish quality that defiantly brings home the bacon.

There is, it must be said, potential for a whinge about the somewhat lacking big band bluster you might expect from a more modern production but if you're serious about experiencing the sonic nirvana that can be found exploring these works from the early metal masters you really shouldn't notice because you'll have the thing turned up too damn loud anyway. To get the most out of Iron Maiden is pretty simple - get a copy, wind the volume and give it a jolly good thrashing!