Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Iron Maiden mark 40th anniversary of album debut with special vinyl release

Iron Maiden will mark the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album this fall with a unique vinyl release.

The group will issue a limited- edition crystal clear 12” vinyl picture disc of the set on October 9, in sync with the UK’s National Album Day on October 10 - a celebration of the long-player in association with the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).

Originally released in the spring of 1980, “Iron Maiden” introduced the group to fans outside of the UK while featuring several iconic tracks that would be staples in the band’s setlist through the years, including the singles “Running Free” and “Sanctuary”, album cuts “Phantom Of The Opera”, “Prowler” and the title track – the most performed song in their live history.

The project – which reached No. 4 on the UK charts – featured the lineup of vocalist Paul Di'Anno, founder and bassist Steve Harris, guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton, and drummer Clive Burr.

The 40th anniversary limited edition crystal clear vinyl picture disc is available to pre-order via ironmaiden.com.

While Iron Maiden cancelled their full touring plans for the year due to the pandemic, they have rescheduled a series of European shows to 2021.

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“Iron Maiden”

Side One

Remember Tomorrow
Running Free
Phantom Of The Opera

Side Two

Strange World
Charlotte The Harlot
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