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Iron Maiden [Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Iron MaidenAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (March 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B000063COX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Metal's Old-School Classics! October 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
While Bruce Dickinson is THE voice of Iron Maiden, I think Paul DiAnno's contribution during the early Maiden years is too often overlooked. "Phantom of the Opera" and "Sanctuary" are the first great tunes that turned me on to Iron Maiden, and alerted me to just what an incredible group they are.

I won't go as far to say that I like DiAnnio over Dickinson... there is nobody in all of heavy metal that could reproduce that melodic war-cry of a voice he lets rip! But DiAnnio was unique, and left enough of an impression on this album that I think he deserves a bit more of a nod than he gets.

If you have only heard the highlight CDs of Iron Maiden like "Number of the Beast" and "Powerslave," believe me, you are missing out. Those albums are excellent, true. This album is one of the finest beginnings of any band in the this genre of music.

"Phantom of the Opera" is such a unique piece in the heavy metal tunes of that era. There are so many terrible metal lyrics from that era, which makes this great song stand out. The combo of common mental torment, silent film references, and the classic Maiden guitar licks make everyday domestic-despair sound like gothic horror.

One of those rare albums that is every bit as good as Iron Maiden's later efforts! Worth the time and dough!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden wants you for dead! May 28, 2002
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This is the album that started it all. Iron Maiden's fantastic debut. It's not exactly the Maiden we all know and love today, but it's still a solid debut, one of the best ever. Paul DiAnno has a much different vocal delivery than Bruce, more rough and aggressive, but it still works. And, he's also an excellent singer, as you will see on such tracks as "Remember Tomorrow" and the surprisingly soft "Strange World" (one of the few Maiden songs that never gets heavy).
The musicianship is excellent here. The music itself sounds like a cross between 80's punk and Deep Purple. However, the technicality is taken up a notch. Even without Adrian Smith, the guitars still blaze like a wildfire. Steve Harris puts on what may be his best performance to date. He is truly one of the best bassists in rock. He even gets a couple of brief solo spots. Nice drumming from Clive Burr. He's not as techinically proficient as Nicko, but he may be a bit faster.
The music is generally not as epic (most of the songs are under 4 minutes), but they're still great. Standouts would have to be "Prowler", "Phantom of the Opera", the aforementioned ballads, the awesome instrumental "Transylvania" (check out Iced Earth's album "Horror Show" for their incredible cover of the song), and of course "Iron Maiden". But I don't think there's a bad song here.
I don't think this album can stand up to the later work with Bruce, but it's still great stuff, one of the best albums of 1980. I personally think it destroys "British Steel" and "Back in Black", even if those two (great) albums were much more commercially successful. While it would have been alright (or as Paul would say, "olroight") if they had kept Paul and made a bunch of albums like this, I for one am glad they got Bruce. But, it's a shame that Paul never really did much after this. He's very talented. Anyway, this is a great album, and every Maiden fan needs to hear where it all began.
UP THE IRONS!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable debut October 5, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Iron Maiden's 1980 debut album has certainly stood the test of time well. Still earthy and gritty, Iron Maiden is a great offering of NWOBHM class, a touch of streetwise punk and moody side tangents. The variety and skill the band showed at such an early age is quite impressive and as a result, their first album is a classic that still deserves praise and attention.
The band's later inclination towards epic arrangements is still in early bloom here, as "Phantom of the Opera" shows. The seven minute song is the band's first epic track and shows a good sense of ambitious arrangement as well as the twin lead guitar attack the band would ultimately be infamous for. But the album also offers a lot of dirtier and harder rocking songs like the opening "Prowler" and "Running Free". And as a very interesting counterpart to the epics and rocking tracks, "Strange World" and "Remember Tomorrow" are both hypnotic and geniunely introspective mellow pieces that prove the band could quiet things down to create a very strong pensive mood. Original lead vocalist Paul Di'anno offers a fabulous gritty voice to the material. His voice is what originally lent Iron Maiden a street level credibility that other, higher octave bands might not have gotten in 1980.
Even when compared to their awesome later releases, the debut from Maiden still holds a place as a remarkable album in my collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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To some Iron Maiden are a joke, well because to them heavy metal itself is a joke (whereas other bands like for example Coldplay, U2 are the modern day Beatles) and there's not much point in trying to convince them how incredible something like Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is.

But this album is a whole different thing, before Maiden evolved into a more "traditional" metal sound. This is before the time of Bruce Dickinson and Number of the beast, when Paul Di'anno with his shorter hair, more raw, slightly punk style vocals was the leader. There is simply no way you can dislike this album, no one sang with that much feeling and sincerity, no one more determined than Steve Harris (who wrote nearly all the songs here) to lead his band to true greatness. This comes from a time when Iron Maiden had SOUL, not something that metal music in general is associated with. The Maiden signature sound is present from day one, but the song writing and playing is of a higher standard, whether it's Harris bass lines, Clive Burr's (one of rock's most criminally overlooked drummers) grooves or Dave Murray's Hendrix influenced, unstructured soloing. When Paul Di'anno sang no one listening to it is left in any doubt that he felt how he sang. If you can't feel the being of Remember Tommorow and Strangeworld you have no soul. Dennis Stratton's opening solo on the latter track (atleast I think that's him) is out of this world and should rank as one of the best guitar solo's written for it's emotion if not complexity. Sad he was fired after the first Maiden album because his evolving music style was at odds with the bands.

Then there's the rockers Prowler, Running Free, Charlotte, Sanctuary. Any album with a string of songs like these could only be called classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Classic album by one of my favorite bands
Published 23 days ago by Jake Borowy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Classic
What can I say about this one,a remastered look at one of the most iconic NWOBHM releases ever,a real gem.
Published 1 month ago by mike childress
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Hey, it's not Bruce Dickinson yet, but it is the first album from a legendary metal band. Can't have any Iron Maiden in your collection without this one.
Published 2 months ago by C. Balara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
A big fan of the Paul D. Years.. Had to get this Album for the music.. Every song is Awesome.. This CD rocks
Published 4 months ago by Mike A. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome artist exceptional cd
this is a top 5 maiden album. this is an awesome debut it delivers one of the best heaviest sounds in the game next to black sabbath. any one should have this its number 3.
Published 6 months ago by psycho headhunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden
A classic from one of the worlds classic heavy metal bands. This and Killers are my two favorite Iron Maiden albums. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Well, Wherever! Wherever You Are!
The only really great thing Iron Maiden did without Bruce Dickinson. Killers was pretty good too, but not this good. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Hunt2live
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an album
Please see earlier comments/review about Killers.

This was a gift... dude liked it. It's on a shelf. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stella Seabass
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best
I'm not saying Bruce sucks. He is outstanding but this is one of the rawest Iron Maiden albums ever. This showcased their talent in music and is absolutely fantastic! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Foolmanchew
5.0 out of 5 stars In the beggining God made Maiden
The first album and an absolute classic. It's great. Paul DiAnno, the original singer, has a different more punkish style than Bruce and it worked well. Read more
Published 14 months ago by JeradL
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