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on June 21, 2016
All you truly need to know about Iron Maiden's debut album is "Phantom Of The Opera." Say what you will about Paul Di'anno, but his gruff and bluesy voice marries the tempo and theme of Iron Maiden's first epic perfectly. "Phantom Of The Opera" is quintessential Maiden and would be their first of many truly great prog-epics. The speed changes, time adjustments, etc. make this song the monster that it is. The album is worth the purchase on the strength of this song alone! Trust me! However, other phenomenal songs are the dangerous and great-paced opening song "Prowler," the cautionary and lamenting tale that is "Charlotte The Harlot," the quiet/loud, slow/fast, semi-ballad quality of "Remember Tomorrow," and the punk anthem "Running Free." A truly classic first album and one you need to add to your collection if you haven't already. If you're new to Maiden, I'd still start with the timeless "Number Of The Beast" album first because that's Maiden at their most accessible. Come back to the this after you have an appreciation for the band, their style, and Bruce Dickinson. You won't be disappointed! I listen to "Phantom Of The Opera" at least once a day! Classic Maiden!!!
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on September 7, 2017
This is fantastic album. First heard it back in 1983. It never gets old. After wearing out my cassettes, I finally got it on CD. Should have done so a long time ago.
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on June 8, 2017
The beginning of a hall of fame career. This album is a great beginning. Solid record from top to bottom
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on October 3, 2017
Great self title, one of the best band from this planet, great cd, great sound and cheap.
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on December 30, 2016
The one that started it all for Maiden. I personally loved Paul Dianno's voice as much as Bruce Dickinson's (who arrived for Number of The Beast, their best CD ever). Ya gotta have this one just like you have to have Judas Priests "Sad Wings Of Destiny" to understand how the second coming of metal progressed (After the originators like Black Sabbath).
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on August 20, 2017
purchased to finish out my collection
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on April 20, 2017
Gets better every time I listen to it.
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on June 3, 2010
In 1980, Iron Miaden released their first full-length , self-titled name, with excellent musicians. It's a great start for this music legend
The sound is not polished. It’s an album with a dirty / RAW sound, the production is not bad at all, but it can be much better.
Steve Harris, with his legendary BASS and the feeling that he gives, so characteristic and distinctive sound,
Clive Burr is a machine at the drums especially in songs like "Phantom of the Opera" where it looks incredibly good or the catchy "Running Free", he's just an excellent drummer
I also highlight the voice of Paul Di'Anno, a singer with a big charisma and a perfect voice for the first Iron Maiden phase, with that raspy voice on songs like "Prowler" or "Iron Maiden" and the beautiful and clean vocal lines in "Remember Tomorrow" and "Strange World".
Dave Murray (loyal to the band since the beginning) and Dennis Stratton do an impeccable job creating and executing excellent riffs, as the beginning of "Phantom of the Opera" and all the incredible solos it has; or the catchy riff from "Iron Maiden",

OVERALL: Iron Maiden" is a highly recommendable album, here begins the legend and the best was yet to come. Great songs, very worked, memorable and catchy. Nice booklet whit pictures,notes, lyrics and those things we enjoy
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on May 12, 2017
Quality product.
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on November 11, 2015
Great CD, I love Iron Maiden so much. The reason why I gave it four instead of five was because of the fact that the CD case was damaged. I expected a brand new copy, but it was damaged. The CD itself is fine. But it was loose when I recieved it due to the part that holds the CD being damaged. The case also split in two. Luckily, as I said, the CD itself is fine. But I'd really love it if the CD case wasn't damaged. Oh well.
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