Iron Maiden ‎– Iron Maiden

EMI ‎– EMC 3330, EMI ‎– 0C 062-07 269
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Prowler
A2 Remember Tomorrow
A3 Running Free
A4 Phantom Of The Opera
B1 Transylvania
B2 Strange World
B3 Charlotte The Harlot
B4 Iron Maiden

Companies, etc.



This pressing features the complete version of "Phantom Of The Opera" which is 7:20 in length. This has a short coda/reprise at the end, separated from the rest of the song by a few seconds of silence. Most other vinyl pressings have the shortened version. Only the UK Fame-edition, the Japanese pressing and the later released Czech pressings have the full length track too.

Catalogue number "EMC 3330" is printed on the rear sleeve, spine and face labels. "OC 062-07 269" is printed on the rear sleeve.
The record has a company inner sleeve with date code "480" or "680".

Recorded at Kingsway Studios, London.
Mixed at Morgan Studios, London.
℗ 1980 Original sound recording made by E.M.I. Records Ltd.
All titles published by Sanctuary Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Printer's code): G.O. 8004 G.L.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped Variant 1]): EMC 3330 A-1 5 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped Variant 1]): EMC 3330 B-1 8 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped Variant 2]): EMC 3330 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped Variant 2]): EMC 3330 B-1 53
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped Variant 3]): EMC 3330 A-1 17 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped Variant 3]): EMC 3330 B-1 18 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped Variant 4]): EMC 3330 A-1 21 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped Variant 4]): EMC 3330 B-1 44 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Stamped Variant 5]): EMC 3330 A- 1 62
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Stamped Variant 5]): EMC 3330 B- 1 9

Other Versions (5 of 234) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
31C 064 07269 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 07269 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
7243 4 96916 0 5 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(CD, Album, Enh, RE) EMI 7243 4 96916 0 5 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0777 7 52018 2 6 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(CD, Album, RE) EMI 0777 7 52018 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
262 07269 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(Cass, Album) EMI 262 07269 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
210095-1311 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(LP, Album, RE, Red) Globus International 210095-1311 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version


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October 17, 2017

A truly impressive debut - 4th place in the British charts! Music Maiden has always been commercial, but it does not spoil the music. There is not a single weak track on the album. Of course, the band had a lot of time - some of the songs were written five years before the release, and all this time these songs are proved their quality on live shows of the band. So here are not just a songs, but in fact it is a hits compilation, and it's no wonder that it's hard to choose the best!


August 13, 2017
Just wandering, just listened to this album for the first time. With my copy on side A on the most inner run out groove I can clearly hear: Back at you lair. Anyone else have this?? Could it be a mispressing??


June 28, 2017
Where is submission for Japanese cassette tape by Toshiba-EMI ZR25-533?


April 27, 2017

Is this release the original UK first pressing of this album? I


January 27, 2017
On the listing of songs for this album Sanctuary is missing from it.


November 7, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Totally agree with the previous reviewer.

While NOTB may perhaps be their masterpiece, this is my favourite Maiden album. I hadn't even reached my teens when it was released, so it was one of the first records I bought, and I would never have believed that I would still like it so much 36 years on.

Although the band later denied any punk influence, it's quite clear to me - some of it is even faster than the hardcore punk which was around at the time, which I was also a fan of. The big difference, of course, is the musicianship - few punk bands would be able to play like this.
Recalling my days at school, Di'Anno-era Maiden and Motorhead were the ONLY metal bands any of our punk friends would ever admit to liking - while some metal die-hards would prefer to completely disassociate themselves from punk, others (including me) were quite happy to listen to it alongside metal, and I'm sure that's why many of us were so quick to abandon "traditional" metal for thrash/crossover a few years later.

Enough reminiscing and back to the tracks, though. Every one's a winner on here, with not a single filler, but I'm also of the opinion that "Phantom Of The Opera" is the true masterpiece here: combining Wishbone Ash-style melodic duelling; proto-thrash/speedcore with, at the time, one of the fastest parts outside a Motorhead album or a Dischord Records 7"; Clive Burr's proto-death metal hi-hat runs, and perhaps even the earliest "mosh part" on a metal record - predating bands like Anthrax by several years - it's an incredible seven minutes of music.

All in all, this one of the few metal records which has constantly remained in my collection in one format or another, and I think that's going to remain the case until I'm in a box! :)


July 18, 2016
I think that regardless of any errors there may have been with the first Iron Maiden album, it is still such an essential piece of rock history and of the resurgence of heavy metal. It broke new ground and it helped to lead a new movement in music. Aside from the bass itself, that I very much enjoy about this album, and of course it is the element that has retained the essential feel of the band over its many decades of its existence, it is the work that they have done with the guitars that I find amazing. The one song, which in my opinion is masterful, it is Phantom of the Opera. The exquisite amount of detail and dexterity of the very complex and immensely rich syncopated scales throughout the whole song, it is incredible, specially in the solos, they are just remarkable, unparalleled by any one. It takes so much skill to develop something like that, and for them to have created something that intricate for their debut album, it is just amazing. Right from the beginning of their career they established themselves as an innovative force, not a riff band, but as a group composed of true musicians, and to this day that remains as their central trademark. UP THE FUCKING IRONS FOREVER!


August 14, 2014
In a word: Seminal. Metal, punk & prog fused into proto-thrash. The only thing wrong with it is the poor bass sound, ironic considering Steve Harris is the bedrock of Iron Maiden. This is well overdue a re-master with decent bass.


June 3, 2014
New official version, from an italian limited edition reissue for Parlophone records


December 7, 2012
The one that started it all, and the only place to begin your journey with this band if you want to understand the true dynamic, history and sound. A classic by all means and the beginning of a new era in the genre, not to be forgotten!