Iron Maiden ‎– Purgatory · Maiden Japan

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7939782, CDIRN 3 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(CD, Comp, Ltd) EMI, EMI CDP 7939782, CDIRN 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
18417 Iron Maiden Purgatorio = Purgatory(Cass, Comp) EMI 18417 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
456000003 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(2x12", Comp, Ltd) EMI 456000003 Colombia 1990 Sell This Version
IRN 3, IRN 31, IRN 32, 79 3979 1 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(2x12", Comp, Ltd) EMI, EMI, EMI, EMI IRN 3, IRN 31, IRN 32, 79 3979 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
2-52 7939781, 52 7939791, 52 7939801 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(2x12", Comp, Ltd) EMI, EMI, EMI 2-52 7939781, 52 7939791, 52 7939801 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
198-7 93978 1, 198-7 93979 1, 198-7 93980 1 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(2x12", Comp, Ltd) EMI, EMI, EMI 198-7 93978 1, 198-7 93979 1, 198-7 93980 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CDIRN 3, CDP 7939782 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(CD, Comp, Ltd) EMI, EMI CDIRN 3, CDP 7939782 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
TOCP-6183 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(CD, Comp, Ltd) EMI TOCP-6183 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CDP7939782 Iron Maiden Purgatory-Maiden Japan(CD, Comp, Ltd) Emi CDP7939782 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
TCP 2438 Iron Maiden Purgatory/Maiden Japan(Cass, Comp) EMI TCP 2438 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
none Iron Maiden Purgatory/Maiden Japan(LP, Comp, Pic, Promo, Unofficial) EMI (2) none UK 1990 Sell This Version
IRMJ-01 Iron Maiden Purgatory · Maiden Japan(CD, Comp, Ltd) EMI IRMJ-01 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

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leegrace1

leegrace1

September 7, 2017
referencing Purgatory · Maiden Japan, 2x12", Comp, Ltd, IRN 3, IRN 31, IRN 32, 79 3979 1

Good quality LTD vinyl. Sleeve a bit worse for wear and slight crackle throughout record.
idmarceloluiz

idmarceloluiz

June 17, 2012
referencing Purgatory · Maiden Japan, CD, Comp, Ltd, CDP 7939782, CDIRN 3
This is the third release in the First Ten Years collection, 10 EPs that collect 20 of the band's singles during their first decade of existence. Purgatory was a 2-tracker, standard single released in 1981 and the Maiden Japan EP was also released that year which I've already covered elsewhere in its extended, superior, fan club format upon which you could experience the whole gig, as the penultimate live recording of the band with their original vocalist Paul Di'anno.

Because it's all available elsewhere, I find this to be perhaps the single most worthless EP in the entire series. Both "Purgatory" and "Genghis Khan" are available on Di'anno's 2nd album with the band, Killers, though admittedly they are both great songs that I don't mind hearing again...I would only mind paying for it. The Maiden Japan EP contains only four of the tracks from the performance, beginning with "Running Free", then the murky 70s vibes of "Remember Tomorrow", the wailing "Killers" and the Zep-stepping grooves and morose melodies that complete "Innocent Exile". These all sound great, but I've covered them elsewhere, and I'd certainly urge any Maiden fan to try and track down that full-length version of the concert rather than this EP or the Maiden Japan EP itself, which is identical if you've got the standard domestic version.

"Listen With Nicko!" begins with the drummer mock snoring, which is my sentiment exactly when faced with the prospect of another of his rambling, schizoid anecdotes as he takes the piss out of himself and showcases the history of these tracks, which are coincidentally not something he himself was a part of (Clive Burr was still drumming). We learn little details like the original title of "Purgatory" and how it was one of the only singles that didn't chart in the top #50 for Maiden (by 1990, anyway), and McBrain jokingly infers that had he been part of the band then, perhaps it would have charted more favorably...

Simply put, this is the least compelling of the First Ten Years EPs, with very little of interest to offer unless it is your only means of acquiring material from the Maiden Japan EP. "Purgatory" and "Genghis Khan" are both great, but they are greater as a part of Killers. Otherwise, this is good only for its voucher towards the box case.