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Iron MaidenKillers

Label:EMI – EMC 3357, EMI – OC 062-07 450
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Tracklist

A1The Ides Of March1:48
A2Wrathchild2:54
A3Murders In The Rue Morgue4:14
A4Another Life3:22
A5Genghis Khan3:02
A6Innocent Exile3:50
B1Killers4:58
B2Prodigal Son6:05
B3Purgatory3:18
B4Drifter4:47
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Credits

Notes

Similar to Killers but with "TOWNHOUSE" in the runouts.

Recorded at Battery Studios, London.
Lacquer Cut "TOWNHOUSE" taken from the Matrix / Runout area.

℗ 1981 Original sound recordings made by EMI Records Ltd.

Both cat#s are printed on the upper right corner of the back cover. In addition, "EMC 3357" is printed on the spine, on the labels and on the runout area.

Comes with a EMI company inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Printer's mark ): TM 8102 RS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): EMC 3357A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): EMC 3357B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 1): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 A - 1 U
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 1): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 B - 1 U
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 3): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 A - 1 U 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 3): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 B - 1 U 42 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 4): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 A - 1 U 26 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 4): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 B - 1 U 33 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 6): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 A - 1 U 23 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 6): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 B - 1 U 37 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 8): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 A - 1 U 15 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 8): TOWNHOUSE EMC 3357 B - 1 U 23 2

Other Versions (5 of 420)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Killers (LP, Album)EMIEMC.3357Australia1981
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Killers (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI, EMI2C070-07450, 2C 070 - 07.450France1981
Killers (LP, Album)EMI Electrola1C 064-07 450Germany1981
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Killers (LP, Album)Jugoton, EMILSEMI 70946, EMC 3357Yugoslavia1981
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Killers (LP, Album)EMI1A 062-07450Netherlands1981

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Reviews

  • fruitkiller's avatar
    fruitkiller
    Best Maiden is Paul Maiden, which is fact, Slayer were a cover band of those first 2 albums, and innumerable other early thrash/speed metal bands were inspired by this and the previous record. Too bad Paul kinda faded into obscurity despite continuing his career.
    • cjparks56's avatar
      cjparks56
      Killers - 4XT-121421 1981 cassette.
      I have this and always the 1st editions sound the best. I only buy 1st editions and presses. Re-issues usually disappoint!
      • Plattengourmet's avatar
        Can't find my version:
        EMI 1C 038-15 7593
        Made in EEC
        Matrix Numbers: Side One 1575931-A12-D, Side Two Side One 1575931-B2-D
        Yellow labes without Eddie
        • Pyha_Jimmy's avatar
          Pyha_Jimmy
          Edited 9 years ago
          I've EMI 1A 062-07450

          Matrix Numbers:- Side One: 062-07450-A // 47197-1-Y Side Two: 062-07450-B // 47198-1-Y

          I can't find those in any of the releases.

          Bad thing is that I don't have right cover. My cover is 1C 064 07 450
          Haha :D
          • davefs11's avatar
            davefs11
            On Ironmaiden.com the official site tells about the UK pressing and the US pressing.
            • davefs11's avatar
              davefs11
              Great sound!!! All three first albums sound amazing!
              • eljay73's avatar
                eljay73
                King & Hanneman polled 4th after Mustaine & Friedman, It was a top 5, I cannot remember who was 5th? Possibly the Mercyful Fate guys!
                • eljay73's avatar
                  eljay73
                  Iron Maiden's second album "Killers" was released April 14th 1980! A seminal album that spawned from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal explosion. A highly regarded piece in the hardcore Maiden fans collection. This album smacks the listener with raw razor edged riffs provided by the master of the Stratocaster Dave Murray, and the technical talents of Adrian Smith debuts for Iron Maiden on this album, replacing Dennis Stratton who left the band due to two contributing factors, the alleged confrontations with the bands manager (Rod Smallwood) and the greatest excuse in Rock 'N' Roll history "Musical Difference". This was possibly the greatest thing to happen to the band as it reunited Dave and Adrian who formed their first band "Urchin" together before finding themselves able to re-create their chemistry in Maiden together to become the greatest twin guitar duo to dominate the Heavy Metal scene! And with that their was Clive Burr (Drums) & Steve Harris (Bass) providing the "Beat Machine" to cement together the Iron Maiden sweet din, And last but not least providing the lyrical journey was Paul Di'Anno the studded leather clad frontman who delivers his words in a guttural attack!
                  All but two of the songs on Killers, were written prior to the release of the debut album "Iron Maiden" A little bit of tinkering here and there, mainly by Adrian Smith re-recording guitar parts. Killers contains two instrumentals "The Ides of March" introduces the album & "Genghis Khan" rolls out midway through the tracklist. Wrathchild tells the story about a youth's undying search of his father, then followed by the Edgar Allan Poe inspired "Murders In The Rue Morgue" Also following are "Another Life", "Killers", "Purgatory", and "Drifter". All in all a fantastic follow up album that still stands the test of time some 30 years later!

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