Iron Maiden - Maiden Japan
NME.COM feature on Iron Maiden - Maiden Japan album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 1980
Metal's high priests, still boldly going...
Given that Iron Maiden ’s 15th studio album is, at 77 minutes in length, their longest yet, and containins extended, densely layered meditations on ageing and dying, it certainly won’t win them any new fans. But given that they’re Britain’s biggest metal band and have sold 70 million albums, they’re probably not really looking for new fans anyway. Survivors of the New Wave Of British...
- Aug 16, 2010
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- Remember Tomorrow
- Another Life (Incl. Drum Solo)
- Genghis Khan
- Innocent Exile
- Twilight Zone
- Strange World
- Murders In The Rue Morgue
- Phantom Of The Opera
- Iron Maiden
- Running Free
- Transylvania (Incl. Guitar Solo)
- I've Got the Fire
The part-time author, swordsman and pilot leads his veteran Brit metal overlords into Sweden for another successful stadium rampage – the perfect warm-up for headlining the Carling Weekend: Reading an
- Jul 27, 2005
Ver Maiden skirt along the thin line between 'sexy' and 'sexist'...
- Jan 8, 2001
Let's just hope the nu-metallers scattered among the mullet hordes are only here out of perverse curiosity.
- Nov 22, 2000
The Knebworth bash returns after a two-year hiatus
Iron Maiden LLP is estimated to be bringing in £10-20 million a year
The frontman has refuted reports that he accepted a $500 million (£316 million) government contract
Iron Maiden - Maiden Japan: Wikipedia Album Entry
Maiden Japan, also known as Heavy Metal Army, is a live EP by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. The title is a pun of Deep Purple's live album Made in Japan.
There are at least two different versions of this EP; all tracks were recorded in Kosei Nenkin Hall in Nagoya on May 23, 1981. It was lead singer Paul Di'Anno's final recording with the band, and features a maximum of 5 tracks. The original Japanese pressing features only 4 tracks and the record speed is 45RPM. It was never the band's intention to release this album, but the Japanese wanted a live album.
The original cover, of which only approximately 25,000 were produced in Venezuela, depicted the band's mascot, Eddie, holding the decapitated head of singer Paul Di'Anno. The replacement cover was done on very short notice after Iron Maiden's manager, Rod Smallwood, received a proof for review, and became agitated at Di'Anno's depiction because the band was looking to replace him.
Bootleg of full recording
In November 2008, after 27 years, the complete audience recording of the Nagoya gig finally surfaced on a Japanese 2CD bootleg released by Tarantura. It confirmed that "Running Free" was played twice that night, and that the setlist included 18 songs for a total duration of about 93 minutes (one of the longest gigs played by Di'Anno with Iron Maiden).
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