Iron Maiden
Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released 14 April 1980
Recorded January 1980 at Kingsway Studios, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length 37:35
Label EMI
Producer Wil Malone
Iron Maiden chronology
Iron Maiden




Singles from Iron Maiden
  1. "Running Free"
    Released: 8 February 1980
  2. "Sanctuary"*
    Released: 23 May 1980

*Not an original album track, but added to later editions

Iron Maiden is the eponymous debut studio album by Iron Maiden. It was issued by EMI on 14 April 1980 in the UK, and a few months later in North America, originally on Harvest/Capitol Records and subsequently Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records in the US. The North American version also included the song "Sanctuary", previously released in the UK as a non-album single. In 1998, along with the rest of the band's pre-1995 releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with "Sanctuary" added in all territories. It is the band's only album to feature guitarist Dennis Stratton.

Although Iron Maiden have since criticised the quality of the album's production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart as well as achieving prominence for the band in mainland Europe.

Track listingEdit

Original track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prowler" Steve Harris 3:55
2. "Remember Tomorrow" Harris, Paul Di'Anno 5:27
3. "Running Free" Harris, Di'Anno 3:16
4. "Phantom of the Opera" Harris 7:20
5. "Transylvania" (Instrumental) Harris 4:05
6. "Strange World" Harris 5:45
7. "Charlotte the Harlot" Dave Murray 4:12
8. "Iron Maiden" Harris 3:35
1995 reissue bonus disc
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sanctuary" Harris, Murray, Di'Anno 3:14
2. "Burning Ambition" Harris 2:42
3. "Drifter" (live) Harris 6:04
4. "I've Got the Fire" (live Montrose cover) Ronnie Montrose 3:14