Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden 1980 Japan LP with obi

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Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of Iron Maiden, the self-titled debut LP by Iron Maiden, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Iron Maiden, the self-titled debut LP by Iron Maiden, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Iron Maiden is a 1980 Japanese pressing on the EMI label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with very light general wear.  The obi is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The insert is M-.

The vinyl is visually M-, with no marks on the vinyl, but with many, many spindle marks on the labels.  The disc is clean, but plays with a bit of surface noise.

A nice copy of a surprisingly rare Iron Maiden LP and the first copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1980, Iron Maiden was the debut LP by the band of the same name.

The album reached #4 on the UK album chart, but did not chart in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Iron Maiden a 4 1/2 star review:

There may be no better place to hear how both punk and prog rock informed the New Wave of British Heavy Metal than Iron Maiden’s self-titled debut. Often overlooked and overshadowed by the glorious Bruce Dickinson years, it’s easy to forget that Iron Maiden was itself a game-changer when it appeared on the scene in 1980. That year also saw important albums from Motörhead, Saxon, and Angel Witch, but Iron Maiden vaulted its creators to the head of the NWOBHM pack, reaching the U.K. Top Five and establishing them as an outfit with the talent to build on Judas Priest’s late-’70s innovations. …Nonetheless, the whole project explodes with energy and ideas, and while the band would certainly go on to refine much of what’s here (including the cover painting of mascot Eddie), Iron Maiden would still rank as a landmark even if the Dickinson years had never happened.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-81327
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in