The Iron Maiden Discography
By Derek McDonald
Ok as stated earlier, as more information becomes available
to update the Iron Maiden Discography I will update the information. Plenty of
new data has flowed through the pipelines and the results of that data is
This list is by NO means complete. Please feel free to
notify me of additions, corrections or deletions that are necessary because the
goal here is to create a complete discography. Facts only please. If you are
sure beyond a shadow of a doubt about an item I have not listed or needs
correction then let me know. The updated list will be published when
I am a big fan of Iron Maiden. I like all metal, in general,
but Maiden strikes a special note (no pun intended) with me. Their sound is
legendary and classic NWOBHM style. A Maiden song can be recognized a million
kilometers away. Iron Maiden came to be one of the biggest rock groups of the
1980's and their sound continues today. If it wasn't for the sound that Iron
Maiden and groups like them produced heavy metal would have died back in its
'dinosaur' days, the dreaded 1970's!
Probably every heavy metal fan knows of Maiden. As a group
they produced very little junk during their career and as a result became a
marketing engine, a sound that was classic, bold, LOUD, standardized and
marketable to a wide audience. This high standard is reflected in the wide
range of topics to which they have sung about, the sheer number of fans and
their imagination in producing items of memorabilia.
So, this leads me to this discography. I am a record
collector of metal, in particular Iron Maiden. This list was compiled by myself
so I could keep a record of what I have and need for my collection. When word
got out about this project people began contributing their notations and
collections and soon what started as a 'selfish' attempt ended off being a
public help kit. So, here it is. It is intended for collectors, but maybe we
can get some new fans in the process. Up the Irons!
Here's how to read this data:
The following letters/symbols represent recorded format
Vinyl - Plastic (Vinyl) recording.
Picture Disc - Pictured Vinyl recording.
Gatefold Sleeve Vinyl - Vinyl recording packaged in a folding sleeve.
Cassette - Magnetic Tape recording.
CD - Compact Disc recording.