Iron Maiden Sanctuary on 7" Vinyl
Iron Maiden will follow-up the 2012/13 vinyl picture disc reissues of their groundbreaking first eight records, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums on heavyweight 180g black vinyl. The albums will be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 2014 with the first 3 albums Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast.
In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.
"Sanctuary" is Iron Maiden's second ever single originally issued in May 1980. Produced by Will Malone, the track was featured on the US version of the band's self-titled debut but not on the UK release. The b-side includes live takes of "Drifter" and "I've Got The Fire" which were recorded at London's Marquee Club on April 3, 1980. The controversial cover art depicts Eddie the Head wielding a knife over the dead body of Margaret Thatcher whose nickname was coincidentally the Iron Maiden.
Iron Maiden Sanctuary Track Listing:
B1. Drifter (live)
B2. I've Got The Fire (live)