Welcome to the launch of the Maiden Voyage in which Ed Coleman and Stu Horvath – friends and Iron Maiden fans since 7th grade – listen to and discuss every single Iron Maiden album, one side at a time. To kick things off, though, we’re giving you not one, not two, but three (!) episodes to put in your ears. After that, new episodes will drop every Friday, with the first season wrapping up on New Year’s Day with Fear of the Dark. But that is the future. Let’s concentrate on the now!
Before Ed and Stu begin their chronological journey through Iron Maiden’s studio albums, they share a selection of songs from throughout the band’s catalog to offer listeners a little sampling of what to expect.
The first official episode of the podcast see Ed and Stu discussing Side A of Iron Maiden’s eponymous first studio album!
Released on April 14, 1980, the album debuted at #4 and spent 17 weeks on the UK charts. The album was preceded by the band’s first single, “Running Free,” released on February 8, 1980.
2. Remember Tomorrow
3. Running Free
4. Phantom of the Opera
Episode 2 has Ed and Stu discussing Side B of Iron Maiden’s eponymous first studio album! At the end, Stu and Ed reveal where this album ranks in Iron Maiden’s discography, as of the time this album was released in 1980. (Hint: It’s pretty high up in the rankings!)
We also discuss the second single from the album, Sanctuary, which did not appear on the original UK album, but was added to the US release. Sanctuary debuted at #34 and spent 5 weeks on the UK charts, peaking at #29.
6. Strange World
7. Charlotte the Harlot
8. Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Album Personnel
Paul Di’Anno – vocals
Steve Harris – bass, backing vox
Dennis Stratton – guitar, backing vox
Dave Murray – guitar
Clive Burr – drums
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Send questions, comments and praise to MaidenVoyagePodcast@gmail.com
Check out Stu’s other podcast, Vintage RPG, and follow Vintage RPG on Instagram for an in-depth dive into the art & history of tabletop roleplaying games, and check out unwinnable.com for the best cultural commentary around.
Maiden Voyage is a Hamfisted Production and is researched and edited by Ed Coleman.
Theme music composed by Sam Retzer, under license from SmartSound.
This podcast is a labor of love based on decades of devoted fandom. We strongly encourage listeners to buy Iron Maiden’s albums or listen to them using your favorite streaming music service to support these heavy metal legends. To check out the cover art for the band’s albums and singles, visit the band’s excellent website.