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The Trooper

Iron Maiden

Type:
Single
Release date:
June 20th, 1983
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
EMI Records
Format:
Unknown
Reviews:
1 review (avg. 82%)
1. The Trooper 04:11   Show lyrics
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2. Cross-Eyed Mary (Jethro Tull cover) 03:55   Show lyrics
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Band members
Bruce Dickinson Vocals
Dave Murray Guitars
Adrian Smith Guitars
Steve Harris Bass
Nicko McBrain Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Derek Riggs Artwork
Martin Birch Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Frank Gibson Engineering
Bruce Buchhalter Engineering (mixing)
Derek Riggs Artwork
Martin Birch Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Frank Gibson Engineering
Bruce Buchhalter Engineering (mixing)
Read A single worthy of a review 82% IrishDeathgrip April 1st, 2008

Originally released as a 7", 12" and as a cut-to-shape picture disc.

When the single was released, american radio stations started giving airplay to the Jethro Tull cover on the B-Side, instead of the title song. As a result, Capitol records (EMI America) suggested that the song was added to the "Piece of Mind" album as a bonus track, but the band and their management refused.

The single was re-released on August 15th, 2005 across three formats including
an Enhanced CD, a strictly limited 7 Inch Blue Vinyl with free poster, and a 12 Inch Picture Disc to promote the "Death on the Road" live album.

Enhanced CD track-list:
1. The Trooper (Live 24.11.2003 in Dortmund, Germany) - 4:13
2. The Trooper - 4:12
3. Prowler (Live 7.06.2005 in Reykjavík, Iceland) - 4:24

7" Inch single track-list:
A: The Trooper (Live 24.11.2003 in Dortmund, Germany)
B: Another Life (Live 7.06.2005 in Reykjavík, Iceland)

12" Inch Picture Disc track-list:
A: The Trooper (Live 24.11.2003 in Dortmund, Germany)
A: The Trooper
B: Murders in the Rue Morgue (Live 7.06.2005 in Reykjavík, Iceland)

A special. limited download-only version was released following the Reykjavik gig in 2005, with live photos from the show and a 10 minute trailer of the DVD "Death on the Road". This featured a live version of The Trooper from that gig.

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