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BLUE outer ring on label.


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Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

"Piece of Mind" is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was originally released in 1983 on EMI, and on Capitol in the US; It was the first album to feature drummer Nicko McBrain, who had recently left the Paris-based band Trust and has been Iron Maiden's drummer ever since.

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind (NL/EU) album cover photo
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Album back cover

Marketed, manufactured and distributed by EMI.
Printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V., Uden.


Printed centerlabels on Side One and Side Two showing a dish of a human brain w/vegetables.
Made in EEC on outer rim of labels, both sides of the label
Centerlabel Side One: 1A 064-07724 (064-07724-A)
Centerlabel Side Two: 1A 064-07724 (064-07724-B)
Labels read: Side One, Side Two.
Below center hole
? 1983 Original sound recordings made by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1983 Iron Maiden (Holdings) Ltd.
All lyrics © 1983.
Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
BLUE outer ring on label.
Printed text in white

Music Genre:  British Heavy Metal / NWOBHM 
Production information:

The album: "Iron Maiden Piece of Mind (NL/EU)" was produced by: Martin "Black Night" Birch

Martin Birch - is a British Producer, Sound and Mixing Engineer. In the late 1960s until the end of the 1970s he has worked with British music bands like: "Fleetwood Mac", Rainbow, "Deep Purple" (11 Albums), "Wishbone Ash", Whitesnake, "Jon Lord", "Black Sabbath". In the 1980s (until 1992) he was dedicated working with "Iron Maiden" (9 Albums.
Martin Birch as used many different nicknames.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Bruce Buchhalter, Denis Haliburton, Frank Gibson

This album was recorded at: Compass Point Studios

Album cover design: Derek Riggs, Iron Maiden, Rod Smallwood

Derek Riggs is a contemporary British artist best known for creating the band Iron Maiden's mascot, "Eddie". He has used several nicknames. On "Iron Maiden's" "Piece of Mind" he used Derek "Dr Death" Riggs


Album cover photography: Simon "Bullseye" Fowler*

Record Label:  EMI 1A 064-07724
Record Format 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  
Year & Country:  1983 Netherlands and Europe

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: Iron Maiden Piece of Mind (NL/EU)

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bruce Dickinson

    Bruce Dickinson (real-name: Paul Bruce Dickinson") a famous British Rock and Heavy Metal singer, who has been lead vocals in bands like "Iron Maiden", Samson, Speed, Styx and other bands. During his career he has used different aliases like "Bruce Bruce" or "Bruce Dickinson". Here is a summary of his career.

  • Dave Murray

    Dave Murray a British Guitarist known for playing in "Iron Maiden". Before joining the "Iron Maiden" band, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray played together in the "Stone Free" and "Urchin" band.

  • Adrian Smith

    Adrian Smith - Guitarist with the British Heavy Metal band "Iron Maiden. "Adrian Smith" started his musical career in the Urchin band and performed with "Iron Maiden" from 1980 until Today with several breaks in between.

    Before joining the "Iron Maiden" band, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray played together in the "Stone Free" and "Urchin" band.

  • Steve Harris

    Steve Harris (Bass player) is founder of the British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) "Iron Maiden" in 1975 and has been Mr "Iron Maiden" since.

  • Nicko McBrain

    Nicko McBrain (real-name: Michael Henry McBrain) played drums with the French "Trust" band from 1980-1982, before joining "Iron Maiden" in 1982.

Complete Track-listing of the album "Iron Maiden Piece of Mind (NL/EU)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "Iron Maiden Piece of Mind (NL/EU)" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Where Eagles Dare
  2. Revelations
  3. Flight of Icarus
  4. Die With Your Boots On
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. The Trooper
  2. Still Life
  3. Quest for Fire
  4. Sun and Steel
  5. To Tame a Land
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