IRON MAIDEN WOMEN IN UNIFORM SPECIAL LIVE 12" EP Record

Album Info:  Iron Maiden's cover of the Skyhooks' song "Women in Uniform" was the third single by the band, and their last recorded work to feature guitarist Dennis Stratton. It was released on October 17, 1980 and is not featured on any of the band's albums. The band, in particular Steve Harris have routinely mentioned their dislike of their version of this song, stating that it was not in their style. As a result, its only appearance on CD is as part of The First Ten Years series and a rare 1995 2CD issue of Killers, meaning that the song does not appear remastered. However its B-Side, Invasion appears remastered on the Best of the 'B' Sides compilation. "Women in Uniform" would also be the basis of the band's first music-video, directed by Doug Smith and filmed at the Rainbow Theatre.

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IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

Music Genre:

 
NWOBHM New Wave of British Heavy Metal 

Album 
Production information:

Produced by Tony Platt

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Steve Harris and D.Hall

Tony Platt is a distinguished British freelance music engineer and producer who has left an indelible mark on the music industry through his prolific work with renowned British bands, most notably Iron Maiden. His illustrious career spans several decades, and his expertise in music production has contributed significantly to the success of numerous artists.

Platt's involvement with Iron Maiden is particularly noteworthy, as he played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of the band during critical periods of their career. Iron Maiden, a pioneering heavy metal band, achieved international acclaim for their distinctive sound and energetic performances. Platt's collaboration with them attests to his proficiency in capturing the raw power and intricacies of their music.

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Beyond his work with British acts, Tony Platt also collaborated with the French band Trust, showcasing his versatility and ability to adapt to different musical styles and cultural contexts. Trust, known for their dynamic blend of hard rock and heavy metal, found in Platt a skilled professional capable of translating their artistic vision into a polished and impactful sonic experience.

Platt's career unfolded during a transformative period in the music industry, marked by advancements in recording technology and the emergence of new genres. The 1980s, in particular, witnessed the rise of heavy metal as a dominant force in the global music scene, and Platt's work with Iron Maiden and Trust reflects the vibrancy and diversity of this era.

In terms of production, Tony Platt is recognized for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving the best possible sound quality. His approach involves a combination of technical precision and artistic sensibility, creating a synergy that elevates the overall listening experience for audiences.

The collaborative nature of Platt's work is emblematic of the interconnectedness of the European music scene during his active years. His contributions to both British and French bands demonstrate the transcendent power of music to bridge cultural and linguistic divides.

 

Record Label Information:

 
EMI 1c 062-07 418 YZ

Media Format:

 
12" Vinyl EP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1980 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: IRON MAIDEN Women in Uniform Special Live 12" EP
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers IRON MAIDEN Band:
  • Clive Burr

    Clive Ronald Burr, known as Clive Burr, was an English drummer who achieved fame as a member of the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Born on 8 March 1957, in East Ham, London, Burr developed a passion for music at a young age. He began playing the drums early on and honed his skills with dedication and perseverance.

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    In 1977, Burr joined the band Samson, where he showcased his talent behind the drum kit. His time with Samson allowed him to gain experience and recognition within the music industry. Two years later, in 1979, Burr received a life-changing opportunity when he was invited to join Iron Maiden as their new drummer.

    Burr's addition to Iron Maiden proved to be instrumental in the band's success. He contributed his unique drumming style to the band's first three albums, namely "Iron Maiden" (1980), "Killers" (1981), and the groundbreaking "The Number of the Beast" (1982). His exceptional skills, ability to play intricate patterns at high speeds, and powerful drumming helped shape the band's distinctive sound.

    However, Burr faced health issues that eventually led to his departure from Iron Maiden in 1982. Despite leaving the band, his legacy as a pioneering drummer in the heavy metal genre had already been established. He made a lasting impact on the music world, and his contributions to Iron Maiden's early catalog continue to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike.

    Following his departure from Iron Maiden, Burr remained active in the music industry. He played with several bands, including Stratus, Desperado, and Clive Burr's Escape. Although his health continued to pose challenges, Burr's passion for music never waned.

    Tragically, on 12 March 2013, Clive Burr passed away at the age of 56. His death was attributed to complications from multiple sclerosis, a condition he had battled for many years. Burr's untimely demise deeply saddened the music community, and tributes poured in from fans, fellow musicians, and admirers around the world.

    Clive Burr's remarkable drumming abilities and his influential contributions to Iron Maiden's early success left an indelible mark on the heavy metal genre. His legacy lives on through the music he created and the inspiration he provided to aspiring drummers. Despite the challenges he faced, Burr's dedication, talent, and passion for music continue to be celebrated, ensuring that his memory remains forever etched in the world of heavy metal history.

  • Dennis Stratton

    Dennis Stratton Guitarist, probable best known for the periods he played with "Iron Maiden" from 1979 until 1980 and "Praying Mantis" from 1990 until 2006.

  • Paul D'Anno

    Paul Di'Anno Lead vocals with Iron Maiden from 1978 until 1981. In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums over the years, as both a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Di'Anno's Battlezone, Praying Mantis, Killers, and Rockfellas.

  • Dave Murray

    Dave Murray (Full-name: David Michael Murray ) is an English guitarist best known as a member of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He was born on December 23, 1956 in London, England and is one of the founding members of Iron Maiden, along with bassist Steve Harris. Murray is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in heavy metal music and has been a member of Iron Maiden since their inception in 1975.band.

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    Murray's musical style is characterized by his fluid and intricate lead guitar playing, as well as his creative use of harmonies and solos. He is known for his distinctive sound and technical prowess, and is widely regarded as a pioneer of the heavy metal genre. He has played on all of Iron Maiden's studio albums and has been an integral part of the band's success, helping to establish their distinctive sound and style.

    In addition to his work with Iron Maiden, Murray has collaborated with a number of other musicians and bands over the years. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and influential guitarists in heavy metal, and continues to tour and perform with Iron Maiden to this day. He remains an active member of the band and continues to play an important role in their ongoing success.

    Dave Murray has been a member of Iron Maiden since the band's formation in 1975 and has been a key part of their sound and style ever since. He is known for his fluid, melodic playing style and his ability to incorporate intricate harmonies and solos into Iron Maiden's music. Over the years, Murray has established himself as one of the greatest guitarists in heavy metal and has earned a reputation as a master of the genre.

    One of the hallmarks of Murray's playing style is his use of harmonies and counter-melodies in his solos. He often doubles his lead lines with a second guitar part, creating a rich and layered sound that has become a signature of Iron Maiden's music. He is also known for his creative use of bends and vibrato, as well as his ability to incorporate classical music and folk influences into his playing.

    Throughout his career with Iron Maiden, Murray has remained a dedicated and hard-working musician. He has continued to evolve his playing style and push the boundaries of heavy metal guitar, and has been an important part of Iron Maiden's success and longevity as a band. He remains an active member of the band and continues to tour and perform with them to this day, entertaining fans with his virtuosic guitar playing and his distinctive sound.

  • Steve Harris

    Steve Harris (Full-name: Stephen Percy Harris ) an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He was born on March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, East London, England.

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    Harris formed Iron Maiden in 1975 and has been a member of the band ever since. He has been the driving force behind the band's success, and has played a key role in the development of their sound and style. As the band's bassist and primary songwriter, he has written many of their most famous and enduring songs, including "The Trooper," "Hallowed Be Thy Name," and "Fear of the Dark."

    Steve Harris is considered a pioneer of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, and is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music. In addition to his work as the bassist and primary songwriter for Iron Maiden, he has also been involved in several other musical projects over the years, including the production of several albums and the formation of a side project called British Lion.

    Harris is known for his distinctive and energetic bass playing style, which features fast and intricate runs and a powerful and driving rhythm. He is also known for his strong stage presence and charismatic personality, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest heavy metal bassists of all time.

    In addition to his musical contributions, Harris is also known for his strong work ethic and dedication to his craft. He is widely regarded as one of the most focused and dedicated musicians in the heavy metal genre, and has been praised for his unwavering commitment to the music he loves.

    Despite his success and impact on the heavy metal genre, Harris has remained a down-to-earth and approachable person. He is widely respected and admired by fans and fellow musicians alike, and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music.

    Timeline of Steve Harris's career until early 1990s:

Track Listing of: IRON MAIDEN Women in Uniform Special Live 12" EP

The Song/tracks on "IRON MAIDEN Women in Uniform Special Live 12" EP" are

    Side One:
  1. Women in Uniform
    Side Two:
  1. Drifter (Live)
  2. Phantom of the Opera (Live)

 

Front Cover Photo Of IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record

 

IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

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Photo Of The Back Cover IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record

 

IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record back cover

Close up of record's label IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record Side One

"Women In Uniform Special Live" Record Label Details: Yellow Colour EMI 1c 062-07 418 YZ ℗ 1980 Sound Copyright

"Women In Uniform Special Live" Record Label Details: Yellow Colour EMI 1c 062-07 418 YZ ℗ 1980 Sound Copyright

Close up of record's label IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record Side Two

IRON MAIDEN - Women In Uniform Special Live 12" EP Record enlarged record label
 

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