- Product Code: 2564625243
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First re-release of the debut single by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.
Originally it was released on 8 February 1980 on the 7" 45 rpm vinyl record format. It was written by Steve Harris and Paul Di'Anno.
The song appears as the third track on the band's debut album "Iron Maiden" (and the fourth track on its 1998 re-release).
In 1985, a live version of the song was released as the first single from "Live After Death" (the band's twelfth single).
The B-side "Burning Ambition" recorded in December 1979 with producer Guy Edwards as a 4-piece band just prior to hiring Dennis Stratton & Clive Burr, is one of Harris' earliest compositions written around the time he was in Gypsy's Kiss. It is one of the few recordings to feature Doug Sampson on drums. The guitar solo in this song is played by Dave Murray. The song did not appear on an album until it was included in the "Best Of The 'B' Sides" compilation, released as part of the "Eddie's Archive" Box Set, and was featured in the soundtrack of "The History Of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days" DVD documentary.
Recorded from the original analogue master tapes.
Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 1980/2014 (2564625243). Made in UK.
1. Running Free
2. Burning Ambition