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Encyclopedia > Sanctuary (Iron Maiden song)
"Sanctuary"
Image:Sanctuarysingle.jpg
Single by Iron Maiden
From the album
Iron Maiden
Released 1980
Genre Heavy Metal
Label Capitol
Writers Steve Harris
Paul Di'Anno
Dave Murray
Producers Martin Birch
Iron Maiden Singles Chronology
"Running Free"
(1980)
"Sanctuary"
(1980)
"Women in Uniform"
(1981)

"Sanctuary" is a single and a song released by Iron Maiden in 1980. The song was also released in the United States as part of the album Iron Maiden however the British release did not include the song. When the album was re-released in the UK in 1998 the song was added to the tracklist. Image File history File links Sanctuarysingle. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. ... Iron Maiden, released on April 14, 1980, was the first full-length album by Iron Maiden, reaching position 4 in the UK album charts and released by EMI in the UK. The album was released a few months later in the U.S. originally on Harvest Records/Capitol Records and... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, mixed blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // History The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... Steve Harris can refer to several people: Steve Harris - founding member of the band Iron Maiden. ... Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex) was the third vocalist in the now legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 1977 to 1981. ... Dave Murray of Iron Maiden David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in England) is a founding guitarist in the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Martin Birch is a British music producer, who has produced albums for bands such as Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Blue Öyster Cult. ... Running Free is the third song on the heavy metal band Iron Maidens self-titled debut album, released in 1980. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... Women in Uniform was the third single by Iron Maiden. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Iron Maiden, released on April 14, 1980, was the first full-length album by Iron Maiden, reaching position 4 in the UK album charts and released by EMI in the UK. The album was released a few months later in the U.S. originally on Harvest Records/Capitol Records and... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


The single also included the songs "Drifter" and "I've Got The Fire". The cover art shows the band's mascot, Eddie the Head having just murdered the Prime Minister of the time, Margaret Thatcher. This image, though intended as a lighthearted play on her nickname as the "Iron Lady," managed to cause a minor stir in local newspapers (though this was nothing compared to the reaction one of their future albums). In Germany Thatcher's eyes were covered by a black box because the image was considered somewhat offensive. Eddie, whose full name is Eddie the Head or Edward the Head (see below), is the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens mascot. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the US (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the most...


Track listing

  1. "Sanctuary" (Harris, Di'Anno, Murray)
  2. "Drifter" (live) (Harris, Di'Anno)
  3. "I've Got The Fire" (live) (Montrose)
Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson | Dave Murray | Adrian Smith | Janick Gers | Steve Harris | Nicko McBrain
List of past and present Iron Maiden members
Discography
Studio albums: Iron Maiden | Killers | The Number of the Beast | Piece of Mind | Powerslave | Somewhere in Time | Seventh Son of a Seventh Son | No Prayer for the Dying | Fear of the Dark | The X Factor | Virtual XI | Brave New World | Dance of Death | A Matter of Life and Death
Live albums: Live After Death | A Real Live One | A Real Dead One | Live at Donington | A Real Live Dead One | Rock in Rio | Beast Over Hammersmith | The BBC Archives | Death on the Road
Compilations and box-sets: Best of the Beast | Ed Hunter | Edward the Great | Eddie's Archive | The Essential Iron Maiden
Videos and DVDs: Live at the Rainbow | Video Pieces | Behind the Iron Curtain | Live After Death | 12 Wasted Years | Maiden England | The First Ten Years: The Videos | From There to Eternity | Donington Live 1992 | Raising Hell | Classic Albums: The Number of the Beast | Rock in Rio | Visions of the Beast | The Early Days | Death on the Road
EPs: The Soundhouse Tapes | Live!! +one | Maiden Japan | No More Lies
Singles
"Running Free" | "Sanctuary" | "Women in Uniform" | "Twilight Zone" | "Purgatory" | "Run to the Hills" | "The Number of the Beast" | "Flight of Icarus" | "The Trooper" | "2 Minutes to Midnight" | "Aces High" | "Running Free (live)" | "Run to the Hills (live)" | "Wasted Years" | "Stranger in a Strange Land" | "Can I Play with Madness" | "The Evil That Men Do" | "The Clairvoyant (live)" | "Infinite Dreams (live)" | "Holy Smoke" | "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter" | "Be Quick or Be Dead" | "From Here to Eternity" | "Wasting Love" | "Fear of the Dark (live)" | "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)" | "Man on the Edge" | "Lord of the Flies" | "Virus" | "The Angel and the Gambler" | "Futureal" | "The Wicker Man" | "Out of the Silent Planet" | "Run to the Hills (live)" | "Wildest Dreams" | "Rainmaker" | "The Number of the Beast (live)" | "The Trooper (live)" | "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"
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