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3.12 | 38 ratings | 1 reviews | 37% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Purgatory
2. Genghis Khan

Line-up / Musicians

- Paul Di'Anno / lead vocals
- Dave Murray / guitar
- Adrian Smith / guitar, backing vocals
- Steve Harris / bass guitar, backing vocals
- Clive Burr / drums

Releases information

Released June 15, 1981
Format vinyl record (7)
Recorded 1980
Label EMI

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IRON MAIDEN Purgatory ratings distribution

(38 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (13%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
2 stars Oh, I 've always loved this cover! It was so unique and outrageous at the time! Nowadays it strikes me as more fumy than scary. Anyway, this single has nothing really interesting, especially if you already bought the Killers album (both tunes are on it). Iron Maiden has done some great singles that had a inreleased song as a b side or, at least, an unreleased live version of some other song. Not the case here. Purgatory is hardlky one of their best songs and the instrumental Genghis Khan is maybe the only interesting track for progsters.

Although well played and produced, Steve Harris and co have done much better things before and after this one. Unless, of course you want to find the original version with the (now) funny cover. For collectors and fans only.

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