Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

THE TROOPER

Iron Maiden

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Iron Maiden The Trooper album cover
3.53 | 34 ratings | 3 reviews | 32% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
rock music collection


Write a review
Buy IRON MAIDEN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. The Trooper (4:10)
2. Cross-Eyed Mary (Jethro Tull cover) (3:55)

Total Time 8:05

Lyrics

Search IRON MAIDEN The Trooper lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search IRON MAIDEN The Trooper tabs

Line-up / Musicians


- Bruce Dickinson / lead vocals
- Dave Murray / guitar
- Adrian Smith / guitar, backing vocals
- Steve Harris / bass guitar, backing vocals
- Nicko McBrain / drums

Releases information

Released 20 June 1983
Format 7 and 12 Vinyl
Recorded 1982
Label EMI

Thanks to UMUR for the addition
Edit this entry

IRON MAIDEN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy IRON MAIDEN The Trooper Music


Trooper [7Trooper [7"][Limited Edition]
Limited Edition
Sanctuary 2014
Vinyl$7.99
The TrooperThe Trooper
Single · Import
EMI Import 2005
Audio CD$64.00
$20.96 (used)
The Trooper (Picture Disc)The Trooper (Picture Disc)
Limited Edition
EMI
Vinyl$87.35 (used)
Flight of Icarus/The TrooperFlight of Icarus/The Trooper
EMI 1990
Audio CD$79.98
$16.68 (used)
The Trooper by EMI Import (2005-08-30)The Trooper by EMI Import (2005-08-30)
EMI Import (2005-08-30)
Audio CD$168.79
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
IRON MAIDEN-FLIGHT OF ICARUS/THE TROOPER LTD ED! PART OF 1ST TEN YEARS BOXSET!! USD $25.00 Buy It Now 2h 31m
IRON MAIDEN POSTER "THE TROOPER" LICENSED "BRAND NEW" USD $8.90 Buy It Now 3h 19m
Iron Maiden Trooper Jumbo Print -Medium-T Shirt-Brand New USD $20.81 Buy It Now 11h 4m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 20m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 20m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden Poster Trooper Number Of The Beast Eddie Textile Flag 75cm x 110cm USD $10.45 Buy It Now 16h 25m
Iron Maiden - The Trooper - New 7" single USD $9.80 Buy It Now 19h 54m
Iron Maiden - The Trooper NEW 7" USD $7.99 Buy It Now 21h 22m
5 x RARE IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER MATS USD $1.30 [0 bids]
23h
IRON MAIDEN - THE TROOPER 08 OFFICIAL TOUR SHIRT SIZE XXL BRAND NEW USD $29.75 Buy It Now 1 day
IRON MAIDEN_The Trooper_RARE PROMO POSTER_ships from AUSTRALIA!_37A USD $22.33 Buy It Now 1 day
Iron Maiden Trooper Shorts USD $20.92 [1 bids]
1 day
IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER CAP Legacy Somewhere in Time USD $2.60 [0 bids]
1 day
IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER CAP Legacy Killers USD $2.60 [0 bids]
1 day
IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER CAP Legacy ACES HIGH USD $2.60 [0 bids]
1 day
IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER CAP Legacy THE BOOK OF SOULS USD $2.60 [0 bids]
1 day
Iron Maiden Fridge Magnet - The Trooper album cover. USD $3.27 Buy It Now 2 days
The Trooper [7 inch vinyl] Iron Maiden Vinyl USD $10.94 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN - TROOPER TOUR 2014 LOGO - OFFICIAL T-SHIRT - S M L XL XXL USD $20.92 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN - TROOPER TOUR 2014 LOGO - OFFICIAL T-SHIRT - S M L XL XXL USD $20.92 Buy It Now 2 days
Iron Maiden / Limited Edition / Framed / Photo & CD Presentation / The Trooper USD $78.49 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN THE TROOPER PATCH EXC APPROX 3" SQUARE USD $9.16 Buy It Now 2 days
Official Iron Maiden - Trooper - Tote Bag USD $18.25 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN Piece Of Mind LP Vinyl ST12274 The Trooper Bruce Dickinson NWOBHM USD $59.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Scottish Trooper - Iron Maiden Mug USD $6.54 Buy It Now 3 days
IRON MAIDEN - BOOK OF SOULS / THE TROOPER - OFFICIAL GIANT SEW-ON BACKPATCH USD $9.15 Buy It Now 3 days
IRON MAIDEN - BOOK OF SOULS / THE TROOPER - OFFICIAL GIANT SEW-ON BACKPATCH USD $9.15 Buy It Now 3 days
IRON MAIDEN - BOOK OF SOULS / THE TROOPER - OFFICIAL GIANT SEW-ON BACKPATCH USD $9.15 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Life and Death Trooper Choice of Official Giant Sew On Back Patch USD $9.09 Buy It Now 3 days
IRON MAIDEN - OFFICIAL VARIOUS GIANT SEW-ON BACKPATCH patch patches USD $9.15 Buy It Now 3 days
The Trooper, Iron Maiden, Very Good Maxi, Enhanced, Single USD $14.60 Buy It Now 4 days
OFFICIAL Iron Maiden The Trooper Beer Bottle With Glass and Tube UNOPENED USD $24.86 Buy It Now 4 days
Iron Maiden The Trooper - Card p/s & 4 pr 7" vinyl single record UK EMI5397 USD $43.11 Buy It Now 4 days
Iron Maiden 7" vinyl single record The Trooper - Card p/s & Solid UK EMI5397 USD $49.65 Buy It Now 4 days
IRON MAIDEN / MOTORHEAD / LEMMY - OFFICIAL METAL DOGTAG chain dogtags USD $9.15 Buy It Now 4 days
Iron Maiden, Trooper,666, EMPTY beer bottle. USD $1.31 [0 bids]
4 days
IRON MAIDEN Trooper 7" Limited Edition Reissue B/w Cross-eyed Mary (2564624875) USD $16.34 Buy It Now 4 days
IRON MAIDEN Flight Of Icarus/The Trooper CD 1990 UK Import EMI RARE OOP USD $24.75 Buy It Now 5 days
IRON MAIDEN - OFFICIAL GREETING CARDS birthday card blank inner any occasion USD $2.60 Buy It Now 5 days
Iron Maiden Trooper T-Shirt, Size Large, Brand New, USD $15.61 Buy It Now 5 days
IRON MAIDEN THE TROOPER 12" MAXI SINGLE EMI GEMA IMPORT(GERMAN) USD $25.99 Buy It Now 5 days
IRON MAIDEN - TROOPER - NEW JAPAN CD - TOCP-40181 USD $61.13 Buy It Now 5 days
IRON MAIDEN The Trooper 7" Blue Vinyl With Poster (Rare/Mint Vinyl/New) USD $19.61 [0 bids]
5 days
IRON MAIDEN - TROOPER BEER PLASTIC BOTTLE LTD EDITION BOOK OF SOULS TOUR - RARE USD $1.30 [0 bids]
5 days
Iron Maiden Eddie The Trooper Colour Mousemat USD $6.53 Buy It Now 5 days
IRON MAIDEN ULTRA RARE 7" THE TROOPER / CROSS EYED MARY, PERU, 1984 INKA !!!!!!F USD $170.00 Buy It Now 6 days
IRON MAIDEN- the trooper- Super RARE Picture disk Die cut cut 1983 USD $85.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Vintage Iron Maiden THE TROOPER 1984 Original Poster Rare USD $17.87 [0 bids]
USD $66.27 Buy It Now
6 days
Iron Maiden The Trooper 7" vinyl single record UK 2564624875 PARLOPHONE 2014 USD $20.86 Buy It Now 6 days
Iron Maiden The Trooper Colour Mug USD $6.53 Buy It Now 6 days
Iron Maiden The Trooper, Cross Eyed Mary German 12" USD $34.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Iron Maiden - The Trooper - 7" - Reissue - 2564624875 - Mint USD $10.45 Buy It Now 7 days
Iron Maiden Jersey Discharge Beanie Hat/Hats NEW OFFICIAL. Choice of 8 designs USD $13.02 Buy It Now 7 days
Iron Maiden En Vivo! Live 2-CD NEW Number Of The Beast/Running Free/The Trooper+ USD $7.84 Buy It Now 7 days
IRON MAIDEN THE TROOPER ULTRA RARE SCREEN PRINT VINTAGE PATCH MINT CONDITION USD $32.71 Buy It Now 7 days
IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER BOTTLE. EMPTY. USD $1.31 [0 bids]
7 days
Flight Of Icarus / The Trooper by Iron Maiden (CD,1990, EMI) 077779398928 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Iron Maiden - Car Window Sticker - The Trooper - Eddie Heavy Metal Sign - TYP6 USD $3.91 Buy It Now 8 days
IRON MAIDEN+Trooper+POSTER+AD+RARE+ORIGINAL 1983+QUALITY FRAMED+FAST GLOBAL SHIP USD $91.52 Buy It Now 8 days
Iron Maiden - THE TROOPER Rare Picture Disc 12" Promo Single (Piece Of Mind LP) USD $169.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Iron Maiden - The Trooper / Cross Eyed Mary - 1983 UK Picture Disc EMIP 5397 USD $62.99 Buy It Now 8 days
IRON MAIDEN - The Trooper - 2014 UK limited edition of the 1983 7" vinyl single USD $13.07 Buy It Now 8 days
Official Iron Maiden - The Trooper - Back Patch USD $13.02 Buy It Now 8 days
IRON MAIDEN - OFFICIAL JERSEY BEANIE HAT / SKI HAT various designs 100% cotton USD $17.00 Buy It Now 9 days
IRON MAIDEN 7" x 6 Ltd 2014 Series PART 2 Flight Trooper Icarus + PROMO Sheets USD $65.35 Buy It Now 9 days
IRON MAIDEN Flight Of Icarus/The Trooper CD 1990 UK Import EMI CDIRN5 MINT USD $25.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Official IRON MAIDEN Maiden England '88 Sew-on Patch The Trooper USD $3.86 Buy It Now 9 days
Official IRON MAIDEN Maiden England '88 Sew-on Patch The Trooper USD $3.86 Buy It Now 9 days
Total Guitar 123 Interactive Companion Cd Iron Maiden The Trooper USD $3.91 Buy It Now 9 days
IRON MAIDEN - THE TROOPER (NEW) SEW ON W-PATCH OFFICIAL BAND MERCHANDISE USD $5.09 Buy It Now 9 days
Iron Maiden the Trooper / Cross Eyed Mary 7" Picture Disc UK 1983 USD $65.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Iron Maiden TROOPER beer gift tin with pint glass USD $13.07 [0 bids]
9 days
IRON MAIDEN THE TROOPER 12" LP 1983 RARE GERMAN IMPORT NON-LP TRACK VG+ USD $24.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Iron Maiden The Trooper Framed Gold Disc Display Vinyl (C1) USD $91.57 Buy It Now 10 days
IRON MAIDEN 45 PROMO The Trooper SOUTHAMERICA 7" El Soldado 1983 USD $227.80 Buy It Now 10 days
EX/EX! IRON MAIDEN 1983 THE TROOPER b/w CROSS EYED MARY 7" VINYL 45 (EMI 5397) USD $23.54 Buy It Now 10 days
IRON MAIDEN the trooper 2011 - WOVEN SEW ON PATCH official (sealed) USD $4.51 Buy It Now 10 days

More places to buy IRON MAIDEN music online Buy IRON MAIDEN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for IRON MAIDEN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

IRON MAIDEN The Trooper ratings distribution


3.53
(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(32%)
32%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(41%)
41%
Good, but non-essential (12%)
12%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)
6%

IRON MAIDEN The Trooper reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by J-Man
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars This is certainly a cool single. It contains two songs, one superb track originally by Iron Maiden, and a Jethro Tull cover. I wouldn't recommend it to many people, but for fans seeing them playing Jethro Tull is pretty cool.

The first song, THE TROOPER, is an awesome song off of Iron Maiden's album Piece of Mind. It is one of the most awesome Maiden songs ever, and is pretty proggy. The guitar opening is pretty cool, and as a whole I really like the song. It is a classic by Iron Maiden, but whether or not you should buy it from this package is debatable. Since it is also found on an incredible album that you'll probably buy anyway, there's no reason to buy this package because of this song.

The second, and final, song on here is a cover of a classic Jethro Tull song, CROSS EYED MARY. It's pretty cool hearing a heavy metal band doing a cover of a prog folk band, and it really shows where Iron Maiden's roots come from. This can't be found anywhere else, so for a die hard Maiden fan, this is worth a try. For everyone else, it's not superb or anything, but is still cool.

So basically, this is only worth the purchase for a big Iron Maiden fan. The title track can be found somewhere else, and the Tull cover is interesting, but isn't amazing or anything like that. The only thing that made me give this 3 stars instead of 2 stars is that it is really cheap, and I got it for $2. So for a dirt cheap price, it's worth it for anyone looking for something cool from Iron Maiden.

Review by The Whistler
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Stupid story, the cover of this single is what got me into Iron Maiden. See, I am a firm believer in "if you wear a shirt, you'd better listen to the band." I saw the shirt with the Trooper image on it, and realized that I NEEDED THAT DAMN SHIRT. But I didn't listen to Iron Maiden. I mean, c'mon! Dude! Eighties metal? Wasn't that the genre in which the words "love" or "rock" had to be in the title by royal decree? Or had Dio bellowing about hairy dragons?

Well, anyway, I gave myself a small taste of Iron Maiden (the instrumental "Ghengis Khan" I do believe), realized that I really liked the sound, bought a couple albums, and BOOM! Here I am, two years later, half the band's discography under my belt...and I still don't own the shirt. Weird how that happens, eh?

Anyway, it's hard to give a single a much higher rating than a three...I mean, dude, there's only two songs on it (and I've already ranted about a shirt for half the review), but somehow, this lil' puppy manages to be better than the Piece of Mind album. First off, the band based the single on what I considered the best song off that wretched album (coincidence? I think not), "The Trooper." Complete with a driving bassline, tricky riffage, a shouty chorus, crazy- yet-mechanical soloing, and pointlessly literary lyrics, it's pretty much Maiden by numbers. But it's good Maiden by numbers, and that's what counts.

However, the b-side is a cover of the Maiden's favorite band, Jethro Tull. The song is "Cross-Eyed Mary," which is a better song than anything the Maiden themselves could have written at the time. How the hell does the prog/punk metal outfit Iron Maiden play a flute driven piece, you ask? Well, without flutes...and pretty darn well all things considered. The song is sped up, naturally, and the riffage sounds twice as angry. It doesn't eclipse the original or anything, but it's a good cover, showcasing what made the original so good without being exactly the same.

Anyway, 3.5 stars is probably too much, but I'm straddling the line here...three is certainly in order for anyone who likes heavy music and has good taste in shirts. Four would be considered for Maiden/Tull fans who want to see how the groups interact (now, all we need is Ian Anderson and the gang to cover "Powerslave," and we'll be in business).

(IN HINDSIGHT...yeah, 3.5 might be a tad much. Not that making it an even three changes the rating...or that anyone pays attention to those things anyway.)

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 'The Trooper' - Iron Maiden (Single)

Lock n' Load!

This has got to be one of my favourite tracks by the Maiden. Tight musicianship, blistering riffs and some great vocals come together to make 'The Trooper,' a tragic story of the Crimean war set to one of the most energetic and powerful songs in the band's discography.

The song revolves around a nameless soldier in the British army fighting against the Russian Empire. Bruce Dickinson's vocals are in top form here, and the harmonies during the chorus make for a very catchy hook amidst the fury. Add in a few great guitar solo moments and there you have it. A classic.

The b-side here is a cover of Jethro Tull's 'Cross-Eyed Mary.' Even though the original style is completely different than what Iron Maiden generally does, they make the song their own with a strong bass presence and air raid wails, courtesy of Bruce. The song itself doesn't do alot for me, but it certainly is the sort of thing that's worth giving a few listens.

A classic from Maiden with a mediocre b-side.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of IRON MAIDEN "The Trooper"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music revuew and archives