Live at the Rainbow

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Live at the Rainbow
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ReleasedMay 11 1981 (11 1981-05)
Recorded21 December 1980 [1]
Venue Rainbow Theatre, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length30:00 (approx.)
Label PMI
Director David Hillier
Producer
  • Alan More
  • Frank Mullen
Iron Maiden chronology
Live at the Rainbow
(1981)
Video Pieces
(1983)

Live at the Rainbow is the first live video recorded by Iron Maiden on 21 December 1980 and released in 1981. It includes one of the band's earliest concerts with guitarist Adrian Smith as well as a very early version of "Killers", with lyrics that differ from the album version that would be released in 1981. Paul Di'Anno later admitted writing the lyrics five minutes before going on stage that night. [2]

Contents

Due to technical problems, a sound line broke down halfway through the show. As a result, the audience were allowed to stay after the show to watch the band perform "Iron Maiden" and "Phantom of the Opera" again for the recording. [1]

This concert is included on disc 1 of The History of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days DVD. [3]

In addition, the cuts "Iron Maiden" and "Wrathchild" from this video received heavy rotation on MTV during its first hours on the air. [4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Steve Harris, except where noted.

  1. "The Ides of March" (intro)
  2. "Wrathchild"
  3. "Killers" (Harris, Paul Di'Anno)
  4. "Remember Tomorrow" (Harris, Di'Anno)
  5. "Transylvania" (instrumental)
  6. "Phantom of the Opera"
  7. "Iron Maiden"

Credits

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