Iron Maiden – Sanctuary [7" Single] [Limited Edition] [Reissue] [Uncensored]
- Label: BMG Records BMG14022V / 881034111722 A
- Country: United States
- Released: 14 Oct 2014
- Genre/Style: Rock, Heavy Metal
- Grade LP: (EX) Sleeve: (VG+)
Drifter and I've Got The Fire were recorded live at London's Marquee Club on April 3, 1980.
Limited to 2500 units.
Side A spins at 45 RPM and Side B spins at 33 1/3 RPM.
"Sanctuary" is the second single released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. The single was released on 23 May 1980. Although originally issued as a non-album single, the song was added to the later US release of their debut studio record, Iron Maiden (1980).The cover art caused controversy for the band as it depicted their mascot, Eddie, wielding a knife while crouching over the corpse of then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The band's manager, Rod Smallwood, explained the artwork's concept: "The artwork is very tongue in cheek, as usual. At that time, Maggie had visited the old USSR and, following her tough stance with them, had been christened the Iron Maiden. Eddie took offence to this, and even more so when she started taking our posters.