First of all: this topic is not about The Soundhouse Tapes (which biggest discussion has recently been going on in the Loopy Blog topic). This is about the other studio recordings Maiden did, before they went to record the debut album. The BBC sessions have been discussed before in a different topic, but I had a Natalie urge, to make some matters a bit clearer. I'd like to get clear who played on which sessions, and when they were recorded, but naturally anything else related to these recordings should fit in here as well. 1. Methal for Muthas Metal For Muthas (Recorded 24/10/1979 - Manchester Square, London) Songs: 1. Sanctuary 2. Wrathchild Paul Di'Anno (Vocals), Steve Harris (Bass), Dave Murray (Guitar), Tony Parsons (Guitar), Doug Sampson (Drums) 2. BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show 14th November 1979, recorded at Studio 6, BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London. 1. Iron Maiden 2. Running Free 3. Transylvania 4. Sanctuary This time, it looks like Iron Maiden was right about it. Tony Parsons is credited in the booklet of the Iron Maiden BBC Archives CD. So it's again this line-up: Paul Di'Anno (Vocals), Steve Harris (Bass), Dave Murray (Guitar), Tony Parsons (Guitar), Doug Sampson (Drums) Here you can find Transylvania on YouTube: @Baztac: I noticed that you haven't put these sessions on the timeline yet but it struck me that you said in your comment on this video that Parsons wasn't in the recording line-up (even though Maiden officially state that he was)? Besides: the first solo, starting at 2:00 sounds like someone else, (not Murray), so that should be Parsons, don't you agree? 2:50 is Murray for sure. In Sanctuary I hear Parsons here: 1:23 (Dave would never make two of such relatively identical runs in a row, and it also sounds like someone else, honestly). and Murray here: 1:42 3. Wessex Studio demos Wessex Studios, 25 & 26 November 1. Running Free (released on Axe Attack Vol. 1) 2. Burning Ambition (released as B-side Running Free single) Line-up: Paul Di'Anno (Vocals), Steve Harris (Bass), Dave Murray (Guitar), Doug Sampson (Drums) Edited after info Baztac: changed date of Metal for Muthas session. and added Wessex Studio session.