The Trooper

1983 single by Iron Maiden

"The Trooper" is a 1983 song by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden and is the second single from their fourth studio album Piece of Mind. It went to number 12 in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In 2005 the live version of the song went to number 1 in Spain. It was taken from their live album Death on the Road.

"The Trooper"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album Piece of Mind and Death on the Road
B-side
  • 1983
  • "Cross-Eyed Mary" (Jethro Tull cover)
  • 2005 CD
  • "The Trooper" (Live)
  • "Prowler" (Live)
  • 2005 7" Live
  • "Another Life" (Live)
  • 2005 12"
  • "The Trooper" (Live)
  • "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Live)
Released20 June 1983
15 August 2005
Recorded1983
24 November 2003
GenreHeavy metal
Length4:11
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Steve Harris
Producer(s)Martin Birch
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Flight of Icarus"
(1983)
"The Trooper"
(1983)
"2 Minutes to Midnight"
(1984)

"The Number of the Beast (Reissue)"
(2005)

"The Trooper (Live in 2003)"
(2005)

"The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"
(2006)
Music video
"The Trooper" at YouTube

Track listings

change
7" & 12" Single
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Trooper"   4:10
Side two
No. Title Length
2. "Cross-Eyed Mary" (Jethro Tull cover) 3:52
2005 Enhanced CD
Compact Disc
No. Title Length
1. "The Trooper" (Live at the Westfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany, 24 November 2003) 4:13
2. "The Trooper"   4:12
3. "Prowler" (Live at Egilshöllin, Reykjavík, Iceland, 7 June 2005) 4:24
4. "The Trooper" (Video - Live at the Westfallenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany, 24 November 2003) 4:12
5. "The Trooper" (Video - Music video) 4:10
2005 7" Blue Vinyl
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Trooper" (Live at the Westfallenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany, 24 November 2003) 4:13
Side two
No. Title Length
2. "Another Life" (Live at Egilshollin, Reykjavík, Iceland, 7 June 2005) 3:43
2005 12" Picture Disc
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Trooper" (Live at the Westfallenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany, 24 November 2003) 4:13
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "The Trooper"   4:12
2. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Live at Egilshollin, Reykjavík, Iceland, 7 June 2005) 3:33