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Album · 1984 · 8 Songs. Having become international metal heroes with The Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind, Iron Maiden tested themselves with 1984's Powerslave. The band's fifth album is lyrically and musically complex without ever tipping over into Spinal Tap-style self-indulgence. Opener "Aces High" throbs with brutal intensity, while the 13-minute epic "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" hints at the conceptual weight and instrumental complexity to come in the band's late '80s work. This is Maiden at their most powerful and uncompromising

Powerslave is definitely a milestone in the history timeline of heavy metal. This was also my first Iron Maiden album; therefore I am extremely relieved that I chose this as my first impression instead of one of their mediocre albums. This record was released whEn the MaidEn vocalist at the time was in his best condition, because it seems that his singing and vocal range wEnt downhill right after Powerslave in records such as Somewhere in Time. I am going to say this again, I think that this album is the best first impression to people who are new to the MaidEn world. This is another album that if you want to feel the full effect of it, you need to sit down and listEn to it, it’s an amazing experiEnce that never gets boring no matter how many times you repeat it.

It was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 2002. It is notable for its Ancient Egyptian theme displayed in the cover artwork, lifted from the title track, which was carried over to the album's supporting tour. At 13 minutes and 45 seconds in length, it was Iron Maiden's longest song for over 30 years, until it was surpassed by the 18-minute "Empire of the Clouds" from the 2015 album, The Book of Souls. Powerslave is also notable as being the band's first album to feature the same personnel as their previous studio release. This lineup would remain intact for two further studio releases. Also, it is their last album to date to feature an instrumental piece.

If The Number of the Beast was the all-time metal landmark, Powerslave is perhaps the quintessential Maiden album, capturing all the signature elements of the band's definitive era in one place. The album opens with Maiden at their catchiest, turning in a pair of metal classics right off the bat with the British hit singles "Aces High" (a high-speed ode to a WWII air battle) and the.

Produced by Martin Birch. Into the Abyss I'll fall - the eye of Horus Into the eyes of the night - watching me go Green is the cat's eye that glows - In this Temple Enter the risen Osiris - risen again. Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave I don't wanna die, I'm a God Why can't I live on? When the Life Giver dies All around is laid waste And in my last hour I'm a Slave to the Power of Death

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Aces High
Written-By – Harris*
4:29
A2 2 Minutes To Midnight
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
6:00
A3 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Written-By – Harris*
4:13
A4 Flash Of The Blade
Written-By – Dickinson*
4:02
A5 The Duellists
Written-By – Harris*
6:07
B1 Back In The Village
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
5:20
B2 Powerslave
Written-By – Dickinson*
6:48
B3 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Written-By – Harris*
13:36

Credits

  • Bass – Steve Harris
  • Drums – Nicko McBrain
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Bruce Buchalter, Frankie Gibson*
  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Adrian Smith , Dave Murray
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Martin "Pool Bully" Birch*
  • Vocals – Bruce Dickinson

Notes

Black cassette with silver print. with barcode./ screw black

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POWER 1, EJ 2402001 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI POWER 1, EJ 2402001 UK 1984
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
CK 86044 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Sanctuary Records, Metal-Is Records CK 86044 US 2002
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
7 46045 2 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI 7 46045 2 Netherlands 1994

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Aces High
Written-By – Harris*
4:29
2 2 Minutes To Midnight
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
6:00
3 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Written-By – Harris*
4:13
4 Flash Of The Blade
Written-By – Dickinson*
4:03
5 The Duellists
Written-By – Harris*
6:06
6 Back In The Village
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
5:21
7 Powerslave
Written-By – Dickinson*
6:48
8 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Written-By – Harris*
13:34
Multimedia Section
video1 2 Minutes To Midnight 6:18
video2 Aces High 5:01

Companies, etc.

  • Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Compass Point Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Bass, Vocals – Steve Harris
  • Drums – Nicko McBrain
  • Engineer [Assistant - Compass Point] – Frankie Gibson*
  • Engineer [Assistant - Electric Ladyland] – Bruce Buchalter
  • Guitar – Dave Murray
  • Guitar, Vocals – Adrian Smith
  • Lead Vocals – Bruce Dickinson
  • Management [For Santuary Music (Overseas) Ltd.], Sleeve [Sleeve Concept], Design – Rod "I Can Tak' It - I'm A Yorkshireman" Smallwood*
  • Management [For Santuary Music Ltd.] – Andy "Aye, A Large Bacardi And Coke" Taylor*
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Photography By – Ross Halfin
  • Photography By [P3] – Moshe Brakha
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Martin "Pool Bully" Birch*
  • Remastered By – Simon Heyworth
  • Sleeve [Sleeve Concept], Design – Iron Maiden
  • Sleeve [Sleeve Concept], Design, Illustration [Sleeve Illustrations] – Derek Riggs

Notes

Recorded at Compass Point, Nassau, Bahamas.
Mixed at Electric Ladyland, New York.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
All titles published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.
Special enhanced CD for use on your PC or Macintosh featuring full length videos, band and tour history, biographies, exclusive photo galleries, internet web links and much more.
Digitally remastered ℗1998 The copyright in this sound recordings is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
©1998 Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd.
©1998 EMI Records Ltd.
℗1984 The copyright in this Enhanced video is owned by EMI Records Ltd.

Produzido na zona franca de Manaus por sonopress - Todos os direitos do produtor fonografico e do proprietario da obra gravada sao reservados.
Estao proibidas a reproduçao locaçao reproduçao publica e radioteledifusao deste disco. distribuido por Emi Music ltda - ROD, PRES, DUTRA, S/N, KM229,8 - P. 11 Vila Augusta, Guarulhos - SP - CGC 33.249.840/0004-31 P 1998 Made In Brazil

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7243 4 96920 0 8
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS: 4969200
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1139
  • Other: Upper Barcode: 368 496920 0
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POWER 1, EJ 2402001 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI POWER 1, EJ 2402001 UK 1984
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
CK 86044 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Sanctuary Records, Metal-Is Records CK 86044 US 2002
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
7 46045 2 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI 7 46045 2 Netherlands 1994

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Aces High
Written-By – Harris*
4:29
A2 2 Minutes To Midnight
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
6:00
A3 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Written-By – Harris*
4:13
A4 Flash Of The Blade
Written-By – Dickinson*
4:02
A5 The Duellists
Written-By – Harris*
6:07
B1 Back In The Village
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
5:20
B2 Powerslave
Written-By – Dickinson*
6:48
B3 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Written-By – Harris*
13:36

Credits

  • Bass – Steve Harris
  • Drums – Nicko McBrain
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Bruce Buchalter, Frankie Gibson*
  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Adrian Smith , Dave Murray
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Martin "Pool Bully" Birch*
  • Vocals – Bruce Dickinson

Notes

Gold strip on spine. Black cassette with silver print. No barcode.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POWER 1, EJ 2402001 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI POWER 1, EJ 2402001 UK 1984
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
CK 86044 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Sanctuary Records, Metal-Is Records CK 86044 US 2002
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
7 46045 2 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI 7 46045 2 Netherlands 1994

Tracklist

A1 Aces High 4:31
A2 2 Minutes To Midnight 6:04
A3 Losfer Words (Big ´Orra) 4:15
A4 Flash Of The Blade 4:05
A5 The Duellists 6:18
B1 Back In The Village 5:02
B2 Powerslave 7:12
B3 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner 13:45

Notes

Release appears in two variants of front image: with blue ALF logo or pink.

Stereo
Dolby System

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ZAIKS
  • Rights Society: BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POWER 1, EJ 2402001 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI POWER 1, EJ 2402001 UK 1984
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
CK 86044 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Sanctuary Records, Metal-Is Records CK 86044 US 2002
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown
7 46045 2 Iron Maiden Powerslave ‎(CD, Album, RP) EMI 7 46045 2 Netherlands 1994



Iron Maiden - Powerslave album
Heavy Metal
Performer: Iron Maiden
Title: Powerslave
Category: Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 674
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