Iron Maiden ‎– Powerslave

EMI ‎– 7243 4 96920 0 8
CD, Album, Enhanced, Remastered

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1 Aces High
Written-By – Harris*
2 2 Minutes To Midnight
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
3 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Written-By – Harris*
4 Flash Of The Blade
Written-By – Dickinson*
5 The Duellists
Written-By – Harris*
6 Back In The Village
Written-By – Smith*, Dickinson*
7 Powerslave
Written-By – Dickinson*
8 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Written-By – Harris*
Multimedia Section
Video1 2 Minutes To Midnight 6:18
Video2 Aces High 5:01

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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.

Marketed and distributed by EMI

Printed in E.U.
Made in E.U.

This is the version made by IMS Manufacturing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24349 69200 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): 4969200
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI LV03
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2525
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2552
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Other (Distribution Code): I:
  • Other (Distribution/Price Code - France): F: PM 520
  • Other (Catalog Number - UK): UK: 496 9200

Other Versions (5 of 219) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POWER 1, EJ 2402001 Iron Maiden Powerslave(LP, Album) EMI, EMI POWER 1, EJ 2402001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CK 86044 Iron Maiden Powerslave(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Sanctuary Records, Metal-Is Records CK 86044 US 2002 Sell This Version
0777 746045 2 9 Iron Maiden Powerslave(CD, Album, RP) EMI United Kingdom 0777 746045 2 9 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7 46045 2 Iron Maiden Powerslave(CD, Album, RP) EMI 7 46045 2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
31C 064 240200 Iron Maiden Powerslave(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 240200 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version



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February 8, 2018

Despite a number of albums prior to this that have gained legendary status, 'Powerslave', Iron Maiden's fifth studio recording, is where I feel the band really hit their stride as one of metals most iconic bands.

With a previous four releases over which to bond and mature as a band, 'Powerslave' is a complete bombardment of Iron Maiden having perfected their sound. The dual-guitar harmonies are spot-on and utilized to their fullest, and vocalist Bruce Dickinson's singing hits its peak here, with every line complimenting the music perfectly.

While I didn't dislike any of the bands previous releases, I never held them in such high regard as the rest of the metal community does, feeling that each album was just a steady improvement upon the one that came before it. However, here is where the songwriting really takes a solid step up, as every song is well executed and well played. The riffs and harmonies are very catchy and easy-to-listen to, and the guitar solos all seem to suit their respective songs much better.

Tracks like 'Aces High', '2 Minutes to Midnight', 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and even instrumental 'Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)' are more than just Iron Maiden staples, they're essential listening for all metal fans. On top of all that, the artwork is pretty damn awesome as well!

A key album in any rock or metal collection, THIS is Iron Maiden.