Iron Maiden ‎– Somewhere In Time

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Bass, Bass Synth and Drum tracks recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
Guitars, Vocals and Guitar Synth recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland.

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 (P) 1998 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
(C) 1998 Iron Maiden (Holdings) Ltd.
Marketed and distributed by EMI

Printed in E.U.
Made in EU

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  • Barcode: 7 24349 69240 4
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Rights Society: bel/BIEM/SIAE
  • Matrix / Runout: 4969240 . 2:1:16 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 4969240 . 3 EMI UK 010110
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  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI AAHC5
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  • Distribution Code: I:
  • Distribution Code: F. PM 520
  • Distribution Code: UK: 496 9240

Other Versions (5 of 221) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3512 Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3512 UK 1986 Sell This Version
58464 Iron Maiden A Tiempo En Algún Lugar(LP, Album) EMI 58464 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
0777 7 46341 2 0 Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time(CD, Album, RP) EMI 0777 7 46341 2 0 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
EMI-25120, EMC 3512 Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMI-25120, EMC 3512 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
SLPE 501.602 Iron Maiden A Tiempo En Algún Lugar(LP, Album, Promo) EMI SLPE 501.602 Uruguay 1986 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

July 28, 2018

Fresh off of the success of 1984’s ‘Powerslave’ and the 1985 live album ‘Live After Death’, Iron Maiden were well and firmly at the top of the metal world, and their run of strong releases would continue with ‘Somewhere in Time’, an album which saw the band continue to enter progressive territory with their writing, with longer songs and the addition of keyboards.

However, stylistically this is still very much Iron Maiden. By this point the band have clearly defined their sound, and there’s not much point in tweaking what already works. With blistering guitar harmonies and wailing vocals, Maiden have clearly hit their stride by this point in their career. The use of keyboards adds an atmospheric, spacey feeling to the music, giving ‘Somewhere in Time’ its own identity amongst the bands discography.

With a solid production and some of guitarists Adrian Smith and Dave Murray’s finest guitar tones, the sound here is timeless. Even after all these years, the album holds up well for both its sense of melody and its metal edge. The lyrics are a lot more introspective than previously, a sign of the bands world-travelled weariness after their constant touring. But it also makes for some of their most sincere and personal songs, particularly in ‘Wasted Years’.

With highlights including the aforementioned ‘Wasted Years’, ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’, ‘Caught Somewhere in Time’, ‘Deja-Vu’ and ‘Heaven Can Wait’, there’s an abundance of quality material here, making ‘Somewhere in Time’ another in a string of classic albums.