Iron Maiden ‎– Somewhere In Time

Parlophone ‎– 2564624854
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Caught Somewhere In Time
Written-By – Harris*
A2 Wasted Years
Written-By – Smith*
A3 Sea Of Madness
Written-By – Smith*
A4 Heaven Can Wait
Written-By – Harris*
B1 The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
Written-By – Harris*
B2 Stranger In A Strange Land
Written-By – Smith*
B3 Deja-Vu
Written-By – Murray*, Harris*
B4 Alexander The Great (356-323 B.C.)
Written-By – Harris*

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Issued with original artwork including a printed inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and photos

Bass, Bass Synth and Drum tracks recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Guitars, Vocals and Guitar Synth recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland
Mixed at Electric Ladyland Studios, New York
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York

All titles published by Imagem London Ltd.
℗ 1986 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd. © 1986 Iron Maiden LLP

Made in EU.
180 Gram.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 25646 24854 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 825646248544
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): 9729551 BC 93288-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): 9729551 BC 93288-01 B1
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Other (original cat#, A-side, center label): EMC 3512
  • Other (A-side, center label): EMC 3512A
  • Other (B-side, center label): EMC 3512B
  • Other (A-side, center label, outer rim): 2564624854 / 1
  • Other (B-side, center label, outer rim): 2564624854 / 2

Other Versions (5 of 212) 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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May 28, 2017
I personally haven't heard the original Capitol version like mentioned below, however I think this issue still sounds good. Maybe not the best it could be, but still sounds really great


April 7, 2017
I had to spent countless hours on Steve Hoffman's forums to read, analyze, try to know which Maiden reissues I should buy reading different buyers opinions, considering this reissue campaign was received with mixed feelings about the results. Somewhere in Time was a difficult choice, I wanted to have both a GOOD looking cover and GOOD sounding copy.

To be honest, this one is visually okay, it's not as sharp as the original artwork, but far from awful. There's just a lack of contrast overall, but it's far from being awful (Seventh Son however is clearly a miss)...

Soundwise, overall, this is a great copy. As others mentionned before me, there's a strange problem on a specific track (The Loneliness [...] ), but it last for less than a second on my copy. Some others seems to have really bad issues on this track, mine is obviously not perfect but not as bad from what I've heard, not sure what happened.

The US reissue doesn't have this problem, which is quite strange considering the US reissues seems to be way more problematic than the EU ones, once again from what I've read from people who bought both.

Beside that, this reissue is far from stinky, it sounds really good overall, and they did a proper VINYL mastering, something we don't see that much for bands like Maiden nowadays (see Back on Black reissues if you want to learn more about crap reissues...) ...

They were produced in large quantities so there's obviously some problems on various copies, but honestly, they did a really good job overall, if you want a mint copy of this stellar album, go for this one, if you're lucky, search for an original, it will be obviously better, but this reissue is pretty good. Go for the US version to avoid the small problem mentioned above.


February 18, 2017
Thanks Grim_Skunk for these samples videos. The distortion on the guitar is easily noticable on the 2nd track :
"Long Distance Runner" Solo ->
It's harder to hear the difference on the first one. But it's enough to avoid this pressing.
My Parlophone repress of Live After Death sounds fine to me ( Anyone could compare it to an earlier release ?


April 2, 2016

I am so disappointed with this release, it sounds thin, and the bottom is weak, compared to the old EMI recordings, and I am not sure wat happened to the intro of, the loneliness of the long distance runner, at some point it goes alle out of tune, like if someone played around with 33/45 button just four a short time, but it's enough to make you look up every time.
Too bad it could have been a grait album.