Iron MaidenPowerslave

Label:Parlophone – 2564624869
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style:Heavy Metal


A1Aces High
A22 Minutes To Midnight
Written-BySmith*, Dickinson*
A3Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
A4Flash Of The Blade
A5The Duellists
B1Back In The Village
Written-BySmith*, Dickinson*
B3Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

Companies, etc.



Issued with the original artwork, including printed inner sleeve containing lyrics and credits.

Recorded at Compass Point, Nassau, Bahamas
Mixed at Electric Ladyland, New York
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
All titles published by Imagem London Ltd.

℗ 1984 the copyright in the original sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd.
© 1984 Iron Maiden LLP
© 2014 Parlophone Records Ltd.
Printed in the EU

Made in EU

In August 2014, a 'News' article on the artist's website announced that this and the other 2014 reissues would be pressed "in heavyweight 180g black vinyl." However, this release was not subsequently marketed by the artist or label as a 180g pressing, nor is the weight mentioned anywhere on the release.

Runouts are etched and all Optimal Media GmbH 'geometric marks' (e.g., '2 = V', '3X', 'TI 3', '2=X') are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 25646 24869 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 825646248698
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Other (A-side label, outer rim): 2564624869 / 1
  • Other (B-side label, outer rim): 2564624869 / 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): BC91092-01 A1 Λ3 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): BC91092-01 B2 i..i 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): BC91092-01 A1 2 = V 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): BC91092-01 B2 i..i 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): BC91092-01 A1 3X 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): BC91092-01 B2 i..i I↾√ 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): BC91092-01 A1 VƐ 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): BC91092-01 B2 i..i 9729511 +s
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): BC91092-01 A1 ΔIS 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): BC91092-01 B2 i...i 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): BC91092-01 A1 TI 3 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): BC91092-01 B2 i..i =IS 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): BC91092-01 A1 3IΛ 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): BC91012-01 B2 511 i..i 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, Variant 8): BC91092-01 A1 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, Variant 8): BC91092-01 B2 i...i 9729511 2=X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, Variant 9): BC91092-01 A1 S=⊥ 9729511
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, Variant 9): BC91092-01 B2 V∧↽ i..i 9729511

Other Versions (5 of 351)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Powerslave (LP, Album)EMI, EMINZ EMC-232, EMC 232New Zealand1984
Powerslave (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI, EMI, EMI, EMI1C 064 24 0200 1, 1C 064-24-0200 1, EJ 24 0200, 2402001Europe1984
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Powerslave (Cassette, Album)EMI, EMI238 7 46045 4, 7460454Netherlands1984
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Powerslave (LP, Album, Jacksonville Pressing)Capitol RecordsSJ-12321US1984
Powerslave (LP, Album)Jugoton, EMILSEMI 11082, EJ 2402001Yugoslavia1984



  • jonnyretro's avatar
    Winner 🏆 🥇 knocked out of the metal studio akiller album flat quite and dynamics are on point 👉 👈
    • eranalon's avatar
      Got a very bad pressing with a lot of defects. Can't replace... Buy from a place that you can replace..
      • greenman2112's avatar
        Edited 8 months ago
        I wonder how many people commenting or “reviewing” (if you can call some of these comments that lol) actually have a turntable that’s set up and calibrated properly, because my copy of this sounds astounding to say the least. In all fairness I’ve not had the chance to hear an original pressing on my system… but this reissue sounds incredible.
        • DeanoBowden's avatar
          She’s farken sweet as champion! Play ‘er farken loud as and ask the question: “Tell me whyyyy I had to beeeee a POWERSLAVE?!” 🤘😝
          • GT_'s avatar
            Sonically as cut to record, levels, EQ, etc. these reissues is not anything near the quality of Steven Wilson's magic put into the Jethro Tull catalogue. I suggest if Maiden in the future are going to reissues these records again to contact Steven Wilson, and give him the multi-track tape's files and do a remix, and cut it properly. At the same time, do a 5.1 mix and put it lossless on a blu-ray along with the original Birch-mix, lossless - the whole catalogue like this.
            • fborrull's avatar
              Excellent album and great pressing. No issues whatsoever. I love this album, and I'm happy to have it in my collection. I had a copy when I was a teen, but I gave all my records away, so I'm happy I have it back!
              • Vinylophilist's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                I listened to this in original press at a friend's place and despite it not being exactly my style just loved it. Since originals don't come cheap, I bought this ... and tell you, this is not anywhere near the original. The "remastering" made sonething like a typical Spotify crap out of it, sounds like Pop-Music. Horrible.

                Will sell and hunt for an original.

                And before someone makes a clever remark, when I rate records, I do this to rate the music, not the print or issue, makes my collection easier to navigate.
                • hdorne's avatar
                  I bought a couple of these reissues and ultimately ended up selling them and buying original pressings. These aren’t awful, but they’re pressed so quietly that turning them up to an audible, rockable level also greatly increases surface noise and hum. I’ve never owned any other records pressed this quietly, and having some background in audio engineering I can’t understand why they wouldn’t make the most of the signal-to-noise ratio, especially on an inherently noisy format. The originals sound explosively dynamic and crystal clear, the artwork looks better, plus you get the occasional merch order form tucked into the sleeve so you can pretend your Mom is angry that you own this record. These reissues seem like they were sort of half-executed; the originals are where it’s at.
                  • Z0M81E's avatar
                    Nice quiet pressing (after cleaning!), clear sound, a little too bright and light on bass, nothing that can't be solved with adjusting your eq. Just like every other Maiden repress from 2014, you gotta crank it up to really kick in. Great dynmics, no inner groove distortion. Listened on Ortofon OM10
                    • Full-of-Hate's avatar
                      Edited 2 years ago
                      The downside of the success of a band like Iron Maiden is an endless exchange of opinions about and without reason. The album "Powerslave" has been discussed so many times in its almost forty-year history that in fact we have only one truth - this record does not leave anyone indifferent. This album has brought up a good musical taste for several generations of heavy music fans, while it can be said that the band has definitely outlived part of its audience. At the same time, the audience is still so large that individual replicas of its members are simply surprising (in a bad way).

                      I can say for myself that the record was bought brand new and sounds great, moreover, the nature of the sound is pleasantly impressive. It's hard for me to call the sound flat, muddy, distorted, compressed or something like that. Objectively, the record is devoid of the listed properties, which is why the "one star" type estimates are simply incomprehensible. I can assume that with such a large number of copies, there is a certain number of defective copies, as well as second hand/used and damaged by previous owners or during transportation. Similarly, it is unclear in what condition the equipment of people who have left a negative review is (condition and setting tone, for example), as well as the condition of the vinyl itself - it can be trite soiled in dust. I think you should trust only your own hearing and your own setup.

                      This press is a regular edition available anywhere in the world, made in such quantity that it will satisfy the needs of a sufficiently large number of collectors for a little money. Of course, a record once released in 1984 cannot sound exactly like a record released in 2014. When some people realize this fact, their life will become much easier. In addition, now you can simply order a press on Discogs that will satisfy your taste with its sound. Now we have a choice that once people could not even dream of.


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