Powerslave [Limited Edition]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Iron Maiden's music was evolving and growing with each successive release in the '80s; each album outsold its predecessor and widened the band's fan base. This was never more apparent than on 1984's Powerslave. It was the first Maiden album to feature the same lineup for more than a single record, and with a long tour under their belt, the band's playing on Powerslave was tight and inspired. While other popular metal bands of the day were busy conquering radio with accessible singles, Maiden decided to include several noncommercial extended pieces, a throwback of sorts to their '70s prog rock influences Jethro Tull, etc.. MTV embraced the album's two singles/videos, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Iron Maiden's music was evolving and growing with each successive release in the '80s; each album outsold its predecessor and widened the band's fan base. This was never more apparent than on 1984's Powerslave. It was the first Maiden album to feature the same lineup for more than a single record, and with a long tour under their belt, the band's playing on Powerslave was tight and inspired. While other popular metal bands of the day were busy conquering radio with accessible singles, Maiden decided to include several noncommercial extended pieces, a throwback of sorts to their '70s prog rock influences Jethro Tull, etc.. MTV embraced the album's two singles/videos, the rapid-fire "Aces High" and the complex antiwar tale "2 Minutes to Midnight," but what really made the album stand out as a true heavy metal achievement was the epic compositions. The second side only consists of three songs, including the superb and explosive title track, plus the long and winding 13-and-a-half minute "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" based on the famous Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem. Add to it perhaps Maiden's best instrumental, "Losfer Words Big 'Orra," and forgotten-yet-strong album cuts like "Flash of the Blade" and "The Duellists," and you have yet another highly recommended, essential Maiden classic. [On all of Iron Maiden's 1998 reissues on Raw Power a multimedia section is featured on the CD, which includes videos, band biographies, tour date history, and photo galleries.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 696998621220
  • Catalog Number: 986212
  • Sales rank: 21,408

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Iron Maiden Primary Artist
Bruce Dickinson Vocals
Adrian Smith Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Steve Harris Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Nicko McBrain Drums
Dave Murray Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Iron Maiden Concept
Frank Gibson Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Simon Heyworth Remastering
Bruce Buchalter Engineer
Rod Smallwood Concept
Derek Riggs Concept, Sleeve Illustration
Martin "Pool Bully" Birch Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yeah!!! What those guys said.

    Seriously, evil things come in threes, and in this case it was Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, and Powerslave. it was definately Maidens "Golden Era" I've always wondered if "The Duelists" was loosely based on the Harvey Keitel movie of the same name.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Maiden's Best

    This is Iron Maiden's crowning achievement of Metal mastery. Along with "Number of The Beast" and "Piece of Mind", this is one of the three best albums Maiden ever produced with Bruce Dickinson as their lead singer. The dual leads of Dave Murray and Adrian Smith are at their best here in songs such as "Flash of The Blade", "The Duellists", and "Powerslave". This is the album that took them to the top after a gruelling 13-month world tour. Do not miss this gem of 80s british new wave metal. I have been an avid Maiden fan since "Number of The Beast" and, 23 years later, these tunes sound as new and original as ever. Metal Forever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heavy Metal Perfection

    There's not a single flaw with this album. This is possibly Maiden's finest hour, their pinnacle. If numbers like Aces high and back in the village keep the album rolling at high speeds, they are counterpointed by brilliant creations like powerslave, and rime of the ancient mariner. Each member of maiden is incredible at what he does. The axe attack of murray and smith play off each other and weave and interlock with synchronicity. Steve harris' bass playing is unparalleled for that era and nicko mcbrain's drumming is magnificent, rolling and rocking with the music. Last but not the least, dickinson's voice rips through the album, dark, foreboding and menacing making this masterpiece a must have in any music collection.

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