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Category: Heavy Metal

Year: 1984

Label: Castle Records

Catalog Number: CASTLE 106-2

Average Rating: 94 / 100 (17 ratings)

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Iron Maiden Powerslave Album Cover

Bruce Dickinson vocals
Dave Murray guitars
Adrian Smith guitars
Steve Harris bass Guitar
Nicko McBrain drums and percussion
Castle Records Reissues of 1995. Every album in the Iron Maiden discography was released as a 2-CD Picture Disc set, with the second disc being B-sides, live, and unreleased tracks. These are now particularly hard to find.
Disc 1
1.  Aces High  4:31
2.  2 Minutes To Midnight  6:04
3.  Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) Instrumental  4:15
4.  Flash Of The Blade  4:05
5.  The Duellists  6:18
6.  Back In The Village  5:02
7.  Powerslave  7:12
8.  Rime Of The Ancient Mariner  13:45
Total Running Time:  51:12

Disc 2
9.  Rainbow's Gold  4:56
10.  Mission From Harry  6:42
11.  King of Twilight  4:52  Cover: Nektar
12.  Number of the Beast live  4:58
Total Running Time:  21:28

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Existing comments about this CD

From: T1TAN Date: December 31, 2001 at 15:05
This is it: THE BEST YOU CAN GET FROM IRON MAIDEN! A symbol of british heavy metal. A must-have. *****

From: Damien Date: September 10, 2002 at 11:50
I just got CD and I love it! As a metal fan I can say this is one the best I've ever heard. I hope Iron Maiden continues to deliver such albums as this one. They goood!

From: The Fizzy One Date: November 11, 2002 at 21:52
Ya know, I have a real hard time getting into this one. I like some songs, like the first two, but something seems to be lacking here. Bruce continues to pretend he's Pavarotti singing inthe opera or something (STOP YODELING!!!), and 13:45 is WAY too fuckin' long for any one song. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" could probably be a tremendous song if they'd have cut about six minutes out of it, but there's just too much of it to sound like a oohesive song. I'm gonna have to give this one just a 7.

From: angel of death Date: January 8, 2003 at 7:30
fizzy you are a fucken idiot i have a problem with your comments on maiden they are all great albums and bruce is one of the best metal singers ever fuck off and listen to the spin doctors

From: eddievanmaiden Date: January 9, 2003 at 3:33
In my opinion, this is the best Iron Maiden album ever! Packed with great songs like (in my opinion), Powerslave, Aces High, 2 Minutes to Midnight, The Duellist, and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This is certainly some heavy shit! Kudos to Dickenson/Smith and Harris for making great songs, and to Murray for those awesome solos. ...Tell me why I have to be a Powerslave...

From: Great Dane Date: January 11, 2003 at 2:22
This one never cought my attention. Ive given it many trys, but still dont like it.

From: rising power Date: March 31, 2003 at 2:55
Although Iron Maiden is a real heavy metal band and they deserve that title much more than all those stupid bands like Slayer and Metallica. They are more hardrock than metal and they belong more in heavy harmonies and not in brutal metal. What has Iron Maiden got in common with rubbish like Pantera and Cradle of Filth NOTHING. They belong with bands like AC/DC,Rainbow,Accept and Scorpions and with those depressing bands

From: Jon Date: May 20, 2003 at 13:45

From: tailgunner Date: June 25, 2003 at 4:14
el segundo mejor disco de Iron Maiden despues de The Number of the Beast. Es cojonudo.

From: Johnny Metal Date: June 29, 2003 at 2:02
I own almost entire collection of Iron Maiden CDs and in my opinion this is best album they have ever made. The sound is more mature (more heavier) than their previous "Number of The Beast" and Dickinson's vocals are incredible. All songs on this CD are good, you won't find any bad one ("Rime of The Ancient Mariner", "Losfer Words" and "Powerslave" are my favorites). If you want a good example of what Heavy Metal is, go and buy this one. (This one was released in 1984, not 1985 like page says)

From: mrs. Harris Date: October 13, 2003 at 11:41

From: Zze Date: October 21, 2003 at 6:06
some good songs here, very heavy album ( sometimes bordering on Thrash ) but not near as good as Piece of Mind, however, still above average.

From: GABO Date: November 13, 2003 at 22:42
Just Amazing

From: Blaine Date: March 31, 2004 at 2:51
Bought this one recently and I do agree with some of you. This is a great CD. I think it was their best. Love the art work both front and back and the booklet is quite nice.

From: GABO Date: April 5, 2004 at 19:57
Excelent, Maiden heaviest album, a classic!!! 9.5/10

From: Tocallo Date: April 6, 2004 at 18:30
Si me preguntaran CUALES SON LOS 10 MEJORES MUSICOS DE HEAVY METAL? (cantantes,guitarristas,bateristas y bajistas )sin duda responderia. Dave Murray guitarrista Adrian Smith guitarrista Steve Harris bajista Nicko McBrain baterista. Bruce Dickinson cantante IMPRESIONANTE !!

From: Shannon Date: June 19, 2004 at 20:24
*MASTER'PIECE' ----> A+ Every song is excellent, except "Back In The Village" and even it's good! The b-sides are my favorites (along with the Piece Of Mind b-sides). Mission From 'Arry still makes me LOL to this day!! Good stuff. Awesome album cover by Derek Riggs too!

From: Big Papa K Date: July 1, 2004 at 17:41
Is there a better one-two punch to open an album than "Aces High" and "Two Minutes To Midnight"? Unfortunately the rest of the album can't match up to these tunes, but it is still excellent. I am not a big fan on the closing song though. 8/10

From: Azrabain Date: August 11, 2004 at 21:50
Without question my all time favorite album in the world. The duellists is the best song in my opinion, but the rest are out of this world.

From: beastie vee Date: September 3, 2004 at 8:12
this is the best alburn every one should have it

From: Steve Date: October 25, 2004 at 7:35
Iron Maiden's all-time greatest moment. This is top metal. id put this, Megadeth's 'Rust in Piece', Metallica's 'And Jsutice for All' and Judas Priest's 'Painkiller' in the best metal albums of all-time ctagory! Most of you would of heard the 1st 2 tracks, but other standouts are 'Back in the Village', 'Flash of the Blade' and 'Losfer Words'. The epic 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is a hands down classic!! You need to buy this CD NOW AND FAST!!! 10/10

From: Metalhead66 Date: October 28, 2004 at 13:53
This is for all the Rivetheads iron dogs and Metal lovers...This is a great one, but it isn't as good as Number of the Beast...But that doesn't mean it's bad at all.. In fact I love the First 5 Maiden albums...True Metal,Great musicianship,Great Songs.....9/10

From: ADiGA SToRM Date: January 13, 2005 at 1:53
if you want to listen to a classic metal Iron Maiden is the "BEST" ok

From: holy metal Date: March 10, 2005 at 14:55
The second masterpiece of maiden after number of the beast is a great album also contains a masterpowersong aces high yheaaa. Maiden rules!!!

From: holy metal Date: March 10, 2005 at 14:55
The second masterpiece of maiden after number of the beast is a great album also contains a masterpowersong aces high yheaaa. Maiden rules!!!

From: KingOfMetal Date: April 17, 2005 at 18:27
GREAT album...just one thing...it was released in 1984 (not 1985).

From: rockhardrock Date: August 26, 2010 at 3:42
another one that is to me considered as one of their best albums.as heavy and fast as their predecesor. my favs here: aces high, 2 minutes to midnight and powerslave.

From: pie75 Date: September 5, 2010 at 4:25
maiden certainly had a golden run through this period better then peice of mind and man how about aces high,2 minutes to midnight,flash of the blade,powerslave and the epic rime of the ancient mariner awsome stuff

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 8, 2014 at 18:56
Powerslave is the last studio album from Maiden's early heyday. Very good production for '84, none of that reverby drum sound so prevalent at the time. "Aces High," "2 Minutes To Midnight" and the title track all deserve their status as Maiden (and metal) classics, and "Flash Of The Blade" is an overlooked treat ... but ... well, "Losfer Words" is an instrumental that sounds like half a song, "The Duellists" sounds like the other half, and I couldn't tell you how "Back In The Village" goes if you asked me. And the there's Maiden's crowning, self-serious achievement, "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner," snuck into countless high-school and college English classes as having literary value. In almost fourteen minutes of retelling Coleridge's poem, Maiden fail to stumble on a single hook or vocal melody, Bruce rambling along for most of it, except the "mariner wished he'd die" part. It's tough to see that song as anything but mental masturbation.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 25, 2015 at 22:26
I've seen IM live twice in my life...on this "Powerslave" Tour(i was 15 years old at the time)& on the "Fear Of The Dark" Tour(for me the best and probably last Maiden ever!)...this album has 3 major songs in the shape of "Aces High","2 Minutes to Midnight" & "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" and my fave ones and add "Powerslave" to the "soundtrack" and you will be just fine...87/100

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