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Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released 3 September 1984
Genre Heavy metal
Length 50:57
Language English
Label EMI
Producer Martin Birch
Iron Maiden chronology
Piece of Mind
Somewhere in Time

Powerslave is a studio album by Iron Maiden. It went on sale on 3 September 1984.[1] It was the second most popular album in England when it started being sold.[1]

The album got good reviews; one person said it was "classic and essential."[2]

One of the songs, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," was adapted from a poem of the same name by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.[2] It is Iron Maiden's longest song (almost 14 minutes).

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Aces High"   Steve Harris 4:32
2. "2 Minutes to Midnight"   Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith 6:04
3. "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" (Instrumental) Harris 4:15
4. "Flash of the Blade"   Dickinson 4:06
5. "The Duellists"   Harris 6:07
6. "Back in the Village"   Dickinson, Smith 5:03
7. "Powerslave"   Dickinson 7:12
8. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"   Harris, Samuel Taylor Coleridge 13:37

Musicians[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Powerslave". Iron Maiden official website. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 February 2011.