Powerslave

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Powerslave
Studio album by
Released3 September 1984
GenreHeavy metal
Length50:57
LanguageEnglish
LabelEMI
ProducerMartin Birch
Iron Maiden chronology
'Piece of Mind
(1983)
Powerslave 'Somewhere in Time
(1986)

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. TitleWriter(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.