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Powerslave [Enhanced, Original recording remastered]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000251VZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Aces High (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. 2 Minutes To Midnight (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Flash Of The Blade (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Duellists (1998 Digital Remaster) 6:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Back In The Village (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Powerslave (1998 Digital Remaster) 6:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (1998 Digital Remaster)13:34Album Only

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It's way too easy to write off Iron Maiden as the preserve of maladjusted boys with fluffy, budding moustaches, stuck in the murk of the British 1980s. They were preposterous, they were anachronistic--in utterly appropriate Spinal Tap terms--and their growth rate could not even be charted. But they really do rock, which, as ever, lets them off the hook. Besides which, Powerslave is arguably the best Maiden album precisely because it's so bombastic and lugubrious; it achieves its effect with bludgeoning tactics. Obsessively fast and brutal riffing, interminable repetition and lyrics so epic and gruesome they're irresistible ("The body bags and little rags of children torn in two/And the jellied brains of those who remain, to put the finger right on you"). Grand and absurd, it's also pretty brilliant. --Taylor Parkes

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5.0 out of 5 stars Majestic. 21 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Maiden were on top of the world when they released this platter, and remained there for at least 3 more albums before the slide began (curse Seattle.............just kidding!).
It's all been said really - from the opening dual guitar intro to Aces High (one of the best Maiden choruses ever?)through the fantastic riff to 2 Minutes, via the twin guitarwork on The Duelists, the wonderfully complex riff to Back In The Village (or the return of The Prisoner), the mysterious theme and awesome instrumental section of Powerslave, all dwarfed by the huge Rime of the Ancient Mariner, this album is a wild ride.
Very good production, although I would have liked a bit more bottom end (my taste only), the boys are the best at what they do, and this was one of their finest moments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews! 1 Oct 2010
By carlosnightman VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The cover of Maiden's 5th album suggests two things- the first, that this will be an album of epic size and scope; the second, that it will be based on or at least reference Egyptian History and Mythology. One of these is certainly true, while one is vague. The artwork is again iconic and brilliant by Derek Riggs, featuring Eddie as a towering God in Ancient Egypt. There are certainly Egyptian themes and musical styles in the title track, but aside from that we have the usual mix of songs based on war, horror, movies, and literature. That leaves then the first assumption- the album features more advanced musical ability and song-writing, and contains their longest track to date at over 13 minutes. As well as the contents of the album being epic, their World Slavery Tour to promote the album was legendary, lasting 11 months, spreading the disease to new parts of the globe, expanding their fan base hugely, and saw a landmark gig behind the Iron Curtain- a first for any Western band. Maiden were certainly climbing, and this is more expansive and extroverted compared to its predecessor and has more progressive elements, but there remains an ear for a riff and rhyme, and has a couple of big singles and live favourites. It is another strong addition to a classic catalogue.

`Aces High' opens the album and is in many ways the quintessential Maiden song; we have the dual guitar attack intro featuring a memorable riff before picking up pace and taking off with Dickinson's screaming vocals. We have a big chorus with a fist pumping tone, and head-banging rhythm, and of course some effortless guitar solo work. The song describes an air battle between the British and the Germans in WWII, sounding urgent and frantic thanks to the pace of the song and the magnitude of the vocals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 15 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Four of Maiden's first five albums are truly essential purchases. It's quite amazing how Steve Harris was so focussed he was able to write such classic material in the space of five and a half years (1979-1984). This marks the end of an era, and undoubtedly, Maiden's best, none of the subsequent eight studio albums that have followed "Powerslave" have come close to the watershed of the early years. This isn't the best of the five, but lyrically Messrs Harris, Smith, Murray, McBrain and Dickinson have really pushed the envelope. The title track absolutely kills, with a trippy slowed down break in it. Aces High is another standout track, which improves with each listen. The gruesome subject matter of Two Minutes To Midnight belies the brilliance of this song.
This, however, isn't the best of the Maiden albums, despite being the second one to come to mind after the seminal "Number Of The Beast". "Piece Of Mind", originally released in May of 1983, is my personal favourite, and is often hugely overlooked cos it didn't have the staple songs that Beast had (ie Run To The Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name, NOTB etc.). But it does have the best songs in my opinion. So start with that. The debut album (Iron Maiden) is probably the next best one to buy, an amazing debut. Killers isn't great and is the weakest of the five.
So, in this order: buy NOTB, Piece of Mind, Iron Maiden, Powerslave and Killers. Buy them now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maiden do it again 26 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album completes the "holy trinity" along with Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind. Powerslave has four essential tracks. The cut and thrust opening of "Aces High" and "2 minutes to midnight" immediately leaves you in no doubt of the quality of the material. The title track is the perfect showcase to illustrate how tight the band's playing had become, particularly in the breathtaking instrumental section where Murray and Smith's guitar interplay is simply wonderful. The epic "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" effectively bookends the album, and is a text book example of a Steve Harris epic. Mariner never suffers from the overwrought self importance that would plague later attempts to recreate such grandeur, and feels not a minute too long. Elsewhere, "Losfer Words", "Flash of the Blade" and "The Duellists", highlight the dizzying guitar interplay that personifies what is possibly Maiden's most technically accomplished album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Back in the Village 24 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ah yes Powerslave, it has a great reputation as the album that
consolidated what was good about Bruce' singing and the
boys grooves. However, it also contains the most underrated 80's
track that Maiden have done - "Back in the Village". If you
look round the web, you will find that most reviewers name
it as the weakest track on the record. But personally speaking,
I think this is the best song they have ever managed. For me,
Powerslave and Rhyme... are good,. but basically cod rock.
"Back in the village" by contrast, has great riffs, it's fast
and furious and has a great chorus. Even the much maligned
lyrics aren't any more embarrassing than warbling on about
Egyptian mummy's and stuff. It's also a bit more raw and edgy than other tracks they have done.
It was my favourite song when i was 13, and
at 29, i still love it now.. it is a pity no-one else
seems to agree!!
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another very good album, from probably the best heavy metal band in the world. will be enjoyed by every iron maiden fan worldwide
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this one
I have this on a record but thought I should be a bit more up to date and get the CD. The quality of sound it amazing and I can play it so mush loader
Published 18 months ago by tracey lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerslave - One of the best Maiden albums ever!
What got me in to Iron Maiden originally was hearing Hallowed Be Thy Name as a single in 1993 as they were currently promoting A Real Dead One, and boy did that one track blow my... Read more
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