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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 (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,657 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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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest heavy metal album EVER! 25 Jan 2010
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This album for me pretty much defines heavy metal. It's full of fantastic guitar work - not just solos (although the combination of Dave Murray's wild, fluid leads and Adrian Smith's more musical, thought-out leads over fantastic rhythm patterns is just perfect), but wonderful rhythm guitar (with Adrian's complementary 2nd guitar part fleshing it out rather than just doubling like many a 2nd guitarist), and Iron Maiden's trademark harmony guitar bits. Bruce's dynamic vocals are still one of the highest points in metal singing, and the band's interesting lyrics (about fighter pilots, duels, Egyptian Pharaohs, etc.) are at the top of rock and metal lyric-writing (unless one prefers introspective whining . . . ). Top this off with some fine rhythm work and one of the best bassists in metal, and you can't lose! Also, Iron Maiden avoids one of the great pitfalls of metal and managed to avoid doing power ballads or other cliche pop-leanings; so, while there's plenty of dynamics (like the slow, moody, mid-section of "Ancient Marriner") the music is 100% metal, 0% poser, and just stands up as great music.
Some of the other reviewers mentioned that the some of the songs were too long or "self-indulgent", but I completely disagree. "Ancient Marriner" is over 13-minutes, yet compelling and exciting throughout; while many a pop song or metal-sellout song can be too long at 3 minutes, I can hardly criticize a song for having more music in it. Iron Maiden differ from many a 70s band (at least at this point in Maiden's career) by making songs longer with pre-written music (particularly those fantastic harmony guitar bits) and interesting musical ideas. It's fantastic because, although there's great vocals and interesting lyrics, Maiden (in the 80s) had a very strong instrumental basis.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Ranking way up there with the likes of Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, Maiden rock with the best of them, in fact they are my personal favourite. But, as well as being a classical example of a heavy metal group, Iron Maiden are also story tellers. They have the most narrative lyrics EVER in rock music.
The album "Powerslave" is far from an exception.
From the opening track "Aces High", about a WW2 air-raid, to the almighty grinding sounds of the title track, Bruce Dickinson's bunch have done it again- produced a unique and awe-inspiring work of art.
Also, the last track, the 9+ minute "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is Steve Harris's finest epic to date. Fans who have heard and enjoyed "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (The Number of the Beast), and "Alexander The Great" (Somewhere in Time) both by Harris, will bearly be able to keep their jaws off the floor! "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is an enthralling journey through the Mariner's eyes, with two quotes from Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Also, track 3, entitled "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" is one of the finest instrumentals you are ever likely to listen to, again, written by Steve Harris. It is good to both chill out to or jump around to!
The bottom line is this: if you're a Maiden fan, you album collection isn't in anyway shape or form complete without this little gem! BUY IT!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever
Thanks a lot for this vinyl and for your fast work. This album is perfect and the vinyls are like in the description.
Published 5 months ago by Nadia
3.0 out of 5 stars very good
another very good album, from probably the best heavy metal band in the world. will be enjoyed by every iron maiden fan worldwide
Published 11 months ago by lloydie4
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden
One of Maiden s Best and as i Collect All Their Music Had to Buy This Have the Original British Release and Added This to my Collection
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Gordon Mcpherson
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
It's album number five for the heavy metal heroes Iron Maiden, and they're riding on a high as they've had four good albums in a row which have been getting better both creatively... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELENT!!
How nice return to vinyl, only to collectors, beautiful impression, very good idea this reissue, the pictures are real dics artworks.
Published 16 months ago by Jorge Barrios Requena
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 17 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
Published 17 months ago by Styvisor
5.0 out of 5 stars The Power of Maiden
It's a great masterpiece. Since the audio is undisputed, until the finish of the cover. Every fan is suspect to talk about Iron Maiden. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bruno Santana
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album
This is a great album - along with Number of the Beast and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, it's essential Iron Maiden listening. Read more
Published 17 months ago by A buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece
Classic Heavy Metal from the most iconic band. Even tracks not as brilliant as Aces High or 2 Minutes To Midnight, like Flash Of The Blade or Back In The Village are awesome.
Published 18 months ago by Pau Borras Garcia
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