Powerslave

~ Release group by Iron Maiden

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Powerslave is the fifth studio album by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 3 September 1984 on EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in North America. It was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the United States in 2002.

The album's cover artwork is notable for its Ancient Egypt theme. That theme, taken from the title track, was carried over to the album's supporting tour, the World Slavery Tour. This began in Warsaw, Poland on 9 August 1984; it is widely regarded as being the band's longest and most arduous tour to date, and led to the live album Live After Death.

The release contains a musical re-telling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the lyrics of which include some lines from the poem. At 13 minutes and 45 seconds in length, it was Iron Maiden's longest song for over 30 years until it was surpassed by the 18-minute "Empire of the Clouds" from the 2015 album The Book of Souls.

Powerslave is notable as the band's first album to feature the same personnel as their previous studio release. This lineup would remain intact for two further studio releases. Also, it is their last album to date to feature an instrumental piece.

"2 Minutes to Midnight" and "Aces High" were released as singles.

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 1C 064-24 0200 1, 2402001, EJ 24 0200 5099924020015
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 EMI Music New Zealand NZ EMC-232
Powerslave CD 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDP 7 46045 2 077774604529
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) EJ 2402001, POWER 1 5099924020015
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 064-24 0200-1
Powerslave CD 8 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7 46045 2 077774604529
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SJ-12321
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) EMS-91091 [none]
Powerslave Cassette 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 1C 264 24 0200 4, 2402004 5099924020046
Powerslave CD 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDP 7 46045 2 [none]
Powerslave CD 8 EMI Music Italy (main imprint of EMI Music Italy S.p.A./EMI Music Italy S.r.l.) 0777 7 46045 2 9 077774604529
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 EMI Music Italy (main imprint of EMI Music Italy S.p.A./EMI Music Italy S.r.l.) 54 2402001
Powerslave Cassette 8 EMI Music Netherlands (this is not an imprint! it likely refers to EMI Music Netherlands BV) 7 46045 4
Powerslave Vinyl 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 2402001 [none]
Powerslave CD 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CP32-5043 [none]
Powerslave CD 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) TOCP-6341 4988006648463
Powerslave 2×CD 8 + 4 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243 8 35872 2 3 724383587223
Powerslave 2×CD 8 + 4 Castle Records CASTLE 106-2 600234010624
Powerslave Enhanced CD 10 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 496 9200, 7243 4 96920 0 8 724349692008
Powerslave Enhanced CD 8 EMI Music Canada 7243 4 96920 0 8 724349692008
Powerslave Enhanced CD 8 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 743496920-0 724349692008
Powerslave CD 8 Raw Power RAW CD 131 602923013121
Powerslave Enhanced CD 10 Sanctuary Records (US, 2000-2007) CK 86212 696998621220
Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management"), INgrooves, Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) BMG14014V 881034121523
Powerslave Digital Media 8 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) [none]
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Powerslave 12" Vinyl 8 Parlophone 2564624869 825646248698

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: 2 Minutes to Midnight
Aces High
included in: Powerslave / Single Collection 2
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000190289 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/18917 [info]
Wikidata: Q308899 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Powerslave [info]
other databases: http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Iron_Maiden/Powerslave/77 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/iron_maiden/powerslave/ [info]

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