Episode 9 - Powerslave (Side A)
Don't look now, but there are only two minutes to midnight! That's right, friends, we're talking Side A of Powerslave this week. Atomic bombs, dogfighting planes and a B-Side track capturing an argument between two band members! Released September 3, 1984, Powerslave is the first release by the band to feature the same lineup as the previous album. The album debuted at #2 on the UK albums chart, spent three weeks in the top ten and was on the top albums charts for 10 weeks total. It also reached #21 on the US Billboard 200 after debuting at #62. Powerslave has been certified platinum in the US (in June 1991) and gold in the UK (Dec. 1984, three months after its release). Side One 1. Aces High 2. 2 Minutes to Midnight 3. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) 4. Flash of the Blade 5. The Duelists Album Personnel Bruce Dickinson - vox Dave Murray - guitars Adrian Smith - guitars Steve Harris - bass guitar Nicko McBrain - drums * * * If you are enjoying the show, join us on the Maiden Voyage Patreon to support what we're doing! Patrons are our best friends! Like, Rate, Subscribe and Review the Maiden Voyage Podcast. We're desperate for your approval! Send questions, comments and praise to MaidenVoyagePodcast@gmail.com Follow Maiden Voyage on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Stu and Ed on Twitter. Check out Stu's other podcast, Vintage RPG, and follow Vintage RPG on Instagram for an in-depth dive into the art & history of tabletop roleplaying games, and check out unwinnable.com for the best cultural commentary around. The Maiden Voyage illustration is by Shafer Brown. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Maiden Voyage is a Hamfisted Production and is researched and edited by Ed Coleman. Theme music composed by Sam Retzer, under license from SmartSound. This podcast is a labor of love based on decades of devoted fandom. We strongly encourage listeners to buy Iron Maiden's albums or listen to them using your favorite streaming music service to support these heavy metal legends. To check out the cover art for the band's albums and singles, visit the band's excellent website.