Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind


8.9 | 1805 votes |
Release date: 16 May 1983
Style: New wave of British heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Where Eagles Dare
02. Revelations
03. Flight Of Icarus
04. Die With Your Boots On
05. The Trooper
06. Still Life
07. Quest For Fire
08. Sun And Steel
09. To Tame A Land

Disc II [1995 reissue bonus disc]
01. I Got The Fire [Monstrose cover]
02. Cross-Eyed Mary [Jethro Tull cover]

Top 20 albums of 1983: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 74

Line-up
Bruce Dickinson - vocals
Dave Murray - guitars
Adrian Smith - guitars
Nicko McBrain - drums
Steve Harris - bass

Additional info
Produced by Martin Birch.
Mixing by Bruce Buchhalter.
Engineering by Martin Birch, Bruce Buchhalter, Denis Haliburton & Frank Gibson.
Cover art & photography by Derek "Dr. Death" Riggs, Rod Smallwood, Simon Fowler, Robert Ellis & Ross Halfin.

The first title of this album was Food For Thought but it was changed to Piece Of Mind.

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale
Rating:
9.0
This album could also be called: The Hidden Treasures Of Iron Maiden. I guess it is one of the most underestimated albums of this band, maybe of all I know. But there is more to it than meets the eye (or better the ear) in the first place. Of course it contains 'The Trooper' and 'Flight Of Icarus' which are both well-recognized songs, since they are both live-classics and great studio tunes, but that is far too less to judge the whole album.

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published 12.11.2003 | Comments (19)

Guest review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.2
Iron Maiden's Piece Of Mind is the first Metal album I remember hearing. I don't know how old I was, but when Nicko McBrain opened up "Where Eagles Dare" with a maelstrom of percussion, I thought it was the most brutal thing in existence. Even now, I still consider it one of Maiden's best (and heaviest) songs. With other classics like "The Trooper" and "Flight of Icarus," Piece Of Mind certainly makes for a an appropriate introduction to the genre.

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published 27.09.2012 | Comments (7)

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27.02.2014 - 17:04
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
The most overrated album from the 'classic' era. The Trooper is one of my favourite Iron Maiden songs though.
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20.02.2015 - 16:19
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by deadone on 03.06.2014 at 07:58

There's some great stuff on this album - Revelations, Flight of Icarus, The Trooper, Die With Your Boots On, To Tame A Land and.....Sun and Steel.


Yes I like that cheesy little number.


I like part ''when dinosaurs walk on earth''
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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05.09.2015 - 13:45
Rating: 9
Toxik
Written by Bad English on 20.02.2015 at 16:19

Written by deadone on 03.06.2014 at 07:58

There's some great stuff on this album - Revelations, Flight of Icarus, The Trooper, Die With Your Boots On, To Tame A Land and.....Sun and Steel.


Yes I like that cheesy little number.


I like part ''when dinosaurs walk on earth''

And the middle of the song it's pretty good actually.
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21.06.2016 - 21:53
Rating: 7
CakeTrolley
I've always considered this one to be among their the weaker releases. The last three songs are almost always victims of the skip button , Flight Of Icarus has never been a favourite of mine and The Trooper is way overplayed. The remaining four tracks however are excellent heavy metal. The mini epics When Eagles Dare and Revelations are probably my favourites, but Die With your Boots and Still Life are pretty much at the same level. You just got to love that pre-chorus in Die With Your Boots on!
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10.10.2016 - 15:02
Rating: 8
TrueMetalJope
I guess most of us can agree that tracks #7 and #8 (I personally add #3 here too, decent song, but ruined by chorus) should be cut from the album, should be never heard again and should be replaced with something worth listening. Other songs can stay as they are classics/decent heavy metal pieces (If I mention some personal highlights here, they are: "Revelations", "The Trooper" and "To Tame A Land"). I won't lower the score for that the album has weak ass production on guitar sound that has no balls, not the end of the world, but just sayin.

This is rated as 2nd best album in '83, but I say, based on my experience, that there are plenty of more consistent metal albums in '83, in heavy metal too, you can take my word for it.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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10.10.2016 - 20:36
Rating: 9
Azarath
"Sun and Steel" is the weakest song here (that cheery chorus seems at odds with the rest of the album), but "Quest for Fire" would be missed dearly.
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