Somewhere In Time

Release date
8 Aug 2013
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Caught Somewhere In Time 7:26 125,313
2 Wasted Years 5:06 336,764
3 Sea of Madness 5:42 105,092
4 Heaven Can Wait 7:21 169,246
5 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 6:31 95,693
6 Stranger In a Strange Land 5:45 114,709
7 Deja Vu 4:56 34,857
8 Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) 8:36 14,377

About this album

Somewhere in Time is the sixth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 29 September 1986 on EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US (it was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 2002). The studio follow-up to the hugely successful Powerslave/Live After Death pair, it was the first Iron Maiden album to feature guitar synthesizers. Bruce Dickinson’s song material was refused in favour of the songs of guitarist Adrian Smith, who wrote the bulk of the songs identified with the album (including the singles “Wasted Years” and “Stranger in a Strange Land”).

While many of the songs from Somewhere in Time have all but disappeared (and some like, “The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner” being only played once) from the band’s live shows over the years, “Wasted Years” and “Heaven Can Wait” have been consistent mainstays of the band’s live setlist. Performances of “Heaven Can Wait” have featured a group of local fans and celebrities invited onstage to sing along during the song’s middle section.

The album also marked a change for Iron Maiden, as it was their first album to introduce synth, although this style was expanded upon in their next album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. This is also their first studio album not to be released a year after their previous one. The band has never released a studio album a year after the previous again as of 2011. The band began to put more time into writing and recording their albums as well as touring for an extensive time after the release of Powerslave.

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  • Peace_Sells86

    Overlooked considering the albums that came before and after.

    18 May 6:43am Reply
  • Snutskallar

    This album is never getting old.

    25 Mar 2:09pm Reply
  • Schnedlit

    A Flawless Album!!!

    1 Mar 3:39pm Reply
  • samiskywalker

    Adrian Smith = legend

    26 Feb 6:22am Reply
  • crashin1

    A underrated classic.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Amanethis

    This is the album that got me into Maiden.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ilovemusix

    Somewhere In Time+Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son+Number of The Beast : My fav Maiden albums

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Elowson

    Good, but Powerslave and SSoaSS is so much better, this feels like a middle album in comparision

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • AbnerHeavy

    The most wronged album! Masterpiece! One of the three best albums of Iron Maiden.

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Wacke666

    My very favorite album of Maiden's. Classic and truly musically genious.

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son are the best Maiden albums... [2]

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    one of the best influential metal bands ever :D

    20 Apr 2014 Reply
  • FelipeWylde

    The best

    14 Mar 2014 Reply

    Melodías únicas y ricas, los solos más pegadizos, temática y letras increíbles y sobresalientes, excelente trabajo vocal; una bocanada de aire fresco para La Doncella (esos sintetizadores... wow). Eso sin mencionar que tiene la mejor portada que jamás he visto en un CD y que despierta tu imaginación en cuanto la ves... sin lugar a dudas su mejor álbum, y uno de los mejores de los espectaculares años ochentas.

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • purcy

    One of the very best metal albums of all time, and probably the band's best!

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    No other Maiden album includes so many overseen songs as this album does, which imo makes it their most underrated album! Every song is absolutely killer here! My fave Maiden album for quite some years now.

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • peterdiewaldfee

    This one has the best melodies, guitarwork is just awesome. I mean, just listen to the solos of "cought somewhere in time" or "the loneliness of the long distance runner"

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ScorpionsPriest

    For me, this is easily their best album of the 1980's.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TovarishPior

    The sound of this album is fucking incredible.

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son are the best Maiden albuns...

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
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