I’ve been keeping pace with the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doling out their body of work last November. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been completed and now its onto Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.
The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.
As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the July 26th batch, this will be Fear Of The Dark.All four albums in this set are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com
The first four albums in this collection were released in November 2018:
Iron Maiden/ Killers /The Number Of The Beast(standard/collectors) / Piece Of Mind
The second four albums were released in March 2019:
Powerslave/ Somewhere In Time(standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son/ No Prayer For The Dying
4th batch 2019 date TBC:
Dance Of Death/ A Matter Of Life And Death(standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier/ The Book Of Souls*
*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time
IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy Of The Beast tour across North, South and Central America this summer, starting in Florida on July 18th. It includes a headline performance at Rock In Rio, with all 90,000 tickets sold in less than two hours.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I still need to get my hands on the Phase 1 releases, I’ve got Phase 2 and will proudly add the remaining sets to my vast music library. I don’t really buy a lot of physical music nowadays based on the available shelf space but with stuff like the Maiden re-issues there is no way to avoid them. It’s not always easy to find places to buy physical copies nowadays either but you can if you try and if you’d like to get these ordered in advance please use the Amazon.com links below as you will be helping support this website as well. Closing up I wonder what you folks think about the re-master initiative and have you been building up this new collection. Which of these releases in the batch are your favorites and why? Chime in down below in the comments section since its always great to hear from you about such things. See you next time oh and before I forget, if you like in the NYC area, that “Legacy Of The Beast” tour they are on is heading our way in the coming weeks. I discussed our regional shows HERE in case you missed it.
Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com