The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original U.K. releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine-month period superseding 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 November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.
Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”
All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now from https://666.ironmaiden.com/music.
1st batch: November 16th:
Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: My sincere apologies for getting this information to you later than planned but these aren’t coming out for a few weeks yet and you’ll be able to order them with ease and no fear of their running out of the supply. I have had the entire catalog in my collection for as long as I can remember, and well, I mean the older stuff like these releases and I cannot wait to get my hands on the newly mastered set. Who knows, perhaps I will even review them for the website database because having Iron Maiden back catalog can’t be bad for Google searching. What do you think about this initiative? Will you be gifting your old Maiden CD’s to a worthy successor while you add these new ones to your collection? Fill me in down in the comments below. You know you wanna.
Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com