Back in October, I shared the news and some visuals about Iron Maiden’s studio albums being remastered and released in digipaks and if you didn’t see that please click HERE. Now its time for the second phase to get underway. Ready, aim, fire…..
The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the second set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on March 22nd.
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 catalogue 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 March 22nd batch, this will be Somewhere In Time.
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 second batch 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 (option of standard or collectors box set edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind
2nd batch: Mar 22nd 2019:
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying
3rd batch May 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World
4th batch July 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 in 2019 across North, South and Central America including a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio in October. See www.ironmaiden.com for details. The tour opened in Europe last year playing to over 750,000 people at sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows and was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, the holidays need for cash found me not getting the first batch of these albums so now I have double the work to do and get them into my collection as well. I loved the first three in this second wave but don’t remember “No Prayer For The Dying” being a favorite of mine. Perhaps its time to give it another go. Since I am tied up with the doings at Toy Fair as you read this, I am going to let you let me know what you think about this news. Will you be adding these to your own collection? Chime in down below because it reminds me that you are out there.
Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com