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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 4

Hopefully you’ve been following along with our features regarding the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doing them just about a year ago. Now its time for the “Phase 4” releases to join Phase 1 and Phase 2 and Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the fourth and final set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on November 8th.

The albums are “Dance Of Death”, “A Matter Of Life And Death” (standard/collectors), “The Final Frontier” and 2015’s double-album “The Book Of Souls”.

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The Studio Collection – Remastered follows on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project and features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The most recent studio album – The Book Of Souls – was released that year in the same quality audio, but is appearing in Digipak for the first time.
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“The Book Of Souls” by Iron Maiden

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The latest epic from Iron Maiden is here and entitled “The Book Of Souls”; We’ve been waiting a few years for this one and can worldwide touring be far behind? I am pretty sure it will be something that the band lines out for us as well. Love the new version of Eddie we get on the cover. This comes care of BMG Worldwide/Universal and you can order a copy on Amazon.com via the link below.

“The Book Of Souls” by Iron Maiden

Artist: Iron Maiden
Title: “The Book Of Souls”
Label: BMG Music
Release Date: 9/4/2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

It’s been five years since the world last received new Metal from the mighty Iron Maiden after “The Final Frontier” but the band had not been sitting idle on their laurels during this time as while new music was being worked on, the finalization of said works needed to be placed on hold as Bruce Dickinson dealt with and recovered from a cancerous throat tumor. Now that the always energetic front man received the respite he needed the album was completed and comes to us care of BMG Music with “The Book Of Souls”. According to what I’ve read in the press copy for the album, a good chunk of it was written by the band in the studio and immediately captured on tape so there is some sense of spontaneity to the larger body of work. Speaking of larger bodies, this is the first ever double album for the band in terms of a studio release and clocks in at 92 minutes long. It’s safe to say that the bygone days of shorter tunes are long a thing of the past when it comes to Iron Maiden material. Perhaps this is a good thing and as you listen to the eleven tracks go by you will find that almost all of them are over six minutes in length. Let’s go over a bunch of the new offerings.
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Look Up In The Sky! It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s Iron Maiden’s New Ed Force One!!!

Man oh man was I psyched to see this press release this morning from the Iron Maiden side of the fence because the new album is coming soon to the general public and we media types have started to receive our preview streams so thoughts can be put together about it for your edification. What made this bit of information most fascinating to me was its disclosing the inside scoop about the brand new “Ed Force One” which many fans might remember as being discussed and revealed in full on a video release entitled “Flight 666”, anyway, below is the whole press release that I received but don’t you worry I will be back at the close with some additional opinions.

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IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR: VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE – “THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR” IS EXPECTED TO VISIT AROUND 35 COUNTRIES INCLUDING FIRST EVER CONCERTS IN CHINA AND EL SALVADOR; NEW STUDIO ALBUM THE BOOK OF SOULS IS RELEASED WORLDWIDE ON SEPT 4.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 25, 2015 – IRON MAIDEN, whose new studio album The Book of Souls, their first for 5 years, will be released worldwide next week on Sept 4, are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (aka Queen of the Skies) for their World Tour next year. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson is currently in training for his licence to fly the massive four engine jet, which is almost twice the size and over three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on previous tours in 2008/9/11 (see attached comparison grid). The new Ed Force One will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment more than 55,000 miles (88,500km) around the planet with concerts in six of the seven continents (Australasia, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe) with The Book of Souls World Tour 2016 expected to visit around 35 countries.
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