Thursday, October 17, 2019

Iron Maiden announce final round of releases in album reissue series

Iron Maiden have announced details for the fourth and final batch of releases in their album reissue series.

A continuation of the veteran metal band’s remastered Studio Collection project – which saw 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project – the digipacks will present the track listing matching the original UK releases using audio taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases.

Due November 22, the series will wrap up with 2003’s “Dance Of Death”, 2006’s “A Matter Of Life And Death”, 2010’s “The Final Frontier” and 2015’s “The Book Of Souls.”

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 final round this will be “A Matter Of Life And Death.”

Issued chronologically in batches of four, the series launched last fall with the group’s first four records: 1980’s self-titled debut, 1981’s “Killers”, 1982’s “The Number Of The Beast” and 1983’s “Piece Of Mind.”

The run continued this past March with 1984’s “Powerslave”, 1986’s “Somewhere In Time”, 1988’s “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”, and 1990’s “No Prayer For The Dying”, and with the summer 2019 release of 1992’s “Fear Of The Dark”, 1995’s “The X Factor”, 1998’s “Virtual XI” and 2000’s “Brave New World.”

News of the final installment in The Studio Collection series comes just days after Iron Maiden closed out The Legacy Of The Beast 2019 tour with a pair of shows in Santiago, Chile.

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