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ravenheart
08-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Parlophone Records will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.

The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

Running Free b/w Burning Ambition
Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)
Women In Uniform b/w Invasion
Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side
Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan
Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse
The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:

October 27th: Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire
The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary
2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold
Aces High b/w King Of Twilight
Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)
Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

November 24th: Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Wasted Years b/w Reach Out
Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl
Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues
The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88
The Clairvoyant b/w The Prisoner (Live)
Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

anomynous
08-26-2014, 06:47 AM
This will be so overpriced.




But I want them damnit.

ravenheart
08-26-2014, 06:51 AM
This will be so overpriced.

Doesn't look like it so far. First three albums are £17.99 here, the singles are £7.99, and the box with the first three albums is £47.99.

That's pretty standard prices for new release vinyl.

I'm actually surprised they're that cheap, given how extortionate the picture discs were.

Onioner
08-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Now this is how you do vinyl reissues! Hopefully they won't be priced up the ass in the U.S.

anomynous
08-26-2014, 07:15 AM
They're cheaper than the pic discs?


Glad I was wrong because those were rediculously over priced.

markrz
08-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Does anyone, anywhere, actually think picture discs are cool??? Sure, I have bought a few in the past. But only if it was average priced and I just wanted it for the music.

Wrecking Crew
08-26-2014, 08:59 AM
For nostalgia's sake, I got a record player a few months back to see if what all the snobs say is true about the sound really being better, warmer, etc. I came away from the experience remembering why I ditched vinyl so long ago. I kept running into situations where this needle would play this record properly but would skip on that record and the whole thing became ridiculous. The best thing about vinyl is the big packaging with properly viewable artwork, lyrics, etc that you don't need a magnifying glass to read. I could see maybe getting Powerslave for that alone as it was Powerslave on vinyl that first introduced me to Maiden way back in the day.

I think the most interesting thing about that press release was it saying that the historical tours are over and everything would be about the future from now on. I don't think anyone was looking for a No Prayer for the Dying revisited tour anyway.

HackedUpForBBQ
08-26-2014, 10:20 AM
I don't think anyone was looking for a No Prayer for the Dying revisited tour anyway.

Speak for yourself! To me a No Prayer/FOTD tour would be amazing. Still don't get why people dislike those albums so much. And does the market need to be flooded with even MORE reissues? In a way it's cool but damn sometimes it gets to be a bit much. Just like on Record Store Day how everyone is all excited and lined up outside the stores for an exclusive batch of..... reissues!?!? I iust don't understand

ravenheart
08-26-2014, 01:11 PM
I think the most interesting thing about that press release was it saying that the historical tours are over and everything would be about the future from now on. I don't think anyone was looking for a No Prayer for the Dying revisited tour anyway.

It doesn't say that, it says they're done with the '80s.

I really want them to do a '90s tour. Maybe combining No Prayer, Fear, and the Blaze albums. I'm not sure they actually will though. Time's running out and they'll spend at least two years touring the new album, plus another two for the greatest hits farewell tour, so I just don't think there's time for another themed tour as well.

ravenheart
08-26-2014, 01:12 PM
And does the market need to be flooded with even MORE reissues? In a way it's cool but damn sometimes it gets to be a bit much.

Sort of agreed, but I think this needed doing, because doing them all as picture discs was a mistake. This is correcting that mistake.


Just like on Record Store Day how everyone is all excited and lined up outside the stores for an exclusive batch of..... reissues!?!? I iust don't understand

This, though.

Wrecking Crew
08-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Sort of agreed, but I think this needed doing, because doing them all as picture discs was a mistake. This is correcting that mistake.

A very huge mistake if the amazon reviews are accurate. They are nearly unanimous in that the sound quality on the pic discs is terrible.

And I apologize to all fans of '90s Maiden I offended with my comment about nobody wanting a '90s revisited tour. Apparently I was wrong, I really didn't think there were that many fans of '90s Maiden.

marker
08-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Even if they had time they wouldn't do a 90's tour. It's a business first.

ravenheart
08-27-2014, 11:51 AM
Even if they had time they wouldn't do a 90's tour. It's a business first.

Very possible. Which is a shame, given that a bunch of their best songs are on those albums.