Iron Maiden’s sixteen studio albums are being released on remastered Digipak CD format over the next nine months via Parlophone Records.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, ‘The Studio Collection – Remastered’ will see the studio albums get released on in chronological batches of four from November 2018 to June 2019.
The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases and all the releases will be available to listen to on streaming platforms.
For the keen Iron Maiden aficionados, 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 Friday 16th November batch, this will be ‘The Number Of The Beast’.
Iron Maiden bassist and founder 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.”
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The release schedule is as follows:
Batch 1: 16th November 2018
Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind
Batch 2: February 2019 date TBC
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying
Batch 3: April 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World
Batch 4: June 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
You can pre-order the first batch from Iron Maiden’s official shop now.