Formats and Editions
More Info:BMG and INgrooves Music Group 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 the United States.
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 UK analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, this will be the first time ever that these black vinyl singles have officially been made available in the U.S. and 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 UK 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 14th 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)
October 28th: 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 25th: 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 in the UK, this now completes Maiden s 1980 s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.