IRON MAIDEN Album Reissues to be Released May 19th
NEXT SERIES OF I
12 ALBUMS ON HEAVYWEIGHT 180GRAM BLACK VINYL
NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING / FEAR OF THE DARK / THE X FACTOR / VIRTUAL XI / BRAVE NEW WORLD /ROCK IN RIO / DANCE OF DEATH /A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH /
DEATH ON THE ROAD/FLIGHT 666/THE FINAL FRONTIER/ ENVIVO!
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 24, 2017 - Starting on May 19, 2017, BMG will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight IRON MAIDEN albums, which spanned the 1980s, with the release of twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 on heavyweight 180g black vinyl.
Unlike the 1980’s reissues which were cut from the original analog master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalog was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases.
The records will be released chronologically across a three-month period:
May 19th: No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark / The X Factor / Virtual XI
June 23rd: Brave New World / Rock In Rio (Live) / Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death
July 21st: Death On The Road (Live) / Flight 666 (Live) / The Final Frontier / En Vivo! (Live)
As a bonus, the first two albums (No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark) will also be made available in an exclusive Collector’s Box sized to house all 12 albums with additional space for fans to insert the latest Maiden studio album The Book Of Souls, which was released on triple black vinyl in 2015. The Collector’s Box will be extremely limited and available while supplies last.
These high-quality, black vinyl sets comprised of eight studio albums together with a specially selected choice of four live recordings from this period, completes the IRON MAIDEN album reissues series and offers Maiden fans the opportunity to own the band’s entire studio album legacy on vinyl simultaneously for the very first time.