Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and No Prayer for the Dying to be remastered.
Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with the second set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on March 22nd.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.
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 March 22nd batch, this will be Somewhere In Time.
Maiden founder member and bassist 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.”
All four albums in this second batch are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com.
The first four albums in this collection were released in November 2018: Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including The Number of the Beast Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind
2nd batch: Mar 22nd 2019
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying
3rd batch May 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World
4th batch July 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
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