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Iron Maiden To Release Classic 80's Vinyl Reissues

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) will follow the 2012/13 Iron Maiden vinyl picture discreissues of the first eight Iron Maiden records, which spanned the 1980's, 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 records will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980s 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 Collectors Box sized to house all 8 records. 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 Rocktober 13th (14th USA) with the first 3 records 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 Ive 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:

Rocktober 27th (28th USA): Piece Of Mind , Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7 singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w Ive Got The Fire
The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary
2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbows 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 (25th USA): 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 Maidens authentic 1980s 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 Parks Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maidens 1980s touring and catalog reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.