BMG/Sanctuary Records will follow 2014's reissue of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 on heavyweight 180g black vinyl. Unlike the '80s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded.
They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases and will be issued chronologically across a three month period. 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.
Maiden's explosive 2002 live album Rock In Rio was recorded in Brazil on the last night of their Brave New World Tour on January 19, 2001 in front of 250,000 rabid fans. This is the first time Rock In Rio has been officially released on LP in the U.S. The 3LP-set features 19 killer performances including blazing takes of all time classics like "The Number Of The Beast," "Wrathchild," "Run To The Hills," "The Trooper," and "2 Minutes To Midnight" plus six songs from Brave New World.