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.
Originally released in 2010, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier was released an incredible 30 years after the band's game-changing self-titled debut in 1980. The release also marked the band's first since 2006's A Matter of Life and Death which was the longest gap between any Maiden studio release until its 2015 follow-up. Reuniting with long-time producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas, the 10-song set mixes up-tempo rock numbers with more groove oriented material, all with Maiden's signature British heavy metal imprint.
The Final Frontier went on to become the biggest commercial success of the band's career, reaching No. 1 in 40 countries worldwide. The track "El Dorado" also won a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance which was the band's first Grammy win.