Finally! Iron Maiden BLACK VINYL reissues coming in September... (Part 3)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gary, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Grow Fins

    Grow Fins ...and leave you laaaaand-lubbing women alone

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    Love Somewhere in Time. I know many consider it the point that Maiden went "off", but it's an album that I adore. Absolutely fantastic cover as well, with so much to discover on there.

    Do you have the 7"s from this album as well? Love the sci fi themes on those...
     
  2. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Yes I have these:

    Iron Maiden: Wasted Years (1986) [2014]: www.discogs.com/Iron-Maiden-Wasted-Years/release/6328350
    Iron Maiden: Stranger In A Strange Land (1986) [2014]: www.discogs.com/Iron-Maiden-Stranger-In-A-Strange-Land/release/6328335
     
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  3. Totally agree...I was only 11 and obsessed with Maiden when this came out, plus sci-fi like Star Wars, Blade Runner, Dune, etc., so this album became an instant favorite. The first full album of theirs I got; I managed to use some kind of allowance money to get Live After Death in 1985 on LP (which I still have...Traugott rules!!) Sadly I only had Somewhere in Time on cassette. I still have the Stranger in a Strange Land poster.
     
  4. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    Agreed. I'm obsessed with that album, always loved it. So many layers. That and Seventh Son, just incredible records.
     
  5. Grow Fins

    Grow Fins ...and leave you laaaaand-lubbing women alone

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    Those two are my personal faves as well. I have never minded the inclusion of synths in the Maiden sound - for me it makes it all the more unique. And for the preceding period I look no further than Live After Death, which is just a stellar, stellar album (let alone a stellar live album). And again a really great cover.

    I remember seeing the Maiden records in the store as a kid in the 80s, and being enticed and spooked by them at the same time. I have particularly vivid memories of Seventh Son... and that otherworldly cover. It must have imprinted itself in my subconscious, as it's one of my absolute favorites now. And that is despite having lived through nu-metal as a teenager in the 90s, when they were at a low point in terms of output and coolness. It's curious how the mind works!
     
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  6. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    Great memories here. I feel the same as you, never minded the synths, and they just add another texture to what they were doing at the time. For me BNW and BOS reminds me of that era and gives me the same feeling I had back in 1988 when I saw them on the Seventh Son tour.

    The first albums I bought myself were Killers and Maiden Japan on vinyl. Then my friend lent me his older brothers copies of Beast and POM, and then I was bonkers for this group. Then I found Powerslave on vinyl on a family trip to Halifax.

    My Mom sealed the deal Christmas morning when she gave me LAD on vinyl. I must have played LP 1 for hours before even putting on LP 2. I just sat on the floor in front of the stereo and stared at that gatefold and I was hooked. I covered every inch of that album, reading every word and studying every photo.

    The big day came when a friend loaned me the VHS of the LAD show and it was so cool to actually see the band perform the songs that I loved right off the live album. Also, to see mummy Eddie come out from the Sphinx head was enough to send me over the edge!

    What a band.
     
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  7. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Iron Maiden ‎– Stranger In A Strange Land
    Label: Parlophone ‎– 2564624850
    Format: 7", Single, Reissue
    Country: Europe
    Released: 21 Nov 2014

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  8. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Iron Maiden ‎– Live After Death
    Label: Parlophone ‎– 2564624865 Format: 2 × Vinyl, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
    Country: Europe
    Released: 27 Oct 2014

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  9. Brave New World: I've played only Wicker man so far. MPO and NL in the deadwax, and a runic symbol. Sounds good. Lots of lower mid-range (not quite bass?) energy, at least on my system. I haven't listened to the CD in years, so can't comment on a comparison.
     
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  10. Speaking of Live After Death, have you guys seen the 1st draft cover? I had a double spread of it from a rock magazine for years; I'll have to look for it.

    Re: Brave New World, I guess the EU press has CB in deadwax? For sure Chris Bellman? Strange. Oh well.
     
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  11. cmarti

    cmarti Well-Known Member

    This is becoming very common lately, records labels saving money I guess!
     
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  12. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Why strange?
     
  13. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    This?

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  14. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    Yes my EU BNW has CB in the deadwax.

    I never saw the first draft, can you post it?
     
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  15. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    Oh I’ve seen this, but I didn’t think it was a first draft, I thought it was an alternative promo photo used in magazines and posters at the time.
     
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  16. I could be wrong; I thought I read an interview with Derek Riggs or Smallwood about it.

    Re: CB, I find it odd because he's based in the US, yet cut for an overseas market. I don't see how that's economical, for one.
     
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  17. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    LAD: what a great live album! I remember I had this on two cassettes, in the last century :) and listened to it on my walkman, all the ...ing time :)
     
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  18. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Iron Maiden ‎– The X Factor
    Label: Parlophone ‎– 0190295852009
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, Reissue, Remastered , 180 Gram Black Vinyl
    Country: Europe
    Released: 19 May 2017

    Lacquer cut by Chris Bellman
    The remasters are the 2015 digital remasters

    Transitional Maiden, so good.

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  19. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Iron Maiden ‎– Virtual XI
    Label: Parlophone ‎– 0190295851996
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, Reissue, Remastered
    Country: Europe
    Released: 19 May 2017

    Lacquer cut by Chris Bellman
    The remasters are the 2015 digital remasters

    After all those years I gotta tell you I started to like Blaze Bayley era albums.

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  20. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

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    Psst! Between you and me, I think Iron Maiden doesn't have any bad albums in their catalogue.
     
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  21. moofassa_ca

    moofassa_ca Senior Member

    The 51 yr old me loves the album. The 19 yr old me? Not so much! After waiting two years for new Maiden (a lifetime back then) I remember being so disappointed i rarely played it. Nowadays it gets plenty of play on the tt.
     
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  22. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

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    One of their best albums and in my top3, other favorite is Seventh Son. I got all the 7"s..
     
  23. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

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  24. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    I have to say Futureal and The Clansman are two awesome tunes, not crazy about the rest of the album though. I do really enjoy The X Factor.

    I love when Bruce sings those songs like The Clansman, Sign Of The Cross and Futureal.
     
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  25. DoF

    DoF Less is more...

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    Yes, I like The X Factor better too.

    This reissue of The X Factor sounds awesome, compared to CD version. Do you have this reissue?
     
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