Iron Maiden Remasters

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by old school, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. old school

    old school Senior Member Thread Starter

    Is there any word the band will rectify those 1998 remasters and redo there entire catalog? My fingers are crossed!!!
     
  2. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    They sound good to me, but I am always up for some better sounding Maiden.
     
  3. old school

    old school Senior Member Thread Starter

    The forum hates the 1998 remasters! You are the first one to say anything positive about the remasters that I have heard on this forum?
     
  4. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

    Location:
    Finland
    Iron Maiden should seriously release new good remasters on cd/vinyl and its been long call.
    Deluxe editions with bonus cuts and all albums on black vinyl (been too long since any studio-album was made in black vinyl, 1998 when Virtual IX was released).

    I can do with the old masterings...prefer them the most.
     
  5. moofassa_ca

    moofassa_ca Senior Member

    I'm really tired of every new vinyl release being a picture disc.:realmad:
     
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  6. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    Hopefully I am still allowed on the forum...
     
  7. old school

    old school Senior Member Thread Starter

    The Hud I enjoy and respect your opinion!!!
     
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  8. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    I appreciate that. Maybe it is because my equipment isn't as good as most people here. I seem to enjoy a lot of remasters that are not well liked here.

    I do agree with those who do not enjoy the way Metallica's Death Magnetic sounds, the clipping really annoys me.
     
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  9. Claus

    Claus Eating is a necessity, enjoying is an art.

    Location:
    Germany
    Why all 1998 remasters sound so bad? Maybe something happened, when they added the multimedia content ;)
     
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  10. Yam Graham

    Yam Graham Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Midlands,UK.
    I only have the originals....
     
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  11. Greg(ory)

    Greg(ory) Some Stupid With A Flare Gun

    Location:
    the hive
    me too, they're intolerably noisy

    analog remastered deluxe vinyl, with the B-sides would be awesome. if they included the first two it'd be even awesomer :agree:
     
  12. jimhb

    jimhb Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver, CO, USA
    please release decent non-picture disc vinyl! I would also love to see Mofi take on a few titles like Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind.
     
  13. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
    Europe
    Perhaps he has not heard how they should sound ie The Originals etc
     
  14. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
    Europe
    My equipment is nothing special and the difference is huge between The very good sounding originals and the terrible sounding remasters, not to mention silly little details missing, ie the missing ending to Phantom Of The Opera on the Remasters etc
     
  15. JA Fant

    JA Fant Well-Known Member

    Seek out the original Capitol releases.
     
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  16. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Setting the controls for the heart of the sun :)

    Location:
    Europe
    Yeah they forget to destroy them and start again
     
  17. The mastering between original Capitol (US) and original EMI (UK) CD's differs at least for the first two albums. The track list is also different by one song.

    For the S/T, I prefer the Capitol (soundwise), and for "Killers", I prefer the EMI.
     
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  18. Robobrewer

    Robobrewer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Thornton, Co.
    As long as you like 'em, that's all that matters.
    Its your ears after all.

    Up the irons! :wave:
     
  19. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    Agreed, and like I said, I am always up for better sounding versions. Iron Maiden is one of my favorite bands, and I would buy their entire catalog again if they came out with better sounding cds.
     
  20. JustVinyl

    JustVinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Switzerland
    Well, I have the remasters and after I realised how much better they could have sounded, switched to buying the albums again on the original vinyl releases.

    That said some decent remasters would be nice, better still some hi-res versions.

    My only worry is that the label would just use it as an excuse to brick wall the mastering even further ...
     
  21. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Some of the recent Black Sabbath & Thin Lizzy Deluxe Editions were good.I have a few Dio Deluxe editions on the way from Amazon.UK.All these were remastered by Andy Pierce.I wonder if maiden have considered doing the same?
     
  22. donunus

    donunus Cheapskate Audiophile and Massive Music Lover

    It really depends on the system they are being played on. On a smooth and accurate sounding setup, the old masters sound thin and lacking in slam against the remasters while on something that is slightly bright, the remasters can get to be a little too much.
     
  23. Are the current versions the same as the mid-90s Castle versions?
     
  24. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    No,they remastered everything in 98 and that`s what has been in print ever since.
     
  25. donunus

    donunus Cheapskate Audiophile and Massive Music Lover

    Actually let me revise this a little, On a system with slightly recessed upper mids, the new remasters will sound better while the old cds sound better on something more monitorlike.

    I like my remasters on HD600s while I like the old masters on DT250s among the headphones I am using now.
     
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