⁰ that is over 29, It was 1998 and The Western Roman Empire had just fallen to The Visigoths. The mastering engineer who butchered the Iron Maiden catalog added multi-band compression and tons of EQ. 150 hz - 4 db or more. Boosted up 8 khz by 5 db and pushed up 3khz by 3db. Probably at a Q of 1. Maybe even mid-side compression was used. Making it loud with compression is bad enough but adding all that EQ on top as well is criminal.. Of course he will defend his garbage work by saying: 1. It is what the client wanted. 2. That is the sound everybody wanted back then. 3. I don't think it sounds bad. Of course today I would do it differently. 4. The digital copies I got of the masters sounded flat. All I did was make them come alive. And I have received thousands of thank you letters and Emails for the remastering of The Iron Maiden catalog. * * Really?...mmmm.....Please post said thousands of Emails/letters on line. Do they even exist? Most likely they were people who never got to hear the original unmolested Maiden mixes. I will say now and for the record that I have done bad mastering on occasion. Or maybe "sloppy" is a better word.