A series of special limited-edition IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture-disc albums are due to be released by EMI starting in October. Comprised of the first eight albums of MAIDEN's career, all released in the 1980s, each picture disc will be packaged in a gatefold sleeve with full-color printed inner bags and the heavyweight vinyl will be cut from the original album master tapes.
The albums will be released chronologically between October and February, starting with "Iron Maiden" and "Killers" on October 15, followed by "The Number Of The Beast" and "Piece Of Mind" in November.
To open the New Year, "Powerslave" and the double album "Live After Death" will be released in January, with the final two titles, "Somewhere In Time" and "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son", coming out in February.
These vinyl picture discs are being released to commemorate IRON MAIDEN's current "Maiden England" tour, which comprises largely '80s material, in particular focusing on the "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" album.