2015 Remasters on CD

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Vantage Point, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

    It's up on emp at the moment but the price is even more of a rip off than the Maiden site, the total for the 4 album is €96!

    I ordered them all from Amazon, working out at £57.77, we'll see what the comes in at in euros but should be way cheaper than the maiden site and emp.
  2. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    They're basically the same now aren't they? Or will be soon. :p
  3. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

    Pretty much, xe.com is giving it as €65 euros but I find by the time your credit card bill comes in there's usually a discrepancy of 1 or 2 euros between the price you saw on xe.com and what you've actually paid, either way about 20 quid at least cheaper than the prices from the other 2 sites I checked. Maiden are killing themselves with that postage charge, as otherwise they were cheaper than amazon, but amazon has no postal charge.
  4. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    I would not be getting the same albums all over again. I already have the original CD and LP releases plus the 1998 CD remasters, picture discs, etc.

    I just wished they would give us something like Eddie's Archive instead. :(
  5. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    Did you get the albums on cassette too?
  6. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    :lol: :lol:

    Nope. I have different pressings of some albums and in some cases we ended up with additional copies when my record collection and my better half's merged. ;)
  7. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    A figurine, same as the Somewhere in Time, The Number of the Beast, and Fear of the Dark collector's editions.
  8. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

  9. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

    I actually have all the albums on cassette up to AMOLAD :dorky:

    DOTR and AMOLAD are from Malaysia and Indonesia respectively, as the west weren't producing cassettes at that stage.

    I'm not sure if any have been released on cassette after that as luckily I copped on to myself! Although not enough as I will still buy these new remasters.
  10. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner


    Thankfully I got over the "collect every re-release" phase years ago. :D
  11. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

    I can't resist the re=releases yet! But luckily I got over looking for back catalogue rareties!
  12. Think I have them all on cassette up to A Real Live One & A Real Dead One. The first album I purposely acquired on CD at release was Donington. Always pissed I never bought that on vinyl at the time.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
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  13. Randalf

    Randalf Ancient Mariner

    I'd also prefer something a bit more special, but to be fair, given the poor execution of the 1998 remasters and the fact that those have been the only CD versions of the older albums available pretty much anywhere, this re-release bunch is at least somewhat appropriate.

    The 1995 releases with those bonus discs are naturally hard to top, but this bunch isn't that bad to begin with - especially if there's any younger fans out there who don't have all the records yeat and are interested in CDs in the first place.
  14. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 Nomad

    Guessing we can assume these will sound exactly like the 24/96 Onkyo releases in terms of loudness and dynamics? The LP's were quite a bit better.
  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I really doubt they’ll use a higher sampling rate/bit depth than the standard CD format (44khz/16).
  16. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 Nomad

    Well considering that's not possible I would agree with you.
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  17. John Silver

    John Silver Electric Buddy

    Maiden are really cheap on the archive material.
    Look at a band like Deep Purple and their long running, awesome and succesful bootleg series. Maiden could easily follow in those steps.
    There should be tons af material to pick and choose from.
    They could fuckin well start with the Maiden Japan stuff. Again look how Purple don't ignore other lead singers like Coverdale.
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  18. John Silver

    John Silver Electric Buddy

    These could start a great bootleg series for Maiden, as all have excellent sound and some are soundboards.
    1981-05-21 Tokyo
    1981-05-22 Osaka
    1981-05-23 Nagoya 2 shows
    1981-05-24 Tokyo 2 shows
    Then carry over to the 1982 Oxford show and NYC Paladium show and so and so forth.
    But 'Arry the fairy, Bruce the goose and Rod the cod are fuckin only interested in touring the old tunes. Shame. Maybe in 10-15 years.

    The Purple series (called The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series) are done by a German company called Ear music. There you go.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
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  19. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

  20. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

    That’s what I’m waiting to see. I think the most likely scenario is that the LPs are for the dynamic range wonks and the CDs will be as compressed as all other digital releases since the mid 1990s. If so, then I advise you just track down the early Capitol/EMI CDs from the 1980s and cherish those. But if these new CDs are based on the best source (original master tapes) and retain the same dynamics found on those tapes, then these could end up being the go-to digital versions. But I’m not optimistic.

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