OK, serious, sarcasm-free answer this time.
Iron Maiden doesn't care about a lot of things. They don't care about remaking their old albums. They don't care about re-recording Blaze material. They don't care about producing albums that sound like the albums they produced in the 1980s. They don't care about the amount of money they could probably make by relying on the legacy of their "classic" albums.
The band doesn't care what fans who only want them to Play Classics think. Iron Maiden doesn't care about their past.
They market it, sure, and play the songs, but they don't care to let it define them. So in this aspect, yes, they don't care.
Iron Maiden does care about a lot more things. They care about putting together albums that have new sounds, and about evolving. They care about not becoming a cabaret act, full of self parody like bands like AC/DC. Iron Maiden cares about their fans, and cares enough to bring their more limited tour dates to different areas of the world. They care about how they sound as a live band, and making sure that the album they put out reflects the way they're able to sound on stage. They care about the fans who like what they're doing now.
In short, Iron Maiden cares about their future. They care about this album and the next album, and maybe even the one after that.
Also I have absolutely no problem with the 1998 cd remasters which is saying something as I own all of the 2 disc special re releases where you got a bonus disc of the singles from the albums with their b sides and these seem to be lorded as the best sounding cd versions.
Welcome to the forum . As far as I am concerned, I also put the quality of the song itself above the way it has been produced, though really bad production can affect one's listening pleasure (e.g "brickwalled" albums such Metallica's Death Magnetic and Queensrÿche's self-titled 2013 release).
Besides, I may not have understood you well, but the reeditions containing a second disc with the B-sides are not from 1998 but 1995 (with an X Factor visual inside the CD case).
I don't find that mistake nasty at all.Not that I think that they don't care but we already spotted a really nasty mistake in a 5 minute straight rocker. There is a purpose to recording in an actual studio,isn't there?!
I don't find that mistake nasty at all.
It's like saying a person is not attractive because of a gray hair or an inconspicuous pimple.
I never said that the song is not good. I just think that while in the studio it would not harm to pay some more attention to the end result. And this mistake is quite severe. I can hear it everytime even with the muddy sound and all.