To mark the reissue of the first three Iron Maiden albums on black 180g vinyl, we take a closer look at the early days of Maiden history.
Are you happy with your new 180g vinyl reissues, folks?
It’s been just two years since we got the picture discs, but when it comes to sound – nothing in the world of vinyl beats the heavy black ones. And sound is exactly what we look at in our first Feature Friday article about the history of Iron Maiden. How and why did Maiden struggle to capture their sound on vinyl in the earliest days? We dig into it:
After finding the sound we know and love, Maiden entered the dawn of their classic era. For the 1982 The Number Of The Beast album they recruited singer Bruce Dickinson, and a year later they added drummer Nicko McBrain to their ranks for Piece Of Mind. Would Maiden ever have become the kings of the 80s and beyond without them? We argue that they wouldn’t:
Enjoy the features! We’ll soon be back with more, as Iron Maiden end their 2012-14 last hurrah to the 1980s with this fall’s vinyl reissues.