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Iron Maiden Announce Third Set of 'The Studio Collection Series'

Iron Maiden have announced the third installment of their The Studio Collection — Remastered CD Digipak series, which includes Fear of the Dark, The X Factor, Virtual XI, and Brave New World. The third set arrives July 26.

The Studio Collection — Remastered CD Digipak series is a special remastered release of the band's discography. The series has progressed chronologically, with the band’s first eight studio albums being included in the two previously released packages as each box set includes four of the band’s studio LPs.

The third set includes The X Factor and Virtual XI, which are the 2 albums in which singer Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden to pursue a solo career in the early ’90s. Blaze Bayley replaced Dickinson for that time, and Dickinson returned for Brave New World in 2000.

For each box set in the series, the band has chosen one album for a stand-alone deluxe package. Fear of the Dark has been chosen for the deluxe package, which includes a specially designed box, an Eddie figurine, and a patch. You can pre-order the third set here.

The remastered audio for the new CD releases is taken from the 2015 digital releases and will be available on streaming platforms. The fourth and final box set including Dance of Death, A Matter of Life and Death (with collectible version), The Final Frontier, and The Book of Souls is expected later this year.

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Article image: Iron Maiden performing at The O2 on May 27, 2017. (Raph_PH [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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