Iron Maiden reissuing groundbreaking early recordings on 180-gram vinyl Cut from the original analog master tapes Faithfully reproduced artwork Iron Maiden is following up the 2012-13 vinyl picture disc reissues of their groundbreaking first eight records, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl. The albums are cut from the original analog master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980's releases. Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, originally released in 1983 by EMI, and by Capitol in the US. It was the first album to feature drummer Nicko McBrain, who had recently left the Paris-based band Trust and has been Iron Maiden's drummer ever since. Piece of Mind was a critical and commercial success, reaching No. 3 on the U.K. Albums Chart and achieving platinum certification in the U.K. and North America. "The second of three straight iconic Iron Maiden albums, Piece of Mind marks the debut of what many regard as the definitive Maiden lineup, with the arrival of new drummer Nicko McBrain. McBrain's ability to duplicate the complex patterns of the guitar and bass riffs gives the band a seamless ensemble unity. Even Steve Harris, whose busy basslines were never exactly groove-oriented, has never felt more integrated into the overall sound..." — AllMusic The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Iron Maiden's authentic 1980's vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format.