As often as not, bands tend to distance themselves from the reissue projects released in their name, saying the label handled everything and they weren't even involved. Happily, that doesn't seem to be the case for the upcoming round of Iron Maiden records receiving the vinyl remaster treatment.

As previously reported, the band's first eight albums are being reissued on 180-gram vinyl, along with a series of collectible 7" singles. The reissues, which started in mid-October, all boast sound cut from the original analog tapes as well as "replica artwork packaging."

Maiden fans who've wondered about the process behind a project like this can have their curiosity satisfied by watching a pair of videos recently posted by the band, one of which delves into the work that went into restoring the albums' art, and another that offers a look at how those original tapes were used to bring these classic albums back to vinyl.

You can watch one the clips above and another one below. And after you're finished watching, be sure to head over to your local record store to pick up and/or order copies of the reissues -- you can check out the complete list right here.

Already Out - Wave One: ‘Iron Maiden,’ ‘Killers,’ ‘The Number of the Beast,’ plus the following singles:
‘Running Free’ b/w ‘Burning Ambition’
‘Sanctuary’ b/w ‘Drifter’ (Live) and ‘I’ve Got the Fire’ (Live)
‘Women in Uniform’ b/w ‘Invasion’
‘Twilight Zone’ / ‘Wrathchild’
‘Purgatory’ b/w ‘Genghis Khan’
‘Run to the Hills’ b/w ‘Total Eclipse’
‘The Number of the Beast’ b/w ‘Remember Tomorrow’ (Live)

Already Out - Wave Two: ‘Piece of Mind,’ ‘Powerslave,’ ‘Live After Death,’ plus the following singles:
‘Flight of Icarus’ b/w ‘I’ve Got the Fire’
‘The Trooper’ b/w ‘Cross-Eyed Mary’
’2 Minutes to Midnight’ b/w ‘Rainbow’s Gold’
‘Aces High’ b/w ‘King of Twilight’
‘Running Free’ (Live) b/w ‘Sanctuary’ (Live)
‘Run to the Hills’ (Live) b/w ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (Live)

Out Nov. 25: ‘Somewhere in Time,’ ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,’ plus the following singles:
‘Wasted Years’ b/w ‘Reach Out’
‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ b/w ‘That Girl’
‘Can I Play with Madness’ b/w ‘Black Bart Blues’
‘The Evil That Men Do’ b/w ‘Prowler ‘88′
‘The Clairvoyant’ b/w ‘The Prisoner’ (Live)
‘Infinite Dreams’ (Live) b/w ‘Killers’ (Live)

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