Eddie's Archive is a box set by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on November 16, 2002. The box, an embossed metal casket featuring the face of mascot Eddie, contains three double CDs, the Iron Maiden family tree and a shot glass. The family tree is an updated version of the family tree that originally came with A Real Dead One in 1993.
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|Released||16 November 2002|
|Recorded||14 November 1979 - 1999|
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Eddie's Archive was originally released as a limited edition, with the family tree numbered. However, due to demand, it was later re-released with a different colour inlay (changed from blue to red) and with the family tree unnumbered, in order to preserve the value of the original issue.
Speaking about the box set, bassist and band founder Steve Harris commented, "Eddie's Archive was released for the real collector. We always try hard to keep the quality there for people. We would make a hell of a lot more money if we didn't package a release looking like that, but we do it because we're proud of the Iron Maiden legacy and want to treat the fans with respect."
- Henderson, Alex. Iron Maiden - Eddie's Archive at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 364. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
- Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 365. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
- "Iron Maiden announce Eddie's Archive and Edward the Great". Iron Maiden Official Website. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- "Iron Maiden announce Eddie's Archive 2nd Edition". Iron Maiden Official Website. Retrieved 6 July 2011.