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Release date: 1979
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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9 | 188 votes

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01. Exciter
02. Running Wild
03. Sinner
04. The Ripper
05. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) [Fleetwood Mac cover]
06. Diamonds And Rust [Joan Baez cover]
07. Victim Of Changes
08. Genocide
09. Tyrant
10. Rock Forever [bonus]
11. Delivering The Goods [bonus]
12. Hell Bent For Leather [bonus]
13. Starbreaker [bonus]

Reviews (2)

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale

Rating:
8.5
This live-record delivers the goods, indeed it contains some of the best-ever-released versions of Judas Priest's 70's songs. The quality, especially of the remastered version, is very competetive to other live recordings such as 'Iron Maiden's Live After Death'. You can also call it a 'Live-Quasi-Best of the 70's.'

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published 17.10.2003 | Comments (11)

Guest review by
Valentin B

Rating:
9.0
To summarize, this is a kick-ass live album. It is a landmark release in metal history, particularly important to the development of early Power, Speed and of course Thrash metal. The performance is note for note, Les Binks plays the groovy rhythms behind the drumkit, Ian Hill is steady like a metronome (and he's at his most audible moment here) and of course who can forget the double guitar attack of Glenn/K.K. but surely the best performance belongs to Rob Halford who now enters his golden age as a vocalist (which in my opinion would end when he left Priest, but that's another story).

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published 06.01.2008 | Comments (13)

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slaptap - 08.01.2015 at 15:24  
Rating: 8 The rare live album where the performances surpass the studio versions. One of the greatest live albums.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.01.2015 at 15:30  
 
Written by slaptap on 08.01.2015 at 15:24

The rare live album where the performances surpass the studio versions. One of the greatest live albums.


The vocals were mixed in later on and are studio versions. The Original live vocals couldn't be used because Rob had a cold at the time of the gigs and sounded terrible.
And not only that, loads of overdubs were used on the instruments. Which is not a problem since at the time and also today aalmost ALL live releases have that done to them.
Also the 'live' picture on the front cover was sht in a photo studio and doesn't even have a drummer on it for the drummer had just left the band when this picture was taken.
Charly546 - 08.01.2015 at 21:09  
Rating: 10
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.01.2015 at 15:30

The vocals were mixed in later on and are studio versions. The Original live vocals couldn't be used because Rob had a cold at the time of the gigs and sounded terrible.
And not only that, loads of overdubs were used on the instruments. Which is not a problem since at the time and also today aalmost ALL live releases have that done to them.
Also the 'live' picture on the front cover was sht in a photo studio and doesn't even have a drummer on it for the drummer had just left the band when this picture was taken.


Despite (or, maybe due to) the studio magic that has gone into this album - it is a really good album. All the songs get a little more punch to them, some extra sections here and there and all songs, especially songs from Sad Wings of Destiny, sound vastly better than on the studio albums. The 70's stuff from Judas Priest is already great and this album cranks it up a notch resulting in a heavy and intense listening experience.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.01.2015 at 22:05  
 
Written by Charly546 on 08.01.2015 at 21:09



Despite (or, maybe due to) the studio magic that has gone into this album - it is a really good album. All the songs get a little more punch to them, some extra sections here and there and all songs, especially songs from Sad Wings of Destiny, sound vastly better than on the studio albums. The 70's stuff from Judas Priest is already great and this album cranks it up a notch resulting in a heavy and intense listening experience.



Don't get me wrong it still is one of my all-time favourite live albums to this day and age. Probably due to the tempering.
Charly546 - 09.01.2015 at 09:10  
Rating: 10
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.01.2015 at 22:05

Written by Charly546 on 08.01.2015 at 21:09



Despite (or, maybe due to) the studio magic that has gone into this album - it is a really good album. All the songs get a little more punch to them, some extra sections here and there and all songs, especially songs from Sad Wings of Destiny, sound vastly better than on the studio albums. The 70's stuff from Judas Priest is already great and this album cranks it up a notch resulting in a heavy and intense listening experience.



Don't get me wrong it still is one of my all-time favourite live albums to this day and age. Probably due to the tempering.


I actually never doubted that, the intention of my post was not to let anyone be discouraged from checking out this album by thinking that it's "inauthentic" or something.
Cynic Metalhead - 09.01.2015 at 09:45  
  Great live album. It's been ages I haven't listen to these outstanding live tracks. During lunch, i'll play this diac. Anyway, my favorite live album to this date will be Decade Of Aggression.
Bad English - 21.07.2015 at 20:55  
  If its true what Marcel says its bad, but good album indeed, great interesting stuff, Priest don't play old songs now live,
and like Marcel said, about bad vocals, that's why I don't like live ones, never will know when it will be good or bad... but still classic Priest

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