Priest...Live!

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Priest...Live!
Live album by Judas Priest
Released 21 June 1987
Recorded 15 and 27 June 1986
Genre Heavy metal
Length 1:14:00
Label Columbia
Producer Tom Allom
Judas Priest chronology
Turbo
(1986)
Priest...Live!
(1987)
Ram It Down
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[2]

Priest...Live! is the second live album (and 12th overall) by Judas Priest, recorded at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia on 15 June 1986 and the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas on 27 June 1986.

Overview[edit]

All of the songs on Priest...Live! were recorded on their 1986 Fuel for Life tour which supported the Turbo album. There were no tracks from their 1970s albums, though the 2001 remastered version did contain "Hell Bent for Leather" as a bonus track. While it may have sounded more "live" than Unleashed in the East, Priest...Live! did not sell as well as that album. However, the RIAA certified it Gold in October 2001.

The version of "Heading Out to the Highway" on this album includes separate guitar solos by K. K. Downing and Glenn Tipton that were not on the original studio version, while the performance of "Breaking the Law" includes an additional Downing solo.

The album was first released on 21 June 1987. The 2LP set came in a gatefold sleeve with artwork inners. It was re-released as part of the 2001 'The Re-Masters' series and includes three live bonus tracks.

The video for this concert was featured on the Judas Priest DVD Electric Eye in 2003. The live video was recorded in its entirety at the Reunion Arena in Dallas on 27 June 1986, and was released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1987. The video includes the songs "Locked In", "Desert Plains", "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)" and "Hell Bent for Leather", which were left off the original vinyl/cassette/CD release, and was certified Gold in February 1988.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

All songs written and composed by Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K.K. Downing, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Cold"     6:51
2. "Heading Out to the Highway"     4:53
3. "Metal Gods"     4:11
4. "Breaking the Law"     2:42
5. "Love Bites"     5:27
6. "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"   Robert Halligan, Jr 4:23
7. "The Sentinel"     5:13
8. "Private Property"     4:51
9. "Rock You All Around the World"     4:41
10. "Electric Eye"     4:19
11. "Turbo Lover"     5:53
12. "Freewheel Burning"     5:01
13. "Parental Guidance"     4:10
14. "Living After Midnight"     7:24
15. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"     8:05

2001 'The Re-Masters' edition track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K.K. Downing, except where noted. 

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Cold"     6:51
2. "Heading Out to the Highway"     4:53
3. "Metal Gods"     4:11
4. "Breaking the Law"     2:42
5. "Love Bites"     5:27
6. "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"   Robert Halligan, Jr. 4:23
7. "The Sentinel"     5:13
8. "Private Property"     4:51
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rock You All Around the World"     4:41
2. "Electric Eye"     4:19
3. "Turbo Lover"     5:53
4. "Freewheel Burning"     5:01
5. "Parental Guidance"     4:10
6. "Living After Midnight"     7:24
7. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"     8:05
8. "Screaming for Vengeance" (recorded live in Memphis, TN, 12 December 1982 during the Screaming for Vengeance tour)   5:55
9. "Rock Hard, Ride Free" (recorded live in Los Angeles, CA, 5 May 1984 during the Defenders of the Faith tour)   6:42
10. "Hell Bent for Leather" (recorded live in Saint Louis, MO, 23 May 1986 on the Turbo tour) Glenn Tipton 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Judas Priest
Production

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Judas Priest Priest... Live! review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Dave (28 May 1987). "Priest Off the Leash". Kerrang! 147. London, UK: Spotlight Publications ltd. p. 18. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Judas Priest – Priest...Live!". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH