Priest...Live!

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Priest...Live!
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Live album by Judas Priest
Released 21 June 1987
Recorded The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia on 15 June 1986,
Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas on 27 June 1986
Genre Heavy metal
Length 74:00
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]
PopMatters (favourable)[3]
Martin Popoff 6/10 stars[4]

Priest...Live! is the second live album (and 12th overall) by British heavy metal band 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 album Turbo. 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.[5]

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 as a 2-LP set 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 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. The video for this concert was featured on the Judas Priest DVD Electric Eye in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title 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
Side two
No. Title Length
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
Side three
No. Title 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
Side four
No. Title Length
5. "Parental Guidance" 4:10
6. "Living After Midnight" 7:24
7. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" 8:05

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

All tracks written by Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K.K. Downing, except where indicated.

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

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 2001 Gold (+ 500,000)[5]
Canada CRIA 1987 Gold (+ 50,000)[6]

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. ^ Begrand, Adrien (20 June 2002). "Judas Priest: Turbo / Priest...Live!". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  5. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Judas Priest". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Music Canada Gold/Platinum: search for Judas Priest". Music Canada. Retrieved 2015-06-22.