The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight

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The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight
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Greatest hits album by
Released1997
GenreHeavy metal
Length64:36
LabelColumbia
ProducerSony
Judas Priest chronology
Jugulator
(1997)
The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight
(1997)
'98 Live Meltdown
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The Best Of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight is a compilation album of Judas Priest's hits, dating from their 1978 album Killing Machine (Hell Bent for Leather in the United States) through Painkiller (1990). This album was released in 1997. In 2009 the album was reported to have sold 564,000 copies in the United States.[2]

In the booklet, the band lists its entire Sony/Columbia discography. As a result, tracks from Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny are not featured, having been recorded for Gull Records and for which the band no longer owned the copyright.

In 2002, Sony made a reissue with 18 songs and a different track list.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown)" (Fleetwood Mac cover)Peter GreenHell Bent For Leather (1978)3:22
2."Living After Midnight"Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn TiptonBritish Steel (1980)3:30
3."Breaking the Law" (live)Halford, Downing, TiptonPriest...Live! (1987)2:21
4."Hot Rockin'"Halford, Downing, TiptonPoint of Entry (1981)3:14
5."Heading Out to the Highway" (live)Halford, Downing, TiptonPriest...Live! (1987)4:33
6."The Hellion"Halford, Downing, TiptonScreaming for Vengeance (1982)0:42
7."Electric Eye"Halford, Downing, TiptonScreaming for Vengeance (1982)3:39
8."You've Got Another Thing Comin'"Halford, Downing, TiptonScreaming for Vengeance (1982)5:04
9."Turbo Lover"Halford, Downing, TiptonTurbo (1986)4:32
10."Freewheel Burning"Halford, Downing, TiptonDefenders of the Faith (1984)4:23
11."Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"Bob Halligan, Jr.Defenders of the Faith (1984)4:07
12."Metal Meltdown"Halford, Downing, TiptonPainkiller (1990)4:48
13."Ram It Down"Halford, Downing, TiptonRam It Down (1988)4:49
14."Diamonds & Rust" (live Joan Baez cover)Joan BaezUnleashed in the East (1979)3:39
15."Victim of Changes" (live)Al Atkins, Halford, Downing, TiptonUnleashed in the East (1979)7:11
16."Tyrant" (live)Halford, TiptonUnleashed in the East (1979)4:42

2002 reissue[edit]

  1. Better by You Better Than Me - 3.22
  2. Take on the World - 3.02
  3. The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) - 3.24
  4. Living After Midnight - 3.31
  5. Breaking the Law - 2.35
  6. United - 3.30
  7. Hot Rockin' - 3.16
  8. You've Got Another Thing Comin' - 5.09
  9. The Hellion / Electric Eye - 4.22
  10. Freewheel Burning - 4.24
  11. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll - 4.07
  12. Turbo Lover - 5.31
  13. Locked In - 4.20
  14. Johnny B. Goode - 4.39
  15. Ram It Down - 4.50
  16. Painkiller - 6.06
  17. A Touch of Evil - 5.44
  18. Night Crawler - 5.43

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight at AllMusic
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (4 July 2009). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via Google Books.