|Artist: Judas Priest|
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|The First Retrospective Box Set From The Metal Gods!|
Judas Priest has reigned supreme for 30 years as the most influential and commercially successful pure heavy metal band, and the masters have been honored with the career-spanning, four-CD, 65-track box set Metalogy. The worldwide reverence for Judas Priest has resulted in sales of 20 million albums and countless sold-out concerts.
Metalogy, the first-ever Judas Priest box set, was assembled with the full participation of the band and it covers music recorded worldwide for the Gull, Sony Music/Columbia, CMC International, SPV, Atlantic and JVC labels between 1974 and 2002. Remastered hits, fan favorites, live rarities, B-sides and a previously unreleased demo are included. And as a bonus, the initial pressing of Metalogy will include a live DVD of a complete concert filmed on December 12, 1982, at Mid South in Memphis, TN, on the Screaming for Vengeance tour. This show was released on home video as Judas Priest Live but it has been out of print for many years, and fans have often requested that it be reissued. This new DVD is mastered in pristine 5.1 Surround Sound for the ultimate Priest live concert experience.
Fans will be thrilled with the packaging of Metalogy. The 7"x7" box is appropriately wrapped in leather and metal studs. The 7"x7" full color book features a full discography, biographical essay, timeline and numerous previously unpublished photos.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Includes a bonus DVD of a live performance recorded at the Mid South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, on December 12, 1982.|
|Judas Priest: Rob Halford (vocals); Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing (guitar); Ian Hill (bass guitar); Scott Travis (drums).|
|Additional personnel: Dave Holland , Alan Moore, Les Binks, Simon Phillips , Tim "Ripper" Owens, John Hinch.|
|Liner Note Author: Bryan Reesman.|
|Judas Priest's METALOGY, an impressive four-CD behemoth of a box set that also includes a bonus DVD, proved a fitting tribute to a band celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2004. Kudos to the creative team whose use of studded trim and faux leather texture in the packaging is fitting for a group whose visual legacy is inextricably linked to their own S&M/biker apparel. As impressive as the outside of this package is, the music contained within is more important, especially when you consider that this Birmingham outfit laid down many of heavy metal's stylistic touchstones.|
|K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton's twin lead-guitar attack became Priest's hallmark dating back to early, blues-rock based songs "Never Satisfied" and "Deceiver" right up through the huge hits "Living After Midnight" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming." Along with all this, there are furiously energetic live versions of "Hot Rockin'," "Breaking the Law," and "Love Bites." Couple this already undeniable batch of songs with Priest's ability to effortlessly cover disparate artists like Joan Baez, Fleetwood Mac, and Spooky Tooth, and you have a band that's easily earned its legacy.|
Producer: Judas Priest (Compilation); Jayne Andrews (Compilation); Bruce Dickinson (Compilation); John Jackson (Compilation)
|Pure 80's Rocks|
|Release Date : 05/11/2004|
|Original Release Date : 2004|
|Catalog ID : 87126|
|Label : Legacy|
|Number of Discs : 4|
|Studio/Live : Mixed|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00696998712621|