Judas Priest - Live In London

Year of Release: 2003
Label: SPV/Steamhammer
Catalog Number: 7426
Format: CD
Total Time: 119:22:00

Ripper Owens is not Rob Halford but he sure can belt out a Judas Priest song. Owen got plenty of practice emulating Mr. Halford heading up a JP tribute band called British Steel, and that is in fact how the band discovered him. So now, that is history and another page out of the book of the Heavy Metal legends is turned.

They prove beyond the shadow of a doubt on Live In London that they have not missed a step. Owens also proves his mettle by being a dominating presence onstage just as Halford was, and with plenty of charisma, working the crowd with real showmanship. He cranks up the Priest faithful into a frothing-at-the-mouth frenzy every time he says the title of the song and the band launches into it with typical JP get-up-and-go with powerful guitar licks and the thumping and pumping rhythm section, then the audience goes berserk.

There are two CDs here of all the best from the JP catalog. You know, its funny; in the early '80s I used to listen to Screaming For Vengeance while lifting weights. Now that is what I call being all pumped up, literally. Therefore, as you can imagine, it was like jumping into a time machine for me when I heard some of these songs. That was the only JP album, or cassette, that I ever owned. It actually sounds antiquated to say cassette now ? the times they are a changing. I really enjoyed this great rock music blaring from the speakers in the morning as I prepared myself for my day. It is quite a wakeup call believe me.

With 25 tracks of balls to the wall rock 'n' roll plus some excerpts from the DVD (with the same title); it does not get much heavier than this for metal heads. Like Ripper says before the curtain closes - Judas Fucking Priest!!! Enough said?Let's rock!

Disc One: Metal Gods (4:37) / Heading Out To The Highway (4:14) / Grinder (4:04) / Touch Of Evil (5:59) / Blood Stained (5:11) / Victim Of Changes (10:09) / The Sentinel (5:31) / One On One (6:06) / Running Wild (3:19) / Ripper (3:32) / Diamonds And Rust (4:13) / Feed On Me (5:25) / Green Manalishi (4:53)

Disc Two: Beyond The Realms Of Death (7:16) / Burn In Hell (5:22) / Hell Is Home (5:48) / Breaking The Law (2:48) / Desert Plains (4:25) / You've Got Another Thing Coming (5:21) / Turbo Lover (5:39) / Painkiller (7:17) / Hellion/Electric Eye (0:36) / United (3:36) / Living After Midnight (2:55) / Hell Bent For Leather (5:14)

Ripper Owens -vocals
K.K. Downing -guitars
Ian Hill -bass
Glenn Tipton - guitars
Scott Travis - drums

Rocka Rolla (1974/2000)
Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976)
Sin After Sin (1977/2001*)
Stained Class (1978/ 2001*)
The Best Of Judas Priest (1978)
Killing Machine (1978)
Hell Bent For Leather (1979/2001*)
Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan) (1979/ 2001*)
British Steel (1980)
Box Set (1980)
Point Of Entry (1981)
Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
Greatest Original Hits (1983)
Love Bites (1984)
Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
Turbo (1986/2002*)
Priest...Live! (1987)
Ram It Down (1988/2002*)
Painkiller (1990)
Metal Works '73 - '93 (1993)
Prisoners Of Pain (1996)
Jugulator (1997)
98 Live Meltdown (1998)
Tyrant: The Original Masters (1998)
The Best Of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight (1998)
Genocide (2000)
Demolition (2001)
Judas Priest Collectors' Box (2002)
Live In London (2003)
Metalogy (2004)
Angel Of Retribution (2005)
The Essential Judas Priest (2006)
Nostradamus (2008)
A Touch Of Evil: Live (2009)
Single Cuts (2011)
The Chosen Few (2011)
Redeemer Of Souls (2014)
Battle Cry (2016)

Live (VHS) (1983/1991)
Fuel For Life (VHS) (1986/1991)
Priest...Live! (VHS) (1987)
Metal Works '73-'93 (VHS) (1993)
British Steel (VHS/DVD) (2001)
Live In London (VHS/DVD) (2002)
Electric Eye (DVD) (2003)
Rising In The East (VHS/DVD) (2005)
Live Vengeance '82 (DVD) (2006)
Music In Review (DVD) (2008)
Epitaph (DVD/BR) (2013)
Battle Cry (DVD/BR) (2016)

Genre: Traditional Metal

Origin UK

Added: May 4th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.judaspriest.com
Hits: 1740
Language: english


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