JUDAS PRIEST - British Steel To Be Reissued On Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl

April 1, 2010, 4 years ago

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Back On Black - the company who specialize in vinyl reissues of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide - will release the classic JUDAS PRIEST album British Steel on 180gm limited edition gatefold red vinyl on April 19th to coincide with the 30th anniversary of this legendary opus. Columbia/Legacy a division of Sony Music Entertainment will release the Legacy Edition of British Steel on May 10th in the UK and May 11th in North America. British Steel: Legacy Edition features the 2001 remaster of the original 36-minute, nine-song album (plus two bonus tracks). Also included is a DVD which combines a live 16-song concert filmed in August 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood, Florida (the album sequence plus seven more cuts), with a 30-minute Making Of British Steel interview that includes all four original band members. Check out photos of the packaging below:
British Steel was the sixth studio album by Judas Priest. Released on April 14th, 1980 and produced by Tom Allom, British Steel was recorded at Tittenhurst Park in England - a mansion owned at the time by former BEATLE Ringo Starr, and previously owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. British Steel has long been considered one of metals all-time classics. It was with this release that Priest truly broke through to the masses, with a pair of tracks that have become fixtures on rock radio - the enduring anthems 'Breaking The Law' and 'Living After Midnight'. But like all classic albums, there is not a single weak track detected on British Steel, as evidenced by such standouts as the perennial concert highlight, 'Metal Gods', as well as 'Rapid Fire', 'Grinder', 'United' and 'The Rage', amongst others. In 2009 Judas Priest performed the British Steel album in its entirety for the first time ever as part of their 30th anniversary USA tour. A filmed recording of the show on the August 17th, 2009 at The Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Florida - will be included in both the limited edition deluxe and deluxe releases. The show was captured in front of a vibrant American audience and in full 5.1 surround and stereo sound. Known for their high-energy and spectacular stage shows the band played the entire British Steel album in sequence as well as a number of other well-know tracks from their catalog. The live concert was mixed in stereo and 5.1 by the original British Steel producer Tom Allom. British Steel: Legacy Edition tracklisting: Disc 1 – Remastered album 'Rapid Fire' 'Metal Gods' 'Breaking The Law' 'Grinder' 'United' 'You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise' 'Living After Midnight' 'The Rage' 'Steeler' Bonus tracks: 'Red, White & Blue' 'Grinder' (Live) Disc 2 – DVD The British Steel 2009 Tour (Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Florida, August 17, 2009) 'Rapid Fire' 'Metal Gods' 'Breaking The Law' 'Grinder' 'United' 'You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise' 'Living After Midnight' 'The Rage' 'Steeler' 'The Ripper' 'Prophecy' 'Hell Patrol' 'Victim Of Changes' 'Freewheel Burning' 'Diamonds And Rust' 'You’ve Got Another Thing Coming'

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