Metalogy Box set, Extra tracks, Limited Edition
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The boxed set for Judas Priest has finally arrived and it is worth looking into. It is 4 music CDs and one DVD. How does one best judge a comprehensive boxed set by a band who's work is a testament to heavy metal music other than with the simple words of "BUY THIS PRODUCT". The release of this box does come at a good time, for Rob Halford is reunited with his Mates (Tipton, Downing, Hill and Travis) and they are embarking as the pre-headliner for this year's Ozzfest opening for Black Sabbath. While many agree that Black Sabbath began the heavy metal music sound, there are many who contend that Judas Priest was the first heavy metal band, taking what Sabbath created and introducing it to a larger variety of sounds and styles. Refining it into so many memorable songs that we still find sounding fresh today.
As you can see by the listed tracks, there are only 8 bonus or unreleased tracks among the CD's. The rest are a composite of classics from the bands extensive catalog. Purists probably already have the re-mastered CD's that were released a couple of years ago, or might even have downloaded these "new" never released tracks and might hesitate on buying the Box. However, there is a 60 page color booklet with many pictures and some detailed liner notes (several pages outline the track lists of the CD's). I liked the book since it was something to peruse while listening to the CD's. Of course I did stop to play air-guitar as I usually do when Priest is playing. Come on, you know you all do it. I am not the only one I am sure.
Some of the tracks did make it hard for me to rate this box as high as I ended up doing.Read more ›
Four big CDs of great Priest material, the infamous Memphis show (which I have had on video for over 15 years and is well worn), and a book. The book gives an overall history, but does not have linear notes on specific songs like 'Metal Works '73-93' does. However there are some great pictures and old quotes that many I remembered reading in Hit Parader years ago.
All box sets are guilty of leaving off songs that I like and I think are important. That's why I already have all the albums. Had them for years. Hey stone me if I think 'Last Rose of Summer' is a great song.
Ripper Owens has a small part of this box and I think that's good. Bands should not ignore any part of their history when making a set like this. Maybe if there had been one more disc to throw in, maybe a European concert featuring Ripper would have been good because personally I never saw that lineup. But then again Priest purists say that without Halford it's not Priest.
The Memphis show is amazing. That is a HUGE wall of Marshalls. It's a much better show than the Turbo Tour in Dallas where 'Priest...Live' came from. The band looks much cooler and Rob is not changing leather outfits every song. Plus, he just looked cooler with the short hair. When he let it grow he did look kind of like a dork. Yes, the Memphis show is a great testement to the Priest legend and it's great seeing ot on DVD for the first time.
Hey if you like Priest and already have all their stuff I guess you can do without this, but for the price it's a great keepsake and tells everyone you are still and ever will be a 'Defender of the Faith'.
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I grew up in the early days of Rock & Roll and still like hard Rock & Roll . Oh Well , I can't help it . Thanks MarvPublished 7 months ago by clazzic2
Killer comp. If you don't already have all the albums or If you're looking to turn someone on to Priest this is perfect. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Josh666
Thank you for fast shipping! This is an awesome retrospection on their career! I highly recommend buying! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Callan Mori
This is my first Amazon review, and a tough one. I will write this based on my experience strictly with the set I purchased. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Lael Clark
good ítem . judas priest is one of the heavy metal masters of uk. I love this band, good cds and the best of metal rock.Published on September 7, 2013 by matias
i was bourn 1970. love judas! you shall get it all. it is the best thing i got fror my ear in the last fifteen years!!! get some of the band clutch when you are shopping.Published on March 9, 2013 by scott garber
This is the most awesome Judas Priest collection ever, definitely a must have for Metalheads like me. and the old metalheads that keep Metal alive, for generations to come.... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Alexis Acevedo
I'm not sure it gets much better than this. Several hours worth of amazing music (if you haven't seen Judas Priest in concert find a show and go now, they really are the masters of... Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by C.S.M.