Screaming For Vengeance - Special 30th Anniversary Edition (CD/DVD)
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All the guys, but especially Rob Halford are at the top of their game. He hits those high notes and vocal nuances with relative ease, and brings us back to those good ol' metal days. I've seen Rob Halford and the boys recently on HD-NET, and I simply can't bear to watch them now. It makes me cringe to see poor Rob struggle on vocals as his days of engaging the crowd and charismatic on-stage persona have long passed.
Fortunately, this US Festival show (presented in it's entirety, stereo PCM, 4:3 aspect ratio) brings back all the fond and impressive memories and once again reinforces why Judas Priest was one of the top metal bands in the 80's. Their performance is tight, polished yet simplistic and stripped of any fancy stage effects. Basically, it's enjoyably reduced to just 5 guys at the pinnacle of their career doing what they do best. It's hard to believe its been 30 years. Their music still holds up incredibly well. "Classics" in the truest sense. I say buy it. In it there's a fortune waiting to be had, if you let it go - You're mad!
I just listened to the CD on the way home from work today and I have to admit that it has been many, many years, since I've listed to this album front to back, I have the greatest hits, but listening to the album today, I had forgotten how great all of the songs were. I'll be playing this cd for a while. My recommendation is; get it! They did crank up the volume but over all it's still pretty darn good. I would say that Defenders of the Faith is the one CD I was most disappointed in the remaster, they completely blew any sonic quality on that album. Screaming For Vengeance holds its own pretty well on the sonic end. I've heard better remasters, but this one is a 7 or 8 on the 1 to 10 scale.
But the US Festival DVD is the reason to get this set which is just spectacular and is essential for Judas Priest fans to now own in an official release. I don't know of any other special editions Priest will have planned in the future, but I would bet that they will pass on a 30th Anniversary of Turbo in 2016 in favor of a 25th anniversary release of Painkiller in 2015.
1. concert looks unedited....just like it was in 1983.
2. limited camera angles: why can't concerts still be done this way?
3. daytime concert: after watching this and J P Live Vengeance 82...it is like night and day. The Live Vengeance is very dark in places (good old arena concerts) and has some cheesy special effects at times. Priest at US Festival......perfect camera views....perfect picture...no need to lights and perfect sound as far as I'm concerned.
1. how about some live Priest (DVD) PRE 1980?
I would like to personally thank whoever was responsible for getting this released.
Now how about getting Van Halen, Ozzy and the Scorps to do the same.
There's money to be made here people!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the extra live trax on the CD. and i dont even mind the remastered audio as i leave this copy in the car. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bryan E Wilk
If packaging is appealing to you, this set is excellent. The layout is great, and the faux throwback borders and vintage prints are worthwhile. Read morePublished 2 months ago by dj
This special 30th anniversary edition included a high quality DVD of their performance at the US festival Memorial Day weekend in 1983. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David B.
The is the VERY Best Judah Priest album
Ever made. Iost my original copy, glad that I have it again.
Growing up listening to PREIST didn't prepare me for this. Holy sh*t, front to back metal f*cking metal. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Replaced once and CD #2 still will not work.....I would say do not buy.Published 5 months ago by mike