Judas Priest 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music



JUDAS PRIEST

50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET OUT October 15th 2021


PLUS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK OUT JULY 15th


‘Hellion/Electric Eye’ Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour - Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 - The Summit’


“Judas Priest's curated box set representing 50 heavy metal years is the ultimate treasure trove defining the bands unwavering commitment to keeping and defending the heavy metal faith” - Rob Halford


“If there's one box set you should have in your Heavy Metal collection it should be this one - it's immortal - proclaiming and truly representing Metal for over 50 years - Flying the Flag and proudly leading the way inspiring many bands throughout the years----this 42 CD selection says it all------it's a big part of Metal history and as such will live forever.....” - Glenn Tipton


“AMAZING - 50 years of metal crammed into a small box.....!!”- Ian Hill


One of heavy metal’s greatest bands Judas Priest are set to release a mammoth limited edition box set which will include every official live and studio album to date plus 13 unreleased discs. This is the most extensive release of previously unreleased music the band have made from their vast archives - a real treat for fans. Restored and mixed by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. This special release will be out on October 15th 2021 via Sony Music.


Pre-order available here: https://judaspriest.link/50HMY


This special box set comes as the band finally get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a headline slot at Bloodstock Festival in the UK plus the launch of a US tour this Autumn The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour is fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #5 in the UK.


Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70's Priest were responsible for helping trail blaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin’ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’ (1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others.


It was during the 80's that Priest conquered the world becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982) as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90's and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic 'Dissident Aggressor'


In 2011 new guitarist Richie Faulkner came in to replace KK Downing who had left in 2010 - the move seemed to have reinvigorated the band as evidenced by a show-stealing performance on the 'American Idol' Finale that also served as Faulkner's debut performance with the band (also in 2011 was the release of a new compilation 'The Chosen Few' which included Priest classics selected by some of metal's biggest names) and the 'Epitaph' concert DVD in 2013.


Priest’s next studio effort would arrive in 2014 - ‘Redeemer of Souls’ which was supported by another strong tour. In 2017 (and again in 2019) Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and got ready to unleash their latest studio album ‘Firepower’ (produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) which received global success and critical acclaim. In 2020 a fully official and authorized photographic book ‘Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years’ was issued.


A Reflections Edition of the box set will also be available to purchase in CD and 2LP formats.


50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC

TRACKLISTING


  • CDs housed in mini LP Japanese-style wallets

  • Box set designed by long-time Judas Priest collaborator Mark Wilkinson

  • Includes Ross Halfin photos signed by each band member:

Rob Halford

Glenn Tipton

Ian Hill

Richie Faulkner

Scott Travis

  • Numbered British Steel metal razor blade (blunt)

  • Memorabilia book featuring rare photos, posters, adverts and passes

  • Replica British Steel tour programme

  • Two Replica Tour posters from:

British Steel 1980 German Tour

Defenders Of The Faith 1984 European Tour



CD1 – Rocka Rolla


CD2 – Sad Wings of Destiny


CD3 – Sin After Sin (1977)


CD4 – Stained Glass (1978)


CD5 – Killing Machine – (1978)


CD6 – Unleashed In the East (Live in Japan 1979)


CD7 – British Steel


CD8 – Point Of Entry


CD9 – Screaming for Vengeance


CD10 – Defenders of the Faith


CD11 – Turbo


CD12 & CD13 – Priest… Live!


CD14 – Ram It Down


CD15 – Painkiller


CD16 – Jugulator


CD17 & CD18 – ’98 Live Meltdown


CD19 – Demolition


CD20 & CD21 – Live in London


CD22 - Angel of Retribution


CD23 – Nostradamus (Act 1) & CD24 – Nostradamus (Act 2)


CD25 – A Touch Of Evil Live


CD26 & CD27 – Redeemer of Souls


CD29 – Firepower


5 previously unreleased live stereo recordings from the archives

Restored and edited by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8

Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios, London


CD30 & CD31 – Live In Atlanta ’82 (Previously Unreleased)


CD30

The Hellion / Electric Eye

Riding on the Wind

Heading Out to the Highway

Metal Gods

Bloodstone

Breaking the Law

Sinner

Desert Plains

The Ripper

Diamonds and Rust


CD31

Devils Child

Screaming for Vengeance

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

Victim of Changes

Living After Midnight

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Hell Bent For Leather


CD32 - Live At The Mudd Club ’79

Hell Bent For Leather

Delivering The Goods

Running Wild

Beyond The Realms Of Death

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Victim Of Changes

Rock Forever

Starbreaker


CD33 & CD34 - Live In Houston ’86


CD33

Out In The Cold

Locked In

Heading Out To The Highway

Metal Gods

Breaking The Law

Love Bites

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll

The Sentinel

Private Property

Desert Plains

Rock You All Around The World


CD34

The Hellion/ Electric Eye

Turbo Lover

Freewheel Burning

Victim Of Changes

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Living After Midnight

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

Hell Bent For Leather