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Take Me To Your Leader
Take Me To Your Leader
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: 13.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait!, 16 Sep 2005
This review is from: Take Me To Your Leader (Audio CD)
After what seems like ages I was pleased to Hear the new Album at last.
Having already heard tasters of the album I am pleased with the final result.
Spirit of the Age starts proceedings and is a superb update of a great song, Matthew Wright puts in a good vocal performance.
Out Here We Are follows, very good instrumental with some great Saxophone accompionment.
Greenback Massacre speeds things up and Alan Davey provides decent vocals.
To Love A Machine is probably my favourite for now. Just a great song with many changes. Starts of with heavy bass line then into softer guitar piece then back again.Finishes with a Jazz piece? Dave Brock provides vocals.
Take Me To Your Leader is a great track, quite uptempo with some great rythym accompionment plus a spoken bit by Dave Brock and some minimal vocals towards the end.
Digital Nation is a Richard Chadwick penned track which he also performs the vocals to. Very beat led and is about interactive gaming on-line.
Sunray follows and is another great uptempo song. Vocals by Arthur Brown are superb.
Sighs is a slow short piece with some spoken vocal by Dave Brock and leads into the superb Angela Android. Again uptempo and another chance to hear Richard Chadwick on vocals. Lyrics to this are very funny and just listen to Lene Lovich's unique vocals at the end, Classic.
A Letter to Robert finishes proceedings. Spoken piece by Arthur Brown with musical background. Worth listening to as Arthur is holding a conversation between himself and Robert (Calvert?).
Overall a great effort and well worth the wait.
Buy, Buy, Buy!

St. Anger [Bonus DVD Digipak]
St. Anger [Bonus DVD Digipak]

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Metallica Release to Date, 20 Aug 2003
I was really looking forward to hearing this CD having had to wait for some time for any new Metallica release.
Put Cd on and thought first 4 tracks not bad then remainder of Cd just struck me as dross. I think I even fell asleep during a few tracks.
I have listened over and over to this CD hoping that it would grow on Me, Alas no. If anything my opinion is lower.
No Solos which for a band with two guitarists is weird ( Rush pulled off the no solo idea with Vapor Trails and 1 guitarist).
Still like first couple of tracks but that is about all.
Drum sound is crap, what Lars is thinking of I dont know.
Hope this is going to be a blip, all groups make one bad album some time so i'll let this be it.
I recommend buying latest Anthrax release, much better than this dross.

Point Of Entry
Point Of Entry
Price: 6.56

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Judas Priest-Point Of Entry (Remastered), 8 Aug 2002
This review is from: Point Of Entry (Audio CD)
As it says, this is a remastered release of the 1981 " Point of Entry" Album. Although it sounds cleaner than my vinyl copy, I cannot hear much difference to My sons CD version (not remastered).
This album has been much maligned and described as Priests weakest offering to date, an unfortunate consequence of following the EXCELLENT " British Steel" album. However there are some good tracks on this album and I do not believe it to be as bad as the critics say. It has a very commercial feel and you can imagine most tracks being released as singles, although they were not.
Opening track " Heading Out To The Highway" is a great track, uptempo and with a great dual guitar part during the song. "Don't Go" slows things down a bit before more high paced antics in the form of " Hot Rockin'" ( anyone seen the hilarious video to this track). " Turning Circles" starts with a slight reggae feel before recovering itself. " Desert Plains" is a STORMING track and is the best of this album, live it came across even better, as you will hear as you get it as a bonus track ( Oh Goody! ). Next you get the phasing guitar intro to another great track, a slow little number called "Solar Angels".
After this comes the problem with this album, 4 songs that are just album fillers. I can think of not much to say about " You Say Yes, "All The Way", "Troubleshooter" and "On The Run". Maybe the group were rushed into releasing this album and did not have the time to come up with anything better. Unfortunatly all 4 songs sound a bit weak and thats being polite.
What makes up for this though is the bonus tracks. There is a song that never saw release called "Thunder Road", Why this was not releaed is a mystery as it is a really good track, uptempo stuff, great vocals from Rob and a middle Bass part, unusual for Priest. I would hazard a guess that it was written around the time of "Turbo"-"Ram It Down". Last track, as mentioned is a great live version of "Desert Plains".
Another thing to recomend this CD is the sleeve layout, nice pictures and all the lyrics, plus some band notes to do with making the album.
Overall worth getting for your Priest collection because of the bonus tracks or you are collecting for the box set.
Remember if this album were not recorded we may never of had the truly brilliant " Screaming For Vengeance" album. You can always skip the naff tracks.
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Live and Rare
Live and Rare
Offered by 25music UK
Price: 27.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Judas Priest- Priest, Live And Rare, 6 Aug 2002
This review is from: Live and Rare (Audio CD)
A fine collection of Priest classics that were issued as B sides to the the groups single releases. Of particular interest is the opening track, a live version of Beyond The Realms Of Death ( from Stained Class Album). This is personally My favourite Priest track and I am glad that it is available on CD at last.
Another track to listen to is a extended remix of Turbo Lover,at the time of the original release, remixes were quite popular.
There is some good stuff on this CD but I do have one moan to make. The live B sides to Living after Midnight & Locked In singles have been ommited. This would have made the Cd more complete and it is a shame that the live version of Evil Fantasies has not been issued on CD.
If you don't own the singles or have your vinyl in storage I would certainly recommend buying this CD.
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