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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Screamin' for yer money back? maybe...but...
..If like me you bought it for the dvd then you'll probably be happy.

If you bought it for the original music,you may feel short changed, the CD is the same as the previous remaster,no tinkering,no grand difference in sound,just the same 5 star music as before,the bonus tracks are ,well typical bonus tracks, the live tracks are average sound quality and the...
Published on 6 Sep 2012 by Mr Blackwell

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2.0 out of 5 stars it was not stated in the ad that the dvd ...
it was not stated in the ad that the dvd is ntsc and not PAL which means i have a dvd i can't play which was the main reason i made the purchase.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Screamin' for yer money back? maybe...but..., 6 Sep 2012
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Mr Blackwell (scotland) - See all my reviews
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..If like me you bought it for the dvd then you'll probably be happy.

If you bought it for the original music,you may feel short changed, the CD is the same as the previous remaster,no tinkering,no grand difference in sound,just the same 5 star music as before,the bonus tracks are ,well typical bonus tracks, the live tracks are average sound quality and the ,excellent though it is.'Prisoner of Your eyes' is still completely out of place tagged on at the end,the logic of sticking a track recorded in '85 on a disc recorded in '82,escapes me,it did the first time and it does now.So essentially you've bought the same disc with run of the mill live tracks.

The DVD which was my reason for purchase,well thats excellent,dated yes,of its time,you cant help smile at Rob's beach blonde hair and metal mickey outfit but the band rocks,its a stellar performance and worth the purchase price itself,although it does take a bit of getting used to Dave Hollands drumming again having spent the last few decades listening to Scott Travis.

Packaging .. well thats crap,pathetic liner notes a few photos,pretty much no band involvement,although that shouldnt really be a surprise as they had little involement in the remasters liner notes as well.

To sum up,i wanted the dvd so im happy with that , disc 1 will probably never get played,will stick with the original remaster without the live tracks,the record label have missed a real opportunity here,this should have been the same as the Deluxe Edition of 'British Steel',disc 1 should have stayed as it was,disc 2 the dvd and a 3rd disc the audio of the dvd,jus a thought. So if you want the dvd then go for it,if not you may want to reconsider.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Commercial Peak, 12 Jun 2008
This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance (Audio CD)
Screaming For Vengeance is probably the peak of the Priest's commercial creativity. All aspects of the record come together perfectly, from the sheer strength of the songs to the iconic artwork and to the somewhat radio friendly hit single `You've Got Another Thing Coming', which did wonders for their career in the US (ironic given the fact that Point of Entry failed to dent the US market when it was written for this purpose).

Opener `Hellion/Electric Eye' is an enduring classic, slick, memorable and totally unforgettable, whilst the follow up `Riding on the Wind' races along with both some uncharacteristic impassioned drumming from Dave Holland (now airbrushed out of the Priest history books for obvious reasons) and the trademark dual guitar attack of Tipton and Downing.

`Bloodstone', which has a massive riff, deals with environmental concerns. However, like 'electric eye' (about spy satellites), this song may have been the catalyst for one reviewer (many years ago) to raise the two word, dismissive, comment on the album that it was simply `gormless imagery'. In Priest's defence (if defence were needed) Priest are really not about incisive lyrics, as Painkiller, Freewheel Burning and Ram It Down admirably testify to, and therefore you really have to ignore the content and concentrate on the quality of the music.

Next up is `Chains', which is a Bob Halligan penned tune that somehow made it as a single - nothing really to write home about, but adds a different shade to the album. `Pain and Pleasure' picks up where `Evil Fantasies' left off from Killing Machine, again displaying the raunchier side of Mr Halford's mind - it's OK, as it slows proceedings down before the sheer assault of the title track. This is a barnstormer of a song - although strange in that it has no discernible guitar tune/riff to speak of. The song hangs on both Rob's extraordinary vocal performance and his melody - complete with `that scream' at the climax - amazing. `You've Got Another Thing Coming' is the chugging hand waving single which survives to this day in the set (possibly overlong) and finally there are the closing songs `Fever' and `Devil's Child', the latter being particularly strong (again the huge riffs, the strong melodies and the totally convincing delivery). This is a great record - placing it in the bloodline I would say that it's not as light on it's feet as British Steel, possibly due to a heavier produced sound, but it's sharper and more focussed than Defenders that follows it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You've got another thing comin' !, 19 Nov 2000
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Well, what can I say about this album? Not by chance was it Priest's breakthrough U.S album and really established them as a leading force in the world of metal. 'You've got another thing comin' is a superb track, arguably priest's finest moment, and probably their best known. Not one track on this album disappoints and the album has everything. The only possible downside to this (and I'm clutching at straws here) is that, because the album is so good, a lot of tracks appear on 'best of' compilations. However, this an all-time classic album, so order it now, and when you get it, play it LOUD!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the defining albums of 80s Heavy metal, a Masterpiece, 4 May 2001
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One of the defining albums of the glory years of 80s heavy metal. capturing a band at the height of their powers and featuring the track which brought them stardom in America "you've got another thing coming". From the opening track the Hellion, through "Riding on the Wind" Bloodstone" and more mellower songs like "Chains" and "Fever" the band never sounded so good. With an album as consistent yet varied as this, its just about the best they've ever done. also recommended:- Sad Wings of Destiny, British Steel, Painkiller, and Defenders of the Faith.Mark, UK
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishingly Good!, 22 Jun 2009
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The thing that has always amazed me about SFV is that it manages to be both heavy and commercial at the same time without being overblown at all. It really is a great album and showed to a lot of people, who (wrongly) thought that Priest had lost their way with Point Of Entry, that they still had teeth. The Hellion and Electric Eye are possibly the best opening of any metal album ever with the old twin guitar assault sounding incredible. The title track is only a stones throw away from being thrash and Rob does marvellously on the break-neck paced vocals. Pain And Pleasure wouldn't have been out of place on Killing Machine with it's dark sexual overtones whilst Bloodstone is a pleasantly surprising attempt by Priest to address the state of the world. Two singles were released from this album, the legendary You've Got Another Thing Coming and the heavy ballad (Take These) Chains which propelled the band to near superstardom at the time, particularly across the pond. And that leads to my only real complaint about the album - there was no UK tour.

SFV is one of those albums you just have to own and in my opinion comes a close 2nd to Killing Machine as Priest's finest.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one that cracked America, 12 Sep 2003
This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance (Audio CD)
This is the album that made Judas Priest massive in the states. They were being lauded in Europe and particularly in Japan already. Just listen to the screams on Unleashed In The East. I know it had overdubs on it, but Priest have been massive in Japan since the mid-70s. This album, however, contained the single You've Got Another Thing Comin'. And the yanks loved it. A big singalong chorus, three verses, everything the American metal fans could enjoy.
There's a lot more on this album than that one song though. And that includes the opening track(s). The Hellion, which flies straight in to Electric Eye. What an opener. It is superb. It's also what they came on with for the tour of that album, and about three tours after that. Other standout tracks on the record include Riding On The Wind, Devil's Child, Fever, Bloodstone and the title track. What a title track. Rob really does scream for vengeance when he's singing this one.
There are two extra tracks that have been added since the album first came out. There's a live version of Devil's Child, and a never-before released studio track called Prisoner Of Your Eyes. This is a really good song. Rob sounds very sombre and moody, and the riff behind the song is great.
Priest's best studio album? Probably.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best of the 80's, 16 Sep 2012
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This is the best metal album of teh 80's- superb all the way through and set the tone for the metal sound of the 80's. There are so many reference points for other metal bands that followed and Priest invented power metal and in some ways the thrash sound (although Metallica where already out at the time with a Motorhead/NWOBHM influence)

The DVD is why I bought this - just to remind me of prime era Priest- they where massive at the time- You Gotta Another Thing Comin took Metal main stream in America for a while- Feast on Priest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars judas priest at there screaming best, 4 July 2014
This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance (Audio CD)
I first got this on vinyl in 1982 and I thought it was the most powerful heavy music I ever heard and still do. songs like devils child. bloodstone are so heavy its brilliant you need this this cd in your collection buy it
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Priest, 7 Jun 2014
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Great album. The intro and first track are brilliant. Recommend it as a great intro to JP (British Steel would possibly just edge it, though!.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant DVD, 7 April 2014
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Every Priest fan will have the songs in various formats already, but the package is worth every penny because of the inclusion of the live concert! Hopefully more Priest concerts will emerge on DVD in the future!
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