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Vintage Priest gets the deluxe treatment....
on 13 March 2015
Now this is a fantastic deluxe edition,it can be done if those in charge care enough.First of all the packaging,superb die cut slipcase with fold out digipak housing the discs and a neat little booklet with just enough information to make it worthwhile and some excellent live photo's capturing the moment.
Disc 1 ... The original studio album, remastered once again,truthfully i cant tell too much difference between this and the previous remaster but i'm not one for playing them side by side for every little difference.This was a quality album then and it sounds fantastic now.Its back to the original tracklisting with the bonus tracks removed,presumably because their now part of the live gig on the other discs.
discs 2/3... Priest live at Long Beach Arena 1984., its 2 discs of smoldering Priest ,at the top of their game,hard to believe they played every track from the album bar ' Eat Me Alive '. Taken ? from a radio broadcast its hard to believe why it was kept under wraps for so long,it knocks 'Priest Live' for six !!.
For a recordong 30 years old it sounds wonderful.i can only assume the (master) tapes were in great condition and used here to perfection.
A truly excellent release,now for an expanded version of 'Unleashed In The East',we can only hope.