Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
Reviews

Judas Priest British Steel - Classic Albums DVD

By Frank Meyer, Contributing Editor
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 @ 2:15 PM


(Eagle Eye Media)

- advertisement -
Attention all Priest fans – the motherload has arrived!!! Much to the delight of pure rockers everywhere, Eagle Eye Media has launched a new series chronicling the making of classic rock albums that includes such heavyweights as Metallica’s Black album, Lou Reed’s Transformer, Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast, and Judas Priest’s epic masterpiece British Steel. Considered the band’s breakthrough album, British Steel is a stepping stone in the heavy metal as it featured both commercially viable radio singles (“Living After Midnight,” “Breaking The Law,” “You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise,” “United”) and pre-Metallica freight train speed/power metal anthems that practically defined the entire genre (“Rapid Fire,” “Grinder,” “Steeler”). As an album to document, it certainly is a damn good choice. And as far as video (digital, VHS, whatever) companions to the Priest collection goes, this is a treasure trove worthy of any Priest diehard’s collection. In fact, this is really the only official Priest video that feature clips from almost every phase of their career.

Throughout the proceedings we get glimpses of Priest for the mid-‘70s (on the Old Grey Whistle Test complete with Rob Halford with long brown locks and the frontline in the flared jeans and flowing scarves), Priest in the mid-‘80s (via that killer MTV concert from the Screaming for Vengeance tour), all the way through the late-‘80s Priest…Live era (mullets and all). Sprinkled in between are clips from the videos and current interviews with the band members. You get Halford in ultra-serious mode discussing the album track by track like he’s in a roundtable chat about the Holy Koran, Glen Tipton and K.K. Downing in a rehearsal studio running through and explaining their twin guitar tactics, and interviews with producer Tom Allom regarding the technical angels the opus. In fact, the only thing missing from here are actual clips of the band in the studio at the time of the recording, most of this is either vintage concert clips and videos and current interviews with the band members. But that’s more than okay as all of it is such quality material.

In addition to the superb documentary of the making of British Steel, we get some interview outtakes of debauchery-filled road tales, Rock In Rio ‘91 live footage (“Grinder”), full videos for “Breaking The Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “Rapid Fire,” a little drum lesson with current skinsman Scott Travis, and tons of rare photos. The live footage is definitely the coolest stuff here, by far. It’s hard to come by pre-Vengeance live footage and this DVD gives ya TV appearances and rare concert footage. This alone, is worth the price of admission folks and I highly suggest you tell your significant other you NEED this for X-Mas. A Priest fans wet dream for sure….

*****


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
BRITISH LION, CONEY HATCH In Ottawa, Canada
SUNFLOWER DEAD C O M A
SURF CITY BLITZ In California Photo Gallery
TRIVIUM, AVATAR, LIGHT THE TORCH In Portland, OR Photo Gallery
DEVILDRIVER, JINJER In Cleveland, OH With Photos!
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY In Dublin, Ireland
CAULDRON New Gods
STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER In Ottawa, Canada
JUDAS PRIEST, KREATOR In Quito, Ecuador
CAL JAM '18 Photo Gallery
BLOODBATH The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn
STRIKER Play To Win
NIGHT RANGER "Dawn Of Madness" Show In Waukegan, IL
BUTCHER BABIES, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, SKARLETT RIOT, IGNEA, MAERTYRIUM, In Siegburg, Germany
HOUSE OF LORDS In New Bedford, MA
GRETA VAN FLEET Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
IMPELLITTERI The Nature Of The Beast
ALICE COOPER In Houston Photo Gallery
ICARUS WITCH Goodbye Cruel World
TARJA, STRATOVARIUS, SERPENTYNE In Cologne, Germany
CLUTCH, SEVENDUST, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN In Portland, OR With Photos!
ACCEPT In Houston, TX With Photos!
U.D.O. Steelfactory
SKULL FIST Way Of The Road
SOULFLY Ritual
ANTHRAX State of Euphoria 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
FIFTH ANGEL The Third Secret
STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER In New Bedford, MA
ANAAL NATHRAKH A New Kind of Horror
PRIMAL FEAR Apocalypse
BEHEMOTH I Loved You At Your Darkest
DORO Forever Warriors, Forever United
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS In Houston, TX Photo Gallery
BILLY MORRIS AND THE SUNSET STRIP Holdin’ All The Aces
VINCE NEIL In Houston, TX Photo Gallery
DEE SNIDER For The Love Of Metal
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, STRIKER, HELION PRIME In Houston, TX W/Photos!
DREAM CHILD Until Death Do We Meet Again
SCORPIONS, QUEENSRYCHE In Tampa, FL With Photos!
HUMBLE PIE Live At The Ottawa CityFolk Festival
BEHEMOTH Album Listening Party In Los Angeles For I Loved You At Your Darkest
THE DEAD DAISIES, HOOKERS 'N BLOW In Ottawa, Canada With Photos!
DRAGONLORD Dominion
STONE BROKEN Ain't Always Easy
BRANT BJORK Mankind Woman
KORPIKLAANI Kulkija
BRAINSTORM Midnight Ghost
SLEAZY WAY OUT, INSUFFICIENT FUNDS In Ottawa, Canada
DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST In Jacksonville, FL W/Photos!
HELLOWEEN In Worcester, MA With Photos!





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News