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Judas Priest to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’

Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Epic Records

Judas Priest’s 1982 album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ will see a special 30th anniversary edition released on Sept. 4. The band’s eighth album has been their biggest commercial success and was their first record to go double-platinum. It included the hit singles ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” and “Electric Eye.’

The 2012 version of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ has been remastered, and includes several bonus tracks. ‘Devil’s Child’ and the ‘Turbo’ outtake ‘Prisoner of Your Eyes’ were also included on the 2001 reissue, but the other four live songs (recorded at a 1982 San Antonio, Texas concert) were not. There’s also a bonus DVD of Priest’s set at the 1983 US Festival in San Bernardino, Calif.

The US festival was the brainchild of Apple’s Steve Wozniak, and it included artists from many genres. The day Judas Priest played (May 29, 1983) was dubbed ‘metal day,’ and set the single-day United States concert attendance record with an estimated 375,000 people. The festival only lasted two years, and 1983 was the swan song.

Judas Priest look back on that memorable show: “On the day that we performed, we flew in by helicopter – and the first sight we saw was that of thousands of abandoned cars piled up around the crests of the hills that surrounded the festival arena, which as we went over took our breath away. For there below us, spread throughout hundreds of acres was a massive crowd – over three hundred thousand strong! The summer heat was raging and combined with the hot Santa Ana winds made for a scorching metal furnace on stage.”

Judas Priest – ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ 30th Anniversary Edition Track Listing:

1. The Hellion
2. Electric Eye
3. Riding On The Wind
4. Bloodstone
5. (Take These) Chains
6. Pain And Pleasure
7. Screaming For Vengeance
8. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
9. Fever
10. Devil’s Child

Bonus tracks:
11. Electric Eye (live)
12. Riding on the Wind (live)
13. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (Live)
14. Screaming For Vengeance (Live)
15. Devil’s Child (live)
16. Prisoner of Your Eyes

1. Electric Eye
2. Riding On The Wind
3. Heading Out To The Highway
4. Metal Gods
5. Breaking The Law
6. Diamonds And Rust
7. Victim Of Changes
8. Living After Midnight
9. The Green Manalishi
10. Screaming For Vengeance
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
12. Hell Bent For Leather

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