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Best Of: Living After Midnight
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
An excellent collection of the best moments from one of the most influential heavy metal bands, this is a welcome alternative to the more complete Metal Works, for the fan who doesn't require quite so exhaustive a collecti... more »
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An excellent collection of the best moments from one of the most influential heavy metal bands, this is a welcome alternative to the more complete Metal Works, for the fan who doesn't require quite so exhaustive a collection. This one has everything you'd expect, including the classics "Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Ram It Down," and more. There are also some choice live tracks, including "Victims of Changes" and "Heading Out to the Highway." Not necessarily the best choice for the hardcore fan--who probably already has Metal Works and most (if not all) of the original albums anyway--but a fine greatest-hits collection. --Genevieve Williams
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Decent greatest hits album and entry point for new fans
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 04/07/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
""The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight", is a decent greatest hits album and entry points for new fans to one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. Most of Priest's well known songs like "Living After Midnight", "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", "Breaking the Law" (a live version which I find more adrenaline charged than the original studio track), and "The Hellion/Electric Eye" are here, along with some other great songs like "Green Manalishi", "Turbo Lover", and a live version of "Heading Out to the Highway". However, there are a number of songs like "The Ripper", "Metal Gods", "Better By Better Than Me", and "Exciter" that should rightfully have their place here in place of songs like "Freewheel Burning" and "Metal Meltdown". All that aside, this is a good greatest hits album, but I find the "Metal Works" collection a much better package, however if your looking to get into the band and don't want to spend too much than this is as good a buy as any."
Don't buy it.
N. Durham | 04/09/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Judas Priest is, indeed, one of the greatest Heavy Metal bands of all time. But you wouldn't know it by this terrible compilation CD. It's not terrible because the songs are bad, but rather, because they're only the POPULAR Judas Priest songs, not the GOOD Judas Priest songs. "Hot Rockin'" was one of the worst songs off of "Point of Entry", and "Breaking the Law" certainly isn't the best. Better Priest songs are "Painkiller", "Blood Red Skies", "The Sentinel", so on and so forth. Not only that, but I'm not sure if this is even an Official Judas Priest license (if it were, it would appear in their discography, which it does not). Consdering the cost of Judas Priest (remasters) these days, which is about $12, you're better off buying "Screaming for Vengeance", "Defenders of the Faith" or "Painkiller" as opposed to this. I think that Judas Priest has a lot more good work than what's here - especially from the "Sad Wings of Destiny" album."
Bangsmith | Cumberland, RI | 09/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Forget this skimpy set and buy "Sad Wings Of Destiny", "Screaming For Vengeance", and "Painkiller", their three best albums!! 9-24-07 The two-disc "Essential Judas Priest" has come out since I wrote this, and is the best bet for JP compilations."