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Judas Priest Live Tracks Coming To Rock Band

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Metalunderground.com has received exclusive information that Harmonix and MTV Games will be announcing new downloadable content (DLC) from Judas Priest's "British Steel" live album. "British Steel" was originally released in April 1980 and was the band’s first platinum Top 40 album in the United States and their first Top 10 studio album in the United Kingdom. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album, "British Steel" is being re-released as well as coming to Rock Band with nine live tracks of songs off the classic album. The new Judas Priest songs will be available next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

The DLC release will coincide with the reissues of the album on May 11. Here's the tracklisting:

Breaking the Law (Live) *
Rapid Fire (Live) *
Metal Gods (Live)
Grinder (Live) *
United (Live) *
Living After Midnight (Live)
You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise (Live)
The Rage (Live) *
Steeler (Live) *

(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 May 12)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “British Steel 30th Anniversary,” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Tracks marked with “*” are also available for download in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.

Prices are as follows:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$14.99, £7.49 UK, €10.99 EU (1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “British Steel 30th Anniversary”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

Columbia/Legacy's re-release of "British Steel" will come in two configuations. There will be a British Steel 30th Anniversary Standard Edition available, as well as a British Steel 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition box set, available only through www.judaspriest.com. The standard edition features a CD of the original nine-song album, plus 2 bonus tracks, as well as a DVD featuring a “Making of British Steel" interview, as well as full concert footage of the 16-song set from the 2009 British Steel tour, filmed live at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Florida. The deluxe edition features all this, plus a CD of the live recording from the Seminole Hard Rock Arena concert.

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1. boobies writes:

What a disappointment. Almost as bad as the live Iron Maiden tracks.

Why can't they just get studio tracks?

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2. SadPriest writes:

I was so happy to hear that British Steel was coming, then to hear that they are live recordings from 2009 was a kick to the junk. Listened to samples of the songs at Amazon, and the audio quality is just depressing. There is an emptyness/distance to all the instruments, and the vocals are almost non-existant. When you can hear Halford singing, he sounds like he's ready to pass out. In "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight", he doesn't even sing the main chorus lines. It's the audience singing. So we're not even getting Judas Priest. We're getting "Fans of Judas Priest performing British Steel". Such a depressing announcement considering that Harmonix has never released a studio version of a song, even when masters are readily available, once they've released a live version.

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3. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

whoo hooooooooooooo

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4. THRASH T'ILL DEATH writes:

Ill get some, love PRIEST

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