Priest...Live! is the second live album (and 12th overall) by Judas Priest, recorded at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia on 15 June 1986 and the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas on 27 June 1986.
All of the songs on Priest...Live! were recorded on their 1986 Fuel for Life tour which supported the Turbo album. There were no tracks from their 1970s albums, though the 2002 remastered version did contain "Hell Bent for Leather" as a bonus track. While it may have sounded more "live" than Unleashed in the East, Priest...Live! did not sell as well as that album. However, the RIAA certified it Gold in October 2001.
The version of "Heading Out to the Highway" on this album includes a separate solo by K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton that was not on the original studio version. The song is also longer due to the additional solos, while the one of "Breaking the Law" includes a Downing solo by that was also not on the original version.
The album was first released on June 21, 1987. The 2LP set came in a gatefold sleeve with artwork inners. It was re-released in a digitally remastered edition in 2002 with three bonus tracks.
Also, the video for this concert was featured on the Judas Priest video recap DVD "Electric Eye" in 2003. The live video was recorded in its entirety at the Reunion Arena in Dallas on 27 June 1986 and was released as VHS and Laserdisc in 1987. The video includes the songs "Locked In", "Desert Plains", "The Green Manalishi" and "Hell Bent for Leather", that were left off the original vinyl/cassette/cd release.
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