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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Although the double-disc Metal Works '73-'93 is an intoxicating listen, it isn't quite the definitive Judas Priest retrospective it could have been. Six of the band's 11 U.K. chart singles aren't here, and while "Johnny B. Goode" probably won't be missed, Hell Bent for Leather's "Take on the World" and "Evening Star," British Steel's "United," and Point of Entry's "Don't Go" and "Hot Rockin'" ought to have been included, especially since they were released during the band's influential prime. One could also argue for more material from the Stained Class era and less from the weaker mid- to late-'80s albums. Plus, the songs aren't arranged in chronological order, which makes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Although the double-disc Metal Works '73-'93 is an intoxicating listen, it isn't quite the definitive Judas Priest retrospective it could have been. Six of the band's 11 U.K. chart singles aren't here, and while "Johnny B. Goode" probably won't be missed, Hell Bent for Leather's "Take on the World" and "Evening Star," British Steel's "United," and Point of Entry's "Don't Go" and "Hot Rockin'" ought to have been included, especially since they were released during the band's influential prime. One could also argue for more material from the Stained Class era and less from the weaker mid- to late-'80s albums. Plus, the songs aren't arranged in chronological order, which makes it difficult to piece together the band's evolution and sometimes trend-following stylistic shifts. But quibbles aside, the collection makes a strong case for Judas Priest's versatility, drawing from nearly all of their albums' material, encompassing dark, driving riff rockers, melodic heavy metal, radio-ready commercial hard rock, the occasional ballad, and lyrics ranging from street-tough aggression and party anthems to sci-fi/fantasy themes and hints at Satanic posturing. The band's musicianship shines throughout; Priest's tightly controlled style was played with a sense of groove that allowed the music to breathe and kept it from sounding too tight-assed. In between the lesser-known tracks, which are often impressive, comes one metal classic after another: "Victim of Changes," "Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "Hell Bent for Leather," "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Screaming for Vengeance," and more. Even if it isn't quite a definitive portrait of the band, it is an enjoyable one; many necessary items are here, and it rocks hard from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1993
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645393223
  • Catalog Number: 53932
  • Sales rank: 71,474

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Hellion (0:42)
  2. 2 Electric Eye (3:38)
  3. 3 Victim of Changes (7:23)
  4. 4 Painkiller (6:05)
  5. 5 Eat Me Alive (3:34)
  6. 6 Devil's Child (4:46)
  7. 7 Dissident Aggressor (3:08)
  8. 8 Delivering the Goods (4:15)
  9. 9 Exciter (5:04)
  10. 10 Breaking the Law (2:34)
  11. 11 Hell Bent for Leather (2:38)
  12. 12 Blood Red Skies (7:49)
  13. 13 Metal Gods (4:08)
  14. 14 Before the Dawn (3:21)
  15. 15 Turbo Lover (5:33)
  16. 16 Ram It Down (4:48)
  17. 17 Metal Meltdown (4:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Screaming for Vengeance (4:43)
  2. 2 You've Got Another Thing Comin' (5:07)
  3. 3 Beyond the Realms of Death (6:52)
  4. 4 Solar Angels (4:01)
  5. 5 Bloodstone (3:52)
  6. 6 Desert Plains (4:30)
  7. 7 Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days (4:39)
  8. 8 Heading Out to the Highway (4:39)
  9. 9 Living After Midnight (3:26)
  10. 10 A Touch of Evil (5:44)
  11. 11 The Rage (4:43)
  12. 12 Night Comes Down (3:59)
  13. 13 Sinner (6:42)
  14. 14 Freewheel Burning (4:23)
  15. 15 Night Crawler (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Judas Priest Primary Artist
Simon Phillips Drums
Les Binks Drums
K.K. Downing Guitar
Rob Halford Vocals
Ian Hill Bass
Glenn Tipton Guitar
Scott Travis Drums
Dave Holland Drums
Technical Credits
Judas Priest Art Direction, Remastering
Roger Glover Producer
Tom (Colonel) Allom Producer, Remastering
Tim Burrell Engineer
K.K. Downing Composer
James Guthrie Producer
Rob Halford Composer
Dennis MacKay Producer
Glenn Tipton Composer
Chris Tsangarides Producer
Mark Wilkinson Artwork
Neil Jeffries Liner Notes
Main Artery Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Metal Rocks 73-93!!!

    This Judas Priest Complition Rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This metal really works

    This double-disc is not to be seen as a greatest hits-compilation. In fact, the band themselves have chosen the songs for this album. Every song included has a brief comment in the booklet, so there are a few nice details to read about the tracks. The songs have been carefully selected, and this compilation will do the band full justice. I´m glad to find songs like the ballad "Before the Dawn" and the underrated "Solar Angels" included, even though I think fast-paced "Steeler" should have been on the album. Anyway, this is the place to start if you want a comprehensive overview on this band.

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