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If you know of any rare releases, either audio or video, share your information here!

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[Priestfan2010] Friday, February 18, 2011 5:10:23 PM 
Man, I'm loving the site. Good job! I am right now downloading the 1975 Reading Festival/Slough College boot. Keep 'em coming!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by NupeTheJawbreaker from Friday, February 18, 2011 1:42:46 PM)
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, February 18, 2011 1:42:46 PM 
Hi guys, how's things? Been listening to a lot of bootlegs lately? Well I certainly have, most of my free time during the past couple of weeks has been spent doing that...

I recently launched a website which lists all of the quality bootlegs I've found in a single place, with full ID3 tag information, and on file hosting services that don't impose any limitations on downloading. You're welcome to add any new suggestions there. This is simply a project I put up after I got bored of have little-to-no information on most of the bootlegs.

Here it is: Priest's Boot
Edited at: Friday, February 18, 2011 1:45:15 PM
[Priestfan2010] Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:54:38 PM 
Everyone, this is is how it began! Painkiller doesn't exactly come to one's mind does it?

[guidogodoy] Friday, February 04, 2011 10:23:42 PM 
Oooops! LOL!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Friday, February 04, 2011 10:06:36 PM)
[Maple Syrup] Friday, February 04, 2011 10:06:36 PM 
To all the Die-Hard Collector; did u notice the misspelling  of Halfords name Enjoy. MpleSyrp Edited at: Friday, February 04, 2011 10:08:57 PM
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[Maple Syrup] Friday, February 04, 2011 10:03:29 PM 
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[Priestfan2010] Friday, February 04, 2011 3:18:48 PM 
Thanks Acolyte. And I don't know how many of you have heard about this but it's pretty much some guys walking around a parking lot before a Judas Priest concert in I think 1986. Pretty classic, good for some laughs.
[acolyte55] Thursday, February 03, 2011 11:48:38 PM 
hey priestfan , i own a book called JUDAS PRIEST:HEAVYMETAL PAINKILLERS its by martin popoff and i found it to be quite good , the other book suggested is also  a good one   and has some great stories about them starting out and not only that but a great list of concerts , band , and solo material that the members have done over the years ! both have some great photos! if you are able buy both DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH and JUDAS PRIEST: HEAVY METAL PAINKILLERS do so !! the DOTF one is a lot less sanitized because it is unauthorized but both were must haves for me cheers !!!!!
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[Priestfan2010] Thursday, February 03, 2011 6:25:47 PM 
Thanks Nupe.
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, February 03, 2011 8:08:41 AM 
Probably the best book you can get at the moment is Defenders of the Faith by Neil Daniels. It's unauthorized, but also the most definitive biography book about the band at the moment.
[Priestfan2010] Tuesday, February 01, 2011 7:45:59 PM 
I've been thinking about buying a book about the band's history for some time now, but I don't know which one to choose seeing as there is a few. Does anyone have any recomendations of a book that's factual, interesting, and up-to-date?
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:41:55 PM 
Found a couple more bootleg sites, but unfortunately two out of the three also had links to illegal downloads for the official releases, like studio albums. I'm posting here the only one that was "legit":

All of the sites had some unique bits in them, like the King Biscuit 1984 broadcast and some easy-to access downloads for ABC Defenders and Essen '86, plus some harder-to-find boots like Saints & Sinners. But the two others do indeed contain official stuff as well, so I'm not linking them here, but I'll give links in a PM t anyone interested.
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, February 01, 2011 12:24:40 PM 
I just finished listening to the interview. I don't see why the band is calling it rubbish: John Hinch isn't exactly ranting about the band in any way (unlike in the unofficial biography book "Defenders of the Faith" where he's more aggressive towards the band), and while I can't be sure of the facts, he doesn't seem to be lying either. Although I do agree that it doesn't offer any new information and is definitely not a reason to purchase a record with it.

The Sad Wings/Rocka Rolla bundle-pack I got looks like this (without the black sticker).

It's a pretty good remastering of the original albums and eliminates any hiss that supposedly exists in earlier re-releases. It also uses the original mixes instead of the remixes on Hero, Hero (which are pretty atrocious, if you ask me). The bonuses, then are a different thing. There's the 1975 version of Diamonds and Rust found on just about every reissue of Rocka Rolla, which is nice to have but nothing ground-breaking. Then there's the Old Grey Whistle performances in Video CD format, which are claimed to be rare but have been already released in much better quality on the official Electric Eye DVD in 2003, while this is from 2006 (not 2000 as I originally remembered). The Sad Wings side also sounds good and has been faithfully remastered, but there's no extras to speak about. There's only the John Hinch interview which, as I said earlier in this post, really doesn't offer anything new.

If you can find one and still don't own the original two albums, this is a good choice. But if you already have the first two albums in some format, then this is just as valuable as any of the other re-releases and -packings: zero.
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, February 01, 2011 1:01:27 AM 
The same interview is also included as a "bonus" on the Sad Wings of Destiny album in the bundle-pack of Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings I bought from a department store a couple of years ago. It's pretty frustrating that it's simply put in after the original music tracks, so if I don't want to listen to it (which is the case almost all the time), I'll have to pay attention and stop the play after Island of Domination has faded out (like any other SWoD re-releases, this too has had it A and B sides flipped). But I think I'll listen to the interview again once I get home from school today (as you can see, I'm really paying attention to my IT studies).

The booklet that comes with the CDs also gives a short, but good insight on the early history of Priest, with the important facts from 1968 all the way to 1974 (or '76, can't remember it right now). Other bonuses on the same package included the mandatory Gull Records-version of Diamonds and Rust and "rare" TV performances from 1975 (The Old Grey Whistle ones) on Video CD format (!). Although the "rare" moniker might be correct because, if I recall correctly, the package was originally from 2000, three years before they got their "official" release on the Electric Eye DVD.

About that bootleg trade site: whoa, someone really thinks he's got a good business there. 9-15 euros each from bootlegs I've gotten for free from other sites, often in lossless FLAC or high-quality MP3 format. They even dare to have the Memphis '82 show there, listed as "rare" and costs 20 euros! I bet that it's not the official release, the going rate for it is around 12 euros nowadays... Although I've seen worse prices; I remember seeing the 1986 Kiel Auditorium CD for sale at 60 dollars somewhere . Anyone who buys stuff from there is wasting his money on stuff that can be either gotten for free or much cheaper in other places.

Edited at: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 1:31:21 AM
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 01, 2011 12:23:04 AM 
I thought it was very interesting as well.

Someone posted it here a while back. It's also on youtube.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Priestfan2010 from Monday, January 31, 2011 8:46:29 PM)
[Priestfan2010] Monday, January 31, 2011 8:46:29 PM 

If any of you own the Best of Judas Priest Insight Series record, I'd like to know what you think of the inteviews with John Hinch the band claims are rubbish. I personally thought they were rather interesting.

[Budred] Monday, January 31, 2011 8:01:36 PM 
Love the pic. It brings back memories of my first show. 
81' Point of Entry Tour, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Monday, January 31, 2011 7:05:37 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, January 31, 2011 7:40:24 PM 
True but not really my point. Most legit torrent sites have clauses stating that any band who wants their torrent removed will do so immediately. GOOD trading sites do so immediately and will even ban an uploader upon a second infraction. Sellers such as those listed on that site have downloaded from legit sites from people who took all the economic hit and risk in the recording, mixed and produced a quality product all for the benefit of preserving a tour that would never have seen the light of day without their hard work. They ALWAYS include an info.txt file stating that their work is free to trade but is never to be sold. It is right next to the clause saying that it should also not be converted into any MP3 or other lossy format. They put in the hours just for the benefit of other fans, not for economic gain of any sort.

People who go against their wishes, download and then SELL the work that the original tapers freely gave away are just scum, plain and simple. I am not speaking of PirateBay or anyone who directly rips off the band on official releases. They deserve another inner circle of Dante's Inferno.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Priestfan2010 from Monday, January 31, 2011 7:29:21 PM)
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[Priestfan2010] Monday, January 31, 2011 7:34:06 PM 
Guido: I know that selling bootlegs is in a way cheating the band out of some possible income, but that's nothing compared to what sites like Torrent and Limewire do. Just think about it, how much money do you think JP loses because of  bootleg dealers compared to websites that allow you to freely download the band's entire discography? Honestly, I think these are the criminals...not so much people who sell rare, historical records (even if not official).
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