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SFV 30th Anniversary edition - review
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[Brian_Evans] Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:49:28 PM 
 How about releasing some "new" quality "heavy" material??  I've heard this 30 years ago.

Edited at: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:14:27 PM
[Tania2194AD] Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:06:46 PM 
 The greatest and super - SFV,as British Steel anniversary special edition.
Priest always do something special and exclusive ( either ?d's,dvd's,compilation's)
 This is own JP!
Don't need to say more!

[Becks] Sunday, September 09, 2012 2:36:50 AM 
Great review Vail, I can't wait to get a hold of a copy!

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[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, September 08, 2012 11:25:35 PM 
Great review, Nupe! I think I shall give my two cents on this little bundle of awesomeness.

Like Nupe, I also like the new revamped look of the hellion and the photos in the CD booklet. The CD sounded great in the car, although I was kinda hoping for fewer live bonus tracks. BUT! Oh well. I can burn a copy of it sans bonus tracks later.

Today I got the chance to watch the concert on DVD. I was quite surprised at the quality of the footage. Didn't expect it to be so good. And JP? Well, they sounded freakin' awesome!!! Sounded much better in this one than in the 1982 Memphis Live Vengeance concert, in my opinion, and you could see the band really well since the sun was still out, which was a big plus (at least for me). LOVE how energetic the band was, jumping and running around even in that 100 degree heat. Highlights for me were Screaming for Vengeance, Diamonds and Rust (great screams from Rob!!), Victim of Changes, and Hell Bent for Leather...and also Glenn. Just look at all the faces the makes!! ;) Rob, too!!! Love how he danced and moved to the music. And KK. Awww, KK! I miss him. And let's not forget that shoe under the wall of Marshalls. Heheh. Overall, I enjoyed watching the concert, and give it two thumbs up. A very unique concert, that's for sure.

And now I shall wait for the new album to come out. And for JP to come back to Glen Helen-er, rather, San Manuel Amphitheater (as it is called now) to promote said new album. Only an hour and a half away from where I live. Although San Manual Amphitheater is also another good venue. Either one would be fine.

Edited at: Saturday, September 08, 2012 11:36:03 PM
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, September 02, 2012 12:16:35 PM 
So, as I said previously, I was promised by the record shop that I would be getting my SFV 30th Anniversary Edition on 31st August. Which I did, and I instantly listened through the album and watched the DVD! But I had to go elsewhere shortly after that so I couldn't post my review earlier.

First off, the packaging is neat, the revised artwork looks really cool and the booklet is filled with photos and a lenghty note written by Eddie Trunk. However, for some it might be a bit of a letdown that once again (just like the BS 30th Anniversary) the DVD is housed in the same CD box as the abum, so you'll have to work out some DVD covers and a DVD box yourself if you want to keep it in line with other Priest DVDs.

I think the CD audio quality is just slightly better than on the original 2001 remaster, although I could've perceived it so simply as I knew even better was to come when I got to watch the DVD. The bonus tracks from San Antonio are a nice addition, and to avoid annoying fade-outs and fade-ins, the Devil's Child live track has been moved ahead of Prisoner of Your Eyes and mixed to continue straight from the SA tracks without fade-outs and -ins. The album itself has been reviewed so many times over that I'm not bothering with it now.

Now, onto the main reason why most of you would buy this: the US Festival '83 DVD! The band are really on fire and extremely energetic on stage, in fact they move so wildly that KK Downing has to fix his guitar strap as it had ripped off his guitar during Victim of Changes! The picture quality isn't perfect, but I wasn't expecting it to be so as the show was originally filmed only for TV purposes and not with high-end equipment. However, the soundtrack is really great, the mix is far better than on any of the previous releases from the same show (three live b-sides and the bonus track on the Killing Machine remaster, to be exact). The show lasts bit over an hour but it feels like five minutes due to the intense energy displayed!

So if you haven't yet ordered this, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
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