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TOPIC: Nostradamus; The Jewel Of Priest
[metalmaz] Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:04:15 AM 

I do like A Matter Of Life And Death, but I think it was a huge mistake to play it all live. It is also worth remembering  that  the majoprity of people who go to rock concerts aren't die hard fans of the likes of Priest, Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC etc. They don't own every album, every single, every bloody bootleg etc

Fickle as it may seem they tend to want to hear a clutch of songs from the latest release and then the usual back catalogue.  With  the likes of Maiden and Priest  they've got such a huge collection of great songs, it can still be a very varied concert mixing in the old and new stuff.  I for one would be quite happy to go to a concert and not hear the likes of Run To The Hills, Breaking The Law, Ace Of Spades etc.  There are far superior songs in all their back catalogues.

As for playing to the audience. At the London gig during AMOLAD, Bruce was leaping all over the place. But it just didn't have the usual atmosphere of a Maiden gig, because I don't think most of the audience new the  songs. And Bruce has said in hindsight, it probably wasn't the right thing to do. 

As for Priest playing to the crowd. When I saw them on the Angel Of Retribution tour, Ken and Glen were very animated (complete with their hilarious Spinal Tap, camp, little headbanging dance). Travis was also great to watch. But all Halford did was walk from side to side of the stage. It was like watching a game of tennis!  I hope he is a bit more lively now and makes an effort to communicate with the crowd , rather than tediously lumbering from side to side.  Granted his outfit weighs a few pounds, but  it can't be denied he is fat. Go on a diet Rob and run around a bit more on stage! 

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