Yeah I think the point of these box sets is that they are for collectors - your every day fan is certainly not going to buy it lol. The artwork is cool, I agree LOL I still haven't listened to all of Final Frontier, I'm just not that in to Maiden to be honest. Pre-1990 Maiden, yes, post 1990? Nah. I see Maiden have just released a greatest hits from 1990-2010 actually.
I understand your frustrations Becks. I'm guitly or what Jimmy does on a regular basis(lol). The problem is Priest has set themselves up for this kind of fall by waiting too long to release new material. I really don't think these kind of box sets sell that much,sure some die hards collect it but over all I don't think they sell that well.
From 2004 till now Priest has released only 2 studio albums while Saxon has released 4 of them,they don't give the fans a chance to get angry waiting for new material and that with sticking to the same formula has givin Saxon the best albums of thier career while Priest and Maiden is like pulling teeth to get a release from them....Maiden's took 4 long years(2006-2010) and it turned out like crap. I just can't wait for this new release from Judas Priest,I think it will be the last studio album of thier career,I really mean that as I don't think they have more than 1 studio album left in them,so lets hope its a good one.
Also...the only thing cool about the box set is the metallic hands grasping the Priest cross,is it the Painkiller or the Angel Of Retribution or a new mystical being? Who knows but thats the only cool thing about it.....makes us itch for a new album art work!!!
(Quoting Message by Becks from Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:37:24 AM)
Fucking hell, there's new stuff on the way FFS!!!! It won't be released anytime soon, but I for one am willing to wait for it. If you hate this stuff so much, IGNORE IT rather than go on about how shitty you think it is etc etc!!!! Honestly, sometimes I wonder if you are really a fan when 99% of your posts are wailing on Priest. Yeah you've said before, if they do something you think is stupid you'll call them out (as most of us do, but I also think most of us focus on the positive), but MAN if I have seen you write one good thing I can't think of it. Just being honest - like you always are.
Wow!!! That boxset of singles looks really shitty. Seriously, who the fuck would want a whole bunch of cds with two or three songs on. Especially songs that are already on the albums. Priest fail again. Release a new album you greedy, lazy, money grabbing pack of c***s.