June 2, 2008

Judas Priest - Sweden Rock Festival 2004

After Rob Halford rejoined Judas Priest in 2003 they did a tour in Europe the year after.
One of the dates was at the 2004's Sweden Rock Festival headlining the first day. They will return there in the next June 5th as headliners again and most probably playing the new double album Nostradamus.
This recording was taken from a couple of recordings of the Swedish Radio broadcast and misses 2 or 3 songs from the set showing a Priest in very good shape.

Sound Quality: 9.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 - Hellion
02 - Electric Eye
03 - Metal Gods
04 - Heading Out To The Highway
05 - The Ripper
06 - Touch Of Evil
07 - The Sentinel
08 - Turbo Lover
09 - Victim Of Changes
10 - Diamonds & Rust
11 - Beyond The Realms Of Death
12 - The Green Manalishi
13 - Painkiller
14 - You've Got Another Thing Coming
15 - Interview



Anonymous said...

Wow! this sounds amazing! Thanks for this

ZM JazzRock said...

Hi Fellas,
First of all, congrats for this excellent work of share all those fantastic bootlegs.
But I have one question: What's the criteria to attribute the Sound Quality? It seems to me that 9.5 for this audio is too much benevolent.
IMHO, its audio quality is poor (even considering it's a bootleg). Anyway, it's historic and worths.
Rgds from Brazil

Anonymous said...

Halford can't sing anymore. He's been going downhill since about 1981. His early work with the band was fantastic. Saw them a couple of years ago & Rob backed out of every high note. Still enjoyed the show though. Atticrock rates the sound quality - it's an individual thing I guess. I never bother, that way I hope the listener will be pleasently surprised.

AtticRock said...

Hi zm

I appreciate your comment.
The sound quality rating is entirely subjective, its only my personal opinion and it's there just as an indication.
When I give 9.5 or 10 I consider its quality to be very near to an official release.
In this Priest show I confess I wasn't certain of what to give, but I still think its very good.


AtticRock said...

Ok Titus this is not Unleashed but Rob still achieves some high notes although its undeniable that he protects his voice in most songs...

Anonymous said...

C'mon AR
He's a burnt-out wreck of his former self and you know it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your sound rating. Very close to release quality. Thanks for all you do.

AtticRock said...

Thanks, it's great to see some appreciation :)

Anonymous said...

Hey AR,
appreciation? - yes!!!
I'm currently into Echolyn - have you heard them?
As a balance to the recent 'heavy' posts how about this?

Steely Dan
Rainbow Theatre, London
May 20th 1974
From a radio broadcast

Excellent early Dan with blistering guitars
from Denny Dias & Jeff 'skunk'Baxter.
It's coffee-table jazz rock
& I love it!

The Boston Rag
Do It Again
Brooklyn(Owes the Charmer Under Me)
King of the World
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Pretzel Logic
Dirty Work
Your Gold Teeth II
Reelin' in the Years
Show Biz Kids
This All Too Mobile Home

'My Old School' was also played but it had a large chunk missing out of the middle, possibly a tape flip, so it is not included here. I found it annoying & also realised that without it the show would fit on one CD.
mp3 at 192kbps
(that's how I got it so should be OK even if your name is Bruce or Sheila)
My fantastic artwork is, as always, included.
P.S. I'd give it 8 out of 10 - do you agree?


AtticRock said...

Hi Titus

Never heard Echolyn but i read they are influenced by Steely Dan which is a band I don't know very well but if the guitars are good it's worth for sure:)
I just saw something in the files that I wanna discuss, can you email me? Thanks.

priestguy said...

Um, the password isn't working...whenever I try and open the file it tells me the password is incorrect...

AtticRock said...

Please try again, it has been downloaded more than one hundred times and no one complained.

priestguy said...

Ah, I got it to work. Usually I just copy/paste the password, but for some reason that didn't work this time, so I just typed it out and it worked.

Anywho, great blog you've got here!

Anonymous said...

Obrigado por este excelente post
Este blog além de maravilhoso é excelente pelo número de ótimas bandas reunidas.
Mas voltando ao JP, que bandaça, não tem um bootleg ruim, todos são excepcionais.
Thanks a lot man and sorry for don't write in English, it isn't very well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much!

Grtz, Rhino

JR said...

I'm afraid I will go and spend thousands of hours on this blog for the next couple of years, with all these fantastic, improved, complete or almost, hard to find, concerts... Maybe I'll get fired and my girlfriend will leave me because I'm always on this site, no matter !

Thank you so much for having mixed together the several broadcasts, great job of editing !

Anonymous said...

The great cover for Judas in TOKYO 1978:



musicmaven69 said...

I absolutely love this blog, thank you. Just a heads up, the link to this one is dead now also; host site domain gone.

AtticRock said...

I'm very glad you like the blog.
Well this post is from June 2, 2008 so it's natural that the link is gone.