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Halford - Resurrection & Live Insurrection (Remastered) (CD)

Halford
Resurrection & Live Insurrection (Remastered)
by Grigoris Chronis at 21 April 2009, 11:49 AM

***The two releases are sold in separate***

There's a shitload of HALFORD/FIGHT releases going on the last couple of years. Through Rob's own Metal God Entertainment label - and in cooperation with distributors and marketeers across the globe - we've witnessed lots of CDs/DVDs with remastered or previously unreleased stuff to feed the aficionados' hunger. Waiting in line (already available for digital download) are - herein reviewed - HALFORD's first studio and live album, Resurrection and Live Insurrection respectively. Well, let's raise some hell again…
Rob Halford –> no info needed. R U nuts?
Resurrection –> In 1999 Rob decides to return to his Metal shelter. Each played vital roles in my return to Metal, he states regarding the musicians deployed around him for the making of this debut HALFORD release, eagerly awaited by the whole Metal community, too. Truth is the lineup turned out to be such bombastic that few could swallow Resurrection's energy at once. Sharp riffs, a bulldozer-like rhythm section, some fitting (modern yet time-honored) production by Roy Z. Will not comment any further on the music, since most chances are every fan of Rob Halford has or - at least - has listened to this album. Let's just state that this newly remastered/remixed version of the CD features both bonus tracks from the original Japanese edition plus two previously unreleased songs (God Bringer Of Death and Fetish).
Live Insurrection –> Prior to the release of the Crucible follow-up studio album, HALFORD recorded this double-disc live CD as a result of the band's nonstop live activities in support of the Resurrection debut. Again produced by Roy Z, Live Insurrection sees a full force crushin' machine caught on tape(…), while there's a couple of good questions regarding the crowd/music/dubs mix. The songlist features HALFORD and FIGHT numbers plus a portion of JUDAS PRIEST classics (widely known or not). In regards to the original issue, the remastered/remixed version also offers a SCORPIONS hymn, Blackout, with Rudolf Schenker participating onstage as a guest (a bonus in the original Japanese release). Of course, the 'outtakes' team (Screaming In The Dark, Heart Of A Lion and Prisoner Of Your Eyes) is again present.
Both releases include multi-page booklets with lots of info and photos from that era. Plus: if you commit to purchase 'em both at once via the Rob Halford webshop (www.robhalford.com) you'll be treated with the Silent Screams: The Singles radio promo 4-track disc as a gift. Hence, not already having these albums in your collection means now is - at last -the time.

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
Disc 1

Resurrection
Made In Hell
Locked And Loaded
Night Fall
Silent Screams
The One You Love To Hate
Cyberworld
Slow Down
Hell's Last Survivor
Temptation
God Bringer Of Death
Fetish
Sad Wings
Twist
Drive
Savior

Disc 2

Resurrection
Made In Hell
Into The Pit
Nailed To The Gun
Light Comes Out Of Black
Stained Class
Jawbreaker
Running Wild
Slow Down
The One You Love To Hate
Life In Black
Hell's Last Survivor
Sad Wings
Savior
Silent Screams
Cyberworld
The Hellion
Electric Eye
Riding On The Wind
Genocide
Beyond The Realms Of Death
Metal Gods
Breaking The Law
Blackout
Tyrant
Screaming In The Dark
Heart Of A Lion
Prisoner Of Your Eyes
Lineup:
Rob Halford - Vocals
Patrick Lachman - Guitars
Metal Mike Chlasciak - Guitars
Ray Riendeau - Bass
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
Record Label: Metal God Entertainment
     


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