JUDAS PRIEST – Point of Entry

Judas Priest – Point of Entry [Remastered] (2001, Sony Music/Legacy Recordings)
Original Release: 1981, Columbia Records

1. “Heading Out to the Highway” … 3:47
2. “Don’t Go” … 3:18
3. “Hot Rockin'” … 3:17
4. “Turning Circles” … 3:41
5. “Desert Plains” … 4:36
6. “Solar Angels” … 4:03
7. “You Say Yes” … 3:29
8. “All the Way” … 3:42
9. “Troubleshooter” … 4:00
10. “On the Run” … 3:47
11. “Thunder Road”… 5:12
12. “Desert Plains” (live) … 5:08

Rob Halford – Vocals
K.K. Downing – Guitar
Glenn Tipton – Guitar
Ian Hill – Bass
Dave Holland – Drums

Produced by: Tom Allom

The least of Priest. Point of Entry is a pretty boring effort from the guys that’s stuck between two of their more revered efforts, 1980’s British Steel and 1982’s Screaming for Vengeance. The best the band comes to making a Priest classic is “Hot Rockin'”, which has a big, dumb catchy commercial sound like something you might hear on Turbo or Ram It Down. The album isn’t awful, but definitely isn’t a great moment in the band’s history.

The 2001 remastered edition features a live version of “Desert Plains” and “Thunder Road” (which I quite like), a song recorded during the Ram It Down sessions that sounds totally out of place with this album. This is what makes these Priest remasters kind of weird. It’s very cool that they added unreleased and live tracks to them, but why wouldn’t “Thunder Road” belong on the actual Ram It Down remaster? It’s like the bonus tracks were tacked on at random.

Highlights: “Head Out to the Highway”, “Hot Rockin'”, “Desert Plains”, “Thunder Road”



Posted on September 13, 2009, in Judas Priest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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