This cd as a majority of the exact same songs from ‘98 Live Meltdown, which makes me think one or the other was unnecessary. Tim Owens is a great singer and he rips through all the Priest classics. This cd is probably for die hard fans only. Otherwise save your money. Now that Rob’s back in the band, I’m sure there will be another live cd/dvd from the next tour. I’d just wait for that. Only buy Live in London if you don’t already have ‘98 Live Meltdown.
2003 double CD release of 2002 live DVD release is pressed onto an enhanced CD, includes special deluxe packaging, & seven bonus tracks, ’Heading Out To The Highway’, ’Grinder’, ’The Sentinel’, ’Green Manalishi’, ’Beyond The Realms Of Death’, ’You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’, & ’Hellion/Electric Eye’. Enhanced material consists of video extracts from the ’Live In London’ DVD. Includes booklet with rare photos, liner notes & tour dates from their 2001-2002 world tour. Slipcase. Steamhammer.
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Definitely you’d be torn choosing which live album to get- 98 Live Meltdown or Live In London. I’ll tell you the difference, and you be the judge. First and foremost, 98 Live has better track ordering. Second, it also has a more exiciting feel as a live album, since it is the return of the band from a 4-5 year drought, and you can sense it in the way Ripper presents the songs-complete with stage antics. However, there are just some tracks, that for me, could have been replaced by better ones- Blood Stained, Abductors, Metal Meltdown, Painkiller.. etc. Hey, I mean, these songs are great, but some Priest classics just do not match Ripper’s style, most especially Painkiller. He seems a bit forced there. For Live In London, the aura is that Ripper is comfortable with he audience. What differs from the songs here is that the tracks contain more exciting and better renditions of the classics. Check out Heading out to the Highway and Desert PLAINS (this is my FAVOURITE TRACK), also Turbo Lover. Now how’d you like to hear Turbo lover in all it’s metal glory? Also, the basic fact that there are MORE tracks here makes this album somewhat match the ‘necessity’ of 98 Live. As for the sound, not much has changed, except that the guitar work on this one is more defined than 98. Check out Beyond the Realms for this one. Overall, I gave it a five stars because.. well, this albums simply METALS!P.S. By the way, you could use the CD’s on your PC and you’ll find out that there are extra videos from the Live In London DVD. Now how’s that for a bargain!
Ever since David Lee Roth left Van Halen, I’ve always held out little hope for bands that lose their lead singers. I bought this disc thinking that it just may very well be a waste of my 16 or so bucks. However, upon the first notes of “Metal Gods” I was shocked as to how much I love the new sound! The new interpretations of the old classics sound much better today, as the guitars sound heavier, and Ripper Owens sings them perfectly. I would’ve given this disc 5 stars had I liked the material written in the 1990’s. However, if your a old time Priest fan like myself, I consider this a must-buy.
this is a great live show that no priest fan should be without. very good show with ripper owens on vocals.ripper was not halford,but he was one great substitute.
It has been a while since a bought a Priest album, in fact the last one I got was the JUGULATOR and I was quite dissapointed.In need of some classic metal I bought this LIVE IN LONDON and what a plaisant surprise!A collection of Priest’s classics from Victims of Changes, breaking the law, United, a semi-acoustic version of Diamonds and Rust, Painkiller, etc and some newer stuffs from the last album Demolition.What is his name?Oh yeah…THE RIPPER!Well, a very good surprise too, it seems like the Priest chose the good replacement for HALFORD, same type of voice, same energy although sometimes a little less high-pitched which is not unplaisant…Of course this CD doesn’t compete with the great Unleashed in the east, but equals Halford’s Live Ressurection and is certainly above PRIEST LIVE.Apparently the track-listing is very close from the previous live MELTDOWN but I can’t compare the two for I have never heard the previous one.All I can say is that the sound of LIVE IN LONDON is great, the track listing excellent and the band in a very good shape-even if sometimes drummer Scott TRAVIS seems to have a plane to catch right after the show and speeds up the tracks…The lowest point would be TURBO LOVER-not a very good number to begin with-and the highests points would be the tunes from Point Of Entry(Heading on the highway, Desert Plains)and some very good songs from Demolition.This review refers to the european version featuring 25 tracks on a double cd, I’m not sure about the “+7″.Good purchase anyway.