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A Touch of Evil: Live is Judas Priest's fifth live album. it was released on 14 July 2009 by Sony and Epic labels.

A Touch of Evil: Live
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Live album by
Released14 July 2009
Recorded2005 and 2008
GenreHeavy metal
LabelSony, Epic
ProducerJudas Priest & Tom Allom
Judas Priest chronology
Nostradamus
(2008)
A Touch of Evil: Live
(2009)
Redeemer of Souls
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]4/5 stars
PopMatters8/10[2]
Ultimate Guitar9/10[3]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The album is the first live album with original vocalist Rob Halford since they reunited, and also the final Judas Priest production to feature guitarist K. K. Downing before his retirement in 2011. It was recorded during the band's 2005, 2008 and 2009 world tours (except for the 2008 and 2009 tour songs, all the rest is taken from 2005's DVD Rising in the East), and released on 14 July 2009.

Recorded by Martin Walker and Brian Thorene, A Touch of Evil: Live also marks the first Priest album that long-time producer Tom Allom has worked on since 1988's Ram It Down (co-producing along with the band).

According to Billboard, this live album sold around 5,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 87 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The track "Dissident Aggressor", originally recorded for their 1977 album Sin After Sin, won the Grammy award for Best Metal Performance in 2010.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)YearLength
1."Judas Rising"Rob Halford, K. K. Downing, Glenn Tipton20054:23
2."Hellrider"Halford, Downing, Tipton20055:38
3."Between the Hammer and the Anvil"Halford, Downing, Tipton20084:35
4."Riding on the Wind"Halford, Downing, Tipton20053:29
5."Death"Halford, Downing, Tipton20087:52
6."Beyond the Realms of Death"Halford, Les Binks20056:52
7."Dissident Aggressor"Halford, Downing, Tipton20083:04
8."A Touch of Evil"Halford, Downing, Tipton, Chris Tsangarides20056:11
9."Eat Me Alive"Halford, Downing, Tipton20084:36
10."Prophecy"Halford, Downing, Tipton20086:07
11."Painkiller"Halford, Downing, Tipton20057:12
Russian/CIS bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)YearLength
12."Worth Fighting For"Halford, Downing, Tipton20054:26
13."Angel"Halford, Downing, Tipton20084:10
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)YearLength
12."Worth Fighting For"Halford, Downing, Tipton20054:31
13."Deal with the Devil"Halford, Downing, Tipton, Roy Z20054:26
iTunes bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)YearLength
12."Breaking the Law"Halford, Downing, Tipton20082:40

PersonnelEdit

Judas Priest
Production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1596609
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien (12 July 2009). "Judas Priest: A Touch of Evil Live". PopMatters. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090720235828/http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/judas_priest/a_touch_of_evil__live/index.html
  4. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2012.