There was a time when British Steel was the hottest, hardest, and most awesome substance on the planet. On Judas Priest "Concert Classics", here it is, in its most appropriate circumstances: live, on stage. Judas Priest re-invented heavy metal. The first band to use the twin-guitar attack, they built on the foundation Black Sabbath had laid and moved metal to a new level. Looking back on the body of the work that the classic Priest line-up of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing, Ian Hill and Dave Holland has left us, nobody is in any doubt that the "British Steel" album was the finest studio work the band produced. There are also those people who will tell you that British Steel was the finest British studio album ever made.This album is taken from the tour that supported the release of "British Steel" and it takes the majesty of that album into its true context: in front of a paying audience.