A note about revisionism for you young metal fans: the now much-maligned 'Turbo' (1986) and the accompanying tour was a smashing success at the time. Furthermore, the first live record, 'Unleashed in the East' (1979), was one of the best live metal records of all time. For these reasons, I was really looking forward to the release of 'Priest Live' (1987) - the album and the video. I was disappointed then, and I am disappointed now with the reissue.
First of all, as a live recording in digital (the new trend at the time), the sound of the guitars is subdued and restrained, and as such, not a single song on here outdoes the original version.
Second, the song choice on the CD was horrible - I mean, the very worst of Judas Priest fare was included ("Rock You All Around the World", "Parental Guidance") - which brings me to the reissue. The video version (now on the new 'Electric Eye' DVD) included the non-CD tunes "Locked In", "Desert Plains", "Hell Bent for Leather", and "Green Manalishi" - the latter of which is the best version (guitar solo-wise) I have ever heard. That said, on the 'Turbo' reissue, we have a live version of "Locked In" from the 1986 tour; and on here, we are given three extra live tracks taken from previous tours. With the reissues, Sony could have given us a complete sonic chronicle of the 1986 tour (as they did with the video), but chose not to.