Judas Priest ‘United'(JP 80) – Japanese N.L. bootlegs of the early 1980’s – 3
Japan: 1981 or ’82
Staying with the first Donington / Monsters of Rock festival on 16 August 1980, here are 10 of their 11 songs performed that day – the opener ‘Hellbent for Leather’ is missing – sourced from a decent audience recording.
The producers were either not well versed in Judas Priest song titles or there is another reason for all these errors: ‘Sailor’ = ‘Sinner’; ‘Beyond the Rouse’ = ‘Beyond the Realms of Death’; ‘Rockin’the Beast’ = ‘Grinder’; ‘Woman’= Victim of Changes’; ‘Take on the World’= ‘The Green Manalishi (with the two pronged crown)’; ‘Killing Machine’ = ‘Tyrant’). The last three tracks are all identified correctly: ‘Breaking The Law’ and ‘Living After Midnight’ were taken from the second airing of a radio broadcast recorded at Amsterdam’s Jaap Eden Hall on Valentine’s day 1981 and the last track on side 4 ‘Hot Rockin’ is the studio version.
Photo by Alan Perry
producers were on purpose leaving different names and misspelling for songs because of copyright and illegal unauthorized item.
As has been well established in my blog, they changed recordings made in Japan to other countries and venues. I doubt changing song titles would offer any legal protection when you have produced what is clearly a bootleg and put the name of the band on it. Also, if it came to a court case, what can be actually heard on the record will serve as evidence against you, regardless of which titles you have stated.