British Steel (album)

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British Steel
Studio album by
Released11 April 1980 (1980-04-11)[1]
RecordedDecember 1979 – February 1980[2]
StudioStartling, Ascot
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerTom Allom
Judas Priest chronology
Unleashed in the East
British Steel
Point of Entry
Singles from British Steel
  1. "Living After Midnight"
    Released: 21 March 1980
  2. "Breaking the Law"
    Released: 23 May 1980 [3]
  3. "United"
    Released: 15 August 1980

British Steel is the third studio album by Judas Priest. Judas Priest is an English heavy metal band. Columbia Records released the album on 11 April 1980. The album had three singles: "Living After Midnight", "Breaking the Law", and "United". British Steel is the band's first album with Dave Holland playing the drums.

Many music critics liked the album. Rolling Stone wrote that it was one of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.[4] British Steel was number 4 on the UK Albums Chart.[5]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K. K. Downing

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Breaking the Law"   2:33
2. "Rapid Fire"   4:00
3. "Metal Gods"   4:04
4. "Grinder"   3:57
5. "United"   3:31
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Living After Midnight"   3:30
7. "You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise"   5:03
8. "The Rage"   4:44
9. "Steeler"   4:30

References[change | change source]

  1. "British Steel certification".
  2. British Steel (remastered edition) (Media notes). Judas Priest. Sony Music Entertainment. 1980.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. "Judas Priest singles".
  4. Considine, J. D. (21 June 2017). "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  5. "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 June 2023.