Judas Priest ‎– British Steel

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'British Steel' was Judas Priest's sixth studio album, released on April 14th, 1980. It was recorded at Ringo Starr's Startling Studios/Tittenhurst Park during January and February 1980 and was sold in the UK at a special discount price of £ 3.99.
It reached #4 in the British Album Charts and peaked at #34 in the Billboard Pop Album Charts.
Including various re-releases it sold more than 1.000.000 copies in the US, thereby reaching Platinum status.

3 singles were released:
Breaking The Law, peaking at #12,
Living After Midnight, peaking at #12 and
United, peaking at #26 at the BPI Top 40

The track order of some LP editions was slightly different, depending on the matrix (UK or US) that had been used.

Tracklist

Breaking The Law 2:33
Rapid Fire 4:00
Metal Gods 4:04
Grinder 3:57
United 3:31
Living After Midnight 3:30
Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise 5:03
The Rage 4:44
Steeler 4:30

Versions (105)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia JC 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
JCT-36443 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT-36443 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
VJCT-36443 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) Columbia VJCT-36443 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
JCT 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
JCT 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 36443 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
RSV 073 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) CBS, Rainbow (4) RSV 073 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
JCT 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP) Columbia JC 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
CLS-5687 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS CLS-5687 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 84160, 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, CBS S CBS 84160, 84160 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 84160, 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, CBS S CBS 84160, 84160 UK 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia JC 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia JC 36443 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
25·3P-208 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Epic 25·3P-208 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 84160, 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 84160, 84160 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia JC 36443 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SBP 237446 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS SBP 237446 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
138201 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Discos CBS 138201 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
14-1365 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS 14-1365 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 84160, 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, CBS S CBS 84160, 84160 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
84160, S CBS 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 84160, S CBS 84160 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ASF 2512 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS ASF 2512 US 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia JC 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
S 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS S 84160 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Columbia JC 36443 US 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 40-84160 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) CBS, Suzy CBS 40-84160 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, Suzy CBS 84160 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 84160, 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 84160, 84160 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
40-32412 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32412 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CS-10.473 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) CBS CS-10.473 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
CBS 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32412 UK 1984 Sell This Version
32412 (PR) Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE) CBS 32412 (PR) Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CBS 32412, 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE, Sun) CBS, CBS CBS 32412, 32412 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
32421 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, RE) CBS 32421 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CK 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album) Columbia CK 36443 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDCBS 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 84160 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
VCK 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Columbia VCK 36443 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
25·8P-5038 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album) Epic 25·8P-5038 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CDCBS 32412, CBS 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CDCBS 32412, CBS 32412 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 32412, 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE, Red) CBS, CBS CBS 32412, 32412 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CSP 982345-4 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, RE) CBS CSP 982345-4 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
LSP 982345-1 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Promo, RE) CBS LSP 982345-1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
ESCA-5254 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album) Epic ESCA-5254 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
468326 2, CDCBS 32412, 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, CBS, CBS 468326 2, CDCBS 32412, 32412 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
982725 2 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 982725 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JR 081 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Roja JR 081 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
475 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 475 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0712 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0712 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
138201 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia 138201 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
982 725 2 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album) Columbia 982 725 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CD 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CD 32412 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
П93-00587.88 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Unofficial) Santa Records П93-00587.88 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
746.022/2-032412 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Entertainment (Brasil) Ltda. 746.022/2-032412 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
ESCA-7667 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA-7667 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CDCBS84160 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS84160 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
JPCD9703232 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9703232 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1998 Sell This Version
CK 85752 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Legacy, Columbia CK 85752 US 2001 Sell This Version
CK 85752 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 85752 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
CK 85752 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Legacy, Columbia CK 85752 US 2001 Sell This Version
502131 2, 5021312000 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia 502131 2, 5021312000 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
ESCA-7872 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RM) Epic ESCA-7872 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
S160015 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl (S12) S160015 UK 2001 Sell This Version
MHCP 293 Judas Priest British Steel(CD) Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. MHCP 293 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
MHCP 669 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) CBS MHCP 669 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
88697341991 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RP) Columbia, Legacy Vinyl 88697341991 US 2008 Sell This Version
88697 54671 2 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM, Tin) Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy 88697 54671 2 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
88697476722 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RM, Spe) Columbia, Legacy 88697476722 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
88697667402 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition(CD, Album, RM + CD + DVD + Box, Dig) Sony Music 88697667402 Taiwan 2010 Sell This Version
88697667402 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition(CD, Album, RM + CD + DVD + Box, Dig) Sony Music, Columbia 88697667402 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
88697667442 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, NTSC, Reg) Columbia 88697667442 US 2010 Sell This Version
88697667442 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial + DVD-V, NTSC, Reg) Columbia (2) 88697667442 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
88697667442 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RM + DVD) Sony Music, Columbia 88697667442 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
88697667442 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RM + DVD) Sony Music, Columbia 88697667442 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
88697667442 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RM + DVD, NTSC) Sony Music, Columbia 88697667442 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
SICP-2676 Judas Priest British Steel - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, NTSC) Columbia SICP-2676 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV222LP Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Back On Black BOBV222LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV222LP Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Back On Black BOBV222LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV223PD Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Pic) Back On Black BOBV223PD UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV222LP Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE, RM) Back On Black BOBV222LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV222LP Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Back On Black BOBV222LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
88725417072 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia 88725417072 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
502131 2, 5021312000 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia 502131 2, 5021312000 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
SICP-30374 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RM, Blu) Legacy SICP-30374 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BOBV222LPLTD Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Back on Black BOBV222LPLTD UK 2013 Sell This Version
SICP 4716 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4716 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
CK 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album) Columbia CK 36443 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album) CBS CDCBS 84160 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CVCK 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, Club, RE) Columbia CVCK 36443 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
746.022/2-032412 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 746.022/2-032412 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
CD 32412, CDCOL 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia CD 32412, CDCOL 32412 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
502131 0 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia 502131 0 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
502131 2, 5021312000 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Columbia (2), Columbia (2) 502131 2, 5021312000 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CK 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(CD, Album, RP) Columbia CK 36443 US Unknown Sell This Version
502131 2 Judas Priest British Steel(CDr, Album, RM, Unofficial) Columbia (2) 502131 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
40-84160 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass) CBS 40-84160 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
M051 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) Mercur M051 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
40-32412 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album) CBS 40-32412 UK Unknown Sell This Version
COL 40-32412 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, RE) Columbia COL 40-32412 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40-32412 Judas Priest British Steel(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32412 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
JC 36443 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album) Columbia JC 36443 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
32412 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32412 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32412 (PR), CBS 32412 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32412 (PR), CBS 32412 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 84160 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 84160 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
828 Judas Priest British Steel(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Not On Label 828 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version

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HairMcNair

HairMcNair

February 14, 2016
referencing British Steel, LP, Album, JC 36443
I've got a version of this whose side 2 is not Judas Priest, but the side 2 from British singer/songwriter Ian Gomm's "What a Blow." Both albums were released in 1980, and I'm assuming they were probably pressed in the same year, at a pressing plant in Ontario, in this case.
saxonman1

saxonman1

July 11, 2014
referencing British Steel, LP, Album, RE, RM, Blu, BOBV222LP
this is yet another great reissue of classic judas priest from the back on black label, my copy of this is on blue wax, this comes as a gatefold lp and its on 180g viynl, this was the record that would break priest in the us upon its release in april 1980, anyway this is a nice lp for collectors but i feel my original 1980 japan copy sounds best.....
oldgoat

oldgoat

November 10, 2009
referencing British Steel, LP, Album, JC 36443
Regarded by many as their breakthrough album, this came on the back of 'Unleashed in the East', which had given an airing to the far heavier live versions of the earlier classics, thus paving the way for BS.

'United' was released as the single, a great sing-along for the crowd.

With a suite of strong tracks, arguably better than some later albums, its not hard to see how JP leapt to the forefront of the HM pack of the early 80s.

Pity they followed it up with 'Point of Entry'.....