Video Recordings

Judas Priest
July 12, 1991
Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
Irvine, California, USA
Painkiller Tour
Tradeable
1 Blu-Ray-DL
theesupra
Professional
Pro-Shot In-House Video Feed (2017 transfer SD > BluRay with 3 Audio Tracks)
Master
NTSC
4:3
1:23:26
TomServo
Yes
Yes
Multiple
1


Introduction
Hell Bent for Leather
Heading Out To The Highway
The Hellion 
Electric Eye
Diamonds & Rust
All Guns Blazing
Metal Gods
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
The Ripper
Night Crawler
Turbo Lover
A Touch of Evil
Painkiller
The Green Manalishi
Encores:
Breaking The Law
Living After Midnight
Whoa Yeah!
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

** BLU RAY VERSION **

This video was originally transferred from an unknown-but-low gen VHS tape and shared as a DVD-DL.  This torrent is a re-transfer of the same source tape at a higher bit rate using different equipment that allowed it to be authored as a Blu Ray.  So yes, it’s standard definition video encoded to Blu Ray.  One of the other advantages of authoring as a BluRay is that it permitted the addition of extra audio tracks:  in addition to the excellent (but lossy) original in-house SBD feed, this version has a lossless audio source, and a SBD/AUD matrix of the two sources.

VIDEO SOURCE

Pro-Shot In-House Feed (Multi-Cam) > Master Tape > ? VHS Tape > Panasonic AG-7150 VCR > Canopus ADVC-300 > Firewire > HD > Sony Vegas 9 (.avi) > MPEG2 > TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 > BD-DL > xAct 2.37 (md5) [kevtobin 2017 transfer] [NTSC, 4:3, 720x480, 29.97 fps, ~30.0 Mbps (VLC’s MediaInformation says that the video bit rate is around 34,000 kbps)]

AUDIO SOURCES

Track 1:  In-house SBD feed [LPCM, 2-channel stereo, 1,596 kbps, 16/48]
 
Track 2:  Unknown recording equipment > master tape > TDK SA-90 (1st Gen.) > Nakamichi CR-02A Tape Deck (manual azimuth adjustment) > Tascam DR-05 (24/96) > iMac [Dennis Fuller taper, Koondog source tape] [LPCM, 2-channel stereo, 1,596 kbps, 24/96]

Track 3:  SBD/AUD Matrix of Tracks 1 and 2

[A word about Track 2:  Almost immediately after the DVD version was torrented out, Koondog mentioned that he had a very good audience recording from this show, and he lent me his cassette, which I digitized but never actually released.  In the meantime, Koondog gave a number of his tapes, including this one, to “jpeace” (aka Heywood), who did his own transfer of it and then torrented it out on TTD.  So, while the second audio track on this video and the “jpeace” audio release are taken from the exact same cassette, they are  different transfers of that tape by different people using different equipment.]

BAND:

Rob Halford (v)
Glenn Tipton (g)
K.K. Downing (g)
Ian Hill (b)
Scott Travis (d)

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PRODUCTION NOTES

In 2016, DIME member “theesupra” contacted me about transferring a few of his old VHS tapes.  He mentioned that there was one in particular that he was excited to be able to get transferred and shared:  an uncirculated pro-shot Priest video from 1991 that he bought at a flea market in Ohio years ago for $1.  Yes, 100 pennies.  I eagerly awaited receipt of the tape, and, true to his word, the tape is indeed an in-house feed from Irvine Meadows, California.  After doing some digging, I learned that four songs from this show have been widely circulated on the Priest “Visual Metalogy” bootleg (HBFL, TGM, LAM and YGATC), but those clips were taken from a TV broadcast of this concert aired as part of the “ABC In Concert” series.  This video is not just those four songs, however; it is the full and complete show, and it is sourced directly from the in-house feed (evidenced by the time stamp), and not a TV broadcast.  The sound and picture quality are excellent.  

Sometimes, though, a special show deserves special treatment.  After releasing the DVD, I spoke with JayTor2112, who authored the DVD, and we agreed we’d try to get the video re-transferred with different equipment that would allow it to be encoded as a Blu Ray.  I reached out to DIME and TTD transferrer extraordinnare “kevtobin,” who does these transfers routinely, and he graciously agreed to do the transfer.  I then sent the re-transferred file to JayTor2112 for authoring into a Blu Ray.  

But wait - there’s more.  Although the original in-house audio is excellent, we decided to add the audience source noted above as a separate track, and to add as a third track a matrix of the two sources.  JayTor2112 did all the work to sync and matrix the audio, and the results are outstanding.   

CREDITS

This was a true team effort.  All credit and thanks to theesupra for sharing the source tape; kevtobin for generously agreeing to do the transfer; Koondog and Dennis Fuller for providing the lossless audio used on Track 2; and last but not least to JayTor2112, aka DIME member TomServo, for skillfully authoring the video and sync’ing the audio to the video.  It’s easy to be the executive producer of this sort of project when you’re working with good people - kudos to everyone involved for making this happen!




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