- Released: May 29, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.53
"The inclusion of lesser-known classics...make it an underrated gem."
- 1.Heading Out To The Highway
- 2.Don't Go
- 3.Hot Rockin'
- 4.Turning Circles
- 5.Desert Plains
- 6.Solar Angels
- 7.You Say Yes
- 8.All The Way
- 10.On The Run
- 11.Thunder Road
- 12.Desert Plains (live)
Also available in a 3-pack with BRITISH STEEL and SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE.
Judas Priest: Rob Halford (vocals); Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing (guitar); Ian Hill (bass); Dave Holland (drums).
Digitally remastered by Jon Astley.
Judas Priest: Dave Holland , Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, K.K. Downing, Rob Halford.
Personnel: Rob Halford (vocals); Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing (guitar); Ian Hill (bass guitar); Dave Holland (drums).
Audio Mixer: Tom (Colonel) Allom.
Recording information: Puk Studios, Denmark (1981).
Photographer: Art Kane.
During Judas Priest's lengthy and successful career, at certain times the band has tried to crossover to a wider, not strictly headbanging audience. While 1986's TURBO is Priest's most obvious attempt in this direction, 1981's POINT OF ENTRY comes a close second.
After the release of BRITISH STEEL, its most successful album yet, the band decided to take the singalong anthem direction of "Breaking the Law" and "Living After Midnight" one step further with POINT OF ENTRY. Such tracks as "Hot Rockin'," "Heading Out to the Highway," and "Don't Go," were all early MTV favorites, and although Judas Priest didn't exactly battle REO Speedwagon and Styx for the top of the charts on this outing, it deserves credit for this attempt to widen its horizons.