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Essential Judas Priest [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Judas PriestAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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In celebration of the Metal Gods Farewell Epitaph tour, kicking off this fall, the biggest names in rock and metal band together to choose their favorite Priest tracks. Including Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Lemmy (Motorhead), Kerry King (Slayer), Slash (Guns & Roses) and more. The ultimate tribute to the ultimate metal band, this brand new collection ... Read more in Amazon's Judas Priest Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 11, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 1982
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000EQ47TU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,270 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The core of vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing and bass guitarist Ian Hill worked with several drummers in the earlier years, with longtime current member Scott Travis rounding out the definitive lineup due to his incredible power and versatility. JUDAS PRIEST knows that what matters is the music, and its ability to blend unforgettable melodies with atomic-bomb power has never been equalled.

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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Judas Priest are quite possibly, without a hint of over-dramatization, one of the three most influential bands in the history of heavy metal, the other two being Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. As such they are certainly worthy of more than one career retrospective album, and there are several from which to choose. When I first ran across this particular CD, The Essential Judas Priest, last year, I was fairly impressed by the song selection from each album. Many times these hits compilations wind up being horrible messes, with countless bad selections and many times including the much-dreaded (at least in my mind) live tracks. I hate live tracks as part of greatest hits compilations or career-spanning retrospectives, just because if I wanted a live track, I would've bought a live album. I much prefer the original studio versions of songs. Good news: no live tracks present. The Sony people did a pretty good job here, and I understand there was significant input from the band members, which is never a bad thing. Let's get started!

Rocka Rolla: As usual not represented. The band do not care for this album and I can't say I blame them, as I really don't care for it either. This isn't the album you are looking for. Move along.

Sad Wings of Destiny: Very good album, not my favorite. The two best songs from the record are here, Victim of Changes and The Ripper. Tad surprised at the omission of Dreamer Deceiver and Deceiver, but I guess with only 34 possible slots, some good songs are going to get left off.

Sin After Sin: Again, good album but not a personal fave. Diamonds and Rust and Sinner are among the best known from here. Dissident Aggressor is a notable exclusion, but again it's a numbers thing.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Compliation for JP April 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you're already a big Judas Priest fan, then you probably own their other greatest hits albums they've put out and the box set, so it's not really "essential" that you own this, but hey, it beats switching out 20 different cds constantly to hear all of these songs.

CD 1 opens up with Judas Rising off of their latest (although sadly, not their best work) album "Angel of Retribution", and CD 2 ends with another cut from the album, Revolution, with 30 years of awesome music sandwiched in between (although I wonder why it's not in chronological order?).

As I said before, chances are if you're a Judas Priest fan, you probably own most of their CDs already or even the other greatest hits, but if you're just hearing them for the first time, this is an awesome place to start, but check out all of their albums because there's so much music they've done that cant all be included on here that is definitely some of their best.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A metal giant December 5, 2006
By N. Perz
Format:Audio CD
JP is, no doubt, one of the great metal bands. This "essential" album covers some of the best work of their long career. If you like JP but don't have (or don't want to buy) the entire collection, then this is what you need.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb overview to metal's Metal Gods April 10, 2009
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Judas Priest's 2006 compilation album entitled The Essential Judas Priest is a great 2-CD retrospective covering the classic heavy metal band's 1976-2005 career.
Judas Priest weren't just called the Metal Gods for nothing. For decades, the core of Judas Priest which are guitarists KK Downing and Glenn Tipton, bass player Ian Hill and lead singer Rob Halford and the cast of drummers have successfully defended the faith of metal!
The Essential Judas Priest contains thirty-four tracks overall. Released by Columbia Records, the set covers the band's Rob Halford years from 1976-1990 and reunion in 2005. It covers tracks from twelve of the band's fifteen studio albums released over the years.
The band's 1974 debut Rocka Rolla was not covered though some would have wanted its title cut here.
The band's sophomore effort 1976's Sad Wings of Destiny is represented by the classics and finally properly remastered versions of the studio recording of "Victim Of Changes" and "The Ripper". Whilst the album, like its predecessor was on Ovation Records (a long out of print label here in the US), didn't sell well upon release it did find the band's sound that it would adopt for the rest of its career.
The band's third album (their first for CBS/Sony affiliate Columbia) 1977's Sin After Sin (which saw the addition of powehouse drummer Simon Phillips (who would work with Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford on his Smallcreep's Day album and with Pete Townshend and The Who and later Toto in his career)) is represented by "Diamonds And Rust" and "Sinner". The album's key tracks were chosen though some whine that album tracks like "Starbreaker" and "Dissident Aggressor" are missing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essentially "Delivers The Goods!" October 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Essential Judas Priest is a two disc set that adequately covers the Metal Gods' career from their earliest roots through 2005. Songs from their 2nd earliest effort, "Sad Wings Of Destiny" to their reunited "Angel Of Retribution" album are included. Their lackluster debut "Rocka Rolla" has been thankfully overlooked.

Covering the band's more than three decade career is a hard feat with only a two disc set and I'm sure many people would want different songs included and some omitted. Overall, they have culled together a collection that a Priest neophyte to a long time fan will enjoy.

All songs are taken from their phenomenal remastered catalog and include such staples as "Breaking The Law," "Delivering The Goods," and their two famous covers: Fleetwood Mac's "The Green Manalishi" and Joan Baez's "Diamonds And Rust."
While I have no ill will towards Tim "Ripper" Owens and his years in Priest, thankfully they have stuck with the traditional Priest lineup.

The Essential Judas Priest is just that - an essential addition to any metal head's collection!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So Old School
This is really great metal. The only thing this band was missing was a great drummer. Halford, Hill, KK and Glenn are just solid. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Craig Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Bought for a gift - was told it worked great and it was just what they wanted
Efficient shopping and quick delivery
Published 3 months ago by jennifer noller
5.0 out of 5 stars Just short of perfect
If your a fan then this is the collection to buy. Just wish it had some songs from Rock a Rolla and Sad wings of destiny.
Published 4 months ago by Bill L.
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and HUGE collection of Judas Priest songs at a great...
If you are a Judas Priest fan but do not necessarily need to have each and every song they've made this is a great album. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jeffrey F Knakal
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not a Metal Head, but wanted some of their great songs
I've never been a big Priest fan, but they have some great hits that I wanted in my library such as Breaking the Law, Hell Bent For Leather, You've Got Another Thing Comin' and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kelly Jerred
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
I have always loved Judas Priest's music, but I was a neophyte in Metal, as it turns out. They have much more history than I knew about (to be fair, I only got into metal during... Read more
Published 12 months ago by T. Doolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for a JP fan.
I listen to it often.

All the songs you hope would be on a JP Greatest Hits are here!!

I am glad I bought it.
Published 13 months ago by Benjamin M. Herr IV
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Judas Priest
This collection of songs takes me back to my High School days..... ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! This IS truly the ESSENTIAL collection of songs for ANY JP fan. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Fedoraman
5.0 out of 5 stars How can you rate any Juda Priest release anything but five stars!
A geat compilation for JP missing only a few of my favorites. Nonetheless, I still find myself listening to their Live 2-disc set 99 out of 100 times. Read more
Published 14 months ago by BrianMac
4.0 out of 5 stars Great track listing
If you're just getting started with judas Priest this is a really good comprehensive track list of some GREAT songs of theirs. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Daniel J. Shatz
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