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Essential Judas Priest [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Judas PriestAudio CD
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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 (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,154 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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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Judas Priest's compilation album entitled The Essential Judas Priest (first released as a 2-CD retrospective covering the classic heavy metal band's 1976-2005 career in 2006) was re-released in 2008 as an economically priced 3-CD set.
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 forty-one (count them 41) 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", "Sinner" and "Diisident Aggressor" (which was left off of the 2-CD edition for time constraints but is on disc 3).
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great tunes.
Published 13 days ago by Great Books
4.0 out of 5 stars Where's the 4 cd set?:
Someone needs to tell me where I can find the 3 CD version of this because I have the Metal Works CD set and I believe that
there are a few songs that are not represented on... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great collection of songs from a classic band
Published 1 month ago by Jonathan L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Kathy Carse
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Yes, This Rocks
I had been looking for the right Priest album to buy, this sure hit the mark. Every song on both disks had me rocking out, yeah this is one fine album at a great price!
Published 3 months ago by F250
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 5 months 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 8 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 8 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 12 months ago by Jeffrey F Knakal
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD Rocks!
Having been an avid collector of Judas Priest cassettes, I was looking for a CD that would include all of my favorite Priest tunes without breaking the bank. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Richard deAlmeida
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