Building my Judas Priest vinyl collection from scratch

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DoF, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    No British Steel?
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  2. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

    Location:
    Montana
    Oh, yeah. Priest LPs get a lot of love around here.

    Love the dual guitar attack of Tipton and Downing.
     
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  3. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Got multiple pressings of all their albums but on CD's. Shame on me! Glaring holes in my vinyl collection :oops:. On the other hand it feels like discovering JP anew, when listening to them on vinyl. What pressing of BS you recommend?
     
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  4. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    The only one I ever had was an original US Columbia pressing which is now gone - lost in college. I loved that record. I think the orig UK may be the way to go on this one...
     
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  5. Trace

    Trace Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington State
    I highly recommend this as your next purchase. My all-time favorite JP album.
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    If you can find it, that is....
     
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  6. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Beautiful, first US pressing of Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny, bet it sounds fantastic :agree:
     
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  7. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident

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    moscow
    And what's considered the best Sad Wings pressing?
     
  8. Paul Middleton

    Paul Middleton Well-Known Member

    I have a Japanese first pressing and it sounds wonderful. I've heard a number of pressings, have a few also, and this is my favourite for SQ.
     
  9. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What's your take on Redeemer Of Souls pressing SQ?
     
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  10. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Some new music in my vinyl collection:

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  11. yarbles

    yarbles Forum Resident

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    Darkhan
    Be careful with Rocka Rolla, because only some pressings have the full 4 min version of the title track.
     
  12. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thank you, I wonder if my copy of Judas Priest - The Collection has the full version :)
     
  13. yarbles

    yarbles Forum Resident

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    I don't think so.

    The full version has two verses & choruses before the solo instead of one, and a slightly longer fade.
     
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  14. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Good to know, gonna keep that in mind when buying RR LP - thanks!
     
  15. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    It's not an "original", but my early 80s Columbia Canadian pressing of Stained Class sounds massive. That said, my 80s CBS CD of the same title sounds pretty damn good too, but needs to be cranked for full effect.

    For a band as popular as JP was, I don't see their records in the used bins too often anymore, at least not their best albums. Scratched copies of Turbo or whatever are common though.
     
  16. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yeah, and if you see them they're usually Nice Price series made of third generation tapes.
     
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  17. nosliw

    nosliw Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    And not to mention that used Judas Priest LP's have increased in price by about 3 to 4 times the amount since maybe 2006 or so.
     
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  18. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Almost impossible to score good copies in the wild.
     
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  19. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hey guys, is this Back on Black vinyl reissue of Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution any good? Need some guidance before I pull the triger :D

    I dream this sounds great, not a clone of a CD
     
  20. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Location:
    Grantham, NH
    Nah, plenty of em out there...just have to look around a bit!
     
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  21. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I had bad luck then, I prefer getting my records in the wild
     
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  22. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Location:
    Berlin
    That's because the professional dealers are picking them up early. A trend that started maybe a year ago. Ironically the two classic albums I'm still seeing frequently are "Unleashed In The East" and "Point Of Entry". A similar situation with Iron Maiden.....
     
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  23. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Compared above US opressings with this pressing of Judas Priest - Point Of Entry . US pressing is much better, detailed, open, chiming, while this UK pressing is veiled and muddy to these ears.
     
  24. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This sounds much better than its CD counterpart, you can hear cymbals, voice is clear (to the point its flaws got revealed on Battle Cry), got more dynamics, I guess vinyl is to go format here.
     
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  25. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

    Except for Painkiller. Painkiller was DDD, vinyl is ridiculously expensive (starting at $45+ on Discogs), and the CD sounds great (no loudness wars yet).

    Edit: To be clear, I'm referring to the 1990 CD . . .
     
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