Building my Judas Priest vinyl collection from scratch

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

  1. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Got Columbia and CBS 1990's pressings (1990), and 2001 abomination too for bonuses.

    Have you listened to Back On Black's Panikiller LP's?
  2. Marshall_SLX

    Marshall_SLX Active Member

    I have japanese presses of Sad wings and Stained class... high quality thick vinyl and they are fuller, more alive and have more sizzle than my other Aussie originals... painkiller 1990 cd cost me $5... UK first press vinyl was $70... i still prefer the vinyl despite the fact its digitally recorded it just seems more life like... oddly i have a UK first of screaming that sounds the same as an original New Zealand pressing... ill have to check deadwax info there
  3. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

    No, I haven't, I'd be interested in people's opinions.
  4. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

    The 2010 Back On Black Painkiller must be good, it's even more crazy expensive than the original vinyl. Still likin' the CD . . . :agree:
  5. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    :righton: Same here for now
  6. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    See this:

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  7. DoF

    DoF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Great pressing:

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  8. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

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  9. Spitfire

    Spitfire Forum Resident

    Pacific Northwest
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  10. B-Mike

    B-Mike Forum Resident

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  11. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

    I preordered Painkiller, but I have nice versions of everything else. It looks like the “six” have been released in the UK, and will be released in the US Dec. 1st. It’d be nice to have some details on these, but I haven’t found any yet.
  12. nosliw

    nosliw Forum Resident

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    I saw the Judas Priest reissues today and the artwork reproduction is quite disappointing. Some are too dark (Sin After Sin, Unleashed in the East and Screamin' For Vengeance) or blurry (Stained Class and Point of Entry).
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  13. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
  14. Purple

    Purple Well-Known Member

    Dallas, TX
    They didn't look bad to my rather undiscriminating eye. How do they sound?
  15. nosliw

    nosliw Forum Resident

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    I haven't bought the reissues myself as I'm hunting down used original copies instead. Hopefully someone else can interject on how they sound.
  16. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

    Still no details, and the Discogs listings are uninformative. Anyone know if these are any good? :confused:
  17. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

  18. elsanto

    elsanto Active Member

    philly, pa
  19. aroney

    aroney Forum Resident

    I picked up Point of Entry (it was only 12-bucks) since all I had was a well-worn original. Vinyl is clean, flat and quiet - nice quality. And yes the cover, and album insert is a bit dark.

    Sound is decent, not quite as good as an original, but not as bad as the compressed remasters. Not sure of it's origins - just one date on the cover - 2017.

    Worth the 12-bucks.
  20. aroney

    aroney Forum Resident

    FWIW I also downloaded the MP3's included with the Point of Entry LP.

    Wow, a DR of 12!

    foobar2000 1.3.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
    log date: 2017-12-04 15:55:55

    Analyzed: Judas Priest / Point Of Entry

    DR Peak RMS Duration Track
    DR11 -1.17 dB -14.69 dB 3:46 01-Heading Out to the Highway
    DR12 -1.45 dB -16.04 dB 3:17 02-Don't Go
    DR11 -1.95 dB -14.87 dB 3:15 03-Hot Rockin'
    DR12 -1.90 dB -16.82 dB 3:39 04-Turning Circles
    DR12 -1.30 dB -16.15 dB 4:30 05-Desert Plains
    DR12 -2.37 dB -15.97 dB 4:02 06-Solar Angels
    DR12 -1.81 dB -17.33 dB 3:25 07-You Say Yes
    DR11 -1.16 dB -15.02 dB 3:38 08-All the Way
    DR11 -2.25 dB -16.13 dB 3:57 09-Troubleshooter
    DR12 -2.00 dB -15.45 dB 3:42 10-On the Run

    Number of tracks: 10
    Official DR value: DR12

    Samplerate: 44100 Hz
    Channels: 2
    Bitrate: 320 kbps
    Codec: MP3
  21. Nycademon

    Nycademon Well-Known Member

    That's pretty encouraging. They probably used a digital master, but at least a decent one. And that might bode well for Painkiller, which was recorded digitally.
  22. jimhb

    jimhb Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
    Any deadwax info?
  23. aroney

    aroney Forum Resident

    Can't say for the others, but for POE:

    Side 1 - Hand written MPO and what looks like an 8 or infinity symbol, then opposite of that 88985390851 A

    Side 2 - Hand written MPO and what looks like an 8 or infinity symbol, then opposite of that 88985390851 B

    No indication of a particular mastering/cutting engineer.
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  24. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    In other words, just yer basic reissue. :D

    These are definitely good enough (and the Amazon preorder pricing was low enough) to replace my beat-up originals. I dunno about the standard $20 list, though. You should be able to find mint originals of most of the Columbia albums in the USA for $8-$20 depending where you live, although it might take a while to hunt them down.

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