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The Ultimate Collection (Box Set)The Ultimate Collection is curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track collection features the band's classic songs including Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, N.I.B. and The Wizard as well as choice cuts from their classic albums and is the definitive accompaniment for all Sabbath fans as well as those with a love of hard rock.LP 1
2. Never Say Die
3. Iron Man
4. Black Sabbath
5. Children Of The Grave
6. Fairies Wear Boots
8. Rat Salad
1. Sweet Leaf
2. War Pigs
3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. Hole In The Sky
5. Symptom Of The Universe
6. Spiral Architect
7. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
1. Dirty Women
2. Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me
3. A Hard Road
4. Lord Of This World
5. Into The Void
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
1. Tomorrow's Dream
2. The Wizard
4. Electric Funeral
6. Killing Yourself To Live
7. Am I Going Insane
8. Wicked World
9. It's Alright$59.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Vol. 4Originally released in 1972, Vol. 4 is the fourth album by British heavy metal legends Black Sabbath. The release was initially titled Snowblind in reference to the many tracks centered around drug use which was running rampant in the band at the time of the recording. Vol. 4 also found the band expanding upon their trademark sound with the tracks Wheels of Confusion, Tomorrow's Dream and Changes, while still offering up classic Sabbath fair like the ultra-heavy Supernaut.1. Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
2. Tomorrow's Dream
8. Laguna Sunrise
9. St. Vitus' Dance
10. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ParanoidRanked 130/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The second studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Released in September 1970, the album was the only one by the band to top the UK Albums Chart, and as a result is commonly identified as the band's magnum opus. Paranoid has been certified four times platinum by the RIAA and contains some of the band's best-known signature songs, including the title track, Iron Man and War Pigs.1. War Pigs
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Fairies Wear Boots$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
The EndLive From The Genting Arena, Birmingham, 2017
Almost 50 years ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear-splittingly monolithic riff. The End is a celebration of Black Sabbath's final hometown concert in Birmingham in Feb 2017. This unforgettable farewell show from one of the biggest bands in the world is a hit-packed set list including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, and many more.LP 1
1. Black Sabbath
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Under the Sun / Every Day Comes and Goes
4. After Forever
5. Into the Void
1. Band Introductions
2. War Pigs
3. Behind the Wall of Sleep
4. Bassically / N.I.B.
5. Hand of Doom
6. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
7. Ra Salad / Drum Solo
1. Iron Man
2. Dirty Women
3. Children of The Grave
4. Paranoid$59.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Past Lives (Deluxe Edition)The live collection Past Lives, originally released in 2002 but long out-of-print, will be reissued as a 2-LP sets on the same date. It features performances recorded between 1970 and 1975 - when the band was at the height of its dark powers - and includes phenomenal live versions of essential tracks like War Pigs, Paranoid, Snowblind and N.I.B.LP 1
1. Tomorrow's Dream (Live 1973)
2 .Sweet Leaf (Live 1973)
3. Killing Yourself To Live (Live in 1973)
4. Cornucopia (Live 1973)
5. Snowblind (Live 1973)
6. Children Of The Grave (Live 1973)
7. War Pigs (Live 1973)
8. Wicked World (Live 1973)
9. Paranoid (Live 1973)
1. Hand Of Doom (Live)
2. Hole In The Sky (Live)
3. Symptom Of The Universe (Live)
4. Megalomania (Live)
5. Iron Man (Live)
6. Black Sabbath (Live)
7. N.I.B. (Live)
8. Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Live)
9. Fairies Wear Boots (Live)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Master Of RealityRanked 298/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Black Sabbath's classic 1971 album Master of Reality is arguably the heaviest release of the band's legendary career, and certainly one of the most influential. Features the proto-metal gems Sweet Leaf and Children of the Grave.1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever
4. Children Of The Grave
6. Lord Of This World
8. Into The Void$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paranoid (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 130/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Paranoid has gone on to be certified 4x platinum. The 2-LP deluxe edition features phenomenal instrumental takes on War Pigs, Iron Man and more, along with versions of Paranoid and Planet Caravan with alternate lyrics.LP 1
1. War Pigs/Luke's Wall
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots
1. War Pigs (Instrumental)
2. Paranoid (Alternative Lyrics)
3. Planet Caravan (Alternative Lyrics)
4. Iron Man (Instrumental)
5. Electric Funeral (Instrumental)
6. Hand Of Doom (Instrumental)
7. Rat Salad (Alternative Mix)
8. Fairies Wear Boots (Instrumental)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Technical Ecstasy (Colored)
180 Gram Limited Edition White Colored Vinyl
Technical Ecstasy is the seventh studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and originally released in September 1976. The album was certified Gold on June 19, 1997 and peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.1. Back Street Kids
2. You Won't Change Me
3. It's Alright
5. All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
6. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
7. She's Gone
8. Dirty Women$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
School Of Rock SoundtrackPressed On Red & Yellow Vinyl
The soundtrack that rocks as hard as the highly anticipated, laugh-out-loud hilarious film starring Jack Black and Joan Cusack. Featuring old-school hits from icons like Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, AC/DC, The Doors, and Black Sabbath - and teaching listeners a thing or two with newcomers The Darkness (The greatest rock'n'roll band of the last twenty years--Kerrang!) and two songs from Jack Black and his chorus of students. Rock Enroll...and educate yourself with a collection that plays like a virtual Cliff Notes of major hits.LP 1
1. School of Rock (School of Rock cast)
2. Your Head, Your Mind, Your Brain (vocal excerpt by School of Rock cast)
3. Substitute (The Who)
4. Fight (No Vacancy)
5. Touch Me (The Doors)
6. I Pledge Allegiance To the Band (vocal excerpt by School of Rock cast)
7. Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
8. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
9. Set You Free (The Black Keys)
10. Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks)
11. Heal Me, I'm Heartsick (No Vacancy)
12. Growing On Me (The Darkness)
1. Ballrooms of Mars (T. Rex)
2. Those Who Can't Do... (vocal excerpt by School of Rock cast)
3. My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) (Anthology version - by Ramones)
4. T.V. Eye (Wylde Ratttz)
5. It's A Long Way To the Top (School of Rock cast)$32.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Master Of Reality (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 298/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The group's third album, Master of Reality, arrived in 1971 and introduced fans to essential Sabbath tracks like Sweet Leaf and Into The Void. The 2-LP deluxe edition builds on that legendary album with versions of Children Of The Grave and Sweet Leaf that have different lyrics. There is also an instrumental version of After Forever and an outtake for Solitude that features an alternative guitar tuning.LP 1
1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever (including the Elegy)
4. Children Of The Grave
6. Lord Of This World
8. Into The Void
1. Weevil Woman '71
2. Sweet Leaf (Studio Outtake Featureing Alternative Lyrics)
3. After Forever (Studio Outtake - Instrumental)
4. Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake feat. Alternative Lyrics)
5. Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake - Instrumental)
6. Orchid (Studio Outtake - With Tony Count-In)
7. Lord Of This World (Studio Outtake feat. Piano & Slide Guitar)
8. Solitude (Studio Outtake - Intro With Alternative Guitar Tuning)
9. Into The Void Spanish Sid (Studio Outtake - Alternative Version)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black NightVery few bands come close to sounding like the metal legends Black Sabbath. The appropriately named Iron Man is one of the few who actually did, a very special band in the underground heavy metal scene that dared to re-create the dark/doomy sounds that Sabbath famously pioneered, but with their own twist.
Originally released in 1993 by Hellhound Records, Iron Man's classic debut album Black Night, marked the birth of one of the few bands who dove head first into the heavy rock sounds and dark atmospheres that Black Sabbath trailblazed.
The 7-song set is all about supersonic riffs and brutal heaviness, a dynamic that would even make Black Sabbath proud. Shadow Kingdom Records has now remastered the impossible-to-find but essential Black Night to make it sound as heavy as humanly possible which is scary in and of itself!1. Choices
2. The Liar
3. Black Night
4. Leaving Town
5. Life After Death
6. Life's Toll
7. A Child's Future$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Memoirs of a Madman
Double 180 Gram Vinyl LP
MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN serves as a career spanning audio
release featuring 17 of Ozzy Osbourne's greatest hit singles
remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his
career. This set offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist,
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy(r)
winning singer and songwriter the ultimate collection from Ozzy's
distinguished solo career.
Ozzy's ongoing solo career spans four decades - as both a
successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath - and
his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV,
in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events.
For all the things Ozzy Osbourne has been known for, Memoirs
Of A Madman puts the focus squarely on the thing he does best:
crafting some of the best, most passionate rock and roll of all time.LP 1
1. Crazy Train
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Flying High Again
4. Over the Mountain
5. Bark At the Moon
6. The Ultimate Sin
7. Miracle Man
8. No More Tears
1. Mama, I'm Coming Home
2. Road to Nowhere
3. Perry Mason
4. I Just Want You
5. Gets Me Through
7. I Don't Wanna Stop
8. Let Me hear You Scream
9. Paranoid (live)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black SabbathRanked 241/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The 1970 British heavy metal debut album that became the blueprint of the genre and set the stage for generations of bands that developed in its wake. Features the killer title track along with the classics The Wizard and N.I.B.1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/NIB
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Secret Treaties (Speakers Corner)
Back in the days of hard rock and surrounded by fierce competitors with such great names as the Doors, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones, a band had to attract attention with far more than histrionic pathos, biker boogie, an adept lead guitarist and a sharp-tongued singer. The band Blue Öyster Cult, founded on Long Island in 1971, possessed all this and much more, relating short scenarios in their lyrics, which conjured up people's imagination. Rolling Stone magazine enthused that it was »like listenin' to Hitchcock and Kubrick swap stories about their wet dreams«, and that the group »mix aesthetics and ass-kicking rock to such good advantage«.
In their third studio album Secret Treaties, BÖC reached the pinnacle of their musical evolution with such memorable songs as Career Of Evil, Subhuman and Astronomy. The lyrics have literary value but are certainly not intended for sensitive souls - the phrases are direct and intentionally drily articulated. The music is as blatant and extroverted as the lyrics: the guitar sound is steely and straightforward, occasionally padded out with a see-sawing Hammond groove, and topped again and again by wonderfully rough string solos that speak the language of hard, merciless and full-bodied rock.
- Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocal)
- Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar, synthesizer)
- Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser (guitar, vocal)
- Joe Bouchard (bass, vocal)
- Albert Bouchard (drums, vocal)
Recording: 1974 by Tim Geelan and Jerry Smith
Production: Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Career of Evil
3. Dominance and Submission
4. ME 262
5. Cagey Cretins
6. Harvester of Eyes
7. Flaming Telepaths
8. Astronomy$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Never Say Die!Never Say Die! is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in September 1978. It was the final Black Sabbath studio album to feature vocalist Ozzy Osbourne prior to his departure from the band in 1979.
At the time of the recording of Never Say Die! the members of Black Sabbath were all heavily involved in drug and alcohol abuse. Prior to the recording of the album, vocalist Osbourne quit the band and was briefly replaced by former Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Dave Walker. Some songs were written with Walker, and the new group even performed an early version of Junior's Eyes with different lyrics on the BBC programme, Look Hear. Osbourne eventually rejoined the band, refusing to sing any of the songs written with Walker. These particular songs were rewritten, including Junior's Eyes, rewritten to be about the then-recent death of Osbourne's father.
We had a few internal problems, Osbourne admitted to Sounds. My father was dying, so that put us out for over three months with the funeral and everything. I left the band for three months before we got back together to record it.
The album was recorded at Sounds Interchange Studios in Toronto. We went to Toronto to record it, and that's when the problems started said Tony Iommi. Why Toronto? Because of the tax, really. The studio was booked through brochures because people thought it might be a good one. We got there and it had a dead sound - totally wrong. We couldn't get a real live sound. So what we had to do was rip the carpet up and try to make it as live as we could. They were okay about it, but it took time to get it exactly right. There were no other studios available. Closing track Swinging The Chain features lead vocals from drummer Bill Ward, necessitated by Osbourne's frequent absences from the studio and inability to perform due to substance abuse.
It's a combination of what we've all been through in the last ten years, said Osbourne. It's a very varied album. Like, we started out playing in blues clubs, because British blues - like John Mayall and early Fleetwood Mac - was the thing at the time. We were into a twelve-bar trip and early Ten Years After-style stuff. So it's part of that sort of trip. Then there's the heavy thing and the rock thing. It's not just steamhammer headbanging stuff all the way through We got rid of all our inner frustrations: what each of us individually wanted to put down over the years but couldn't because of the pressures of work. So we put a lot of painstaking hours into developing this album.1. Never Say Die
2. Johnny Blade
3. Junior's Eyes
4. A Hard Road
5. Shock Wave
6. Air Dance
7. Over To You
9. Swinging The Chain$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sabbath Bloody SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath is the fifth studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, originally released in December 1973. It was produced by the band and Tom Allom and recorded at Morgan Studios in London in September 1973.
For the first time in their career, the band began to receive favourable reviews in the mainstream press, with Rolling Stone calling the album an extraordinarily gripping affair, and nothing less than a complete success. Later reviewers such as AllMusic's Eduardo Rivadavia cite the album as a masterpiece, essential to any heavy metal collection, while also displaying a newfound sense of finesse and maturity. The album marked the band's fifth consecutive platinum selling album in the United States.1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
2. A National Acrobat
4. Sabbra Cadabra
5. Killing Yourself To Live
6. Who Are You
7. Looking For Today
8. Spiral Architect$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Closer To HomeProduced by Terry Knight, Closer To Home is Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album, and was released in 1970. The album reached Gold record status the same year, making it the group's third Gold record in one year. The album's inside artwork shows a live photo of the band performing at Madison Square Garden in February 1970.
Closer To Home was the record that really broke them through to the commercially successful level of Metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Rather than rushing headlong into their typical hard, heavy, and overamplified approach, Grand Funk Railroad began expanding their production values.
Most evident is the inclusion of strings, the acoustic opening on the disc's leadoff cut, Sins a Good Man's Brother, as well as the comparatively mellow Mean Mistreater. But the boys had far from gone soft. The majority of Closer To Home is filled with the same straight-ahead rock & roll that had composed their previous efforts.1. Sin's A Good Man's Brother
2. Aimless Lady
3. Nothing Is The Same
4. Mean Mistreater
5. Get It Together
6. I Don't Have To Sing The Blues
7. Hooked On Love
8. I'm Your Captain$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
KissKiss' 1974 self-titled debut is one of hard rock's all-time classic studio recordings. Kiss is chock full of their best and most renowned compositions, containing elements of Rolling Stones/New York Dolls party-hearty rock & roll, Beatles tunefulness, and Sabbath/Zep heavy metal, and wisely recorded primal and raw by producers Richie Wise and Kenny Kerner (of Gladys Knight fame). Main songwriters Stanley and Simmons each had a knack for coming up with killer melodies and riffs, as evidenced by Nothin' to Lose and Deuce (by Simmons), Firehouse and Black Diamond (by Stanley), as well as Strutter and 100,000 Years (collaborations by the two). Also included is the Ace Frehley alcohol anthem Cold Gin, Let Me Know (a song that Stanley played for Simmons upon their very first meeting, then titled Sunday Driver), and one of Kiss' few instrumentals: the groovy Love Theme from Kiss (penned by the entire band). The only weak track is a tacky cover of the 1959 Bobby Rydell hit Kissin' Time, which was added to subsequent pressings of the album to tie in with a Kissing Contest promotion the band was involved in at the time. Along with 1976's Destroyer, Kiss' self-titled debut is their finest studio album, and has only improved over the years.
- Greg Prato (All Music Guide)1. Strutter
2. Nothin' To Lose
4. Cold Gin
5. Let Me Know
6. Kissin' Time
8. Love Theme From Kiss
9. 100,000 Years
10. Black Diamond$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LiveThirty years ago this lineup stormed across the U.S. like a Blizzard, leaving audiences in complete awe! This live LP showcases the power and intensity of an Ozzy Osbourne performance from 1981, with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads at his side and the solid rhythm section of Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Rudy Sarzo (bass).
Though many bands have succeeded in earning the hatred of parents and media worldwide throughout the past few decades, arguably only such acts as Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, and Marilyn Manson have tied the controversial record of Ozzy Osbourne.
The former Black Sabbath frontman has been ridiculed over his career, mostly due to rumors denouncing him as a psychopath and Satanist. Despite his outlandish reputation, however, one cannot deny that Osbourne has had an immeasurable effect on heavy metal.1. I Don't Know
2. Crazy Train
4. Mr. Crowley
5. Flying High Again
6. Revelation (Mother Earth)
7. Steal Away (The Night)
8. Suicide Solution
9. Iron Man
10. Children Of The Grave
12. Goodbye to Romance*
*Bonus tracks$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rocka RollaClear Vinyl
Rocka Rolla is the debut album by the British heavy metal group Judas Priest, released in 1974. It was produced by Rodger Bain, who had made a name for himself as the producer of Black Sabbath's first three albums. This album was played entirely live (i.e. all musicians playing simultaneously as in a concert, vs. the more popular method of each musician's parts being recorded separately and then mixing them)Side A:
1. One For The Road
2. Rocka Rolla
3. Winter Deep Freeze
4. Winter Retreat
6. Never Satisfied
7. Run Of The Mill
8. Dying To Meet You
9. Caviar And Meths
10. Diamonds And Rust$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Technical EcstasyTechnical Ecstasy continued the band's separation from its signature doom and darkness that had been such a trademark of the band's early career. While the album's lyrics dealt with topics such as drug dealers, prostitution, and transvestites, the music itself was seldom dark, and tracks like Rock 'n' Roll Doctor and It's Alright (the latter sung by drummer Bill Ward-a decision supported by Ozzy Osbourne), were very different from Black Sabbath's earlier recordings. Also, the band continued experimenting with keyboards and synthesizers more so than previous albums. The track She's Gone features orchestrations.
Osbourne left the band briefly following the release of the album. He would eventually rejoin for the follow-up album, Never Say Die!.
Gypsy, Dirty Women, Rock 'n' Roll Doctor and (briefly) All Moving Parts (Stand Still) were played live on the supporting tour.
It's Alright was often covered live by Guns N' Roses, and included in their Live Era: '87-'93 album.
The song was also featured in the 2010 film It's Kind of a Funny Story.
The album was certified Gold on 19 June 1997 and peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Pop Album chart.1. Back Street Kids
2. You Won't Change Me
3. It's Alright
5. All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
6. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
7. She's Gone
8. Dirty Women$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Killing MachineKilling Machine on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label
Smoking-Hot 1978 Set Released as Hell Bent For Leather in the United States
Produced by Pink Floyd The Wall Engineer James Guthrie: Uncompromising Album and Exacting Performances Remain Hard Rock and Metal Bedrocks
Marries Streetwise Aggression to Commercial Accessibility, Overflows With Confidence, Boldness, and Diversity
Includes Metal Standards Hell Bent for Leather, Evening Star, and Delivering the Goods
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
Released the same year as the equally pivotal Stained Class, Killing Machine cemented Judas Priest's standing and reputation as the world's foremost metal band of the late 1970s. Further diversifying its music and sporting increased confidence, boldness, and full-bodied songwriting, the album managed a then-unprecedented task of appealing to mainstream tastes via its impeccably solid production, creative prowess, and staggering melodies. Known in the United States as Hell Bent for Leather, Killing Machine remains a titanic release no matter the name.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Series numbered limited edition LP broadens the scope of the original production, helmed by none other than Pink Floyd The Wall producer James Guthrie. Besting those on all previous editions, the low-end thrust, high-frequency dynamics, and all-important midrange now come alive with unsurpassed detail and accuracy. Soundstaging and imaging positively explode before your eyes and ears, and instrumental separation allows insight into band's tight-fisted interplay.
Recognizing the era's potential and pushing to expand metal's horizons, Priest created music that at the time hadn't any peer. With proto-metal luminaries Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin experiencing career low points, and campy hard rockers following a softer path, the English quintet married street-bruising intensity to commercial accessibility without compromising any aggression, volatility, rawness, or ruggedness. Part of the success owes to Guthrie's expert hand. A majority, however, lies with the group's unrelenting ambition and variety-not to mention masterful performances.
Exemplified in the breakthrough "Hell Bent for Leather," as tough-as-nails resilient as any metal song and delivered by vocalist Rob Halford with a pronounced ruffian attitude as guitars blaze behind him, Killing Machine sparks with high-powered muscle and concise, exact rhythmic structures. Halford comes into his own throughout, sending his falsetto into another universe on the wide-open highway-driving anthem "Evening Star," evoking deep loss on the ballad "Before the Dawn," and attacking "Delivering the Goods" as if he's a mercenary. There's not a wasted note or moment of doubt on the album.
To author and metal expert Martin Popoff, music doesn't get any better. "To my mind, Killing Machine was the apex, the hallowed halls of heavy metal which Priest summarily occupied alone at this particular juncture in time," writes Popoff in his The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. "The songs on this record sweat the corners and creases of all of metal's characteristics, Priest firing on and off all speeds, from quick and note-dense to positively glacial."
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Delivering the Goods
2. Rock Forever
3. Evening Star
4. Hell Bent for Leather
5. Take on the World
6. Burnin' Up
7. Killing Machine
8. Running Wild
9. Before the Dawn
10. Evil Fantasies$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spine Of GodReissue of a milestone in the Stoner Rock genre! The kings of hard psychedelic rock present Spine Of God a re-release of their first studio album. Originally released in 19991, this milestone is the perfect reincarnation of Black Sabbath,Deep Purple and Hawkwind. It has already achieved cult status in the Stoner Rock genre. The album was completely written and produced by singer and mastermind Dave Wyndorf.
This re-issue is an absolute must-have for any Stoner / Psychedelic Rock Fan.1. Pill Shovel
3. Nod Scene
4. Black Mastermind
5. Zodiac Lung
6. Spine Of God
7. Snake Dance
8. Sin's A Good Man's Brother
10. Ozium (Demo Version)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BurnFor 1973s Burn, Deep Purple founders Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice and Jon Lord recruited the amazing vocal talents of rising new comer David Coverdale (Whitesnake and Coverdale/Page) and power bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Trapeze/Black Sabbath/Hughes Turner Project/Black Country Communion) for what turned out to be one of their best known and respected albums in their huge catalog.
Commonly referred to Purple fans as the Mark III line up, this dream team to this day is often considered one of the finest hard rock outfits of all time. The term arena act began with bands like Deep Purple in the '60s and '70s, and these masters of the game have carried the torch ever since!
Filled with heavy metal anthems like the title track Burn, Might Just Take Your Life, Mistreated and the hard rockin You Fool No One, Deep Purples Burn is still revered as one of the finest hard rock/metal albums of our time, as it truly shines in this audiophile vinyl domain.
Impeccably mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Deep Purple enthusiast/reissue producer Joe Reagoso, this limited edition masterpiece continues the extensive Deep Purple 180 Gram Audiophile Series here at Friday Music.
Friday Music has also included the original candle cover artwork as you remember it from the first pressings issued over three decades ago, housed in a nice poly bag, as well as a poly lined record sleeve for the vinyl.1. Burn
2. Might Just Take Your Life
3. Lay Down, Stay Down
4. Sail Away
5. You Fool No One
6. What's Going on Here
8. A 200$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now