Label: Victor - VICP-75046 • Format: CD Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
After forming inJudas Priest signed with Gull Records in When the band jumped to CBS Records in earlythey had to break their contract with Gull to do so. In the legal fallout that ensued, the band forfeited their rights to all material recorded with Gull. The album is not a typical "greatest hits" type of collection as the title would imply. It was the first of a handful of releases featuring material Judas Priest had recorded during their time with Gull, and was produced by the label in an effort to capitalize on the band's growing popularity.
As the band had forfeited their legal claim to the music, the album was released without their consent. All songs originally released on Sad Wings of Destiny This release contains, according to Judas Priest's The Ripper - Judas Priest - The Best Of , a "mindless interview" from former drummer John Hinch, who was let go from the band because he was "musically inadequate".
They have described it as "not only misleading but full of The Ripper - Judas Priest - The Best Of and false information".
The Best Of Judas Priest and the re-packaging. It's not fair for us to condone them, because it's ripping the kids off. On the "Insight Series" CD, they include bullshit interviews with our first drummer John Hinch, who couldn't even play the drums, believe you Fly Me To The Moon - Horst Jankowski - Spectacular South AfricanTour-Encores. But it's tracked to look like new songs.
We don't get royalties off it, but the kids think we do. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Judas Priest. Judas Priest Official Website.
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