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Victim of Changes
Genres: Rock, Metal
Al Atkins, the Original Judas Priest Vocalist Teams Up with Ex-priest Drummer Dave Holland to Record Al's Classic Priest Tracks Including "Victim of Changes", "Never Satisfied", "Winter" and "Caviar and Meths". The Booklet... more »
Al Atkins, the Original Judas Priest Vocalist Teams Up with Ex-priest Drummer Dave Holland to Record Al's Classic Priest Tracks Including "Victim of Changes", "Never Satisfied", "Winter" and "Caviar and Meths". The Booklet Includes Unique History of Priest 1969-1973 with Archive Photos of the Band from that Period.
"Until another dawn and light"
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 01/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Any fan of early Judas Priest will cherish this CD. Al Atkins (Preist's first lead singer) re-recorded some of Judas Priest's earliest (pre-Rob Halford) tracks as well as covers he, Ian Hill, K. K. Downing, and drummer John Ellis played back in the day. In this 1998 release, Atkins obtained the services of ex-Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland as well as Pete Emms and guitarist Paul May who penned two impressive instrumentals "Metanoia" and "The Melt Down." Early Priest tracks are "Mind Conception" and "Holy is the Man" (the originals both recorded in 1971) as well as "Never Satisfied" (my favorite track on this album), "Winter," and "Caviar & Meths" which were included on Priest's first album Rocka Rolla. Atkins notes that the latter track was cut short on the album and is re-recorded in its longer form on this CD. The classic "Victim of Changes" was a combination of Atkin's "Whiskey Woman" and Rob Halford's "Red Light Lady." "Black Sheep of the Family" was a Quatermass cover the band played live in its early days. The CD booklet includes a three-page bio of early Priest written by Atkins as well as rare, early photos and clippings. The album is good, solid rock. Recommended to all fans of early Priest."
Better then the original songs!
Steve W. Smith | United States | 08/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Al Atkins is a great vocalist... and this CD proves that he could of help up Judas Priest had he kept going with them.
I've bought 3 of his albums so far and each one of them were worthy every penny.
The first two tracks are re-recorded from Judas Priest's original two song demo, which... as of yet... has not been made public and probably will not see the light of day.
The Judas Priest covers I think sound better then the versions Halford did on the early albums. Atkin's vocals match the music style much better (as Halford matched Priest later material better).
The cover of Black Sheep Of The Family is also excellent.
This album is a must own for any metal fan, and definatley for a Judas Priest fan!"