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Hero, Hero
Judas Priest
Hero, Hero
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Originally released in 1979, Hero, Hero provides perspective on early Judas Priest. All of Rocka Rolla, most of Sad Wings of Destiny, and an odd track from Sin After Sin appear here. It's worth bearing in mind that all of ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Judas Priest
Title: Hero, Hero
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 5/9/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, British Metal, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923806929

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Originally released in 1979, Hero, Hero provides perspective on early Judas Priest. All of Rocka Rolla, most of Sad Wings of Destiny, and an odd track from Sin After Sin appear here. It's worth bearing in mind that all of it predates Priest must-haves Stained Class, British Steel, and Hell Bent for Leather. There's an odd prog-rock feel to a lot of these songs, which makes sense given when they were first released, but you can also hear the seeds of what would later become the classic Priest sound: crunchy guitar riffage and Rob Halford's unmistakable vocals. True, nothing here equals "You've Got Another Thing Coming" or "Breaking the Law." Indeed, the uneven nature of the material makes this one for diehards. --Genevieve Williams

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Just buy "Rocka Rolla" and "Sad Wings of Destiny"
Lunar Strain | United States | 03/05/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This release (against Judas Priest's wishes) is a compilation of material off of Judas Priests first two albums Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny. If you are looking to buy some of priest's early material you would be better off just buying their albums Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny in order to get all the songs. This release just seems to be aimed to gain more money out the Judas Priest name. The "company" also released another compilation off of material off of Priest's first two albums entitled "The Best of Judas Priest". Do not fall for this gimmick either. Go to Judas Priests website under the disography section and the band themselves complain about these two releases. They stated they wanted to take legal action but it is impossible to do so. As fans just don't buy this gimmick garbage. Peace out."
Don't buy it! you are getting ripped off!!!
Grog | Southern California | 12/03/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is another attempt by Gull records/Transluxe to cash in on the Judas Priest name. Check out the Priest website. This is a substandard, unauthorized reissue of the first two JP records Rocka Rolla ans Sad Wings Of Destiny which are still available through Cdnow/Amazon.The sound quality sucks and there in no new material on this that isn't on the actual albums. Be careful what you buy and don't get ripped off. Support Judas Priest, the best heavy metal band of all time, and don't waste your money on this crap. Buy the real thing, Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings Of Destiny"
This is not the original
Daniel A. Cea II | Cortlandt Manor, New York United States | 04/20/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This album is not the original it is a knock-off version by Koch records aka Gull records. I think Judas Priest is awesome, but if you want the first two albums, do yourself and the band a favor and search a little more for the originals.If you don't believe me just look up the relationship between Koch records and Gull records. You'll find that Koch is a division of Gull. And as far as this album being a knock-off just check out Judas Priest's own web site, and click on discography. The band tells you themselves if you scrolll down to the bottomm of the page."