Judas Priest: Rob Halford (vocals); K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton (guitar); Ian Hill (bass); John Hinch, Alam Moore (drums).
Producers: Rodger Bain, Jeffrey Calvert, Max West, Judas Priest.
Reissue producer: Dave Nives.
Personnel: Rob Halford (vocals); Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing (guitar); Ian Hill (bass guitar); John Hinch, Alan Moore (drums).
Illustrator: Alan Morrison.
This collection encapsulates Judas Priest's debut (ROCKA ROLLA) and a majority of their classic sophomore album (SAD WINGS OF DESTINY) for Gull Records, along with an early version of "Diamonds and Rust," and mixes them all up in the running order. Seeing as it's missing "Epitaph," "Island of Domination" and the immortal "Ripper" from SAD WINGS, this CD does not allow one to get the band's first two albums in one package. However, the ROCKA ROLLA tracks have been remixed (some fans argue that they are better) and the title track re-edited, and those changes along with the track arrangement and fantasy-inspired cover art make this package worthwhile for obsessive collectors, even though the gatefold vinyl edition was actually more visually striking.