“The Chosen Few“, the recently released compilation album from JUDAS PRIEST, sold 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The collection, which came out on October 11, 2011 via Legacy/Sony, contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, including KISS‘ Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, METALLICA‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Alice Cooper and SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor.
Few heavy metal artists have built as stellar a discography as JUDAS PRIEST over the years. And now, fans have a chance to acquire all of PRIEST‘s classics in one fell swoop. On January 24, Columbia/Epic/Legacy released the 17-CD box set, “The Complete Albums Collection“, which contains every studio and live album that featured the classic line up of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing and Ian Hill. Included are brand new remasters of PRIEST‘s first two albums, 1974‘s “Rocka Rolla” and 1976‘s “Sad Wings of Destiny” (which have never been released before as authorized remasters by the band), in addition to each individual album being packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album’s original cover art. And although the 2009 live compilation, “A Touch of Evil…Live” is included; no other compilations are present. Also featured in the set is a 40-page booklet with photos, album credits, and liner notes by rock journalist/PRIEST fan Greg Prato.
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