JUDAS PRIEST - Hero Hero ( White Vinyl 2LP ) 12" Vinyl 2LP Album

"Hero, Hero," the 1985 compilation by Judas Priest, encapsulates the band's early evolution with a 2LP set on white vinyl. Produced by Rodger Bain, Jeffrey Calvert, Geraint Hughes, and the band, it showcases their pioneering heavy metal roots. The album's artwork by David Howels, Melvyn Grant, Alan Morrison, and John Pasche, along with the German production by Gull Records, adds a visual and international dimension to this iconic release.

 

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"Hero Hero" Album Description:

Released in 1985, this compilation features a collection of tracks that delve into the band's roots and showcases their evolution as pioneers of the heavy metal genre.

Produced by Rodger Bain, Jeffrey Calvert, Geraint Hughes, and the band itself, the album carries the imprint of those who played a crucial role in shaping Judas Priest's distinctive sound. Bain, known for his work with Black Sabbath, brought his expertise to the production, contributing to the raw energy and authenticity that characterize the tracks.

The white vinyl pressing of the 2LP set adds a layer of collectibility to this already iconic release. The choice of white vinyl not only enhances the visual appeal but also reflects a nod to the aesthetic preferences of the era.

The collaboration with artists such as David Howels, Melvyn Grant, Alan Morrison, and John Pasche for the album cover design and illustrations further enriches the overall presentation. Howels' design, coupled with Grant and Morrison's illustrations, creates a visual narrative that complements the musical journey within the record. Pasche, renowned for creating the iconic Rolling Stones logo, lends his design prowess to the Judas Priest logo, establishing a visual identity that has become synonymous with the band.

The inclusion of early recordings provides a historical perspective, allowing listeners to trace Judas Priest's growth and innovation. In the context of the mid-1980s, "Hero, Hero" served as a bridge between the band's past and their contemporary status in the metal scene.

The German production by Gull Records and Line Records adds another layer to the album's story. The 'Made in Germany' label signifies the global impact of Judas Priest and their recognition on the international stage.

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

 Gull records / Line Records LIDLP 5.0004

Media Format:

Record Format: Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 460 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany

JUDAS PRIEST - Hero Hero ( White Vinyl 2LP ) Production & Recording Information

Collector Notes:

Rob Halford (Full-name Robert John Arthur Halford) - Singer with the British Heavy Metal band "Judas Priest" from 1973 until 1992.

Alan Moore (aka Alan "Skip" Moore) was drummer from 1971 until 1977 with a break during 1973-1974.

Glen Tipton plays guitar with the British Heavy Metal band Judas Priest since 1974.

Iah Hill (Full-name Ian Frank Hill) plays Bass with the British Heavy Metal band Judas Priest since 1970.

John Hinch (Full-name Frederick John Hinch) played drums in "Judas Priest" from 1973 until 1975 after which he stopped playing drums (in a band)

K.K. Downing (Full-name Kenneth Downing, Jr) played guitars in "Judas Priest" from 1970 until 2011.

John Pasche has done the logo design and some of "Judas Priest's" album cover designs.

Producers:

Rodger Bain - Producer

  Rodger Bain is a British music producer who has been working with Rodger Bain is a British music producer and engineer who is best known for his work on early Black Sabbath albums. He worked as a producer and engineer on the first three Black Sabbath albums: "Black Sabbath" (1970), "Paranoid" (1970), and "Master of Reality" (1971). Bain is credited with helping to shape the sound of heavy metal and hard rock, and his work with Black Sabbath is considered influential in the development of the genre.

 Bain's production style was characterized by his use of raw, powerful sound, and his ability to bring out the best in the artists he worked with. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of heavy metal production and is highly respected in the music industry for his contributions.

 After his work with Black Sabbath, Bain went on to work with other influential rock bands of the 1970s, including Judas Priest and UFO. He continued to work as a producer and engineer throughout his career, and his work has been recognized and celebrated by music fans and industry professionals alike.

 

Jeffrey Calvert - Producer

Geraint Hughes - Producer

Judas Priest - Producer

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

David Howels - Album Cover Design

Melvyn Grant - Front Cover Illustration

Alan Morrison - Inside Cover Illustration

John Pasche - Judas Priest Logo Design


Musicians:
  • Rob Halford - Vocals
  • K.K. Downing - Guitars
  • Glen Tipton - Guitars
  • Iah Hill - Bass guitar
  • Alan Moore - Drums
  • John Hinch - Drums
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Prelude
  2. Tyrant
  3. Rocka'Rolla
  4. One for the Road
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Victim of Changes
  2. Dying to Meet You
  3. Never Satisfied
Tracklisting Side Three:
  1. Dreamer Deceiver
  2. Deceiver
  3. Winter
  4. Deep Freeze
  5. Winter Retreat
  6. Chater
Tracklisting Side Four:
  1. Diamond and Rust
  2. Run off the Mill
  3. Genocide
  4. Caviar and Meths

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Judas Priest's impact on heavy metal is immeasurable. Their music, image, and attitude have helped shape the genre into what it is today. Their enduring legacy continues to inspire and influence new generations of heavy metal fans and musicians. Judas Priest is not just a band, but a cultural phenomenon that has left an indelible mark on the world of music.

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