Diamonds And Rust It was produced by Rodger Bain, who had made a name for himself as the producer of Black Sabbath's first three albums.
It is the only album to feature drummer John Hinch. Tags metal english heavy metal heavy metal West Bromwich. Utilita Arena. The SSE Hydro. The O2. Resorts World Arena. AO Arena. Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. O2 arena. Wiener Stadthalle. Unipol Arena. WiZink Center. SAP Arena. Mercedes-Benz Arena. Barclaycard Arena. Friends Arena. Ice Palace. I have that second one, it's the only version I have ever owned and I think it sounds great.
I can crank the disc and I have put my favourite songs from it on a lot of tapes and I crank those too out in the garage. It's cool having the first Priest album reverberate through the neighborhood.. Larry C.
Erik Tracy , Jul 9, Dude likes this. Location: Pennsylvania. I have the Repetoire in a jewel case, white tray. I think it sounds fine. Underrated album.
I think it blows away anything they've done post Defenders Of The Faith. McGinnis III like this. Location: United States. Diablo Griffin , Jul 9, I've got the Snapper, which I believe has the same mastering as the Repertoire. I really like the sound of it. That album also contains covers of "Winter" and "Never Satisfied". At this point of the band's career, they had not yet developed their signature look of leather and studs.
This makes the album's style virtually unrecognizable when compared with later Priest albums, although "Rocka Rolla" does feature dual guitars and "Run of the Mill" is the first song that was explicitly designed for Halford's, rather than Atkins', vocal range.
Drummer John Hinch would be dismissed in before the next record was recorded. Tipton would later refer to him as being "musically inadequate" for the band's future plans. The album was reissued several times over the years and in it was reissued with a different cover. The original "bottle cap" album cover art was initially intended by designer John Pasche for use with an unspecified Rolling Stones album. The band had filed a lawsuit with the Coca-Cola company. Most of the songs from Rocka Rolla have not been performed by Judas Priest live since the mid-late s, although Halford's solo band performed "Never Satisfied" during live shows in , and the same song was part of the setlist of the Epitaph World Tour.
The album was released to very little reception selling "only a few thousand copies". Because it flopped, the band found themselves in dire financial straits. In particular, they talked of nights in which they were starving and didn't know when they were going to get their next meal.
They tried to enter into an agreement with Gull Records to pay them 50 pounds a week, but Gull, which was also suffering economic woes, refused. It has an extra verse and chorus at the beginning of the song. This, presumably a reference to original singer Al Atkins , has been removed on other versions of the Gull vinyl.
On some versions of the CD release, "Rocka Rolla" is timed at and "Winter" at , becoming a mashup but remaining on separate tracks. Some releases, e. The iTunes version combines those three plus "Cheater" into one track.
It was probably included to provide interest in Rocka Rolla , an album that would have been unknown to many of the band's fans due to the band not playing songs from it live after the s. It is also the longest track co-written by Halford, Downing and Tipton prior to "Lochness" from Angel of Retribution in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Judas Priest: Rocka Rolla LP G Vinyl Record Back On Black BOBVLP NEW. $ Free shipping. JUDAS PRIEST - ROCKA ROLLA NEW VINYL RECORD. $ $ A2 Rocka Rolla A3 Winter A4 Deep Freeze A5 Winter Retreat A6 Cheater A7 Never Satisfied B1 Run Of The Mill B2 Dying To Meet YouSeller Rating: % positive.