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Sad Wings of Destiny

Judas Priest

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 23rd, 1976
Catalog ID:
GULP 1015
Label:
Gull
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
19 reviews (avg. 95%)
Side A
1. Victim of Changes 07:54   Show lyrics
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2. The Ripper 02:51   Show lyrics
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3. Dreamer Deceiver 05:54   Show lyrics
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4. Deceiver 02:43   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Prelude 02:02   instrumental
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6. Tyrant 04:29   Show lyrics
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7. Genocide 05:46   Show lyrics
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8. Epitaph 03:08   Show lyrics
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9. Island of Domination 04:24   Show lyrics
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Band members
Robert Halford Vocals
Alan Moore Drums
Ian Hill Bass
K. K. Downing Guitars
Glenn Tipton Guitars, Piano, Vocals (backing)
Miscellaneous staff
Lorentz Gullachsen Photography
John Pasche Art direction
Chris Tsangarides Engineering
Dave Charles Engineering
Max West Producer
Jeffrey Calvert Producer, Engineering
Patrick Woodroffe Cover art
Alan Johnson Photography
Robert Halford Vocals
Alan Moore Drums
Ian Hill Bass
K. K. Downing Guitars
Glenn Tipton Guitars, Piano, Vocals (backing)
Lorentz Gullachsen Photography
John Pasche Art direction
Chris Tsangarides Engineering
Dave Charles Engineering
Max West Producer
Jeffrey Calvert Producer, Engineering
Patrick Woodroffe Cover art
Alan Johnson Photography
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On the sleeve of the original pressing by Gull Records (shown here), the tracklisting puts side B before side A, suggesting that "Prelude" would serve as the opening song. However, the actual LP opens with side A, possibly due to an error from Gull Records.

The CD first pressing by RCA (cat.-no. 4747-2-R) opens with Prelude.
Later CD versions open with Victim of Changes instead of Prelude. The Ovation Records version on vinyl does this as well.
The band's official discography begins with Victim of Changes.
There is a CD reissue by Line Records which lists Prelude as the opening track on the inlay tracklist, but on the CD itself lists Victim of Changes as the opener, which is how the CD actually plays.

The original Spanish vinyl edition was titled "Tristes Alas del Destino" and was released by Gull (LP 0088, 1976) in gatefold cover (with a huge promo photo and some description in Spanish).

Tracks 2, 5 and 8 by Glenn Tipton
Track 6 by Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton
Tracks 4, 7 and 9 by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing
Tracks 1 and 3 by Al Atkins, Rob Halford, Glen Tipton and K.K. Downing.

Recording information:

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales, November/December, 1975.

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