Sin After Sin
|Sin After Sin|
|Studio album by Judas Priest|
|Released||23 April 1977|
|Recorded||January - February 1977, Ramport Studios, Battersea|
|Label||CBS, Inc. (UK)
Columbia Records (US)
|Producer||Roger Glover, Judas Priest|
|Judas Priest chronology|
Sin After Sin is the third album by English heavy metal group Judas Priest, released in 1977. It is the first of eleven consecutive Judas Priest albums to be certified gold by the RIAA. It was remastered in 2001 with two bonus tracks added.
Sin After Sin was the band's first album with Columbia Records after their contract with Gull Records was terminated; as a consequence of which they lost all rights to their first two albums Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny, as well as any other demo recordings made during that timeframe.
The album features session drummer Simon Phillips, as the band had recently parted ways with drummer Alan Moore. When the tour began, Les Binks was hired to the band as it was thought that he could successfully duplicate Phillips's sound live.
On the Sin After Sin US tour, Judas Priest supported REO Speedwagon and Foreigner. Judas Priest also opened for Led Zeppelin on two dates in Oakland, the Day on the Green festival, and opened the 1977 Superjam, headlined by REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, at Busch Memorial Stadium in St Louis before an audience of 45,000
Of the eight tracks on Sin After Sin, only Sinner became a concert staple (KK Downing described it as one of his favorite songs) along with Diamonds & Rust and both were regularly played live until the Turbo Tour in 1986 when all pre-Hell Bent For Leather songs were dropped from the setlist. Sinner was revived during the Ram It Down Tour two years later before disappearing again until the 2008 Nostradamus Tour. Starbreaker was not played from 1981 until the 2011-12 Epitaph Tour. Here Comes The Tears, Raw Deal, and Last Rose Of Summer have never been performed live and Dissident Aggressor was not played until 2008, after which it became a regular part of the setlist there and on the Epitaph Tour.
This was the band's last album to feature their original "gothic cursive font" logo, though it was used on later Gull Records reissues of their earlier material.
This was the first (in order of release) of the band's main albums to be remastered in 2001, which included all of the albums between this and their 1990 Painkiller album.
In 1988, the band Slayer covered the song "Dissident Aggressor" on their South of Heaven album, and Halestorm also covered it on their 2013 EP ReAniMate 2.0. Arch Enemy covered the song "Starbreaker", which was eventually released as a bonus track on the Wages of Sin album. Devin Townsend covered "Sinner" which can be found on A Tribute to Judas Priest Volume 1.
|1.||"Sinner"||Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton||6:45|
|2.||"Diamonds & Rust"||Joan Baez||3:28|
|3.||"Starbreaker"||Halford, K.K. Downing, Tipton||4:49|
|4.||"Last Rose of Summer"||Halford, Tipton||5:37|
|5.||"Let Us Prey/Call For The Priest"||Halford, Downing, Tipton||6:12|
|6.||"Raw Deal"||Halford, Tipton||6:00|
|7.||"Here Come the Tears"||Halford, Tipton||4:36|
|8.||"Dissident Aggressor"||Halford, Downing, Tipton||3:07|
|2001 bonus tracks|
|9.||"Race with the Devil" (The Gun cover, recorded during the Stained Class sessions)||Adrian Gurvitz||3:06|
|10.||"Jawbreaker" (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California; 5 May 1984)||Halford, Downing, Tipton||4:02|
- Judas Priest
- Additional musicians
- Produced by Roger Glover and Judas Priest
- Engineered by Mark Dodson
- Art direction by Rosław Szaybo
- Design and photography by Bob Carlos Clarke
- Huey, Steve. "Sin After Sin - Judas Priest". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- Judas Priest Info Pages – Sin After Sin
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