Behold the Beginning

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Behold the Beginning
Diamond Head - Behold The Beginning.jpg
Compilation album by Diamond Head
Released 1986
Genre Heavy metal
Label Metal Masters
Producer Diamond Head
Diamond Head chronology
Behold the Beginning
Am I Evil
(1987)Am I Evil1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]

Behold the Beginning is a compilation album by the heavy metal band Diamond Head. It was released after their poorly received Canterbury album and subsequent break-up and is composed mostly of tracks from the band's debut album, Lightning to the Nations, as well as the non-LP single "Waited Too Long" and its B-side "Play It Loud". The album was remixed by the band's guitarist Brian Tatler.

Behold the Beginning was later re-released in 1991 by Heavy Metal Records on CD format.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Am I Evil?" (only on US editions) 7:42
2. "It's Electric" 3:34
3. "The Prince" 6:13
4. "Sucking My Love" 9:30
5. "Streets of Gold" 3:33
6. "Play It Loud" 3:18
7. "Shoot Out the Lights" 4:06
8. "Sweet and Innocent" 3:32
9. "Waited Too Long" 4:29
10. "Helpless" 6:51



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Diamond Head - Behold the Beginning review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 97. ISBN 978-1894959315.