Hero, Hero

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Hero, Hero
Hero, Hero cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Released1981
Recorded1974–1977
GenreHeavy metal
LabelGull
ProducerJeffery Calvert, Geraint Hughes & Judas Priest
Judas Priest chronology
British Steel
(1980)
Hero, Hero
(1981)
Point of Entry
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Hero, Hero is a compilation album of early Judas Priest recordings, released in between British Steel (1980) and Point of Entry (1981) by Gull Records. It consists of all ten tracks from the Rocka Rolla album, six tracks from the Sad Wings of Destiny album, and an alternate version of "Diamonds And Rust". The tracks from Rocka Rolla and "Diamonds And Rust" were remixed by Rodger Bain in 1981. The tracks from Sad Wings of Destiny were not remixed.

Hero, Hero was released under the Gull Records - the band's former record label - in an effort to "capitalize on Judas Priest's popularity." Judas Priest's management firmly states that people should not buy these compilations, because even though it would seem like a new album on the surface, it's just a re-issue of material already recorded. Despite this, the remixed songs on the album appeal to collectors.

The CD releases of the album have produced a few alternate versions. Some European CDs sequenced the tracks differently so that the tracks from sides 3 and 4 of the LP come before the tracks from sides 1 and 2. The US CDs released by Transluxe and Koch Records used the mixes from the original Rocka Rolla album rather than the remixed tracks from the original Hero, Hero LP.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Prelude"Glenn TiptonSad Wings of Destiny (1976)2:02
2."Tyrant"Rob Halford, TiptonSad Wings of Destiny (1976)4:28
3."Rocka Rolla"Halford, K.K. Downing, TiptonRocka Rolla (1974)3:05
4."One for the Road"Halford, DowningRocka Rolla (1974)4:40
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Victim of Changes"Al Atkins, Halford, Downing, TiptonSad Wings of Destiny (1976)7:47
2."Dying to Meet You"Halford, DowningRocka Rolla (1974)6:16
3."Never Satisfied"Atkins, DowningRocka Rolla (1974)4:50
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Dreamer Deceiver"Atkins, Halford, Downing, TiptonSad Wings of Destiny (1976)5:51
2."Deceiver"Halford, Downing, TiptonSad Wings of Destiny (1976)2:40
3."Winter"Atkins, Downing, Ian HillRocka Rolla (1974)1:31
4."Deep Freeze"DowningRocka Rolla (1974)1:20
5."Winter Retreat"Halford, DowningRocka Rolla (1974)3:27
6."Cheater"Halford, DowningRocka Rolla (1974)2:57
Side 4
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Diamonds & Rust"Joan BaezThe Best Of Judas Priest (1978)3:26
2."Run of the Mill"Halford, Downing, TiptonRocka Rolla (1974)8:33
3."Genocide"Halford, Downing, TiptonSad Wings of Destiny (1976)5:51
4."Caviar and Meths"Atkins, Downing, HillRocka Rolla (1974)2:00

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