The Chosen Few (Judas Priest album)

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The Chosen Few
Compilation album by Judas Priest
Released 11 October 2011
Genre Heavy metal
Length Legacy Recordings
Judas Priest chronology
Single Cuts
(2011)Single Cuts2011
The Chosen Few
The Complete Albums Collection
(2012)The Complete Albums Collection2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Chosen Few is a compilation album by heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 11 October 2011.

The album contains Judas Priest songs selected by other heavy metal and hard rock musicians, and was announced on 12 September 2011, for release on 11 October on Legacy Recordings.[2] The entire album was released via an internet stream on AOL Music on 10 October.[3]

During its first week on sale, the album sold about 1,300 copies in the United States.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) selected Length
1. "Diamonds & Rust" Joan Baez Joe Elliott (of Def Leppard) 3:28
2. "Dissident Aggressor" Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton Steve Vai
Geoff Tate (of Queensrÿche)
3. "Exciter" Halford, Tipton Members of the band Accept 5:34
4. "Beyond the Realms of Death" Halford, Les Binks Lars Ulrich (of Metallica) 6:53
5. "Delivering the Goods" Halford, Downing, Tipton Kerry King (of Slayer) 4:16
6. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" Peter Green David Coverdale (of Whitesnake)
Randy Blythe (of Lamb of God)
7. "The Ripper" Tipton Ozzy Osbourne 2:50
8. "Victim of Changes" Al Atkins, Halford, Downing, Tipton James Hetfield (of Metallica) 7:47
9. "Breaking the Law" Halford, Downing, Tipton Lemmy (of Motörhead) 2:35
10. "Rapid Fire" Halford, Downing, Tipton Vinnie Paul (of Pantera and Hellyeah) 4:08
11. "Grinder" Halford, Downing, Tipton Zakk Wylde (of Black Label Society) 3:58
12. "Living After Midnight" Halford, Downing, Tipton Alice Cooper
Geezer Butler (of Black Sabbath)
13. "Screaming for Vengeance" Halford, Downing, Tipton Slash (of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver) 4:43
14. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" Halford, Downing, Tipton Klaus Meine (of Scorpions)
Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour)
15. "The Sentinel" Halford, Downing, Tipton Chris Jericho (of Fozzy) 5:04
16. "Turbo Lover" Halford, Downing, Tipton Jonathan Davis (of Korn) 5:33
17. "Painkiller" Halford, Downing, Tipton Joe Satriani 6:06


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'The Chosen Few' Collection". 12 September 2011. Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: Entire 'The Chosen Few' Collection Available For Streaming". 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: 'The Chosen Few' First-Week Sales Revealed". 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.