The Chosen Few (Judas Priest album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Chosen Few
JudasPriestChosenFew.jpg
Compilation album by
Released11 October 2011
GenreHeavy metal
Length1:16:58
LabelLegacy Recordings
Judas Priest chronology
Single Cuts
(2011)
The Chosen Few
(2011)
The Complete Albums Collection
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net8/10[2]
PopMatters5/10[3]
Record Collector4/5 stars[4]

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

Background[edit]

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.[5] The entire album was released via an internet stream on AOL Music on 10 October.[6]

During its first week on sale, the album sold about 1,300 copies in the United States.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s) selectedLength
1."Diamonds & Rust"Joan BaezJoe Elliott (of Def Leppard)3:28
2."Dissident Aggressor"Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn TiptonSteve Vai
Geoff Tate (of Queensrÿche)
3:07
3."Exciter"Halford, TiptonMembers of the band Accept5:34
4."Beyond the Realms of Death"Halford, Les BinksLars Ulrich (of Metallica)6:53
5."Delivering the Goods"Halford, Downing, TiptonKerry King (of Slayer)4:16
6."The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)"Peter GreenDavid Coverdale (of Whitesnake)
Randy Blythe (of Lamb of God)
3:23
7."The Ripper"TiptonOzzy Osbourne2:50
8."Victim of Changes"Al Atkins, Halford, Downing, TiptonJames Hetfield (of Metallica)7:47
9."Breaking the Law"Halford, Downing, TiptonLemmy (of Motörhead)2:35
10."Rapid Fire"Halford, Downing, TiptonVinnie Paul (of Pantera and Hellyeah)4:08
11."Grinder"Halford, Downing, TiptonZakk Wylde (of Black Label Society)3:58
12."Living After Midnight"Halford, Downing, TiptonAlice Cooper
Geezer Butler (of Black Sabbath)
3:31
13."Screaming for Vengeance"Halford, Downing, TiptonSlash (of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver)4:43
14."You've Got Another Thing Comin'"Halford, Downing, TiptonKlaus Meine (of Scorpions)
Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour)
5:07
15."The Sentinel"Halford, Downing, TiptonChris Jericho (of Fozzy)5:04
16."Turbo Lover"Halford, Downing, TiptonJonathan Davis (of Korn)5:33
17."Painkiller"Halford, Downing, TiptonJoe Satriani6:06
Total length:01:16:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Chosen Few - JUDAS PRIEST". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ HAYES, CRAIG (12 January 2012). "Judas Priest: The Chosen Few". PopMatters. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ Pinfold, William. "The Chosen Few - Record Collector Magazine". Record Collector. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  5. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'The Chosen Few' Collection". Blabbermouth.net. 12 September 2011. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: Entire 'The Chosen Few' Collection Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  7. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: 'The Chosen Few' First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.