CD Review: Judas Priest “The Chosen Few”

Judas Priest
“The Chosen Few”
Legacy Recordings
17 Tracks
Length: 78 minutes

Our Score: 5 out out 5 stars

I have been listening to Judas Priest since the last 80’s but it has been a while since I cranked them up. Putting this new compilation album on brought it all right back like it was yesterday. So why is this just NOT another collection of great songs…these tracks were selected by other heavy metal and hard rock musicians. I think that is a mega cool idea since it is not just the same old “greatest hits”, it is a look into today’s well known artists and their personal favorites. I agree with every track put on this album, it is a real tribute to the bands music.

This album is packed with 17 great tracks including some of my personal favorites “Living After Midnight”, “Victim of Changes”, “Breaking the Law” and of course “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”. The album runs the limits of a CD length hitting just over 78 minutes. If you are a fan of Judas Priest and are interested with this unique approach then this is a no brainer. If you are just getting into Priest then this is the best album to start with since it is the best chosen by the best.

1. “Diamonds & Rust” (Chosen by Joe Elliot of Def Leppard)
2. “Dissident Aggressor” (Chosen by Steve Vai and Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche)
3. “Exciter” (Chosen by the members of Accept)
4. “Beyond The Realms Of Death” (Chosen by Lars Ulrich of Metallica)
5. “Delivering The Goods” (Chosen by Kerry King of Slayer)
6. “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” (Chosen by David Coverdale of Whitesnake and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God)
7. “The Ripper” (Chosen by Ozzy Osbourne)
8. “Victim of Changes” (Chosen by James Hetfield of Metallica)
9. “Breaking the Law” (Chosen by Lemmy of Motörhead)
10. “Rapid Fire” (Chosen by Vinnie Paul of Pantera and Hellyeah)
11. “Grinder” (Chosen by Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society)
12. “Living After Midnight” (Chosen by Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath)
13. “Screaming for Vengeance” (Chosen by Slash of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver)
14. “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” (Chosen by Klaus Meine of Scorpions and Corey Taylor of Slipknot)
15. “The Sentinel” (Chosen by Chris Jericho of Fozzy)
16. “Turbo Lover” (Chosen by Jonathan Davis of Korn)
17. “Painkiller” (Chosen by Joe Satriani)

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