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Sad Wings Of Destiny [VINYL]


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  • Vinyl (30 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Back On Black
  • ASIN: B003UZ2V4K
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Williams on 24 Feb 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This 180 gram vinyl reissue by Back On Black is an exercise on how not to press vinyl! Whilst it's nice to have this classic British rock album reissued on vinyl, the lack of quality control here and the stupidity of the company behind this is, frankly, breathtaking.

My main gripes are (in no particular order): Firstly this has obviously been mastered from a digital source (probably a direct rip of a CD). Compressed to hell and no dynamics at all. The gatefold sleeve (never a feature of the original release on Gull) would be welcome if the cover images weren't simply a grainy and pixellated blow up of the CD artwork. My main problem here though is that they've swapped the original sides one and two over for this release. No great problem in itself - just play Side two first... BUT, they've taken the opening track, 'Prelude' (it's not called Prelude for nothing guys!) and stuck it on the end of the reconfigured Side one. This track normally segues into 'Tyrant'. Not on this release it doesn't - it's faded out at the end of Side one and faded in at the start of Side two. I can see no earthly reason why the decision was made to do this. It completely ruins the natural flow of the album. Stupid!

I won't be buying any more vinyl on the Back In Black label.
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The worst imaginable version of the best album ever 19 July 2013
By Marcos Feitosa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
So this is how you completely wreck a wonderful piece of art.

"Sad wings of destiny" is one of the best albums ever made in the history of rock music. No doubts about it.
My complaints are on this edition.

Most versions, for some reason, swapped sides A and B. OK, so you can decide which side to play first. On the CD version, this inversion was a bit harder, though. The album was supposed to start with "prelude" and work itself through to the apotheosis of "Dreamer Deceiver" in the end. But they made it start with "Victim of Changes" instead. I get it: most people's favorite songs were on side B, so they should come first, but the overall makes less sense like this.

This LP, however, did not only swap the sides -- they changed the way they were split. "Prelude" should flow naturally into "Tyrant" at the beginning of a side (doesn't matter which). In this version, they left "prelude" at the end of side A, with the sound fading out at the beginning of "Tyrant". Side B begins with "Tyrant" fading in. They ruined it!!! I have no idea why they did it. Now side A is considerably longer than side B and nothing good came out of it.

My record came in pale yellow, not red. I actually wish Back on Black released black records instead. Black vinyl is more reliable, easier to find the tracks we want and... why someone wants their heavy metal albums in bright childish colors completely escapes me. I think red, yellow, etc. are for kids' stuff. Metal should be black. But this is not what I'm complaining about.

The cover was nice. Gatefold with lyrics. In fact, I believe no other version included the lyrics. But this weird split on the tracks managed to completely ruin it. If you have any intention of actually playing the LP, do not buy this. You'll be bitterly disappointed.

I wrote to the record company. I got a rude reply. "Two thousand copies sold and only you complain?"
I guess the other buyers never actually opened their LPs. Or decided it would be no good to write and complain. I'm never buying anything on that label again. I keep mine for the gatefold cover with lyrics alone. The version I listen to is the Repertoire CD reissue, which does sound good, albeit with that same awkward inversion of the track order. At least "Prelude" and "Tyrant" are still properly connected. So my advice: steer away from this LP version and either buy the original Gull release (if you can find one in good conditions), or settle for the Repertoire CD re-issue.
The best Priest album 10 July 2013
By Richard White - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
All time metal classic. Sad Wings of destiny is packed with classic songs and is the heaviest of their releases. This version is released by Repertoire records and is truly remastered! DO NOT BUY THE KOCH RECORDS RELEASE OF SAD WINGS! The Koch version is total garbage.
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Fantastic LP 18 Aug 2013
By Christopher S Strelau - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Old Priest... This LP Rocks and I'm very excited about having it again. Thanks for the quick delivery time. I hope to order more soon.
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