Judas Priest – The Best of Judas Priest (1978)

Gull

GULP 1026

2420 - Judas Priest - The Best of (UK)(Front)

    • Originally Released:  1978

    • This Release:   1978

    • Mastering:   George “Porky” Peckham

    • Comments:   This is a great compilation of early hard rock tracks from the NWOBHM giants’ first two albums. I believe it may not have had the band’s seal of approval but after 37 years I’m hoping they’ve moved on. This is an original UK pressing with “A Porky Prime Cut” etched in the side one runout and “PEK” on side two, denoting a George “Porky” Peckham cut. As is the norm with a Porky cut, the sound is big, bold and punchy. This isn’t an essential compilation, but it sounds amazing.

Do you have this pressing? If so, what do you think? Do you have a different pressing? How is it? Please feel free to comment.

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Jethro Tull – War Child (1974)

Chrysalis / Festival Records

CHR 1067 / L 35259

    • Originally Released:  14 October 1974 (US) / 26 October 1974 (UK)

    • This Release:   1974

    • Mastering:   George “Porky” Peckham

    • Comments:   This is a New Zealand pressing that I picked up on the cheap. The vinyl is almost flawless except for a deep gouge that ruins the last minute of side 2. Apart from that, it sounds excellent. Mastered by one of the truly legendary cutting engineers. See below for his deadwax etchings.

Do you have this pressing? If so, what do you think? Do you have a different pressing? How is it? Please feel free to comment.
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“Porky”

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“Pecko”

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