Judas Priest - Sin After Sin (1977) 2001 remaster with bonus tracks
1. "Sinner" (Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton) – 6:45
2. "Diamonds & Rust" (Joan Baez) – 3:28
3. "Starbreaker" (Halford, K.K. Downing, Tipton) – 4:53
4. "Last Rose of Summer" (Halford, Tipton) – 5:40
5. "Let us Prey/Call For The Priest" (Halford, Downing, Tipton) - 6:12
6. "Raw Deal" (Halford, Tipton) – 6:58
7. "Here Come the Tears" (Halford, Tipton) – 3:25
8. "Dissident Aggressor" (Halford, Downing, Tipton) – 3:07
2001 Bonus Tracks
9. "Race with the Devil" (Adrian Gurvitz) (The Gun cover)– 3:06
10. "Jawbreaker" (Live) (Halford, Downing, Tipton) – 4:02
Sin After Sin is the third album by the British heavy metal group Judas Priest, released in 1977. It was the band's first album released by Columbia Records after terminating their contract with Gull Records. (Consequently, Priest lost all rights to Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny, and any other demo recordings made during the production of the two albums.) This album featured the drum work of a very young and upcoming session drummer, Simon Phillips, who was only 19 at the time of recording. The record features a cover of Joan Baez's "Diamonds & Rust", a track that would become a live favourite from then onwards. The album was remastered in 2001, with two bonus tracks added. One of the bonus tracks "Race With The Devil" was at first intended to take the place of "Diamonds & Rust" but their producer, Roger Glover (of Deep Purple fame), wanted them to switch to "Diamonds & Rust", saying that "It would fit along with the rest of the album better."
It is said that this album was supposed to be called "Island of Domination" after the song on "Sad Wings of Destiny" with a re-made version of "Island of Domination" as the title track, but they decided to call it "Sin After Sin" because of the popularity of the song "Sinner". The words "Sin After Sin" appear in the lyrics of a song featured on Sad Wings of Destiny called Genocide: "Sin after sin, I have endured... Yet the wounds I bear, are the wounds of love".
On the Sin After Sin U.S. tour, they supported REO Speedwagon.
In 1988, Slayer covered the song "Dissident Aggressor" on their critically acclaimed South of Heaven album. Arch Enemy covered the song "Starbreaker", which was eventually released as a bonus track on the Wages of Sin album.
On the 2008 tour for the Nostradamus album, Judas Priest played a lot of songs which were never played live before, or songs which haven't been played for a long time. From this album, they played "Dissident Agressor", which has never been performed live before, and "Sinner", a former mainstay of the live set but which hadn't been played since 1988.
This was the band's last album to feature the "gothic cursive font" logo (though it has since been reused on reissues/compilations of the band's early career).
* K.K. Downing: Guitars
* Rob Halford: Vocals
* Glenn Tipton: Guitars, Piano
* Ian Hill: Bass Guitar
* Simon Phillips: Drums