Judas Priest ‎– Painkiller

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Columbia ‎– 502139 2
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Recorded and mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Holland.

The album was originally released in 1990.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099750 213926 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099750213926
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): S5021392000-0101 13 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, 4, 5): Sony DADC S5021392000-0101 21 A10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): S5021392000-0101 34 A08
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): S5021392000-0101 34 A0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): Sony DADC S5021392000-0101 21 A 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8, 9, 14, 15): Sony DADC S5021392000-0101 21 A 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10): Sony Music S5021392000-0101 34 A03
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11): Sony Music S5021392000-0101 34 A 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12): Sony DADC S5021392000-0101 21 A 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13): Sony Music S5021392000-0101 13 A 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 16): Sony DADC S5021392000-0101 21 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 18): Sony Music S5021392000-0101 34 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 19): Sony Music S5021392000-0101 13 A0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 20): Sony DADC S5021392000-0101 21 A 8
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 13, 19): IFPI L553
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2, 4, 5, 7 to 9, 12, 14 to 16 & 20): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3, 6, 10, 11, 18): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94PC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 942Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94W7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 94K2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 94W8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 941A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 941B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 942C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 948P
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 11): IFPI 944R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 12): IFPI 942B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): IFPI 946R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14): IFPI 946Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): IFPI 944A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 16): IFPI 9443
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 17): IFPI 947C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 18): IFPI 945Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 19): IFPI 941L
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 20): IFPI 945P
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 106) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
467290 1 Judas Priest Painkiller(LP, Album) CBS 467290 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
SICP-20047 Judas Priest Painkiller(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP-20047 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
502139 2, 502139 5 Judas Priest Painkiller(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Columbia, Sony Music Media 502139 2, 502139 5 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
70.154 Judas Priest Painkiller - "Mata Dolores"(LP, Album) Columbia 70.154 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
CK 46891 Judas Priest Painkiller(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 46891 US Unknown Sell This Version

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RollinHellvis

RollinHellvis

October 16, 2018

It's a real shame that a great written album like Painkiller got a remaster that sounds terrible (at least in my opinion). The dynamic of the sound was heavily flattened in an attempt to make this remaster as loud as possible. Instruments sound as if they were crammed into a small can and made to fight for space: when guitar solo begins, drums, rhythm guitar and bass are crushed by it. Same thing with vocals.
No clarity, no space, just awfully flat recording, which unfortunately is typical of Judas Priest remasters from early 00's
Torniojaws

Torniojaws

March 2, 2018

I have otherwise this exact version, but the back inlay says:

© 2001 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) LTD
Anesthetized

Anesthetized

December 10, 2014

Heavy metal is a music full of stereotypes. From lyrical themes to sounds, from musicians’ attitude to technical exasperation, everything is codified in order to be shocking, explicit and excessive. What makes heavy metal great is precisely its teenage naivety, its lack of any pretentiousness, and its unfiltered energy. Judas Priest are heavy metal in its purest essence. They contributed to create every cliché of the genre, and they are proud of it. After years of success and glory, they gathered all their energy in Painkiller, a monstrous metal meltdown with modern and powerful sounds, characterized by destructive violence and great melodies. Published just before classic heavy metal disappearance, Painkiller is one of the apex of the genre: an high speed ride on a motorbike, with iron’s brilliance, gasoline smell and engine roar.