Judas Priest ‎– Sad Wings Of Destiny

Gull ‎– GULP 1015
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Victim Of Changes
Written-By – Atkins*, Tipton*, Downing*, Halford*
A2 The Ripper
Written-By – Tipton*
A3 Dreamer Deceiver
Written-By – Tipton*, Downing*, Halford*
A4 Deceiver
Written-By – Tipton*, Downing*, Halford*
B1 Prelude
Written-By – Tipton*
B2 Tyrant
Written-By – Tipton*, Halford*
B3 Genocide
Written-By – Tipton*, Downing*, Halford*
B4 Epitaph
Written-By – Tipton*
B5 Island Of Domination
Written-By – Tipton*, Downing*, Halford*

Companies, etc.



Side A and B-titles changed places on back of sleeve.
Track A2 called Ripper on back of sleeve.
Made in England The Decca Record CO. LTD
Sleeve Printed in England by Robert Stace

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side label): XZAL.14374P
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): XZAL.14375P
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side runout): XZAL-14374.P-2W
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side runout): XZAL-14375.P-2W

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny (CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Judas Priest) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
GULP 1015, GULP.1015 Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny(LP, Album) Gull, Gull GULP 1015, GULP.1015 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
OV/1751 Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny(LP, Album, RE) Ovation Records OV/1751 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
JXS-7019 Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny(LP, Album, RE) Janus Records JXS-7019 US 1976 Sell This Version
OV/1751 Judas Priest Sad Wings Of Destiny(LP, Album, RE) Ovation Records OV/1751 Canada 1980 Sell This Version


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March 25, 2019

Lucifer, the one in charge of adoration in heaven, is represented here graphically in his archangel form?


February 5, 2019
I have around 25 copies of this album on different labels, most in n/m condition and including rarities like the green Koch version.
My question, are there enough fans out there nuts about this album enough to buy the job lot off me or am I just dreamer decieving?


January 15, 2019
Is the running order for this LP intentional or was it a mistake? The track "prelude" appears on Side B yet naturally should open the album. The LP sleeve has the side B tracks listed first. Never seen anyone comment on this.


November 18, 2017

Does anyone know how this pressing sounds? Planning to buy it. Thanks.


May 15, 2017
Sad Wings of Destiny is the second album by the English heavy metal group Judas Priest, released in 1976. It is considered the album on which Judas Priest consolidated their sound and image, and songs from it such as "Victim of Changes" and "The Ripper" have since become live standards. It is the only album to feature drummer Alan Moore.
Noted for its riff-driven heavy metal sound and the wide range of Rob Halford's vocals, the album displays a wide variety of styles, moods, and textures, inspired by an array of groups such as Queen, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath. The centrepiece "Victim of Changes" is an eight-minute track featuring heavy riffing trading off with high-pitched vocals, extended guitar leads, and a slow, moody breakdown toward the end. "Tyrant" and "The Ripper" are short, dense, high-powered rockers with many parts and changes. Riffs and solos dominate "Genocide", "Island of Domination", and "Deceiver", and the band finds more laid-back moments in the crooning piano-backed "Epitaph" and the moody "Dreamer Deceiver".
Sad Wings of Destiny had a positive reception but weak sales as it was released just as punk rock was dominating the spotlight in the UK. The band recorded their first two albums with the independent Gull label under tight budgets; after living off a single meal per day while working side jobs to support themselves, the group grew frustrated with the financial situation and signed with CBS Records for their next album, Sin After Sin (1977). Breaking their contract resulted in the rights to Sad Wings of Destiny and its demo recordings falling into Gull's hands.


October 8, 2015
I just got the ‎Spain 1976 gatefold edition (‎(LP, Album, Gat) Gull LP-0088 Spain 1976) in almost mint condition, it is beautiful! The sleeve colors are deep and the cardboard is thick and with a satin sense that, sadly, is not featured in the inside section of the fold. The sound is great, not as good as the Back On Black re-edition from 2010 but, hey, this is a 1976 press from Spain. The in-Spanish inside notes are funny to read as they say things like "...the current line-up has been together for only 18 months...", so you have to know that was written in mid 1976 in order to situate the moment in history when that happened. Great collectable item, worth every penny I paid for it. Highly Recommended.