Judas PriestPainkiller

Label:Columbia – 88985390921, Legacy – 88985390921, Sony Music – 88985390921
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
Country:USA, Canada & Europe
Style:Heavy Metal


Soloist [Lead Break, End Of Song]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, Middle Of Song]Glenn*
A2Hell Patrol
Soloist [Lead Break, 1st Half]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, 2nd Half]Glenn*
A3All Guns Blazing
Soloist [Lead Break, All Lead]Glenn*
A4Leather Rebel
Soloist [Lead Break, Together]Glenn*, K.K.*
A5Metal Meltdown
Soloist [Lead Break, 1st Section]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, 2nd Section]Glenn*
Soloist [Lead Break, 3rd Section]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, 4th Section]Glenn*
Soloist [Lead Break, Intro 1st Half]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, Intro 2nd Half]Glenn*
B6Night Crawler
Soloist [Lead Break, Together]Glenn*, K.K.*
B7Between The Hammer & The Anvil
Soloist [Lead Break, 1st Half]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, 2nd Half]Glenn*
B8A Touch Of Evil
Keyboards [Uncredited]Don Airey
Soloist [Lead Break, All Lead]Glenn*
Written-By, Arranged ByC. Tsangarides*, G. Tipton*, K.K. Downing*, R. Halford*
B9Battle Hymn0:57
B10One Shot At Glory
Soloist [Lead Break, 1st Section]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, 2nd Section]Glenn*
Soloist [Lead Break, 2nd Verse Entry Lick]K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, 3rd Section, Both]Glenn*, K.K.*
Soloist [Lead Break, Entry Lick]Glenn*
Soloist [Lead Break, Outro]Glenn*

Companies, etc.



Color inner sleeve with album artwork, lyrics and credits.
Card included for MP3 digital download of the album.

℗ 1990, 1993 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited. © 2017 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.
Made in the EU.

Recorded at Miraval Studios, France.
Recorded and mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Holland.
Mastered at The Townhouse Studios, London.

All songs published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (except Touch Of Evil published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Zomba)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 8 9 8 5 3 9 0 9 2 1 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 889853909216
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1, etched): MPO do 88985390921 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1, etched): 88985390921 B3 MPO do
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): MPO 88985390921 A2 MPO 18 26428
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): MPO 88985390921 B3 MPO 18 26427
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched/stamped variant 3): MPO 88985390921 A2 MPO 19 109978
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched/stamped variant 3): MPO 88985390921 B3 MPO 19 109975
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched/stamped variant 4): MPO 88985390921 A2 MPO 20 156610
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched/stamped variant 4): MPO 88985390921 B3 MPO 20 156611
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched/stamped variant 5): MPO 88985390921 B3 MPO 20 156655
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched/stamped variant 5): MPO 88985390921 B3 MPO 20 156680
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched/stamped variant 6): MPO 88985390921 A2 MPO 20 174231
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 6): 88985390921 B3 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched/stamped variant 7): MPO 88985390921 A2 MPO 20 173120
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 7): 88985390921 B3 MPO
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Label Code: LC12723

Other Versions (5 of 150)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Painkiller (CD, Album)ColumbiaCK 46891US1990
Painkiller (CD, Album)CBS467290 2Europe1990
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Painkiller (LP, Album)CBS467290 1Europe1990
New Submission
Painkiller (LP, Album)CBS467290 1Greece1990
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Painkiller (Cassette, Album, Matte Shell, Dolby)Columbia, Columbia, ColumbiaCT 46891, CT46891, 46891US1990
  • evandavis47's avatar
    I have this and I never listen to it. My CD from the early 90s sounds way better. I think this album was recorded digitally anyways and I cant notice any tangible benefit to having the vinyl other than it looks really cool. Unless some boutique label picks this up and gives it the treatment it deserves, just stick with the CD.
    • GT_'s avatar
      The blurry covers is a issue of scanning. It is the same with all reissued Iron Maiden vinyls as well. Many of the covers artwork are lost, so they scan old covers, and they don't care if it turns out blurry. It is all about quick $.
      • milkman345's avatar
        Heavy metal at it's peak. This pressing was amazing. The audio isn't quiet, the art work is a tad blurry, but everything else is great!
        • RedXD001's avatar
          The art is a bit blurry. The music itself is top notch. No clipping. Dynamics are cared well. I had this crank up all the way and thought my house grew legs.
          • Full-of-Hate's avatar
            Edited 2 days ago
            A regular edition with a great sound for a nice price. In my opinion, the sound of this vinyl reissue is better than many CD reissues. The sound is rich, clear, natural, excellent detail, no compression (DR11).

            The labels's decision to put the vinyl in a printing sleeve turned out to be not very successful - the record broke through the ends. I bought a sealed record in marketplace. Imagine my surprise when I found a sufficiently torn inner envelope. It has been said a million times that a printable inner sleeve for vinyl is not practical, for which a special antistatic sleeve was invented. I propose to inform the labels Columbia, Legacy and Sony Music that the 21st century has already arrived and that a normal antistatic envelope costs less than chicken feed =) Aside from my personal failure based on the label's desire to save 10 cents, everything is fine here. Probably in the future I will try my luck again and try to buy another sealed copy.
            •'s avatar
              The inner sleve is not like the original 1991 pressing
              • cosmicvlad's avatar
                Sounds good, nice dynamic, no clicks and bops. Excellent value for money... I recommend to buy
                • leebeatles4ever's avatar
                  Edited 2 years ago
                  Sounds great to me. 1st spin it sounded good but perhaps just a mite compressed. But 2nd spin on my other TT with headphones sounded really really good. I was rocking the F out! Little if any surface noise. Mine was a tiny bit warped, mainly on side B. But it's flatter than most new presses. Given the very reasonable price tag, if you're a fan of this magnificent beast of an album (as any self-respecting metalhead should be) & want it on vinyl - buy with confidence.
                  • dmstewart51502112's avatar
                    Ok I have to wonder if I have a defective copy. Mine sounds awful. Seriously, one of the worst sounding records I’ve ever bought. And the volume is literally half the volume of a normal record... has this happened to anyone else. The volume (or lack there of) is significant and I would think would be noticeable to everyone... I can’t be the only person this has ever happened to with this pressing. Anyone else?

                    I’m shocked to read these positive reviews. I almost want to buy another copy to see but with how awful this one sounds I’m not sure I want to risk it.
                    • Lucidiot's avatar
                      This LP sounds great to my ears. My only complaint is the jacket, the art is a little blurry and not as clear and vibrant as the original. It could have benefited from being glossy instead of uncoated/matte.



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