WOW that's really messed up !!! and SUCK BIG TIME !!!! After all these songs belong to the Priest. I hope I do not have any GULL labled albums... let me go check..
Okey, I have "KOCH Records label (http://www.kochrecords.com) on my ROCKA ROLLA and SAD WINGS OF DESTINY album. Bought these two form official Amazon web site (not market place in the US). I hope its an authentic or whatever...
I am all new to the details of the Band history, so thank you so much for explaining it to me.
The reason both Sad Wings and Rocka Rolla were not released with the Remasters is very simple. Gull Records owned the rights to the first two records, but due to the fact the company (Gull) did not really back the band and left them pretty much no better off from the sale of those to records, Judas Priest broke their contract with Gull and came to Columbia Records? in the U.S. way back then. Lawyers were involved, but the results were basically Judas Priest is not allowed to perform any of the songs from Sad Wings of Destiny, or Rocka Rolla without having to pay a sum to Gull. The one exception is Diamonds and Rust because it was a remake of a Joan Baez song, therefore no copyright infringment. They just pretty much abandoned any performance of those songs since they had zero desire to pay money to Gull, who offered them no support in their formative years. That is why there a bazillion resales of the Gull label songs with so many different jackets...........They are just trying to make a buck off a band they exploited many years ago.
Edited at: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:54:42 PM