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BUNDLE OF 6 JERUSALEM CDs VOL 1 & 2, WARRIOR, CAN'T STOP, MAJESTY'S, DANCING HEAD

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BUNDLE OF 6 JERUSALEM CDs VOL 1 & 2, WARRIOR, CAN'T STOP, MAJESTY'S, DANCING HEAD

Six CD Lot of 2018 Retroactive Records remasters with all original tracks plus some bonus tracks in some cases.

Jerusalem - Dancing on the Head of the Serpent is a 2 CD set with disc one being the USA version and disc two the European version (they are two very different recordings and sounds! Both are brilliant!

All songs sung in English. The remasters are done by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound and they could not sound more amazing! Truly brilliant!

Each one is housed in a jewel case with a 12 page booklet feating cool band photos and lyrics.

This is the first time these albums have been released in their entirety in English. Previous reissues always left off key tracks! They are all here on these killer reissues!

You get sealed CDs of

JERUSALEM - VOLUME ONE
JERUSALEM - VOLUME TWO
JERUSALEM - WARRIOR
JERUSALEM - CAN'T STOP US NOW
JERUSALEM - IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE
JERUSALEM - DANCING ON THE HEAD OF THE SERPENT (2 CD SET)

BUNDLE OF 6 JERUSALEM CDs VOL 1 & 2, WARRIOR, CAN'T STOP, MAJESTY'S, DANCING HEAD

Six CD Lot of 2018 Retroactive Records remasters with all original tracks plus some bonus tracks in some cases. 

Jerusalem - Dancing on the Head of the Serpent is a 2 CD set with disc one being the USA version and disc two the European version (they are two very different recordings and sounds! Both are brilliant!

All songs sung in English. The remasters are done by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound and they could not sound more amazing! Truly brilliant! 

Each one is housed in a jewel case with a 12 page booklet feating cool band photos and lyrics. 

This is the first time these albums have been released in their entirety in English. Previous reissues always left off key tracks! They are all here on these killer reissues! 

You get sealed CDs of

JERUSALEM - VOLUME ONE
JERUSALEM - VOLUME TWO
JERUSALEM - WARRIOR
JERUSALEM - CAN'T STOP US NOW
JERUSALEM - IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE
JERUSALEM - DANCING ON THE HEAD OF THE SERPENT (2 CD SET)

ANGELIC WARLORD THOUGHTS ON THE JERUSALEM REISSUES

We’ve waited not so much years but rather decades for a proper CD re-issue to the early Jerusalem back catalog.  Previous attempts such as the ill-fated Classics, 1, 2 and 3 from the mid-nineties might have been well intentioned but ultimately left somewhat desired as ‘2-for-1’ releases that in the attempt to combine two albums onto a single CD left off key tracks in the process.  This does not even touch upon the issue of cheap packaging.  The patience of hard music enthusiasts, nonetheless, has been richly rewarded in the form of the June of 2018 Retroactive re-issue to the first six Jerusalem albums, Volume 1 (1980), Volume 2 (1981), Warrior (1982), Can’t Stop Us Now (1984), In His Majesty’s Service - Live In The USA (1985) and Dancing On The Head Of The Serpent (1988).  In addition to re-mastering to ensure superior sound quality, courtesy of Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound, each album comes separately packaged in a jewel case with a professionally detailed mini booklet, noting the work of Scott Waters of No Life Til Metal, exclusive to lyrics, vintage band photos and high quality scan to the cover art.  

Bonus tracks are includes as well, with Can’t Stop Us Now exclusive to a ‘light remix’ of “Heartbeat” and “Time” (from the Front Row compilation) and Dancing On The Head Of The Serpent “Covered In Blood” (off The Axemen compilation).  Also, note how Dancing On The Head Of The Serpent is a 2-CD set, with the first the USA version and second European, which features the heavier sound with a rawer and grittier feel in comparison.  

The first Christian rock band is open to debate, but few can argue Jerusalem represents one of the forerunners to the scene from how founding member and lead vocalist/guitarist Ulf Christiansson put it together in the mid-seventies.  Swedish versions to the groups first two albums followed on Prim Records in 1978 and 1980, with the first self-titled (and selling 30k copies within the first three months of its release) and second entitled Volym 2.  American attendees of the Greenbelt Festival in the UK brought copies of both albums back to the States with them, which made their way to Resurrection Band front man Glenn Kaiser, whom in turn forwarded them to Pat Boone of Lamb & Lion Records.  Re-recorded English versions to the debut, now under the title Volume 1, and Volume 2 subsequently saw release in the United States and Canada.  The rest, as they say, is history.   

Credit Retroactive Records for not only making the Jerusalem back catalog available after such an extended period, but also professionalism to the final product in the form of improved re-mastering and commendable packaging.  I encourage you to pick up the re-issues before they go out of print; however, where to start?  My favorite remains Dancing On The Head Of The Serpent with its consistency and for including both its USA and European versions, but you cannot go wrong with Warrior and Volume 2 due to encompassing so many choice cuts.  I might not value Volume 1 and Can’t Stop Us Now to quite the same extent but still strongly recommend both, particularly if a long term Jerusalem aficionado.  Whereas In His Majesty’s Service might have improved as a double live album, I commend its solid track listing (even if just nine songs) and inclusion of several unreleased cuts.