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The Chosen Few
Compilation album by
Released11 October 2011
Genre Heavy metal
Label Legacy Recordings
Judas Priest chronology
Single Cuts
The Chosen Few
The Complete Albums Collection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]
Blabbermouth.net8/10 [2]
PopMatters5/10 [3]
Record Collector [4]

The Chosen Few is a compilation album by English heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 11 October 2011 by Legacy Recordings label.


The album contains Judas Priest songs selected by other heavy metal and hard rock musicians, and was announced on 12 September 2011, for release on 11 October on Legacy Recordings. [5] The entire album was released via an internet stream on AOL Music on 10 October. [6]

During its first week on sale, the album sold about 1,300 copies in the United States. [7]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s) selectedLength
1." Diamonds & Rust" Joan Baez Joe Elliott (of Def Leppard)3:28
2." Dissident Aggressor" Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton Steve Vai
Geoff Tate (of Queensrÿche)
3." Exciter"Halford, TiptonMembers of the band Accept5:34
4." Beyond the Realms of Death"Halford, Les Binks Lars Ulrich (of Metallica)6:53
5."Delivering the Goods"Halford, Downing, Tipton Kerry King (of Slayer)4:16
6." The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" Peter Green David Coverdale (of Whitesnake)
Randy Blythe (of Lamb of God)
7." The Ripper"Tipton Ozzy Osbourne2:50
8." Victim of Changes" Al Atkins, Halford, Downing, Tipton James Hetfield (of Metallica)7:47
9." Breaking the Law"Halford, Downing, Tipton Lemmy (of Motörhead)2:35
10."Rapid Fire"Halford, Downing, Tipton Vinnie Paul (of Pantera and Hellyeah)4:08
11."Grinder"Halford, Downing, Tipton Zakk Wylde (of Black Label Society)3:58
12." Living After Midnight"Halford, Downing, Tipton Alice Cooper
Geezer Butler (of Black Sabbath)
13."Screaming for Vengeance"Halford, Downing, Tipton Slash (of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver)4:43
14." You've Got Another Thing Comin'"Halford, Downing, Tipton Klaus Meine (of Scorpions)
Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour)
15."The Sentinel"Halford, Downing, Tipton Chris Jericho (of Fozzy)5:04
16." Turbo Lover"Halford, Downing, Tipton Jonathan Davis (of Korn)5:33
17." Painkiller"Halford, Downing, Tipton Joe Satriani6:06
Total length:01:16:58


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Chosen Few - JUDAS PRIEST". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ HAYES, CRAIG (12 January 2012). "Judas Priest: The Chosen Few". PopMatters. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ Pinfold, William. "The Chosen Few - Record Collector Magazine". Record Collector. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  5. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'The Chosen Few' Collection". 12 September 2011. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: Entire 'The Chosen Few' Collection Available For Streaming". 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  7. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: 'The Chosen Few' First-Week Sales Revealed". 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2011.