Rights To Judas Priest’s First Two Albums Acquired By Reach Music Publishing

Reach Music Publishing have officially acquired the master and publishing rights to Judas Priest’s “Rocka Rolla” and “Sad Wings Of Destiny.” The company is planning to reissue the records at a later date.

Reach Music’s Michael Closter commented:

“The acquisition of the masters and publishing for the albums ‘Rocka Rolla’ and ‘Sad Wings Of Destiny’ was a monumental opportunity for Reach Music, coming not long after Judas Priest’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. This deal happened with the approval of Judas Priest and their manager Jayne Andrews, and I’m so excited to begin working closely with them on a variety of special projects, including releasing high-quality reissues.

I want to thank David Howells, owner of Gull, who signed Judas Priest in 1974 and released their first two albums. He has had, and continues to have, a remarkable career spanning 65 years in the music industry. Thank you for your trust in doing this sale for these essential and historically important Judas Priest albums.”

Howells added:

“I’m very happy to have met Michael Closter and to pass the mantle on to Reach Music after Gull Records first released these Judas Priest albums almost 50 years ago. I’m looking forward to seeing what projects Reach and Judas Priest do together in the future with these iconic recordings.”

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