Rebels of Jesus Christ [ unlisted track ] Plunder Hell and Populate Heaven Dancing on the Head of the Serpent Jerusalem are one of Christian rock's oldest bands, as this disc is a testimony of. I use to own a few other albums and cassettes by Jerusalem besides this "best of" collection, but traded them off and have yet to replace them all with CD copies.
One that I miss the most is "Warrior. This disc is actually a decent retrospective of one of Christianity's earliest and longest running hard rock bands. The single disc CD version contains both of what was a two record set. The band's early material is a mixture of keyboard and guitar oriented hard rock, while the latter material seems to have the band searching for a style.
Some of this material is keyboard laced 80's new wave rock, while the material off "Dancing on the Head of the Serpent" is more guitar fronted heavy metal.
The track listing on the back of the CD and inserts is incorrect. Also the time listings are inaccurate. Man, it's been a long time since I have heard this name. Jerusalem are one of Christian rocks longest running bands, whose history dates back to the 70's.
That can't really be said about many Christian bands. In any case, I am not that familiar with the band's catalog with the exception of "Warrior" "Dancing on the Head of the Serpent" and "10 Years After". However, I do know that Jerusalem have always been a band to try to stay current and more or less they follow the trends in music.
Some of their music has an 80's new wave sound, while other albums have a more heavy metal approach, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Most people classify Jerusalem as a heavy metal band, but the music contained on this disc has more in common with U2 than it does with Judas Priest or even Led Zeppelin.
As a matter of fact, the guitar sound on this particular album sound very similar to U2. It is quite obvious that the band was heavily influenced by Bono and his bunch, although I can't say they sound like a carbon copy. One first listen I didn't hear much I liked and was a bit disappointed.
However, there is something compelling and emotional about this disc that held my attention and drew me back for yet another listen. Reward points: 28 points. Availability: Out-of-stock. Notify me when available Email:. Your name. Your rating Excellent! Very Good Average Fair Poor. Your message. I agree to have my personal data processed as follows. Genre: Hard Rock. Format: LP. Discs: 1. Manufacturer: Rockadrome. Orig Year: Pressing: Reissue. Country of Origin: UK.
Made In: USA. Recent post by Page. Today, Ravened releases its second single and video "Foul Deeds" fro July 3rd, Anders Mossberg, maybe best known for being bassist in legendary rock band Jerusalem , is announcing that his instrumental album Divina, will be re-released today, July 3rd. Today a video-teaser with snippets from the album is available. The album is also available for pre-orders on all major digital platforms, and also on CD and Vinyl LP.
Along with this, Peter also releases a Facebook page and Instagram account to keep in touch with fans. The music is melodic, but not too well-polished hard rock, easy to sing along with. Peter plays the bass guitar, and sings lead vocals on all the songs. Mick Jagger later opined this was not for the best:. There's a lot of rubbish on Satanic Majesties. Just too much time on our hands, too many drugs, no producer to tell us, "Enough already, thank you very much, now can we just get on with this song?
There was simply too much hanging around. It's like believing everything you do is great and not having any editing. It's really like sort of got-together chaos. Because we all panicked a little, even as soon as a month before the release date that we had planned, we really hadn't got anything put together.
We had all these great things that we'd done, but we couldn't possibly put it out as an album. And so we just got them together, and did a little bit of editing here and there. Some of the album's songs were recorded under various working titles, some appearing rather non-sequitous and radically different from the final titles.
One proposed cover, a photograph of Jagger naked on a cross , was scrapped by the record company for being "in bad taste". When viewed in a certain way, the lenticular image shows the band members' faces turning towards each other with the exception of Jagger, whose hands appear crossed in front of him.
Looking closely on its cover, one can see the faces of each of the four Beatles, reportedly a response to the Beatles' inclusion of a Shirley Temple doll wearing a "Welcome the Rolling Stones" sweater on the cover of Sgt. Later editions replaced the glued-on three-dimensional image with a photograph, due to high production costs. A limited edition LP version in the s reprinted the original 3D cover design; immediately following the reissue, the master materials for reprinting the 3D cover were intentionally destroyed.
The original cover design called for the lenticular image to take up the entire front cover,  but finding this to be prohibitively expensive it was decided to reduce the size of the photo and surround it with the blue-and-white graphic design. The entire cover design is elaborate, with a dense photo collage filling most of the inside cover along with a maze designed by Michael Cooper, and a painting by Tony Meeuwissen on the back cover depicting the four elements Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
In some editions the blue-and-white wisps on the front cover are used in a red-and-white version on the paper inner sleeve. The inner-cover collage has dozens of images, taken from reproductions of old master paintings Ingres , Poussin , da Vinci , among others , Indian mandalas and portraits, astronomy including a large image of the planet Saturn , flowers, world maps, etc. The maze on the inside cover of the UK and US releases cannot be completed: a wall at about a half radius in from the lower left corner means one can never arrive at the goal labeled "It's Here" in the centre of the maze.
It was the first of four Stones albums to feature a novelty cover; the others were the zipper on Sticky Fingers , the cut-out faces on Some Girls , and the stickers on Undercover At some point around rumors were first heard that the album existed as a promo version including a silk padding. It was soon viewed as a pretentious, poorly conceived attempt to outdo the Beatles and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band released in June , often explained by drug trials and excesses in contemporary musical fashion, although John Lennon and Paul McCartney did provide backing vocals uncredited on " We Love You "  recorded during the Satanic Majesties Request sessions, but released as a single three months before the album.
The production, in particular, came in for harsh criticism from Jon Landau in the fifth issue of Rolling Stone ,  and Jimmy Miller recommended by the album's engineer, Glyn Johns was asked to produce the Stones' subsequent albums, on which they would return to the hard driving blues that earned them fame early in their career.
In an April album review, Richard Corliss of the New York Times was also critical of the production value stating " While still better than their previous ones, the arrangements are often ragged, fashionably monotonous and off-key. Keith Richards himself has been critical of the album in later years.
While he likes some of the songs " Light Years from Home ", "Citadel" and " She's a Rainbow " , he stated, "the album was a load of crap. It had interesting things on it, but I don't think any of the songs are very good. Satanic Majesties has been reassessed positively by critics. In a retrospective review, Robert Christgau of the Village Voice stated that the album "no doubt contains several great songs" despite negative reception from some.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of In His Majesty's Service [Live In USA] on Discogs. Label: World Record Music - WRMLP 03 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Scandinavia • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock. Jerusalem (3) In His Majesty's Service [Live In USA] /5(11).