The genius of the folks at Lion Productions shines through again with this, the first official vinyl reissue of Jerusalem’s 1972 LP Jerusalem. This timeless and heavy UK hard rock album was produced by Deep Purple’s legendary frontman, Ian Gillan, and was originally released on the Decca/Deram label. At the time, it was Gillan who said of Jerusalem: “Not many bands really excite me. But this one’s so raw and completely unpretentious. They make the biggest, bloodiest noise you can imagine, tempered with moments of extreme emotion.”
Man, could words ever speak more truth?! Contained in this LP’s grooves is a menacing combination of over-the-top vocals and screaming lead guitars that could easily pass for something from the early British heavy metal scene. A holy grail record for collectors for years, this LP sounds better than ever with re-mastering of all tracks from the original master tapes. And as for looks, it’s lookin’ good with the wax housed in a high quality old-style gatefold cover and liner notes written by bassist Paul Dean (+ rare photos). Rough, raw, and doomy!
For audio samples and to order Jerusalem – Jerusalem (Lion Productions – Rock/Lion031-V-1), click HERE!