Evening Star

Album: Hell Bent For Leather (1978)
Charted: 53
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  • A Christmas carol, this song describes the journey of the Magi from a first person perspective.
  • The album was called Killing Machine in the UK, and Hell Bent For Leather in America. Several songs on the album and the previous album, Stained Class fit together to tell the life story of the Christian deity Yehoshua ben Nazareth (in English, Jesus of Nazareth). >>
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Comments: 5

  • Kieran from Brisbane, AustraliaThe intro sounds like Boston's More than a feeling. Priest were always good at mirroring what was round them at the time.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandHa haha sorry "the British pop music showcase program" ..... I apologise bt I've never geard it called that before... So concise and "proper"
  • Steve from Perth, AustraliaI always thought it had satanic overtones. 'Evening Star' being a reference to Lucifer.
  • Lee from Ottawa, CanadaEvening star is almost a pop song.In fact Priest permormed it on the British pop music showcase program called Top of the Pops,a very popular television program in England.The Hell Bent for leather album stood out from all their others,I think,because it had several different types of songs and overall just had a different feel than the rest.But I still enjoy this one.
  • Jeff from Haltom City, TxIf one plays this song backward one can clearly hear singer Rob Halford saying, "Blorg straftus panno guganic retsinlous." Just thought you should know.
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