This was the third single from the British heavy metal band Judas Priest's sixth album, British Steel
. The album was a leap forward for the band, who became headlining arena-fillers for the first time after its release. It was their first album to make the Top 10 in the UK (#4), and their first to sell a million copies in America.
One key change in the songwriting: All the tracks were written as a team by Halford, K.K. Downing, and Glenn Tipton. They recorded it at Tittenhurst Park, where John Lennon lived and worked. The room where Lennon wrote "Imagine
" was their primary work area.