Monday, February 16, 2015

Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith Re-Mastered

My Teen age days were spent cranking metal on my record player. Yes. Record player. My room was covered in heavy metal posters. I can remember buying the new Defenders of the Faith album and just playing it over and over. The twin lead attack of K.K. and Glenn burning into my air guitar playing mind.

30 years later the entire album has been re-mastered to perfection!

Judas Priest is one of the most iconic and widely recognized metal band in the world. Rob Halford's stellar vocal range is countered by his almost ethereal ability to lower his range and hit you right in your soul. Priest never disappoints. And this album, now re-mastered and including some amazing live tracks, is no exception. "Turbo Lover", "Freewheel burning" are rock solid flag bearers of 80's metal. This is Priest unrivaled and unleashed.  Burning slabs of molten metal tracks like "Heavy Duty", "Love Bites", and "The Sentinel" sound reborn on this disc.

As if hearing these songs wasn't enough Priest hits you in the face with not one but two live cd's. Disc 2 and 3 are live from Long Beach Arena, California on May 5th, 1984.  Here we have some incredible live versions of the classics. "Sinner", "Electric Eye", "Hell Bent For Leather". You cannot live without these new versions of past classics. You can almost smell the smoke from Rob's motorcycle.  It is all here.  Live is where the Priest beast is unleashed and where you will find the most solid evidence that Judas Priest will always be "Defenders Of  The Faith"


CD1 'Defenders of the Faith' Re-Mastered 

1.   Freewheel Burning
2.   Jawbreaker
3.   Rock Hard Ride Free
4.   The Sentinel
5.   Love Bites
6.   Eat Me Alive
7.   Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
8.   Night Comes Down
9.   Heavy Duty
10. Defenders of the Faith

CD2 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984 

1.   Love Bites
2.   Jawbreaker
3.   Grinder
4.   Metal Gods
5.   Breaking the Law
6.   Sinner
7.   Desert Plains
8.   Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
9.   The Sentinel 
10. Rock Hard Ride Free

CD3 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984 

1.   Night Comes Down
2.  The Hellion
3.   Electric Eye
4.   Heavy Duty
5.   Defenders of the Faith
6.   Freewheel Burning 
7.   Victim of Changes
8.   The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
9.   Living After Midnight
10. Hell Bent For Leather
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

Album Release March 2015

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