Judas Priest’s Classic ‘Defenders Of The Faith’ To Get Remastered/Expanded

Former Electric Sister Singer Releases Lyric Video for “White”

December 11, 2014

Coming off an era which saw several Judas Priest albums that have gone down as some of the greatest in the entire history of heavy metal (namely, 1980’s ‘British Steel’ and 1982’s ‘Screaming For Vengeance’), the band from Birmingham knew that their next release had to ‘deliver the goods,’ to cement their standing as the leaders of metal. And deliver they did, with their platinum-certified 1984 release, ‘Defenders Of The Faith,’ which spawned such headbanging classics as “Freewheel Burning”, “Jawbreaker”, “The Sentinel”, “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”, and “Love Bites”.

On March 10th, 2015, a newly expanded three-CD version of the album will be unleashed via Columbia/Legacy, which includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California, on May 5th, 1984.

The 21-track concert (split up over two discs) perfectly balances the then-new material from the group’s ninth studio offering overall, including such classics as “Metal Gods”, “Breaking The Law”, “Sinner”, “Electric Eye”, “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)”, “Victim Of Changes”, and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”, among many others.

As the band states in the liner notes to the reissue, “It’s 30 years since we released ‘Defenders Of The Faith’ — we’re very proud to say it has become a classic that’s beloved by Priest fans throughout the world”

Judas Priest continues to ‘defend the faith’ to this day, as the group recently issued their seventeenth studio album, ‘Redeemer Of Souls’, which sees the band’s popularity amongst metal-heads remain as strong as ever,as it debuted higher than any other previous Judas Priest release (at #6 on the Billboard 200). And on the group’s current tour, quite a few classics from ‘Defenders’ are being performed for the first time in years.

And soon, fans will get a chance to re-experience vintage Judas Priest, with the ‘Defenders Of The Faith’ reissue.

CD1 – ‘Defenders Of The Faith’ Re-mastered:
01. Freewheel Burning
02. Jawbreaker
03. Rock Hard Ride Free
04. The Sentinel
05. Love Bites
06. Eat Me Alive
07. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
08. Night Comes Down
09. Heavy Duty
10. Defenders Of The Faith

CD2 – Live at Long Beach Arena, California May 5th, 1984:
01. Love Bites
02. Jawbreaker
03. Grinder
04. Metal Gods
05. Breaking The Law
06. Sinner
07. Desert Plains
08. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
09. The Sentinel
10. Rock Hard Ride Free

CD3 – Live At Long Beach Arena, California May 5th, 1984:
01. Night Comes Down
02. The Hellion
03. Electric Eye
04. Heavy Duty
05. Defenders Of The Faith
06. Freewheel Burning
07. Victim Of Changes
08. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
09. Living After Midnight
10. Hell Bent For Leather
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

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