Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Judas Priest preview Defenders Of The Faith expanded reissue

Judas Priest are previewing the expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1984 album, “Defenders Of The Faith.”

The band are streaming audio of “Freewheel Burning” from a 1984 concert recording included in the forthcoming package; access is available when you sign up for the group’s official newsletter at Judas Priest’s Facebook page.

Due March 9 (March 10 in North America), the 3CD package will include the original album, fully remastered and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California on May 5, 1984.

The original album went platinum in the US with sales of more than 1 million and featured the singles "Freewheel Burning", "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" and "Love Bites."

"It's 30 years since we released 'Defenders of the Faith',” says the band. “We're very proud to say it has become a classic that's beloved by Priest fans throughout the world."

Judas Priest will continue their 40th anniversary tour in February in Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival; some summer 2015 dates in Europe have already been announced.

Judas Priest
“Defenders Of The Faith” 30th Anniversary Edition

Release date: March 9 (March 10 in North America)

CD1 – "Defenders Of The Faith" remastered

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 5, 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 5, 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

See also:

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Judas Priest to release Defenders Of The Faith 30th anniversary edition
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Search Judas Priest at hennemusic