Judas Priest will mark the 30th anniversary of their 1986 album, “Turbo”, with the release of an expanded reissue on February 3.
The package will include a remastered version of the original album alongside audio of the band in a May 1986 concert at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO.
“The 80’s is considered to have been the best decade for heavy metal,” says the group. “Judas Priest roared through it and at the half way point went into unchartered territory with ‘Turbo’. Always believing that metal should have no boundaries, Priest challenged themselves taking on board new technical inventions to create fresh ideas and push their sound forward. The combined songs show another side of Priest’s range of creativity that captures a theme and energy infused with the over the top sensibilities of that era.
“The ‘Fuel For Life’ tour certainly encapsulated the decadence of the times! ‘Turbo’ remastered and accompanied by a pedal to the metal live recording from Kansas reveals Priest on high octane – Raising fists and devil horns to the next level.”
Judas Priest’s use of guitar synthesizers on their tenth album was evident in tracks like the lead single, “Turbo Lover”, as the record peaked at No. 17 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 1 million in the country.
The “Turbo 30” reissue will be available as a 3CD set, LP and via digital download.
Judas Priest are planning to enter the studio next month to record the follow-up to 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls.”
“We've just been in the studio for a couple of months putting songs together,” guitarist Richie Faulkner revealed recently. “We're recording demos; we're putting down some grassroots ideas and fleshing them out for the next Priest record. We're gonna go into the studio to start recording in January. So it should be out sometime next year. But we're not touring next year. So we're gonna be touring, hopefully, in 2018."
Release date: February 3, 2017
Disc One - Turbo: Remastered
01. Turbo Lover
02. Locked In
03. Private Property
04. Parental Guidance
05. Rock You All Around The World
06. Out In The Cold
07. Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days
08. Hot For Love
Disc Two - Live At The Kemper Arena, Kansas City
01. Out In The Cold
02. Locked In
03. Heading Out To The Highway
04. Metal Gods
05. Breaking The Law
06. Love Bites
07. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
08. The Sentinel
09. Private Property
10. Desert Plains
11. Rock You All Around The World
Disc Three - Live At The Kemper Arena, Kansas City
01. The Hellion
02. Electric Eye
03. Turbo Lover
04. Freewheel Burning
05. Victim Of Changes
06. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
07. Living After Midnight
08. You've Got Another Thing Coming
09. Hell Bent For Leather
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