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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Defenders Of The Faith
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 13 March 2015
Now this is a fantastic deluxe edition,it can be done if those in charge care enough.First of all the packaging,superb die cut slipcase with fold out digipak housing the discs and a neat little booklet with just enough information to make it worthwhile and some excellent live photo's capturing the moment.

Disc 1 ... The original studio album, remastered once again,truthfully i cant tell too much difference between this and the previous remaster but i'm not one for playing them side by side for every little difference.This was a quality album then and it sounds fantastic now.Its back to the original tracklisting with the bonus tracks removed,presumably because their now part of the live gig on the other discs.

discs 2/3... Priest live at Long Beach Arena 1984., its 2 discs of smoldering Priest ,at the top of their game,hard to believe they played every track from the album bar ' Eat Me Alive '. Taken ? from a radio broadcast its hard to believe why it was kept under wraps for so long,it knocks 'Priest Live' for six !!.

For a recordong 30 years old it sounds wonderful.i can only assume the (master) tapes were in great condition and used here to perfection.

A truly excellent release,now for an expanded version of 'Unleashed In The East',we can only hope.
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on 2 October 2015
Well what a surprise ! not been that much of a Priestie over the years but the price for a decent CD and live album was too much temptation
Always thought they were technically skilled clever vocalist but preferred other performers so did not pay attention, apology due.
This is excellent value Metal well produced well presented and a happy crowd at the live performance not a duff track and some glorious performances as well
At this price £5 just give it a whirl, if you don't like can always give away for Xmas :)
Bet you keep it
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on 25 March 2017
A super buy - especially 3 c d's for the price. Sound is quality and the 2 live cd's are fantastic.
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on 16 April 2017
Rock solid classic Priest! You know it makes sense!
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on 18 June 2017
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on 29 March 2017
Priest can do no wrong. This package is excellent value for money
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on 25 January 2016
Great price great seller
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on 28 April 2017
A +++
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on 19 May 2012
Defenders Of The Faith,released in Jan 84,a time of rock turmoil,,Rush had released Signals a keyboard album, Van Halen the single Jump and Def Leppard the soft rock album Pyromania,all sold well.Where would Metal go ,was it out of fashion? Metal Gods, Judas Priest,the most influential metal band stood firm,recording one of the best metal albums of the 80's.Taking,its lead from the tour they had just completed ,Live Vengeance,on which the Priest were playing at a very energetic tempo.Defenders Of The Faith is almost a thrash metal album compared to Screaming For Vengeance,all the songs race along ,flowing from one to the other.Each song is carefully crafted with harmonic twin guitars, great choruses and the lead breaks are some of the best Priest ever recorded. The band are on top form and the whole album has an uplifting feel.I saw Priest in Dec 83 at the start of the Defenders tour in Birmingham ,their home city,they also appeared live on the TV show The Tube at this time. They were on fire live, blasting this album out at an unrelenting pace.I still play this CD ,it's a blast, addictive stuff and great fun. History will record the fact that Judas Priest stood up ,at the height the 80's keyboard assault,to defend the guitar and did so in great style. Metal Gods? Yes they earned this title over the years and this CD is one of the reasons, it has a place in time.Imagine Xmas 1983 playing on the radio [BBC Radio 1 rock night] is Van Halen's Jump getting it's first UK radio play ,,immediatly followed by Judas Priest's new song, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll,you needed to be there, pure Heavy Metal history
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on 21 May 2016
5 stars for an album that I do not believe to be the best lp, that Judas Priest released.
Reason....it's a monster of a heavy metal lp, it doesn't give you a chance to enjoy it on your own terms, it rips through you from beginning to end, it's an experience more than a journey. It came at the right time for Judas Priest, they had already broken into the American market, and this was the album to ensure they became permanent residents of the USA.
The reason I don't feel it's the best Judas Priest album is due to the fact of it being very formulated, it had one agenda, to tear you apart with razor sharp no surrender metal, and it achieved this 100%, it is what it is....a sadistic brute, but it isn't the Judas Priest that gave us that power metal with intelligence and dignity, "Killing Machine" is a much better album, "Point of Entry" has a far better writing skills,"British Steel " may be rated as the best known Judas album but that has a few metal fillers amongst the Priest classics. To sum up "Defenders of the Faith " it's a honest album, that knows what it is, it is genuine 110% British Heavy Metal, you are buying pure decibel destruction on a mighty scale...it does not disappoint, but don't expect the best Judas Priest album you've ever heard, if you want class and metal sophistication in the song writing department buy the 1979 to 1981 albums.....if your in need to be torn limb from limb this is the album for you....it is a murderous metal monster......if it ain't movin it ain't groovin,
Buy and Enjoy......
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