Judas Priest ‘Defenders of the Faith’ deluxe edition due in March

In March 2015, Judas Priest are to reissue their classic album ‘Defenders of the Faith’ to mark its thirtieth anniversary.  Much loved by fans, the album is home to Priest classics ‘Freewheel Burning’ and ‘Some Heads Are Gonna Roll’.

The new deluxe edition pairs the studio album with a complete live show – two disc’s worth of live material recorded on the ‘Defenders’ tour of ’84.   Unlike the two previous Priest deluxe editions, no visual material is included, despite the band making a few TV appearances to promote the original album.   The extended 12″ mix of ‘Freewheel Burning’ is also omitted.

The full tracklist can be seen below.

This release follows the band’s 2014 studio album ‘Redeemer of Souls’ and marks the first time the Priest archives have been raided since the release of a deluxe ‘Screaming For Vengeance’ CD & DVD set released in 2012.

 

DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH DELUXE EDITION

Disc 1: Original studio album

Freewheel Burning
Jawbreaker
Rock Hard, Rise Free
The Sentinel
Love Bites
Eat Me Alive
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Night Comes Down
Heavy Duty
Defenders of the Faith

Discs 2 & 3:  Live at Long Beach California, May 5th 1984

Love Bites
Jawbreaker
Grinder
Metal Gods
Breaking The Law
Sinner
Desert Plains
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
The Sentinel
Rock Hard, Ride Free

Night Comes Down
The Hellion
Electric Eye
Heavy Duty
Defenders of the Faith
Freewheel Burning
Victim of Changes
Green Manalishi
Living After Midnight
Hell Bent For Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

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Read a review of ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ here.

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