Judas Priest Treat 'Defenders of the Faith' to Expanded Anniversary Reissue

Judas Priest Treat 'Defenders of the Faith' to Expanded Anniversary Reissue
While having issued the new album Redeemer of Souls back in the summer, British steelmakers Judas Priest will next highlight their past via a triple-CD set celebrating the 30th anniversary of 1984's Defenders of the Faith. Due to land March 10 through Legacy/Columbia/Sony, the classic Priest LP comes remastered and packaged with an era-appropriate live concert.

The first disc features the original 11-song outing, which includes singles "Freewheel Burning," "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" and "Love Bites." Producer Tom Allom returned to the '80s LP and remastered it in full.

Two bonus discs have been added to the package, throwing in a 21-song concert performed at the Long Beach Arena in May 1984. As you'll see in the tracklisting down below, the show featured the band tackling Defenders tunes like "The Sentinel" and "Jawbreaker," along with back catalogue favourites like "Breaking the Law" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming."

Judas Priest issued a group statement on the upcoming re-release, noting: "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."

Defenders of the Faith:

Disc One: Defenders of the Faith:

1. Freewheel Burning
2. Jawbreaker
3. Rock Hard Ride Free
4. The Sentinel
5. Love Bites
6. Eat Me Alive
7. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
8. Night Comes Down
9. Heavy Duty
10. Defenders of the Faith

Disc Two: Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984:

1. Love Bites
2. Jawbreaker
3. Grinder
4. Metal Gods
5. Breaking the Law
6. Sinner
7. Desert Plains
8. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
9. The Sentinel 
10. Rock Hard Ride Free

Disc Three: Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984:

1. Night Comes Down
2. The Hellion
3. Electric Eye
4. Heavy Duty
5. Defenders of the Faith
6. Freewheel Burning 
7. Victim of Changes
8. The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
9. Living After Midnight
10. Hell Bent For Leather
11. You've Got Another Thing Coming