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Defenders of the Faith

Judas Priest

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
January 24th, 1984
Catalog ID:
CBS 25713
Label:
Columbia Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 88%)
Side A
1. Freewheel Burning 04:24   Show lyrics
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2. Jawbreaker 03:27   Show lyrics
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3. Rock Hard Ride Free 05:36   Show lyrics
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4. The Sentinel 05:06   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Love Bites 04:48   Show lyrics
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6. Eat Me Alive 03:35   Show lyrics
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7. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 04:07   Show lyrics
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8. Night Comes Down 04:01   Show lyrics
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9. Heavy Duty 02:26   Show lyrics
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10. Defenders of the Faith 01:32   Show lyrics
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Band members
Rob Halford Vocals
Dave Holland Drums
Ian Hill Bass
K. K. Downing Guitars
Glenn Tipton Guitars
Miscellaneous staff
Doug Johnson Design
Buddy Thorton Engineering
Ben King Engineering
David Roeder Engineering
Bruce Hensal Engineering
Christian Eser Engineering
Mark Dodson Engineer
Tom Allom Producer
Bob Halligan, Jr. Music, Lyrics (track 7)
Rob Halford Vocals
Dave Holland Drums
Ian Hill Bass
K. K. Downing Guitars
Glenn Tipton Guitars
Doug Johnson Design
Buddy Thorton Engineering
Ben King Engineering
David Roeder Engineering
Bruce Hensal Engineering
Christian Eser Engineering
Mark Dodson Engineer
Tom Allom Producer
Bob Halligan, Jr. Music, Lyrics (track 7)
Read Not Exactly Bad 80% StainedClass95 July 6th, 2014
Read Thrusting to the hilt 90% autothrall May 8th, 2012
Read Some flaws in their... 82% hells_unicorn March 5th, 2012
Read Awesome, But It Falls On... 90% Metal_Jaw February 27th, 2012
Read A skullcrushing metal... 94% MetalSupremacy December 29th, 2010
Read One Of The Best 80's Priest... 97% Luvers666 July 2nd, 2007
Read Defenders of the Metal 88% Mikesn May 12th, 2007
Read Too Inconsistent to Own 73% DawnoftheShred January 5th, 2007
Read All Fear The Sentinel 98% drewnm156 January 1st, 2007
Read The last classic 89% OlympicSharpshooter August 24th, 2004
Read Their faith hath been... 91% langstondrive July 4th, 2004

Videos were made for the songs "Freewheel Burning" and "Love Bites".

2001 remaster bonus tracks:
- Turn on Your Light (previously unreleased, originally is from the August 1985 Turbo sessions at Compass Point Studios, Nassau)
- Heavy Duty / Defenders of the Faith (live, recorded at Long Beach Sports Arena, Long Beach, CA. May 5, 1984)

"Freewheel Burning" was originally released as a single in 1983 shortly before the "Defenders of the Faith" album release. The 12" maxi-single features a dual-guitar intro to the song that didn't make the final cut of the album.

"Rock Hard Ride Free" was originally written around 1981-82 during "Screaming for Vengeance" sessions and was called "Fight for Your Life", but did not make the final cut on that album. The original version can be heard on the 2001 reissue of "Killing Machine".

All tracks by Halford, Downing, & Tipton (except track 7 by Halligan Jr.)

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