Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CD REVIEW: TURBO 30 (Remastered 30Th Anniversary Edition) by Judas Priest

TURBO 30 (Remastered 30Th Anniversary Edition) by Judas Priest
(Sony Music)

'Thirty years after it was unleashed, 'Turbo', the tenth release from Heavy Metal icons, Judas Priest, gets remastered and reissued in two formats.  A three CD package with the album fully remastered as well as the two CD live concert recorded in Kansas City during the band’s Fuel For Life World Tour. While some may may not taken to this album, I loved it. The album incorporated glam and hair metal influences, synthesizers, big reverb production. Granted it may have been an attempt to attract a broader music fan base beyond the realm of the die hard Judas Priest fan, but still an all around rock solid recording. From the sing along "Rock You All Around The World", to the adrenaline charge of "Locked in and "Hands Off", to the dark sinister swagger of "Out in the Cold", to the riff intense arena anthem "Reckless". To hear these songs remastered just enhances the listening experience at the same time bringing back great memories. Judas Priest have never been afraid to experiment with their sound, and 'Turbo' was a successful result of that. Disc two and three captures The Priest live in all their metallic glory live in Kansas City on their Fuel For Life world tour. Both discs are loaded with the band's hits. Disc two set list: Out In the Cold, Locked In, Heading Out To The Highway, Metal Gods, Breaking The Law, Love Bites, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll,The Sentinel, Private Property, Desert Plains and  Rock You All Around The World. Disc three set list: The Hellion/Electric Eye, Turbo Lover, Freewheel Burning, Victim Of Changes, The Green Manalishi (With The Two -Pronged Crown) ,Living After Midnight, You've Got Another Thing Coming and Hell Bent For Leather.  Overall, this 30th anniversary edition for 'Turbo' is a superb three disc set and a must for Judas Priest fans. 
 Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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