Judas Priest Defenders 30 anniversary remaster (streaming)

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  1. gdomeier

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    Cool!!!!!! Thanks for the heads up on this. Defenders was their best album, IMHO. Will definitely pick this up.
     
  3. Pat Healy

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    Hopefully an issue they'd address in the remaster. I don't hear a big difference between clip the OP posted and the original, though listening to mp3's on crappy headphones is probably not the best representation.
     
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    I loved this album from the first minute I heard it. I thought this album got lost in the shuffle a bit compared to the rest of their discography and I think it was awesome from front to back. I reserve least favorite Priest album status to British Steel.

    I will say listening to the live tracks that Halford challenged himself a fair bit on this record. Jawbreaker would be one I would crap my pants if I had to recreate live on a nightly basis :red Night Comes Down is one of my favorite Priest ballads as well. The Sentinel is amazing as well, imo. Either way a great band that has had a long successful career. Kudos \m/
     
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    Cool. My favorite of their middle period albums. Will have to check this out.
     
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    This is the 2nd time it's been remasterd so 3rd time on CD. I've got the first remaster , I rarely listen to it so I can't comment on the sound
     
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    SFV was a great album - my second favorite - but Defenders takes it for me. I like the darker direction of the songwriting. The Sentinel is my favorite Priest song. I've seen them live a bunch of times, with both Halford and Ripper. Ripper's take on some songs was great, some songs terrible, but he really killed it (ha ha) on The Sentinel.
     
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    LOVE this album.

    British Steel
    SFV
    Defenders

    Best 3 pack I can think of.
     
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    Defenders was my first Priest album and it's still my favorite.

    The clips posted sound great. There's better clarity in the guitar mixes and Rob's vocals just kill it on every song.

    Not a bad song on the album. The Sentinel remains my all time favorite Priest song.
     
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    Agree - Sounds re-mixed, not just remastered.
     
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    That's a good thing as I'm listening to the 2001 remaster and it sounds pretty muffled with lots of lows and little highs
     
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    it is a great album, i saw this tour.
    seems like there's no love for point of entry, hell bent or sad wings.
     
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    I love all those albums you mentioned , more so than DOTF
     
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    I am a huge Priest fan but I never understood the love for DOTF. I thought most of the songs were weak or basic. The exception of course was The Sentinel, if the whole album was like that it would have been fantastic. I also thought the drums sounded suspiciously synthetic.

    My first Priest album was Hent Bent For Leather (my cassette version at the time was called Killing Machine) and that will never be topped for me, although Sin After Sin and Stained Class come very close. It must be something about the 70s: I prefer all of the 70s Scorpions albums to everything that came after.
     
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    Badass. I'm willing to buy just about any Priest, new or old.
     
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    I love point of entry. Yes it is a bit "pop" for them but the tunes are so well written. One of my favorites whn on the elliptical. Lol

    Priest deserves all the recognition they can get. But gotta admit turbo lover, eek
     
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    I'd take Point of Entry over DOTF anyday. Much more interesting, better production, better songs.
     
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    Same here
     
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    Make it three.
     
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    Defenders is a solid album all the way through. Maybe it is not their best, but I consider it to be a part of a great string of albums in their middle era. The Sentinel is one of their best songs ever.
     

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