British metal legends JUDAS PRIEST recently announced the reissue of their tenth studio album, “Turbo”. The album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on February 3 on three CDs (the original album and two bonus discs) as well as one-LP 150-gram vinyl.
Originally released in 1986, “Turbo” features all the hallmarks of classic PRIEST on tracks such as “Turbo Lover”, “Parental Guidance” and “Locked In”.
Included on disc 2 and 3 of the CD reissue is, previously unreleased, “Live in Kansas City”, a live recording from the band’s 1986 “Fuel For Life” tour in support of “Turbo”.
Speaking to “The Rock Brigade” podcast, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford stated about “Turbo”‘s more experimental sound at the time of its release: “Much like everything that we’ve done, we’ve kind of reflected on where we’ve been and what we are trying to aim for next.
“The big thing about this record is that for the first time in a long time, we were able to take our time.
“There was a period in the early ’80s when PRIEST was literally banging out a record every year and a world tour every year. How did we do that, I don’t know. It was just that we were running on fire, we were having the times of our lives, we had deadlines to meet, we had an incredible thing going with the label.”
He continued: “So here’s the deal. ‘Turbo’, the middle of the 1980s, right? We had a little bit of time to kind of pull back and take our time to make this record. So we were in a different place. I mean, I was in a different place, because I had so much coke up my nose, I don’t know how I got through every day of the week, because I was raging at that point, personally.