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February 2017 Retro Gaming Article


February 3, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Catching up on some old games with some old tunes from Judas Priest's remastered release of Turbo

With a remastered release from one of my favorite bands blaring in the background, my Atari consoles are rounding out the retro vibe!
I discovered Judas Priest when I saw British Steel sitting in a bin at the local record store in 1980. I hadn't heard of them previously, but one look at that album cover and I knew it had to rock. It remains one of my favorite albums of all time and I've rocked out with Judas Priest ever since. It's truly awesome to grow up with a band and have them keep producing great music without yielding to anything.

Bands of this modern iTunes era, don't seem to have any lasting qualities like bands that have fought to stay relevant through the decades. I have a lot of respect for those who continue touring and crating new music. As much as the classics rock, new music is what keeps the creativity going. Too many bands rely on their past hits without going the distance to create more. Long live Judas Priest!

Judas Priest released a remastered version of Turbo The release of Turbo 30 is a 3-CD set marking the 30th anniversary of the album's original release. It features a remastered version of Turbo and a 2-disc live recording from the Fuel For Life tour in Kansas City on May 22, 1986. The live CDs are great - I've always loved live recordings.

The remaster of Turbo sounds good, although not a huge change from the original recording. I"m no hi-fi expert, but all I can say is it's much better than the Defenders Of The Faith remaster that sounded awful! I recommend Turbo 30 for anyone wanting to revisit an awesome era!

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