Release date
15 Feb 2012
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Turbo Lover 4:39 3,809
2 Locked In 4:19 38,794
3 Private Property 4:29 37,416
4 Parental Guidance 3:24 39,288
5 Rock You All Around the World 3:39 36,210
6 Out in the Cold 6:25 48,263
7 Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days 4:39 33,539
8 Hot for Love 4:13 26,334
9 Reckless 4:17 27,401
10 All Fired Up 4:43 8,091
11 Locked In (Live) 4:24 3,446

About this album

Turbo is the 10th studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest.

The album was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas and mixed January - February 1986 at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California. This album was first released on April 15, 1986. A remastered CD was released in 2002, adding two bonus tracks. The album marked the band’s first use of guitar synthesizers.

Following the success of their previous album, Defenders of the Faith, Judas Priest initially recorded a double album called “Twin Turbos”, which was never released. Instead, the material was split, with the more commercial songs appearing on Turbo. While it sold well initially, going Gold (RIAA) on June 10, 1986 and Platinum on July 24, 1987 and reaching #33 in the UK and #17 on Billboard 200, the reaction from fans was negative. Sales tapered off and the live album from the subsequent tour tanked.

“Reckless” was asked to be on the Top Gun soundtrack, but Judas Priest declined, both because they thought the film would flop and because it would have meant leaving the song off Turbo. The Album ‘Ram It Down’ had a release of Johnny Be Goode for the movie of the same title that was a box office flop.

“Parental Guidance” was written and recorded in response to Tipper Gore’s attack on the band. Her organization, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), placed “Eat Me Alive” (from Defenders of the Faith) at #3 on their list of offensive songs (a.k.a. the “Filthy Fifteen”), as it allegedly was about performing oral sex at gunpoint.

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