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Judas Priest Fan Listens To "Nostradamus" For 145 Straight Days
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 will mark the 145th straight day Cleveland, Ohio JUDAS PRIEST fan, Jim Bartek, has listened to Priest's epic, two-disc concept album Nostradamus in its entirety from start to finish since the initial release.
To put his obsession in better perspective, this translates to approximately 249 hours or 1 1/2 weeks of his life listening to the album. There have even been some days when Bartek has listened to the entire album multiple times so the numbers are more higher than reported. He owns all the various configurations released and mixes between listening to the 2CD and 3LP sets.
Asked why this album has made such an impact in his life, Bartek responds "I wish I could answer that! I don't know, it just grabs me and I enjoy listening to it. I honestly wish I could pinpoint and give a rock solid answer but I can't." Bartek adds "The flow of the record and the way you can just feel what the guy (Nostradamus) was going through from the way Priest play and sing it. Rob's vocals tell you exactly how the guy is feeling at a particular moment. It all just fits perfectly. I'm not tired of it yet. It's an epic record about a very interesting subject."
Bartek is holding hopes the band fulfills its promise to perform the album in its entirety and says if the dates are limited he promises to travel to be there. He has become a popular cult icon in the Cleveland-area with Priest fans and is asked often while out in public, where he can be seen sporting his Nostradamus t-shirt, if the streak is still going. He is a true 'fan' in every sense of the word.
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