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CBS Records complied Tuesday with a Nevada judge’s order to turn over master tapes of the Judas Priest album “Stained Class” which a lawsuit claims contains subliminal messages that prompted two teen-agers to enter into a suicide pact in 1985. CBS attorney Suellen Fulstone said that along with the tape, the company gave the court all the multi-track masters for all albums CBS produced and distributed for the British metal band. Fulstone said CBS did not have possession of a 24-track master tape reportedly used to create the two-track tape the recording company employed to produce the 1978 album. In October, Washoe District Judge Jerry Whitehead ordered CBS to produce the master tape to the “Stained Class” album to look for subliminal messages. In pretrial court filings, two sound experts for the plaintiffs claim they detected a hidden message on the song “Better By You--Better Than Me” that said “do it, do it.”


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