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Def Leppard mini documentary of the Early years released on video
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Def Leppard mini documentary of the Early years released on video

DEF LEPPARD have released the second part in a mini-documentary filmed to celebrate the deluxe re-issues of the multi-million selling ‘Adrenalize’ and ‘Pyromania’. The band also played the coveted closing set at Download Festival last month to a rapturous response. Check out this unique insight into the records at the following links

Check out Jame's review & photos of Def Leppard live at the NEC, Birmingham
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Having sold over 65 million albums worldwide since their debut release in 1980 and proved themselves one of rock music’s hardest working and consistently powerful live bands (playing to over 50 million fans in the last 15 years alone), these timely deluxe expanded editions are a must for any discerning music fan. Def Leppard remain one of only five rock groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US (‘Pyromania’ being one of them). The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.



Both Deluxe Editions will feature deluxe digipak gatefold packaging with expanded booklets containing rare and previously unseen photographs, comprehensive sleeve-notes telling the story behind each album and include images of rare single covers and memorabilia from the period. Liner notes come from Rolling Stone’s David Fricke.



‘Pyromania’, Def Leppard’s third album originally released in 1983, was the album that took the band to the global stage. Produced by Robert “Mutt” Lange, the album sold over 10 million copies in the USA alone and spawned the huge singles ‘Photograph’, ‘Rock Of Ages’ and ‘Foolin’’. The Deluxe Expanded Edition features a remastered version of the original album and a bonus disc of a previously unreleased 15 track show from the LA Forum in 1983. Full tracklisting follows





Pyromania Disc one

Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)

Photograph

Stagefright

Too Late For Love

Die Hard The Hunter

Foolin'

Rock Of Ages

Comin' Under Fire

Action! Not Words

Billy's Got A Gun



Disc two
LIVE – LA FORUM 1983

Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)
Rock Brigade
High ‘N’ Dry (Saturday Night)
Another Hit And Run
Billy's Got A Gun

Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
Foolin'
Photograph
Rock Of Ages
Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
Switch 625
Let It Go
Wasted
Stagefright
Travellin' Band



‘Adrenalize’, Def Leppard’s fifth studio album from 1992, followed the enormous ‘Hysteria’ (released in 1987) and cemented the band as the dominant Arena rock band. The album was recorded following the tragic death of guitarist Steve Clark – with Phil Collen recording all guitar parts – and dedicated to his memory. The album featured huge singles such as ‘Let’s Get Rocked’ and ‘Make Love Like A Man’ and debuted at No 1 in both the UK and USA (going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide). The album was produced by Def Leppard and Mike Shipley with Robert “Mutt” Lange as executive producer. The Deluxe Expanded Edition features a remastered version of the original album with a bonus disc of rare, live, acoustic and demo versions.





Adrenalize Disc one

Let's Get Rocked

Heaven Is

Make Love Like A Man

Tonight

White Lightning

Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)

Personal Property

Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad

I Wanna Touch U

Tear It Down



Disc two

Hysteria - In The Clubs In Your Face - Bonn 29/05/92
Photograph - In The Clubs In Your Face
Pour Some Sugar On Me - In The Clubs In Your Face
Let’s Get Rocked - In The Clubs In Your Face
You Can't Always Get What You Want - B-Side

Little Wing With Hothouse Flowers - B-Side

Tonight (Version 2-Demo Version) - B-Side

Now I'm Here (Live) - B-Side

Two Steps Behind (Acoustic) B-Side

Tonight (Acoustic) - B-Side

Too Late For Love (Live) - B-Side

Women (Live) - B-Side



Def Leppard set the world alight with ‘Pyromania’. And then gave rock a massive shot in the arm with ‘Adrenalize’.

Together, these are a masterclass in melodic hard rock. Now get both with bonus tracks in expanded formats.

Two amazing albums. From one great band.
If you are in the states you can check out the bands current leg of their world tour here
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