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DEF LEPPARD To Release 'Hysteria' 30th-Anniversary Box Set

DEF LEPPARD will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its seminal album “Hysteria”, one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of “Hysteria (Remastered 2017)”. Set to debut on August 4, the remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Ume — Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, and limited-edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for “In The Round In Your Face (Live)” on CD for the first time.

Frontman Joe Elliott says: “It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of ‘Hysteria’. In some respects, it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us.”

Adds guitarist Phil Collen: “I look back at the whole ‘Hysteria’ experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith, thanks to Mutt Lange‘s insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop Top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished.”

Essential listening for fans across the board, “Hysteria” indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. As the group’s second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (10 million sales in the U.S.), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million in the U.S. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.S. Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by “Born In The U.S.A.” Rolling Stone touted it on the prestigious “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list, and a poll in Q placed it among the “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Dominating multiple charts, it captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, bolstered by immortal Top-5 anthems such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal”, “Love Bites”, “Hysteria”, “Rocket” and “Armageddon It”.

“Hysteria” left an indelible mark on rock ‘n’ roll. Powered by stadium-filling drums, rapturous guitars, and unshakable choruses, the record saw DEF LEPPARD rightfully claim their place among rock’s divinities forever. As a result, its influence now reverberates through three generations of artists to follow. It also historically marked their third straight collaboration with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

Among the new versions, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books — “Story Of”; a Ross Halfin photo book; Discography; Hysteria Tour Program and Tour Poster. The Deluxe Version features 3 CDs, the Vanilla Version is 1-CD, and the Vinyl Version is 2 Black LPs. In addition, there will be a limited-edition, 2-LP Colored Vinyl available via D2C channels for the first time.

“Hysteria 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition” track listing:

CD One (Remastered “Hysteria”)

01. Women
02. Rocket
03. Animal
04. Love Bites
05. Pour Some Sugar On Me
06. Armageddon It
07. Gods Of War
08. Don’t Shoot Shotgun
09. Run Riot
10. Hysteria
11. Excitable
12. Love And Affection

CD Two

01. Tear It Down (B-side)
02. I Wanna Be Your Hero (Retro Active)
03. Ride Into The Sun (Retro Active)
04. Ring Of Fire (B-Side)
05. Women (Radio Edit)
06. Rocket (Lunar Mix) (Radio Edit)
07. Love Bites (Radio Edit)
08. Hysteria (Radio Edit)
09. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Radio Edit)
10. Armageddon It (Radio Edit)
11. Release Me (Stumpus Maximus)
12. Classic Album – Hysteria (BBC Radio Documentary)

CD Three

01. Rocket (The Lunar Mix – Extended Version) (B-Side)
02. Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix) (12″ Single)
03. Animal (Extended Version)
04. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Extended Version)
05. Excitable (The Orgasmic Mix) (B-Side)
06. Rocket (Lunar Mix) (B-Side)
07. Rock Of Ages (Live) (B-Side)
08. Love And Affection (Live) (B-Side)
09. Billy’s Got A Gun (Live) (B-Side)

CD Four: “In The Round, In Your Face” (Live)

01. Stagefright
02. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
03. Women
04. Too Late For Love
05. Hysteria
06. Gods Of War
07. Die Hard The Hunter

CD Five: “In The Round, In Your Face” (Live)

01. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
02. Foolin’
03. Armageddon It
04. Animal
05. Pour Some Sugar On Me
06. Phil Solo
07. Rock Of Ages
08. Photograph

DVD One

01. Rocket (Top Of The Pops)
02. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Top Of The Pops)
03. Animal (Top Of The Pops)
04. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Brit Awards)
05. Women (Promo Video)
06. Animal (Promo Video)
07. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Promo Video)
08. Pour Some Sugar On Me (U.S. Version Live)
09. Hysteria (Promo Video)
10. Love Bites (Promo Video)
11. Rocket (Promo Video)
12. Armageddon It (Live) (Promo Video)

DVD Two (“Classic Albums”)

01. Introduction
02. Animal
03. Hysteria
04. Rocket
05. Love Bites
06. Pour Some Sugar On Me

Bonus Material

07. Initial Recordings Of Animal
08. Rick Gets Hysterical
09. Hysteria (Acoustic Performance)
10. Drumming – Return To The Status Quo
11. The Album According To Joe
12. Sugar Stripped Down
13. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Acoustic Performance)
14. Guitars, Guitars, Guitars
15. Windmill II And The Gods Of War
16. Mutt’s Vocals In The Mix
17. The Album Is Finally Released


Source: Blabbermouth

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