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8 Years Ago Def Leppard Release PYROMANIA/ADRENALIZE Deluxe Editions

Thursday, 8th June 2017





Def Leppard 2009.

Def Leppard released Deluxe Editions of their classic Pyromania and Adrenalize albums on this day in 2009 in the UK.

The two classic albums were first reissued on 8th June 2009 in the UK and Worldwide.

A North American release followed on 23rd June coinciding with the start of the 2009 US Summer Tour in Camden, NJ.

'Pyromania' was originally released in January 1983 and the bonus disc featured a live recording taken from one of two September 1983 performances at the LA Forum.

'Adrenalize' was first released in March 1992 and it's deluxe edition bonus disc featured a selection of 12 B Sides taken from the many singles released in 1992/1993.

These were a mixture of acoustic songs, original songs, demos and live tracks.

Both releases featured deluxe digipak gatefold packaging with expanded booklet containing rare and previously unseen photographs, comprehensive sleeve-notes telling the story behind the album and images of rare single covers and memorabilia from the period. Liner notes come from Rolling Stone's David Fricke.

News of these album releases first surfaced via a February 2009 diary entry by Ross Halfin whose photographs were used in the CD booklets.

The release details were later confirmed in April.

June 2009 - Joe Elliott Interview Quote

(On albums/2009 tour) - "We're not going to pretend that the re-releases are brand new and we've got to promote them, but we're not going to ignore them either!.".

June 2009 - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"When it came to picking bonus tracks for Pyromania there was nothing, there were no B-sides, anything that we used as a B-side was a track from High & Dry, so we had to come up with something a little special."

"The live disc is the first time weíve released a live CD. Itís the Steve Clark line-up of the band, itís all music from the first three albums. Itís a unique historical document."

"Itís got an absolute edge to it, itís got a real rawness to it. We play everything too fast, we sing everything too fast. I donít even know how I get half the words into some of the songs Ďcoz itís so fast. But you can see why Ė the audience reaction is outrageous and we just feed off it. When youíre kids and itís your first ever major success, I think you do lose the plot a little bit, in a good way. You just go mad, the adrenaline is just flying."

June 2009 - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

"'Adrenalize' was Number One the week of the L.A. riots. I know it was the Nineties, but it really was the end of the Eighties. You had this whole new genre - Nirvana and the grunge thing - which I loved when it really shook everything up. But we got lumped into the Eighties hair metal bands."

"When Pyromania came out it was the complete opposite. MTV embraced it. Everyone else embraced it. They liked the fact that this young rock band, instead of looking like Black Sabbath, we looked more like Duran Duran. It really, really crossed over."

(On 1983 Live Disc) - "We can sing now. It was great for what it was...a young band having its first stab at success. 'Photograph' is about twice as fast as we do it now. The interesting thing is we just got so much better as a band. There's an enthusiasm that you can definitely hear, but we still have the fire now."

"This was the perfect opportunity. It's like here we go, we've got 'Pyromania' re-releasing and we've got a live 'Pyromania' tour thing that we've kind of had in our vaults. It was a no-brainer really."

Pyromania/Adrenalize Deluxe Editions - Press Release

Def Leppard, Britain's greatest arena rock band, are set to release deluxe editions of the classic albums "PYROMANIA" and "ADRENALIZE" on June 8 (UK) / June 9 (world) / June 16 (North America). The band also headline Dublin's O2 Arena on Friday the 12th June and headline the UK's Download festival on Sunday 14th June 2009.

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 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 U.S. ("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 Edition features a remastered version of the original album and a bonus disc of a previously unreleased 15-track show from The Forum in Los Angeles in 1983.

"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 (and went 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 Edition features a remastered version of the original album with a bonus disc of rare, live, acoustic and demo versions.

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.

Def Leppard Pyromania Deluxe Edition 2009.

Def Leppard Pyromania Deluxe Edition

DISC ONE - PYROMANIA:

  • 01 - Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
  • 02 - Photograph
  • 03 - Stagefright
  • 04 - Too Late For Love
  • 05 - Die Hard The Hunter
  • 06 - Foolin'
  • 07 - Rock Of Ages
  • 08 - Comin' Under Fire
  • 09 - Action! Not Words
  • 10 - Billy's Got A Gun

DISC TWO - LIVE LA FORUM SEP 11TH 1983:

  • 01 - Intro/Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
  • 02 - Rock Brigade
  • 03 - High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)
  • 04 - Another Hit And Run - Extended
  • 05 - Billy's Got A Gun
  • 06 - Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
  • 07 - Foolin'
  • 08 - Photograph
  • 09 - Rock Of Ages - Extended
  • 10 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 11 - Switch 625
  • 12 - Let It Go + Phil Collen Guitar Solo Intro
  • 13 - Wasted + Steve Clark Guitar Solo Intro
  • 14 - Stagefright
  • 15 - Travellin' Band - (featuring Brian May of Queen).

Def Leppard Adrenalize Deluxe Edition 2009.

Def Leppard Adrenalize Deluxe Edition

DISC ONE - ADRENALIZE:

  • 01 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 02 - Heaven Is
  • 03 - Make Love Like A Man
  • 04 - Tonight
  • 05 - White Lightning
  • 06 - Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)
  • 07 - Personal Property
  • 08 - Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
  • 09 - I Wanna Touch U
  • 10 - Tear It Down.

DISC TWO - B SIDES:

  • 01 - Hysteria - In The Clubs In Your Face (Bonn 29/05/92)
  • 02 - Photograph - In The Clubs In Your Face
  • 03 - Pour Some Sugar On Me - In The Clubs In Your Face
  • 04 - Let's Get Rocked - In The Clubs In Your Face
  • 05 - You Can't Always Get What You Want - B-Side
  • 06 - Little Wing With Hothouse Flowers - B-Side
  • 07 - Tonight (Version 2-Demo Version) - B-Side
  • 08 - Now I'm Here (Live) - B-Side (Live Wembley Stadium)
  • 09 - Two Steps Behind (Acoustic) B-Side
  • 10 - Tonight (Acoustic) - B-Side (Sun Studios 1993)
  • 11 - Too Late For Love (Live) - B-Side (Live Denver 1988)
  • 12 - Women (Live) - B-Side (Live Denver 1988).

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