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DEF LEPPARD To Reissue First Two Albums On Blue-Red Vinyl In March 2020

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Def Leppard have today announced coloured vinyl versions of the On Through The Night and High 'n' Dry albums for March 2020.

The Early Years 79-81 five disc box set has now been full announced including all details and the full tracklisting.

New remastered versions of 'On Through The Night' and 'High 'n' Dry' are also being released as standalone releases.

They are both available as single CDs and black vinyl editions.

'On Through The Night' is also issued on Limited Edition Blue vinyl.

'High 'n' Dry' is being issued as a Limited Edition Red vinyl.

The first time these albums have been released on coloured vinyl.

All of these releases celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UK release of the 'On Through The Night' album in 1980. The band's debut featuring the single 'Hello America' and the live classic 'Wasted'.

View tracklistings and order options below.


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Def Leppard 2020.

Def Leppard - On Through The Night Blue Vinyl (Limited Edition)

  • Side A
  • 01 - Rock Brigade
  • 02 - Hello America
  • 03 - Sorrow Is A Woman
  • 04 - It Could Be You
  • 05 - Satellite
  • 06 - When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
  • Side B
  • 07 - Wasted
  • 08 - Rocks Off
  • 09 - It Don't Matter
  • 10 - Answer To The Master
  • 11 - Overture
  • Catalogue Number - 77793264
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

On Through The Night reissued on blue vinyl with remastered audio.

Order 'On Through The Night Blue Vinyl' Online

Def Leppard 2020.

Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry Red Vinyl (Limited Edition)

  • Side A
  • 01 - Let It Go
  • 02 - Another Hit And Run
  • 03 - High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)
  • 04 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 05 - Switch 625
  • Side B
  • 06 - You Got Me Runnin'
  • 07 - Lady Strange
  • 08 - On Through The Night
  • 09 - Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
  • 10 - NO NO NO
  • Catalogue Number - 77793202
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

High 'n' Dry reissued on red vinyl with remastered audio.


Order 'High 'n' Dry Red Vinyl' Online


Def Leppard 2020.

Def Leppard - On Through The Night Black Vinyl

  • Side A
  • 01 - Rock Brigade
  • 02 - Hello America
  • 03 - Sorrow Is A Woman
  • 04 - It Could Be You
  • 05 - Satellite
  • 06 - When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
  • Side B
  • 07 - Wasted
  • 08 - Rocks Off
  • 09 - It Don't Matter
  • 10 - Answer To The Master
  • 11 - Overture
  • Catalogue Number - 0800722
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

On Through The Night reissued on black vinyl with remastered audio.

Def Leppard 2020.

Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry Black Vinyl

  • Side A
  • 01 - Let It Go
  • 02 - Another Hit And Run
  • 03 - High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)
  • 04 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 05 - Switch 625
  • Side B
  • 06 - You Got Me Runnin'
  • 07 - Lady Strange
  • 08 - On Through The Night
  • 09 - Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
  • 10 - NO NO NO
  • Catalogue Number - 0803068
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

High 'n' Dry reissued on black vinyl with remastered audio.

Def Leppard 2020.


Def Leppard - The Early Years 79-81 (Limited Edition) Box Set

  • Catalogue Number (CD) - 6731408
  • Number Of Discs - Five
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

Def Leppard 2020.


Order 'On Through The Night' Online

  • Catalogue Number (CD) - 7779325
  • Catalogue Number (Vinyl) - 0800722
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

Def Leppard 2020.


Order 'High 'n' Dry' Online

  • Catalogue Number (CD) - 7779319
  • Catalogue Number (Vinyl) - 0803068
  • Record Company - UMC-Mercury
  • Release Date - 20th March 2020

Def Leppard The Early Years 79-81 - News Quotes

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset represents the band’s first two albums, ‘On Through The Night’ (1980) and ‘High ‘N’ Dry’ (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh.

This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally.

The album also features an instant grat track, the much sought-after Nick Tauber produced version of ‘Rock Brigade’, which was originally pencilled as a single for the UK but was never released at the time. Today, 40 years on, the track receives its first release.

Joe Elliott says, “Well the fans asked, and we listened! Really excited to have our early years reworked with a load of rare material including the newly unearthed Live at the Oxford New Theatre, recorded on the 1980 UK tour …. It’s been a trip putting this boxset together and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did working on it! ”

‘On Through The Night’, the band’s debut album, was released in 1980 and immediately put the rock world on notice. The band were destined for big things with the album charting at #15 in the UK and #51 in the US. Produced by Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath), it featured many of the band’s live favourites and some updated versions of early singles. The album achieved platinum status in 1989.

‘High ‘N’ Dry’, the first of Def Leppard’s albums to be produced by Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange, was released in 1981. It reached #26 in the UK charts and #38 in the US, further cementing the bands status.

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset includes a history of the band’s first two albums written by Mojo and Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott (no relation) featuring personal insights from the band on the making and releasing of those early records as well as rare photos and memorabilia.

Both albums have been remastered and will be available on 1CD version, black vinyl, and limited edition coloured vinyl.


Def Leppard The Early Years 79-81 - News Quotes

On 20th March 2020, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard will release ‘The Early Years 79-81’ Boxset - the definitive collection of the band’s early music - on UMC/Virgin.

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset represents the band’s first two albums, ‘On Through The Night’ (1980) and ‘High ‘N’ Dry’ (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh.

This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally.


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