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32 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release The HISTORIA Video In North America

Historia 1988. Historia 1988

Def Leppard released their first ever video compilation Historia 32 years ago on this day in 1988 in North America.

The first ever Def Leppard video release on VHS tape.

It was issued the same day as the Love Bites single.

The 90 minute tape was priced at £14.99 and was released in North America on 5th July 1988.

Coming one day after its UK release on 4th July.

The compilation comprised all of the band's promo videos released between 1980 and 1988.

Also included were various TV performances from the UK and Japan.

15 promo videos were featured from the 'High 'n' Dry' (x2), 'Pyromania' (x3), 'High 'n' Dry (1984 Reissue)' (x2) and 'Hysteria' (x7) album eras.

Alongside the promo videos were various TV performances including the 1980 'Hello America' Top Of The Pops performance which was not broadcast on the show. Joe's recollection of the reasons why in the interview quote below is not accurate as the first Space Shuttle did not launch until April 1981.


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