This section looks at the 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' album release. A 5 CD/2 DVD special edition of the album.
"It's got bonus tracks. There's like 12 inch mixes."
Def Leppard's Hysteria 30th anniversary edition album was released on this day in 2017 to celebrate the album's 1987 release.
The new version was released on Friday 4th August to mark 30 years since the original 20 million-plus selling album was first issued.
The third time the album has been released after the 2006 Deluxe Edition (of fourth if you count the 1987 picture disc version).
The set was issued by UMC/Mercury Records with Joe Elliott as executive producer and mastered by Ronan McHugh.
View the various tracklistings below plus quotes from band members.
Phil Collen - June 2017 Interview Quotes
Hysteria Album 30th Anniversary Release
"It's got bonus tracks. There's like 12 inch mixes and all the stuff that came out you know during that time. So it's, there's live stuff on there, so it's, yeah. There was a lot. There's a lot of history you know around that album. So it's yeah it deserves a fair kind of you know new version if you like."
30 Years Since Hysteria
"30 years is crazy. I mean I - just in any shape or form you know definitely. So yeah for sure. That is bonkers."
Hysteria Album 30th Anniversary Release/Joe Being An Archivist
"It is. Everyone does different things in the band. Like Joe is our archivist. So he knows of stuff that all of us have completely forgotten about. Like he'll go: 'You remember that time you know we were in the basement in Hilversum studios in Holland one night and they needed this extra track and there was this edit'. And it's like no. He said: 'Well I've got a version of it'. You know so he's been collecting all this stuff over the years. So it's great because you know all this stuff kind of exists in his basement and you know he - we keep all this stuff."
"So it's exciting when something like that happens and you can actually bring this stuff out. And it's actually gets a second life. You know it's a - or even a first life in some cases. Some of this stuff kind of was just hidden and has kind of surfaced for the first time. So yeah that's pretty much how it works you know everyone kind of does a different thing in the band and we all kind of work towards the greater we which is the band itself. So yeah that's exciting."
Def Leppard - Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - Tracklisting
- 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
1 - Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - 1 CD Edition (5756701)
The first is the One CD edition featuring the original 12 tracks remastered and a 16 page booklet priced £9.99. The audio was remastered in 2015.
- CD Two (B-Sides and Hysteria Radio Documentary)
- 1 - Tear It Down (B-side)
- 2 - I Wanna Be Your Hero (Retro Active)
- 3 - Ride Into The Sun (Retro Active)
- 4 - Ring Of Fire (B-Side)
- 5 - Women (Radio Edit)
- 6 - Rocket (Lunar Mix) (Radio Edit)
- 7 - Love Bites (Radio Edit)
- 8 - Hysteria (Radio Edit)
- 9 - Pour Some Sugar On Me (Radio Edit)
- 10 - Armageddon It (Radio Edit)
- 11 - Release Me (Stumpus Maximus)
- 12 - Classic Albums - Hysteria (BBC Radio 1 Documentary) - (15th May 1990-Joe Elliott Interview)
- CD Three (Mixes / B-Sides)
- 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
2 - Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - 3 CD Deluxe Edition (5756078)
Disc one featuring the original 12 tracks remastered plus the 'In The Round-In Your Face' concert audio on disc two and three and a 16 page booklet. Priced £16.99.
- DVD One (Live Performances / Promo Videos)
- 01 - Animal (TOTP)
- 02 - Pour Some Sugar On Me (TOTP)
- 03 - Rocket (TOTP)
- 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 (US Version Live)
- 09 - Hysteria (Promo Video)
- 10 - Love Bites (Promo Video)
- 11 - Rocket (Promo Video)
- 12 - Armageddon It (Live) (Promo Video)
The 'Rock Of Ages' BBC documentary from 1989 is not included despite being listed by Universal Music's store (at Udiscovermusic.com).
- DVD Two (Classic Album Documentary)
- 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
3 - Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - 5 CD/2 DVD Super Deluxe/Box Set Edition (5756093)
Priced £84.99 or £105 (depending on which store it's listed on). Product Description:
Original album remastered + b-sides, mixes, ‘In The Round’ live concert, documentaries & videos.
Def Leppard's fourth album Hysteria, released in August 1987, topped the UK and U.S. album charts. It has been certified 12 x Platinum in the U.S. and has gone on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide.
The album spawned seven hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one "Love Bites", alongside "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal", "Rocket", and "Women".
The album's goal, set out by producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, was to be a hard rock version of Michael Jackson's Thriller, in that every track was a potential hit single. Songs were therefore written with this concept in mind.
This 30th anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 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.
The Super Deluxe Edition comes with 5CDs consisting of the original album, various b-sides, remix versions and the first ever appearance of the ‘In the Round’ concert film audio, plus the BBC radio documentary on the album also appears for the first time.
2 DVDs are also included, containing the Classic Albums documentary, as well as the BBC Top Of The Pops appearances and the promo videos from the time.
Inside the box are 4 books, a history of the album written by Mojo and classic Rock writer Paul Elliott (no relation), a complete discography of all the releases from around the world, a photo book of rare and unseen photos by noted photographer Ross Halfin and a facsimile of the concert programme from the time.
Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - Super Deluxe Books
- 01 - Hysteria Discography Book
- 02 - Ross Halfin - Portraits Of Hysteria Photo Book
- 03 - The Big Book Of Hysteria - Story by Paul Elliott
- 04 - Hysteria 1988 European/UK Tour Programme
- 2LP Vinyl (Remastered Hysteria)
- Side 1
- 1 - Women
- 2 - Rocket
- 3 - Animal
- Side 2
- 1 - Love Bites
- 2 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
- 3 - Armageddon
- Side 3
- 1 - Gods Of War
- 2 - Don't Shoot Shotgun
- 3 - Run Riot
- Side 4
- 1 - Hysteria
- 2 - Excitable
- 3 - Love And Affection
4 - Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - 2 LP Regular Black Vinyl Edition (5756092)
Featuring the original 12 tracks remastered and a poster priced £21.99.
5 - Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition - 2 LP Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition (5756104)
Featuring the original 12 tracks remastered on orange vinyl and a poster priced £23.99. The orange vinyl may be a reference to the fact that the bulk of the recording was done in Holland.
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