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Def Leppard To Release Deluxe Pyromania, Adrenalize June 23

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Def Leppard is set to re-issue two of their most commercially successful albums this summer, each album remastered and expanded to include a second disc of rare and live material.  Both Pyromania and Adrenalize will be released as 2-CD sets on June 23.

Pyromania, the band's third album, has sold more than 10 million copies in the United States since it's 1983 release and remains a quintessential chapter in the new wave of British heavy metal/'80s glam metal scene.  The album produced four Top 10 singles, including "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages."

Pyromania's second disc will feature a previously unreleased show the band did at the L.A. Forum in 1983 in support of the Pyromania album.

Adrenalize, the band's fifth full-length album, was also a smash success for the band commercially, selling 7 million copies worldwide with charting singles "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?" and "Let's Get Rocked."  It was also the first album the band released after founding guitarist Steve Clark died, losing his battle with alcoholism.  The second disc for Adrenalize features various remixes, B-sides, acoustic, and live cuts.

Both packages will get the standard "deluxe" treatment with glossy packaging, new liner notes from Rolling Stone's David Fricke, and exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes stories behind each album.

The band's fourth album, Hysteria, was already released in a deluxe edition.   The band has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide.

PYROMANIA
Disc One:                       
"Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)"       
"Photograph"
"Stagefright"       
"Too Late For Love"       
"Die Hard The Hunter"       
"Foolin'"   
"Rock Of Ages"       
"Comin' Under Fire"       
"Action! Not Words"       
"Billy's Got A Gun"       

Disc Two: Live – L.A. Forum, 1983:
"Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)"
"Rock Brigade"
"High ‘N’ Dry (Saturday Night)"
"Another Hit And Run"
"Billy’s Got A Gun"
"Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)"
"Foolin’"
"Photograph"
"Rock Of Ages"
"Bringin’ On The Heartbreak"

"Switch 625"
"Let It Go"
"Wasted"
"Stagefright"
"Travellin' Band"

ADRENALIZE                   
Disc One:                                       
"Let's Get Rocked"   
"Heaven Is"
"Make Love Like A Man"
"Tonight"
"White Lightning"
"Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)"
"Personal Property"
"Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"
"I Wanna Touch U"
"Tear It Down"   

Disc Two:
"Hysteria" – In The Clubs In Your Face – Bonn 29/05/92
"Photograph" – In The Clubs In Your Face
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" – In The Clubs In Your Face
"Let’s Get Rocked" – In The Clubs In Your Face
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" – B-Side
"Little Wing" With Hothouse Flowers – B-Side
"Tonight" (Version 2-Demo Version) – B-Side
"Now I'm Here" (Live) – B-Side
"Two Steps Behind" (Acoustic) B-Side
"Tonight" (Acoustic) – B-Side
"Too Late For Love" (Live) – B-Side
"Women: (Live) – B-Side

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  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    forget “Adrenalize,” where’s the much better “High ‘n’ Dry”? “Pyromania” might be worth for that live disc if it’s a reasonable price

  • stuart

    very very dissapointed that there is no “new” old material on the Adrenalize disc.Every fan in the world will have all those songs and b-sides,could have made more of an effort.
    Cant wait to hear the live disc from the Pyromania album,at least thats something new!

  • http://www.confessionsofafanboy.com Josh Hathaway

    I agree the Pyromania set is the more worthwhile of the two, but then it is the more worthwhile album of the two. I’m buying Pyromania because that live set could definitely be pretty sweet. I’m not sure if I’ll get on board for Adrenalize. I know a lot of people will have the added material, but I don’t have any of it.

    I just hope they do as good a job remastering these two as they did Hysteria. That was a nice sonic touchup on an album that demanded to sound good.

  • http://everythingisamess.wordpress.com Tom Johnson

    Jesus, I really don’t like to think that it’s been 17 years since Adrenalize came out. It does not feel like that long ago. I still remember the day I got it – I drove a big loop around town to listen to it. Man, I wish I still had time to do things like that.

    Anyway, that LA Forum show is an old bootleg that’s been around for ages. Great sounding old bootleg, I might add – I’m interested to see if they’re sourcing this from better material than the bootleg itself. I’m also very curious how they’re going to fit this 100 minute show onto an 80 minute disc, since they’re not cutting out any songs. Some of the songs are very extended with long “audience participation” segments, and “Travellin’ Band” features Brian May, something not noted anywhere I’ve seen these mentioned, so I wonder if those parts are being truncated significantly.

    I’m mildly interested in Adrenalize for the b-sides. Unlike Stuart, I’m apparently not “every fan,” because I don’t have any of these. I used to have one of the CD singles, one of the ones with “Elected” on it, but got rid of it long, long ago. I’ll be glad to have them here, but not thrilled to get them as compressed as they likely will be (if the Hysteria DE is the model for these, that is.) I’ll definitely be keeping my original Adrenalize and MFSL Pyromania, there’s no doubt about that.

  • http://everythingisamess.wordpress.com Tom Johnson

    Wow, seriously? No HTML in comments? I wasted a lot of time typing out em tags and such in that last comment. Could the powers that be put a note on the pages that tells people not to waste their time with html?

  • http://www.confessionsofafanboy.com Josh Hathaway

    Tom, the comments issues are in the process of being resolved/restored.

    I thought the remastered Hysteria was an improvement over the initial CD pressing, Tom, but I guess that’s just me. Interesting about the bootleg/live CD.

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Umm…I could have sworn that Hysteria was their biggest selling album to date, plus, I think they would have more rare & interesting material to(finally)release for that album than Adrenalize considering it was the last album with Steve Clark. And you’d think it would be fitting of Hysteria to receive that kind of treatment as a tribute,of sorts , to the man who helped create that Leppard sound that was loved by millions and as one of the albums that put them on the map!

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    But… What the f*ck do I know?!

  • http://www.confessionsofafanboy.com Josh Hathaway

    Brian, what the hell are you talking about, my friend? I don’t think anyone here claimed Pyromania outsold Hysteria or vice versa. I did list Pyro’s sales figures according to the Billboard source article, but never said it was more or less than any other album.

    The last paragraph of my story mentions that Hysteria DID was released in a deluxe edition. I own it.

    Steve Clark didn’t actually play on Adrenalize but does have a few co-writing credits. The last album to feature Clark was Retroactive, a compilation of sorts that features Clark and Campbell in the co-lead guitar role.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    reading is fundamental

  • def animal

    I think this is awesome. I will have both at midnight when they come out. I have every regular release and a few rare cd’s. I also do have the song Travelin Band (w/ Brian May) burnt to a disc. Hysteria sold more albums than Pyromania but Pyromania set the standard of them being a huge Rock band.

  • Swansong75

    There best Cd is High And Dry.Its a shame they don’t play a lot more material live from that Cd either.The other Cds they put out after are ok but there is not a hard rockin cd like High And Dry that you can compare that to that come out by them in later years!!!!