On April 26th, Def Leppard commemorates the 40th anniversary of Pyromania with a Deluxe Expanded Edition

Joe Elliott says, “A labour of love and I loved every minute of it !!…. Rediscovering dusty old cassettes which were brilliantly restored by Ronan and finding the long lost unfinished...

 

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their iconic album Pyromania, Def Leppard are set to release a deluxe expanded edition – in April 2024, shop the full music and merchandise collection available to pre-order now exclusively HERE.

Fans can listen to ‘Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)’ on all streaming platforms on March 1st HERE. The track is an unreleased demo version from the band’s vaults of one of their most celebrated songs – taken from the forthcoming taken PYROMANIA anniversary edition.

Originally released in 1983, Pyromania launched Def Leppard into rock legend status. The album featured global hit singles ‘Photograph’, ‘Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)’ and “Rock of Ages” and the went on to achieve platinum status across the globe (including a # 2 chart entry in the USA). Pyromania has since become one of the biggest selling rock albums of all time and alongside it’s follow up – Hysteria – has made Def Leppard one of only five rock bands in history to have two albums with a coveted RIAA Diamond Certification (over 10 million sales in the USA alone). A massive feat within the music industry still to this day.

The album also saw Phil Collen replace guitarist Pete Willis and the first of the classic Def Leppard line ups was born…

Joe Elliott says, “A labour of love and I loved every minute of it !!…. Rediscovering dusty old cassettes which were brilliantly restored by Ronan and finding the long lost unfinished “11th track” was a journey only few of us are lucky enough to take … what a trip !!”

Phil Collen says, “Pyromania is a really special album for obvious reasons. It was the first time we all worked together with Mutt Lange, and I was able to play with my incredible friend Steve Clark – who was such a gifted and wonderful guitarist. I am incredibly proud of the album and what we collectively achieved.”

In tribute to this milestone, this deluxe edition has been executive produced by lead singer Joe Elliott and Ronan McHugh with mastering by Andy Pearce.

Rick Savage says, “Right from the very early days we had a specific idea of how we wanted to sound. A massive wall of guitars and drums supporting huge vocals and melodies. That vision came to fruition with the making of Pyromania. Even now it still has that special quality that made it such a ground-breaking record. It’s a testament to the songs that they remain the fans’ favourites and true cornerstones of any Leppard show. 40 years?? It doesn’t even seem like 40 days. “

 

FULL ALBUM TRACKLISTINGS AND PRE-ORDER HERE

 

The 4-CD / Blu Ray Box tracklisting is as below

 

CD One: Album Re-Mastered

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

 

CD Two: Rarities

No You Can’t Do That – Out-Take

Untitled 1 – Demo

Untitled 2 – Demo

Untitled 3 – Demo

Untitled 4 – Demo

Untitled 5 – Demo

Untitled 6 – Demo

Rock Rock Till You Drop – Demo

Too Late for Love – Demo

Comin’ Under Fire – Demo

Billy’s Got a Gun – Demo

No You Can’t Do That – Demo

Rock Rock (Til You Drop) – Rough Mix Version

Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)

Stagefright – Rough Mix Version

Too Late for Love – Rough Mix Version

Die Hard the Hunter – Rough Mix Version

Foolin’ – Rough Mix Version

Rock Of Ages – Rough Mix Version

Comin’ Under Fire – Rough Mix Version

Action! Not Words – Rough Mix Version (Chorus Only)

Billy’s Got a Gun – Rough Mix Version

 

CD Three: Live Westfalen Halle, Dortmund, Germany / 18th December 1983

Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)

Billy’s Got a Gun

Foolin’

Rock of Ages

Let It Go

Wasted

 

CD Four: Live at the LA Forum / 11th September 1983

Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)

Rock Brigade

High And Dry (Saturday Night)

Another Hit and Run

Billy’s Got a Gun

Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)

Foolin’

Photograph

Rock Of Ages

Bringing Back the Heartache

Switch 625

Let It Go

Wasted

Stage Fright

Travellin’ Band

 

Blu Ray: Atmos / 5.1 / New Stereo / Instrumental

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

 

Videos

Photograph – Official Video

Rock Of Ages – Official Video

Foolin’ – Official Video

Too Late for Love – Official Video / Supersonic (Historia)

Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) – Official Video / Japanese Show (Historia)

 

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