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8th June 2017

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Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album 'Hysteria', one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of 'Hysteria (Remastered 2017)' through Bludgeon Riffola/UMC/Mercury.

Released on Friday 4th August 2017, the anniversary remastered edition will come in various formats – Super Deluxe 5-CD/2-DVD, Deluxe 3-CD, Standard 1-CD and 2-LP Black Vinyl – as well as a limited edition 2-LP Coloured Vinyl. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks and additionally the audio for 'In The Round In Your Face (Live)' on CD for the first time.

Frontman Joe Elliott told us:

"It's hard to believe that it's been thirty years since the release of 'Hysteria' as in some respects it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us."

Guitarist Phil Collen added:

"I look back at the whole 'Hysteria' experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange's insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop Top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished."

Essential listening for fans across the board, 'Hysteria' indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time, with over ten million sales in the USA alone, it would go on to sell over thirty million copies worldwide. Voted one of the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Q Magazine in the UK, it also boasted five immortal Top 5 anthems such as 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Animal', 'Love Bites', 'Hysteria', 'Rocket' and 'Armageddon It'.

Among the new formats, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books—Story Of, a Ross Halfin photo book, Discography, 'Hysteria' Tour Program, and Tour Poster. The Deluxe features 3 CDs, the Vinyl is 2 black LPs, along with a standard 1-CD. In addition, there will be a limited-edition 2-LP Coloured Vinyl available for the first time, from the uDiscover Store.

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Def Leppard 'Hysteria (remastered 2017)' Super Deluxe Edition tracklist:

CD (Disc One)
Love Bites
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Armageddon It
Gods Of War
Don't Shoot Shotgun
Run Riot
Love And Affection

CD (Disc Two)
Tear It Down (B-side)
I Wanna Be Your Hero (Retro Active)
Ride Into The Sun (Retro Active)
Ring Of Fire (B-Side)
Women (Radio Edit)
Rocket (Lunar Mix) (Radio Edit)
Love Bites (Radio Edit)
Hysteria (Radio Edit)
Pour Some Sugar on Me (Radio Edit)
Armageddon It (Radio Edit)
Release Me (Stumpus Maximus)
Classic Album – Hysteria (BBC Radio Documentary)

CD (Disc Three)
Rocket (The Lunar Mix - Extended Version) (B-Side)
Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix) (12" Single)
Animal (Extended Version)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Extended Version)
Excitable (The Orgasmic Mix) (B-Side)
Rocket (Lunar Mix) (B-Side)
Rock Of Ages (Live) (B-Side)
Love And Affection (Live) (B-Side)
Billy's Got A Gun (Live) (B-Side)

CD (Disc Four) – 'In The Round, In Your Face' (Live)
Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
Too Late For Love
Gods Of War
Die Hard The Hunter

CD (Disc Five) – 'In The Round, In Your Face' (Live)
Bringin' On The Heartbreak
Armageddon It
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Phil Collen Guitar Solo
Rock Of Ages

Rocket (Top Of The Pops)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Top Of The Pops)
Animal (Top Of The Pops)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Brit Awards)
Women (Promo Video)
Animal (Promo Video)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Promo Video)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (U.S. Version Live)
Hysteria (Promo Video)
Love Bites (Promo Video)
Rocket (Promo Video)
Armageddon It (Live) (Promo Video)

DVD Two ('Classic Albums')
Love Bites
Pour Some Sugar On Me

DVD Two (Bonus Material)
Initial Recordings Of Animal
Rick Gets Hysterical
Hysteria (Acoustic Performance)
Drumming - Return To The Status Quo
The Album According To Joe
Sugar Stripped Down
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Acoustic Performance)
Guitars, Guitars, Guitars
Windmill II And The Gods Of War
Mutt's Vocals In The Mix
The Album Is Finally Released

You can see Def Leppard (with Poison and Telsa) live here:
Friday 9th June – White River Amph, Seattle
Saturday 10th June – Moda Center, Portland
Monday 12th June – Save Mart Center, Fresno
Wednesday 14th June – Citizens Bank Arena, Ontario
Friday 16th June – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego
Saturday 17th June – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Monday 19th June – ASANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City
Wednesday 21st June – Sprint Center, Kansas City
Thursday 22nd June – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St Louis
Saturday 24th June – (Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago
Sunday 25th June – Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis




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