DEF LEPPARD To Release 'Hysteria' 30th-Anniversary Box Set
DEF LEPPARD will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its seminal album "Hysteria", one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of "Hysteria (Remastered 2017)". Set to debut on August 4, the remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Ume — Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, and limited-edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time.
Frontman Joe Elliott says: "It's hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of 'Hysteria'. 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."
Adds guitarist Phil Collen: "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."
On August 3, 1987, DEF LEPPARD released "Hysteria". Already a major force in rock music, "Hysteria" catapulted the band into the stratosphere. The statistics for "Hysteria" are astounding. The album has sold in excess of 17 million copies and counting. Due to the incredible success of previous album "Pyromania" (released in 1983) and "Hysteria", DEF LEPPARD are one of only five rock groups who can claim two separate original 10-million-plus-selling albums in the U.S. The others are THE BEATLES, LED ZEPPELIN, PINK FLOYD and VAN HALEN. The "Hysteria" album also spawned seven hit singles! Enormous hits such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Animal", "Love Bites", "Armageddon It" and "Rocket" are rock staples that still enjoy huge popularity today and have helped make DEF LEPPARD Britain's greatest ever arena rock band. The album remains DEF LEPPARD's best loved.
"Hysteria 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" track listing:
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
01. Tear It Down (B-side) 02. I Wanna Be Your Hero (Retro Active) 03. Ride Into The Sun (Retro Active) 04. Ring Of Fire (B-Side) 05. Women (Radio Edit) 06. Rocket (Lunar Mix) (Radio Edit) 07. Love Bites (Radio Edit) 08. Hysteria (Radio Edit) 09. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Radio Edit) 10. Armageddon It (Radio Edit) 11. Release Me (Stumpus Maximus) 12. Classic Album – Hysteria (BBC Radio Documentary)
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
01. Rocket (Top Of The Pops) 02. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Top Of The Pops) 03. Animal (Top Of The Pops) 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 (U.S. Version Live) 09. Hysteria (Promo Video) 10. Love Bites (Promo Video) 11. Rocket (Promo Video) 12. Armageddon It (Live) (Promo Video)
DVD Two ("Classic Albums")
01. Introduction 02. Animal 03. Hysteria 04. Rocket 05. Love Bites 06. Pour Some Sugar On Me
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