Def Leppard are set to release Deluxe Editions of the classic albums Pyromania and Adrenalize (Bludgeon Riffola/Island/UMe) on June 23, 2009. The sets, which will feature never-before-released B-sides and live recordings, also boast 9 Top 10 singles, including 4 #1s; "Photograph," "Rock of Ages," "Let's Get Rocked" and "Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion."
Pyromania, Def Leppard's third album, sold over 10-million copies in the U.S. alone. It received the R.I.A.A.'s coveted Diamond Award certification and spawned 4 Top 10 hits including "Too Late For Love (Song)," "Fooliní," as well as "Photograph," and "Rock Of Ages," both of which were #1 Rock tracks. The Deluxe Edition features a re-mastered version of the original album and a bonus disc of a previously unreleased 15-track show from The Forum in Los Angeles in 1983.
Adrenalize, Def Leppard's fifth studio album from 1992, debuted at #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. album charts. It cemented the band as the dominant Arena Rock band and sold more then 7 million copies worldwide. It featured the hits "Tonight," "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad," "Make Love Like A Man" and "Lets Get Rocked" and "Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion), both of which hit #1. The Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original album with a bonus disc of rare, live, acoustic and demo versions.
Def Leppard, (Joe Elliott/vocals, Vivian Campbell/guitar, Phil Collen/guitar, Rick "Sav" Savage/bass and Rick Allen/drums) have sold more then 65 million albums since their debut in 1980. Over the course of their career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The groupís spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name and are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide. The bandís most recent album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge debuted last year at #5 on the Billboard Top 200; earning Def Leppard their highest-charting debut since their 1992 album Adrenalize.
Both Deluxe Editions will feature deluxe digipak gatefold packaging with expanded booklets containing rare and previously unseen photographs, comprehensive sleeve-notes telling the story behind each album and include images of rare single covers and memorabilia from the period. Liner notes come from Rolling Stoneís David Fricke.