Days after the announcement of their first ever Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination, Def Leppard have released a brand new original song, “We All Need Christmas”.
A delicate acoustic ballad, the track proves fireside-ready with its uplifting, hopeful spirit and sense of seasonal soul. Hear it in the video player below.
The tune is available now as a digital single and a music video is expected to be released soon.
“We All Need Christmas” is one of three new songs that will be featured on the band’s upcoming greatest hits collection. The Story So Far – The Best Of will be available November 30th in multiple configurations: a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD comprised of 17 tracks, 2LP vinyl, and digital. All four versions feature the three new songs, which also include the official recording of the band’s recent fan favorite Depeche Mode cover “Personal Jesus” and “Rock On (Remix).”
See the full track listing below.
In addition to the forthcoming greatest hits package, Def Leppard have also announced the release of Hysteria: The Singles, a new limited edition, 10-disc vinyl box set featuring all of the 7″ singles from their eponymous multi-platinum album Hysteria. The album celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.
Hysteria: The Singles features repressed versions of all eight 7-inch vinyl singles for Hysteria including their Top-5 hits “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Animal,” “Love Bites,” “Hysteria,” “Rocket” and “Armageddon It.” Two bonus singles, “Excitable”/”Run Riot” (Album Version) and “Love and Affection”/”Don’t Shoot The Shotgun” (Album Version), are only available in this box set.
Housed in a box with a lift-off lid, Hysteria: The Singles features new cover art made up of all 10 of the single’s sleeves, including the special Spanish “Animal” single, plus a booklet with a full band discography and an introduction written by Joe Elliott.
Def Leppard will also unveil a special color vinyl edition of their RIAA diamond-certified third full-length, Pyromania, out December 7. Additional details on the color viyl edition are expected to be announced soon.
Def Leppard ‘The Story So Far – The Best Of’ Track Listing
“Pour Some Sugar On Me”
“Let’s Get Rocked”
“Two Steps Behind”
“Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”
“Make Love Like A Man”
“When Love & Hate Collide”
“Rock of Ages”
“Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”
“Rock On (Radio Remix)”
“Nine Lives” (feat. Tim McGraw)
“Work It Out”
“No Matter What”
“All I Want Is Everything”
“It’s All About Believing”
“Kings Of The World”
Hysteria: The Singles Track Listing
DISC ONE: Women / Tear It Down (US Version)
DISC TWO: Animal / I Wanna Be Your Hero (US Version)
DISC THREE: Hysteria / Ride in To the Sun (Int Version)
DISC FOUR: Pour Some Sugar on Me / Ring of Fire (US Version)
DISC FIVE: Love Bites / Billy’s Got A Gun (Live)(Int Version)
DISC SIX: Armageddon It / Release Me (Can Version)
DISC SEVEN: Rocket / Woman (Live) (US Version)
DISC EIGHT: Excitable / Run Riot (Album Version)
DISC NINE: Love and Affection / Don’t Shoot Shotgun (Album Version)
DISC TEN: Animal / Tear It Down (Spanish Artwork Version)