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Def Leppard - The Early Years 5CD Box Set

Mercury Records

  • $ 7998


Def Leppard The Early Years 5CD Box Set

5CD Box Set includes Remastered Editions of the Band's First Two Albums Along with a Wealth of Rarities; Executive Produced by Joe Elliott and Remastering Courtesy of Long Serving Sound Engineer Ronan McHugh

The Early Years 79-81 box set represents Def Leppard's first two albums, On Through The Night (1980) and High ‘N' Dry (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer. This set comes with five CDs consisting of the original albums remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. The mastering has been done by the band's long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh.

Elliott says, "Well the fans asked, and we listened! Really excited to have our early years reworked with a load of rare material including the newly unearthed Live at the Oxford New Theatre, recorded on the 1980 UK tour. It's been a trip putting this box set together and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did working on it!"

On Through The Night, the band's debut album, was released in 1980 and immediately put the rock world on notice. The band were destined for big things with the album charting at No. 15 in the UK and No. 51 in the US. Produced by Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath), it featured many of the band's live favorites and some updated versions of early singles. The album achieved platinum status in 1989. High ‘N' Dry, the first of Def Leppard's albums to be produced by Robert ‘Mutt' Lange, was released in 1981. It reached No. 26 in the UK charts and No. 38 in the US, further cementing the bands accenting status.

The Early Years 79-81 box set also includes a history of the band's first two albums written by Mojo and Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott featuring personal insights from the band on the making and releasing of those early records as well as rare photos and memorabilia.

Features:

• Five CD box set covering band's early years 79-81
• Executive Produced by singer Joe Elliott
• Remastered editions of first two albums by long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh
• B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading & first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980
• History of the band's first two albums written by Mojo and Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott featuring personal insights from the band
• Rare photos and memorabilia

Def Leppard The Early Years Track Listing:

CD1 - On Through The Night (Remastered)

1. Rock Brigade
2. Hello America
3. Sorrow Is A Woman
4. It Could Be You
5. Satellite
6. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
7. Wasted
8. Rocks Off
9. It Don't Matter
10. Answer to The Master
11. Overture

CD2 - High 'N Dry (Remastered

1. Let It Go
2. Another Hit and Run
3. High N Dry (Saturday Night)
4. Bringin' On the Heartache
5. Switch 625
6. You Got Me Runnin'
7. Lady Strange
8. On Through the Night
9. Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
10. No No No

CD3 - When The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Live In Oxford (4/26/1980)

1. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
2. It Could Be You
3. Rock Brigade
4. Satellite
5. Medicine Man
6. Answer to the Master
7. When the Rain Falls
8. Sorrow Is a Woman
9. Good Morning Freedom
10. Don't Matter to Me
11. Overture
12. Lady Strange
13. GetchaRocks Off
14. Hello America
15. Wasted
16. Ride into The Sun

CD4 - Too Many Jitterbugs: B-Sides and Rarities

1. Ride into The Sun - The Def Leppard EP
2. Getcha Rocks Off - The Def Leppard EP
3. The Overture - The Def Leppard EP
4. Wasted -Single
5. Hello America - Single
6. Rock Brigade - Unreleased Nick Tauber produced version
7. Glad I'm Alive - Unreleased Nick Tauber produced version
8. Good Morning Freedom - Single
9. Let It Go - Single Edit
10. Switch 625 - Single Edit
11. Bringin' On the Heartbreak - Single Edit
12. Me and My Wine - Original Version
13. Bringin' On the Heartbreak - Remix
14. Me and My Wine - Remix

CD5 - Raw: Early BBC Recordings

1. Glad I'm Alive (Andy Peebles Session - 07/06/1979)
2. Sorrow Is A Woman (Andy Peebles Session - 07/06/1979)
3. Wasted (Andy Peebles Session - 07/06/1979)
4. Answer to The Master (Andy Peebles Session - 07/06/1979)
5. Satellite (Friday Rock Show Session - 03/10/1979)
6. Rock Brigade (Friday Rock Show Session - 03/10/1979)
7. Wasted (Friday Rock Show Session - 03/10/1979)
8. Good Morning Freedom (Friday Rock Show Session - 03/10/1979)
9. Satellite / When the Walls Came Tumbling Down (Live at the Reading Festival - 24/08/1980)
10. Medicine Man (Live at the Reading Festival - 24/08/1980)
11. The Overture (Live at the Reading Festival - 24/08/1980)
12. Lady Strange (Live at the Reading Festival - 24/08/1980)
13. Getcha Rocks Off (Live at the Reading Festival - 24/08/1980)


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