Hot on the heels of their career-defining 1980s Volume 1 box set, Def Leppard created a whole new lyric video for their breakout single Animal, originally released on their Diamond selling Hysteria album.
The finely packaged Volume 1 box set collects together six CDs including the band’s first four studio albums, a live album recorded at the LA Forum and a rarities collection.
This is the first of four planned volumes of the band’s complete recorded output. They all come in both limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and limited edition box sets, featuring six albums each across six CDs released by Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe.
Def Leppard released Hysteria in 1987, it’s the band’s best-selling record to date selling over 25 million copies worldwide. It went to No.1 in the UK, US and Australia. It’s also the band’s second album to achieve Diamond status in the US.
Phil Collen said: “Not many people even get Platinum albums anymore! Going Diamond is ten times Platinum in America, which is a huge deal and we’ve got two of those.
“We’re really pleased that we got them. It’s pretty cool that we’ve achieved that.”
Joe Elliott explains: “The way we did our harmonies was based on the multitracking abilities of a band like Queen, but we took what they did to the next level.
“Queen maybe tripled or quadrupled their backing vocals but we did it like 20 times! We wanted it to sound like the quality of Queen but have the size of Slade.
“The way we did it gave us a unique sound. And the whole point of an album is to capture a band’s unique dynamics.”
Def Leppard will be performing their seminal Hysteria album in its entirety including Animal, Pour Some Sugar On Me and Armageddon It on their upcoming UK tour in December.
December 2018 tour dates below:
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Tue 4th
London The O2 – Thu 6th
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Sat 8th
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Sun 9th
Glasgow The SSE Hydro Arena – Tue 11th
Manchester Arena – Wed 12th
Sheffield FlyDSA Arena – Fri 14th
Liverpool Echo Arena – Sat 15th
Birmingham Arena – Mon 17th