The glamorous Sheffield UK metal and hard rock icons DEF LEPPARD celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Hysteria — one of the most solid & best-sold mega-influential releases in rock history — HYSTERIA (Remastered 2017) this August.
This special bundle is available through Bludgeon Riffola/UMC/Mercury and released this week 4th August 2017.
The anniversary remastered edition will come in various formats – Super Deluxe 5-CD/2-DVD, Deluxe 3-CD, Standard 1-CD and 2-LP Black Vinyl – as well as a limited edition 2-LP Coloured Vinyl.
The reissue features B-sides and live tracks and additionally the audio for “In The Round In Your Face (Live)” on CD for the very first time…
“It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of Hysteria…” says Joe Elliott.
“As 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...”
With over 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the US, Def Leppard, composed of Joe Elliott (vocals) Phil Collen (guitar) Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock ‘n’ roll.
Hysteria (1987 and produced “Mutt” Lange) undoubtedly ranks as one of the most decorated and respected rock ‘n’ roll albums of all time. It was the band’s second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (over 10 million sales in the USA following 1983 breakthrough Pyromania ) and it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million in the U.S.
Fans are asked to Tune In on Facebook this Thursday because Joe will be hosting a fan Q&A with @PlanetRockRadio for Hysteria’s 30th birthday.