Def Leppard Unleash Remastered 30th Anniversary Hysteria
I don’t think there’s any way anyone could understate the impact that Def Leppard‘s Hysteria made on it’s release back in 1987. Powered on by anthems such as Pour Some Sugar On Me, Animal, Love Bites, Hysteria, Rocket and Armageddon It, the album went on to sell over 30million copies worldwide and catapulted the Sheffield-based quintet to global superstardom.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic albums release, the band are releasing a definitive remastered edition of Hysteria in a number of formats on August 4 – 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 boasts B-sides and live tracks plus (for the first time on CD) the audio for In The Round In Your Face (Live). Among the new formats, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books—Story Of, a Ross Halfin photo book, Discography, Hysteria Tour Program, and Tour Poster.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of Hysteria…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” Joe Elliott
“I look back at the whole Hysteria experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange’s insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished.” Phil Collen
Needless to say we’re pretty excited by this release. Primarily because Hysteria was one of the albums which hooked me into rock music in the first place. So from a personal point of view I’ve a very soft spot for Hysteria and Def Leppard themselves. Now I just have to sneak myself a copy of the Super Deluxe Edition without the missus knowing. And maybe a coloured vinyl…