Def Leppard Announce 40th Anniversary Edition of ‘Pyromania’ Out April 26th

Pre-order: https://DefLeppard.lnk.to/PYRO40

An Extraordinary Remastering and Repackaging Of One Of The Most Revered Rock Albums Of All Time, Including Previously Unreleased Music & Video.

Brand New Previously Unreleased 

Demo Of 11th Track “No You Can’t Do That”

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To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their iconic album “Pyromania”, Def Leppard are set to release a deluxe expanded version – PYROMANIA 40 – in April 2024, available to pre-order now from https://DefLeppard.lnk.to/PYRO40.

Fans can listen to ‘Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)’ on all streaming platforms from Friday 1st March 2024 HERE. The track is an Unreleased demo version from the band’s vaults of one of their most celebrated songs – taken from the forthcoming PYROMANIA 40.

Originally released in 1983, Pyromania launched Def Leppard into Rock Legend status. The album featured global hit singles ‘Photograph’, ‘Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)’ and “Rock of Ages” and the went on to achieve platinum status across the globe (including a No 2 chart entry in the USA). Pyromania has since become one of the biggest selling rock albums of all time and alongside it’s follow up – “Hysteria” – has made Def Leppard one of only five rock bands in history to have two albums with a coveted RIAA Diamond Certification (over 10 million sales in the USA alone). A massive feat within the music industry still to this day.

The album also saw Phil Collen replace guitarist Pete Willis and the first of the classic Def Leppard line ups was born…

Phil Collen says, “Pyromania is a really special album for obvious reasons. It was the first time we all worked together with Mutt Lange, and I was able to play with my incredible friend Steve Clark – who was such a gifted and wonderful guitarist. I am incredibly proud of the album and what we collectively achieved.”

In tribute to this milestone, this deluxe edition has been executive produced by lead singer Joe Elliott and Ronan McHugh with mastering by Andy Pearce.

Rick Savage says, “Right from the very early days we had a specific idea of how we wanted to sound. A massive wall of guitars and drums supporting huge vocals and melodies. That vision came to fruition with the making of Pyromania. 

Even now it still has that special quality that made it such a ground-breaking record. It’s a testament to the songs that they remain the fans’ favourites and true cornerstones of any Leppard show. 40 years?? It doesn’t even seem like 40 days. “


Pyromania 40 2-CD

This deluxe edition has been prepared in conjunction with lead singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer. PYROMANIA 40 will be released on 4-CD / Blu Ray Box, 1LP Half Speed Master, 2LP Black Vinyl, 2LP Coloured Vinyl (D2C Exclusive), 2CD and digitally.

This deluxe set comes with 4-CD’s consisting of the original album, a whole disc of unheard demos recently re-discovered by Joe Elliott while combing through the vaults, an unreleased demo “No You Can’t Do That” and two defining live shows from the era – from the LA Forum (USA) and Westfalen Halle in Dortmund (Germany).

The Blu Ray contains an Atmos mix of the album (overseen by Giles Martin) as well as 5.1 / Stereo and instrumental mixes. Also included are five promo videos from the time.

The album also appears as a Half Speed Master for the first time.

The book contains the history of the album written by Mojo and Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott (who has conducted new interviews with band members), as well as rare and unseen photos by noted photographer, and long time band collaborator, Ross Halfin.

Joe Elliott says, “A labour of love and I loved every minute of it !!…. Rediscovering dusty old cassettes which were brilliantly restored by Ronan and finding the long lost unfinished “11th track” was a journey only few of us are lucky enough to take … what a trip !!”


4-CD / Blu Ray Box

FULL ALBUM TRACKLISTINGS AND PRE-ORDER HERE

The 4-CD / Blu Ray Box tracklisting is as below

CD One: Album Re-Mastered
Rock Rock (Til You Drop)
Photograph
Stagefright
Too Late for Love
Die Hard the Hunter
Foolin’
Rock Of Ages
Comin’ Under Fire
Action! Not Words
Billy’s Got a Gun

CD Two: Rarities
No You Can’t Do That – Out-Take
Untitled 1 – Demo
Untitled 2 – Demo
Untitled 3 – Demo
Untitled 4 – Demo
Untitled 5 – Demo
Untitled 6 – Demo
Rock Rock Till You Drop – Demo
Too Late for Love – Demo
Comin’ Under Fire – Demo
Billy’s Got a Gun – Demo
No You Can’t Do That – Demo
Rock Rock (Til You Drop) – Rough Mix Version
Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)
Stagefright – Rough Mix Version
Too Late for Love – Rough Mix Version
Die Hard the Hunter – Rough Mix Version
Foolin’ – Rough Mix Version
Rock Of Ages – Rough Mix Version
Comin’ Under Fire – Rough Mix Version
Action! Not Words – Rough Mix Version (Chorus Only)
Billy’s Got a Gun – Rough Mix Version

CD Three: Live Westfalen Halle, Dortmund, Germany / 18th December 1983
Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
Billy’s Got a Gun
Foolin’
Rock of Ages
Let It Go
Wasted

CD Four: Live at the LA Forum / 11th September 1983
Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)
Rock Brigade
High And Dry (Saturday Night)
Another Hit and Run
Billy’s Got a Gun
Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
Foolin’
Photograph
Rock Of Ages
Bringing Back the Heartache
Switch 625
Let It Go
Wasted
Stage Fright
Travellin’ Band

Blu Ray: Atmos / 5.1 / New Stereo / Instrumental
Rock Rock (Til You Drop)
Photograph
Stagefright
Too Late for Love
Die Hard the Hunter
Foolin’
Rock Of Ages
Comin’ Under Fire
Action! Not Words
Billy’s Got a Gun

Videos
Photograph – Official Video
Rock Of Ages – Official Video
Foolin’ – Official Video
Too Late for Love – Official Video / Supersonic (Historia)
Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) – Official Video / Japanese Show (Historia)

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ABOUT DEF LEPPARD:

With more than 110 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®inductees Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen(drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as the world’s greatest live rock band. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums, including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria— the former of which is currently celebrating it’s 40th anniversary— capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again, which found their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK (36 years after the album had charted at No 1 in the Billboard charts). Def Leppard also had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalog albums chart. The band have gone on to amass a staggering 5.5 billion streams since 2018, reaching a younger 18-44 demographic that now represents 58% of their fanbase. Additionally, the band have garnered an impressive 15 million followers across their social media platforms. In May 2022, Def Leppard released their critically and commercially acclaimed twelfth studio album Diamond Star Halos. The album debuted at #1 on the Apple and Amazon Music charts. The album also scored a Top 10 debut on Billboard’sTop 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s eighth Top 10 album of their career, and garnered a #1 debut on Billboard’sHard Rock chart. Globally, Diamond Star Halos had numerous Top 10 chart entries including a Top 5 debut in the UK. This has been followed by their 13th studio album Drastic Symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2023. The album charted at no 4 in the UK album charts – their highest UK chart entry in over 32 years—and spent an impressive 15 weeks at #1 on the BillboardCurrent Classical chart. In early 2023, the band scored a U.K. no. 1 Netflix film with their cameo in acclaimed movie Bank Of Dave. Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold more than 1,000,000 tickets, a massive feat in today’s touring world. Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe topped that number yet again with another sold out stadium run in 2022 & 2023 selling over 2.1 million tickets across the globe while performing in 27 countries and on five continents. As always, the group continues to push the boundaries with their electrifying live shows and are set for another North American stadium tour this summer.