Def Leppard Announces 40th Anniversary Remastered and Deluxe Edition of “Pyromania”


To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their iconic album Pyromania, Def Leppard are set to release a deluxe expanded edition on April 26th 2024, shop the full music and merchandise collection available to pre-order now exclusively at the links below. Fans can listen to ‘Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)’ on all streaming platforms on March 1st below. The track is an unreleased demo version from the band’s vaults of one of their most celebrated songs – taken from the forthcoming taken Pyromania anniversary edition.

 

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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 # 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…

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 !!”

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 2-CD

This deluxe edition has been prepared in conjunction with lead singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer. PYROMANIA, the anniversary edition, 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.

4-CD / Blu Ray Box Full album tracklisting:

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

Bio”
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’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s eighth Top 10 album of their career, and garnered a #1 debut on Billboard’s Hard 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 Billboard Current 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.