DEF LEPPARDwill celebrate the 30th anniversary of its seminal album"Hysteria", one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of"Hysteria (Remastered 2017)". Set to debut on August 4, the remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats viaBludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Ume— Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, and limited-edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for"In The Round In Your Face (Live)"on CD for the first time.
Frontman Joe Elliott says: "It's hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of 'Hysteria'. 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."
Adds guitarist Phil Collen: "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."
Essential listening for fans across the board, "Hysteria" indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. As the group's second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (10 million sales in the U.S.), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million in the U.S. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.S. Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by "Born In The U.S.A."Rolling Stone touted it on the prestigious "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list, and a poll in Q placed it among the "100 Greatest Albums of All Time". Dominating multiple charts, it captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, bolstered by immortal Top-5 anthems such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Animal", "Love Bites", "Hysteria", "Rocket" and "Armageddon It".
"Hysteria" left an indelible mark on rock 'n' roll. Powered by stadium-filling drums, rapturous guitars, and unshakable choruses, the record saw DEF LEPPARD rightfully claim their place among rock's divinities forever. As a result, its influence now reverberates through three generations of artists to follow. It also historically marked their third straight collaboration with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange.
Among the new versions, 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. The Deluxe Version features 3 CDs, the Vanilla Version is 1-CD, and the Vinyl Version is 2 Black LPs. In addition, there will be a limited-edition, 2-LP Colored Vinyl available via D2C channels for the first time.
"Hysteria 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" track listing:
CD One (Remastered "Hysteria")
01. Women 02. Rocket 03. Animal 04. Love Bites 05. Pour Some Sugar On Me 06. Armageddon It 07. Gods Of War 08. Don't Shoot Shotgun 09. Run Riot 10. Hysteria 11. Excitable 12. Love And Affection
01. Tear It Down (B-side) 02. I Wanna Be Your Hero (Retro Active) 03. Ride Into The Sun (Retro Active) 04. Ring Of Fire (B-Side) 05. Women (Radio Edit) 06. Rocket (Lunar Mix) (Radio Edit) 07. Love Bites (Radio Edit) 08. Hysteria (Radio Edit) 09. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Radio Edit) 10. Armageddon It (Radio Edit) 11. Release Me (Stumpus Maximus) 12. Classic Album – Hysteria (BBC Radio Documentary)
01. Rocket (The Lunar Mix - Extended Version) (B-Side) 02. Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix) (12" Single) 03. Animal (Extended Version) 04. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Extended Version) 05. Excitable (The Orgasmic Mix) (B-Side) 06. Rocket (Lunar Mix) (B-Side) 07. Rock Of Ages (Live) (B-Side) 08. Love And Affection (Live) (B-Side) 09. Billy's Got A Gun (Live) (B-Side)
CD Four: "In The Round, In Your Face" (Live)
01. Stagefright 02. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) 03. Women 04. Too Late For Love 05. Hysteria 06. Gods Of War 07. Die Hard The Hunter
CD Five: "In The Round, In Your Face" (Live)
01. Bringin' On The Heartbreak 02. Foolin' 03. Armageddon It 04. Animal 05. Pour Some Sugar On Me 06. Phil Solo 07. Rock Of Ages 08. Photograph
01. Rocket (Top Of The Pops) 02. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Top Of The Pops) 03. Animal (Top Of The Pops) 04. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Brit Awards) 05. Women (Promo Video) 06. Animal (Promo Video) 07. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Promo Video) 08. Pour Some Sugar On Me (U.S. Version Live) 09. Hysteria (Promo Video) 10. Love Bites (Promo Video) 11. Rocket (Promo Video) 12. Armageddon It (Live) (Promo Video)
DVD Two ("Classic Albums")
01. Introduction 02. Animal 03. Hysteria 04. Rocket 05. Love Bites 06. Pour Some Sugar On Me
07. Initial Recordings Of Animal 08. Rick Gets Hysterical 09. Hysteria (Acoustic Performance) 10. Drumming - Return To The Status Quo 11. The Album According To Joe 12. Sugar Stripped Down 13. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Acoustic Performance) 14. Guitars, Guitars, Guitars 15. Windmill II And The Gods Of War 16. Mutt's Vocals In The Mix 17. The Album Is Finally Released