DEF LEPPARD – Hysteria [Japan SHM-CD Deluxe Edition 2-mini-LP remastered] Out Of Print
While waiting for the 30th anniversary reissue of DEF LEPPARD‘s hit album Hysteria, we’ve been presenting here the band’s early catalog on high quality SHM-CD. But some of you just can’t wait… and asked for this out of print, “Hysteria Japan SHM-CD Deluxe Edition 2-mini-LP remastered Limited Edition” .
“Hysteria Japan SHM-CD Deluxe Edition 2-mini-LP remastered Limited Edition” is a terrific release indeed, as it not only includes a very good remaster of Hysteria plus the album single’s rare B-sides, but also an extra disc full or rarities.
This 2-Disc SHM-CD Deluxe Edition has become a collectors item.
Originally released as a Limited Edition, numbered pack, of course it went out of print soon.
Then as regularly happens with Japanese Reissues / Remasters, after a couple of years recording labels authorize a new reissue, sometimes with reduced price, sometimes in mini-LP replica, etc.
But with this “Hysteria Japan SHM-CD Deluxe Edition 2-disc remastered limited Edition” it never happened.
In fact, it never happened with most Def Leppard famous albums, because the band initiated an endless legal dispute with their ’80s Record Company, and all reissues were cancelled.
Do I need to review Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”? Not at all: it’s ESSENTIAL in your music collection.
Do you need this double SHM-CD or better wait for the upcoming 2017 remaster?
As said above, this release is a must have not only for completists but any Melodic Hard Rock fan because I doubt this double-CD version including this extra rare stuff (not to be present in the 2017 Anniversary reissue) will be reprinted again anytime soon.
A collector’s item
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04. Love Bites
05. Pour Some Sugar On Me
06. Armageddon It
07. Gods Of War
08. Don’t Shoot Shotgun
09. Run Riot
12. Love And Affection
13. Tear It Down (B-side)
14. Ride Into The Sun (1987 Re-recording) (B-side)
15. I Wanna Be Your Hero (B-side)
16. Ring Of Fire (B-side)
Hysteria live B-sides:
01. Elected (Live In Tilburg, Holland June 1987)
02. Love And Affection (Live In Tilburg, Holland June 1987)
03. Billy’s Got A Gun (Live In Tilburg, Holland June 1987)
04. Rock Of Ages (Live In Tilburg, Holland June 1987)
05. Women (Live In Denver, CO McNichols Arena Dec. 1988)
06. Animal (Extended Version)
07. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Extended Version)
08. Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix)
09. Excitable (Orgasmic Mix)
10. Rocket (The Lunar Mix)
Hysteria B-sides continued:
11. Release Me (performed by Stumpus Maximus & The Good Ol’ Boys)
Joe Elliott – lead vocals
Phil Collen – guitars, backing vocals
Steve Clark – guitars, backing vocals
Rick Savage – bass, bass synthesiser, backing vocals
Rick Allen – drums
Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals
Rocky Newton – backing vocals
Philip “Art School” Nicholas – keyboards, Fairlight programming
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