Def Leppard Announce 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Pyromania

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Def Leppard have announced a 40th anniversary expanded reissue of their seminal 1983 album Pyromania, arriving April 26th.

The legendary UK band is pulling all the stops for the reissue campaign, digging into the archives for previously unreleased demos, outtakes, rough mixes, and live recordings.

The 4-CD/Blu-Ray and 2-LP editions will include the original remastered album as well as these archival recordings, including a rare rough mix of “Photograph” with an unfinished vocal track and a previously “long lost” demo of “No You Can’t Do That” — an outtake and the “11th track” from the Pyromania sessions.

“Rediscovering dusty old cassettes which were brilliantly restored by [executive producer] Ronan [McHugh] and finding the long lost unfinished ’11th track’ was a journey only few of us are lucky enough to take,” remarked singer Joe Elliot in a press release. “What a trip!”

The 4-CD box set also features two era-specific concert recordings: December 18th, 1983 (Live in Dortmund, Germany), and September 11th, 1983 (Live at the LA Forum). Meanwhile, the Blu-Ray features promo music videos, a Dolby Atmos mix (overseen by Giles Martin), as well as 5.1 Stereo and instrumental mixes. An accompanying book contains the history of the album written by rock scribe Paul Elliott, including new interviews with the band, plus rare and unseen photos by Ross Halfin.

For hi-fi heads, Pyromania is also receiving its first half-speed vinyl mastering. This single LP edition was cut at Abbey Road and only includes the original album.

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The diamond-certified Pyromania touts a number of Def Leppard’s biggest hits, including “Photograph,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Foolin’.” Fans are sure to hear the band play those songs and more during Def Leppard’s upcoming summer tour with Journey (get tickets here).

You can pre-order the various Pyromania reissues here. Watch a trailer for the 40th anniversary editions and see the full 4-CD tracklist below.

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Def Leppard Pyromania vinyl

Pyromania 40th Anniversary 4-CD Expanded Edition Tracklist:
CD1: Original Album Remastered
01. Rock Rock (Til You Drop)
02. Photograph
03. Stagefright
04. Too Late for Love
05. Die Hard the Hunter
06. Foolin’
07. Rock Of Ages
08. Comin’ Under Fire
09. Action! Not Words
10. Billy’s Got a Gun

CD2: Rarities
01. No You Can’t Do That – Out-Take
02. Untitled 1 – Demo
03. Untitled 2 – Demo
04. Untitled 3 – Demo
05. Untitled 4 – Demo
06. Untitled 5 – Demo
07. Untitled 6 – Demo
08. Rock Rock Till You Drop – Demo
09. Too Late for Love – Demo
10. Comin’ Under Fire – Demo
11. Billy’s Got a Gun – Demo
12. No You Can’t Do That – Demo
13. Rock Rock (Til You Drop) – Rough Mix Version
14. Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)
15. Stagefright – Rough Mix Version
16. Too Late for Love – Rough Mix Version
17. Die Hard the Hunter – Rough Mix Version
18. Foolin’ – Rough Mix Version
19. Rock Of Ages – Rough Mix Version
20. Comin’ Under Fire – Rough Mix Version
21. Action! Not Words – Rough Mix Version (Chorus Only)
22. Billy’s Got a Gun – Rough Mix Version

CD3: Live Westfalen Halle, Dortmund, Germany / 18th December 1983
01. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
02. Billy’s Got a Gun
03. Foolin’
04. Rock of Ages
05. Let It Go
06. Wasted

CD4: Live at the LA Forum / 11th September 1983
01. Rock! Rock!! (Til You Drop)
02. Rock Brigade
03. High And Dry (Saturday Night)
04. Another Hit and Run
05. Billy’s Got a Gun
06. Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
07. Foolin’
08. Photograph
09. Rock Of Ages
10. Bringing Back the Heartache
11. Switch 625
12. Let It Go
13. Wasted
14. Stage Fright
15. Travellin’ Band

Def Leppard Announce 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Pyromania
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