Release ‘The Story So Far – The Best Of’ Today
Cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” Lead Single
Standalone Holiday Single “We All Need Christmas” Out Now
 ‘Hysteria: The Singles’
Limited Edition 10-Disc, 7” Vinyl Singles Box Set
Available Today
NEW YORK (November 30, 2018)— Closing out a banner 2018, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® nominees Def Leppard debut a string of releases. The group have assembled a brand new greatest hits collection entitled The Story So Far – The Best Of, available in stores and online today. It is available in multiple configurations: a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD comprised of 17 tracks, 2LP vinyl, and digital. Among a blockbuster tracklisting loaded with timeless hits, all four versions feature two stellar new songs, including the official recording of the band’s recent fan favorite, and previously unreleased Depeche Mode cover Personal Jesus,and the original holiday song titled “We All Need Christmas.” Also included, is the previously unreleased radio mix of “Rock On.” As a bonus for collectors, the first pressing vinyl copies of The Story So Far feature an exclusive 7” single of “Personal Jesus”and We All Need Christmas.” See full tracklisting below. 

Rolling Stone stated of “Personal Jesus,” “it features a little more of the group’s signature giant vocals…and to great effect.

 

Get it HERE.

 

Check out the video HERE.

 

Additionally, Def Leppardrecently released, We All Need Christmas” as a standalone digital single. A delicate acoustic ballad, the track proves fireside-ready with its uplifting, hopeful spirit and sense of seasonal soul.

 

Purchase “We All Need Christmas” HERE.

 

Essential for newcomers and longtime fans alike, The Story So Far plays out like the ultimate Def Leppard set upheld by stadium-size anthems.

 

The group also released Hysteria: The Singles, a new limited edition, 10-disc vinyl box set featuring all of the 7” singles from their eponymous multi-platinum album Hysteria, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Hysteria: The Singles features repressed versions of all eight 7-inch vinyl singles for Hysteria including their Top-5 hits “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Animal,” “Love Bites,” “Hysteria,” “Rocket” and “Armageddon It.”  Two bonus singles, “Excitable”/”Run Riot” (Album Version) and “Love and Affection”/Don’t Shoot The Shotgun” (Album Version), are only available in this box set.

 

Housed in a beautiful box with a lift-off lid, Hysteria: The Singles features new cover art made up of all 10 of the single’s sleeves, including the rare Spanish “Animal” single, plus a booklet with a full band discography and an introduction written by Joe Elliott.

 

Essential listening for fans across the board, Hysteria dominated multiple charts, capturing No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, and 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 Bruce Springsteen’s 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.

 

Capping off this robust release schedule, Def Leppard is offering a special color vinyl edition of their RIAA diamond-certified third full-length, Pyromania, available now as part of The Sound of Vinyl’s series of limited-edition releases.

 

Everything sets the stage for what promises to be an even bigger 2019. Be on the lookout for more from Def Leppard soon.

 

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” 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 groundbreaking 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 an institution in both the music and touring industry. Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows and recorded music that continues to span generations.

 

THE STORY SO FAR TRACKLISTING:

Disc 1

  1. “Animal”
  2. “Photograph”
  3. “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
  4. “Love Bites”
  5. “Let’s Get Rocked”
  6. “Armaggedon It”
  7. “Foolin’”
  8. “Two Steps Behind”
  9. “Heaven Is”
  10. “Rocket”
  11. “Hysteria”
  12. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”
  13. “Make Love Like A Man”
  14. “Action”
  15. “When Love & Hate Collide”
  16. “Rock of Ages”
  17. “Personal Jesus”

Disc 2

  1. “Let’s Go”
  2. “Promises”
  3. “Slang”
  4. “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”
  5. “Rock On (Radio Remix)”
  6. “Nine Lives” (feat. Tim McGraw)
  7. “Work It Out”
  8. “Stand Up”
  9. “Dangerous”
  10. “Now”
  11. “Undefeated”
  12. “Tonight”
  13. “C’Mon C’Mon”
  14. “Man Enough”
  15. “No Matter What”
  16. “All I Want Is Everything”
  17. “It’s All About Believing”
  18. “Kings Of The World”

 

HYSTERIA: THE SINGLES TRACKLISTING:

 

DISC ONE: Women / Tear It Down (US Version)

DISC TWO: Animal / I Wanna Be Your Hero (US Version)

DISC THREE: Hysteria / Ride in To the Sun (Int Version)

DISC FOUR: Pour Some Sugar on Me / Ring of Fire (US Version)

DISC FIVE: Love Bites / Billy’s Got A Gun (Live)(Int Version)

DISC SIX: Armageddon It / Release Me (Can Version)

DISC SEVEN: Rocket / Woman (Live) (US Version)

DISC EIGHT: Excitable / Run Riot (Album Version)

DISC NINE: Love and Affection / Don’t Shoot Shotgun (Album Version)

DISC TEN: Animal / Tear It Down (Spanish Artwork Version)

 

 

 

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Purchase The Story So Far – The Best Of here: https://defleppard.lnk.to/TSSF

 

Purchase “We All Need Christmas”digital single here: https://defleppard.lnk.to/WeAllNeedChristmas

 

Purchase Hysteria: The Singles vinyl singles box set here: https://defleppard.lnk.to/HysteriaTheSingles

 

Purchase “Personal Jesus” digital single here: https://defleppard.lnk.to/PersonalJesus

 

Purchase the limited edition color vinyl of Pyromania here:https://SOV.lnk.to/Pyromania

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.