DEF LEPPARD RELEASE LIMITED EDITION BOX “DEF LEPPARD-VOLUME THREE” OUT TODAY (JUNE 11TH)

Today (June 11th), legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees Def Leppard will release Def Leppard – Volume Three, a new limited edition box set UMe/Virgin. In conjunction with the release, band member’s Joe Elliott, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will host a live chat event on  Twitter Spaces with Matt Pinfield [email protected] 10am PT.
This set marks the third of four volumes of the band’s complete recorded output in both 180gm vinyl and limited-edition CD box sets. They contain all the recordings from the band in the 2000’s and features the original packaging on both formats. To date, X, Yeah! and Songs from the Sparkle Lounge have never been available on vinyl before.
The albums were mastered by Ronan McHugh and Joe Elliott at Joe’s Garage with assistance from Andy Pearce and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes the sets also contain a hard-backed book with rare photos by Ross Halfin and notes by Classic Rock Magazine’s Paul Elliott. Band members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell have also contributed to the set.
Def Leppard – Volume Three features 2002’s X, which was the groups sixth consecutive Top 20 record on the Billboard 200 chart and features songs such as Now, Four Letter Word and Long Long Way to Go, 2006’s Yeah!, the band’s first covers album featuring a collection of the groups favorite tracks re-recorded with the iconic Leppard sound, this is the first time this album will be available on vinyl. Also Def Leppard’s tenth studio album Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, released in 2008 the record marked the bands return to their signature sound and hitting the Top 10 both sides of the Atlantic, the album included the hit single Nine Lives which featured GRAMMY® Award winning country legend Tim McGraw.
Also included are B-Sides, Yeah! Studio Covers and Yeah! Live. These albums have specially been compiled by Joe Elliott for this limited-edition release. B-Sides contains a rare compilation of B-sides that have never appeared on vinyl before. Yeah! Studio Covers includes some never before released on vinyl covers, Yeah! bonus disc exclusive release tracks and a compilation of the various covers recorded by the band over their career. Yeah! Live is a compilation of live recordings of covers by the band which include both tracks from 2006’s Yeah!, as well as previously unreleased live tracks from the past 30 years.
6-CD Box Set:

X:
1. Now 
2. Unbelievable 
3. You’re So Beautiful
4. Everyday 
5. Long, Long Way to Go
6. Four Letter Word
7. Torn to Shreds
8. Love Don’t Lie
9. Gravity
10. Cry
11. Girl Like You
12. Let Me Be the One
13. Scar
 
Yeah!:

1. 20TH Century Boy 
2. Rock On 
3. Hanging on the Telephone
4. Waterloo Sunset
5. Hell Raiser
6. 10538 Overture
7. Street Life
8. Drive-In Saturday
9. Little Bit of Love
10. The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
11. No Matter What
12. He’s Gonna Step on You Again
13. Don’t Believe A Word
14. Stay with Me
 
Songs From The Sparke Lounge:

1. Go 
2. Nine Lives
3. C’mon C’mon
4. Love
5. Tomorrow
6. Cruise Control
7. Hallucinate
8. Only the Good Die Young
9. Bad Actress
10. Come Undone
11. Gotta Let it Go

B-Sides:
1. Now – (Radio Edit) (B-Side – Now)
2. Long Long Way to Go (Radio Edit) (B-Side – Long Way To Go)
3. Kiss the Day (X – Japanese Bonus Track)
4. 10 X Bigger Than Love (B-Side – Long Way to Go) 
5. Love Don’t Lie – B-Side – Now (Demo)
6. Let Me Be the One – B-Side – Now (Demo) 
7. Gimmie A Job – B-Side – Long Long Way to Go
8. Now – B-Side – Long Long Way to Go (Live Acoustic Version)
9. Long Long Way to Go – Limited Edition Bonus Track (Stripped Version)
10. Nine Lives – Joe Only Vocal Version 
11. Perfect Girl – Website Exclusive (Phil Collen Demo)
12. Love – Piano Version
 
Yeah! Studio Covers:

1. Only After Dark – B-Side – Let’s Get Rocked
2. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – B-Side – Have You Needed Someone So Bad
3. Little Wing – B-Side – Have You Needed Someone So Bad
4. Ziggy Stardust – B-Side – Slang
5. Under My Wheels – B-Side – Goodbye
6. Who Do You Love? – B-Side – Goodbye
7. Rebel Rebel – B-Side – Now
8. Led Boots – B-Side – All I Want is Everything
9. Cause We Ended as Lovers – B-Side – All I Want is Everything
10. Search and Destroy – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
11. How Does it Feel – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive (iTunes Exclusive)
12. Roxanne – Phil’s Demo (Previously Unreleased)
13. Dear Friends – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
14. Winter Song – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
15. American Girl – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
16. Heartbeat – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
17. Space Oddity – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
18. When I’m Dead and Gone – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
19. Stay With Me – B-Side Now
      
Yeah! Live:

1. Elected – B-Side Heaven Is
2. Action – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
3. No Matter What – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
4. Rock On – Live 2006
5. Travellin’ Band – Radio Edit (Previously Unreleased)
6. Now I’m Here – B-Side Tonight
7. 20th Century Boy – 2005 VH1 Rock Awards (Previously Unreleased)
8. All The Young Dudes – Once Bitten Twice Shy Exclusive Track 

9-LP Box Set:

Disc One – X :

Side One:

1. Now
2. Unbelievable
3. You’re So Beautiful
4. Everyday
5. Long Long Way to Go
6. Four Letter Word
7. Torn to Shreds 

Side Two:

6. Love Don’t Lie
7. Gravity
8. Cry
9. Girl Like You
10. Let Me Be the One
11. Scar

 DISC Two & Three – YEAH! :

Side One:

1. 20th Century Boy
2. Rock On
3. Hanging on The Telephone
4. Waterloo Sunset 

Side Two:

1. Hell Raiser
2. 10538 Overture
3. Street Life
4. Drive-In Saturday 

Side Three:

1. Little Bit of Love
2. The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
3. No Matter What 

Side Four:

1. He’s Gonna Step on You Again
2. Don’t Believe A Word
3. Stay with Me

Disc Four – Songs From The Sparke Lounge:

Side One:

1. Go
2. Nine Lives
3. C’mon C’mon
4. Love
5. Tomorrow 

Side Two:

1. Cruise Control
2. Hallucinate
3. Only the Good Die Young
4. Bad Actress
5. Come Undone
6.  Gotta Let It Go  
                                                                           
Disc Five & Six – B-Sides:  

Side One:

1. Now – (Radio Edit) (B-Side – Now)
2. Long Long Way to Go (Radio Edit) (B-Side – Long Way To Go)
3. Kiss the Day – (X – Japanese Bonus Track) 

Side Two:

4. 10 X Bigger Than Love (B-Side – Long Way to Go )
5. Love Don’t Lie – B-Side Now (Demo)
6. Let Me Be the One – B-Side Now (Demo) 

Side Three:

7. Gimme A Job – B-Side – Long Long Way to Go
8. Now – B-Side – Long Long Way to Go (Live Acoustic Version)
9. Long Long Way to Go – Limited Edition Bonus Track (Stripped Version) 

Side Four:

10. Nine Lives – Joe Only Vocal Version
11. Perfect Girl – Website Exclusive (Phil Collen Demo)
12. Love – Piano Version

Disc Seven & Eight – Yeah! Studio Covers: 

Side One:

1. Only After Dark – B-Side – Let’s Get Rocked
2. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – B-Side Have You Needed Someone So Bad
3. Little Wing – B-Side Have You Needed Someone So Bad
4. Ziggy Stardust – B-Side – Slang 

Side Two:

5. Under My Wheels – B-Side – Goodbye
6. Who Do You Love? – B-Side – Goodbye
7. Rebel Rebel – B-Side – Now
8. Led Boots – B-Side – All I Want is Everything
9. Cause We Ended as Lovers – B-Side – All I Want is Everything 

Side Three:

10. Search and Destroy – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
11. How Does It Feel – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive (iTunes Exclusive)
12. Roxanne – Phil’s Demo (Previously Unreleased)
13. Dear Friends – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
14. Winter Song – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive

Side Four:

15. American Girl – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
16. Heartbeat – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
17. Space Oddity – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
18. When I’m Dead and Gone – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
19. Stay with Me – B-Side Now
 
Disc Nine – Yeah! Live:

Side One:

1. Elected – B-Side Heaven Is
2. Action – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
3. No Matter What – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
4. Rock On – Live 2006  

Side Two: 

5. Travellin’ Band – Radio Edit (Previously Unreleased)
6. Now I’m Here – B-Side Tonight
7. 20th Century Boy – 2005 VH I Rock Awards (Previously Unreleased)
8. All the Young Dudes – Once Bitten Twice Shy Exclusive Track


LP Box Set:

Set One: X LP
Set Two: Yeah! (2-LP)LP
Set Three: Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
Set Four: B-Sides (2-LP)
Set Five: Yeah! Studio Covers (2-LP)
Set Six: Yeah! Live 

CD BOX SET: 

Disc One: X
Disc Two: Yeah!
Disc Three: Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
Disc Four: B-Sides
Disc Five: Yeah! Studio Covers
Disc Six: Yeah! Live
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  • dcinsc7 on

    Came home from work this afternoon, and on the porch was my box set I pre-ordered. Very excited to read the booklet and start listening to these albums! I know there are some Leppard fans who are stuck at “High and Dry” and “Pyromania,” but no other band works as hard as Def Leppard to keep making and releasing old and new music. “X” is a very underrated and dismissed album. It’s as a good as anything they did in the 80s.


  • robert davenport on

    I know I’m in the minority here , many of my friends give me s—t about this too lol , but I have never liked joe elliot’s voice live or on recordings so it’s tough for me to really get into leppard – if I had to pick a favorite song its let it go from high n dry – and their cover of stay with me phil collen IMO is an amazing soulful singer much better than joe elliot – all that said this seems to be a pretty an awesome well put together set for fans of def leppard – they have had a great career and I think they definitely belong in the HOF.


    • Dana on

      Robert,

      It’s okay, you’re entitled to your opinion. There are many popular bands, and singers, I don’t like, either, and no, it’s not a matter of being a contrarian, or non conformist, it’s all a matter of personal, subjective taste and preference.


    • Doug R. on

      Exactly, I HATE Queensryche, all of em! Especially Tate, always hated his voice! As far as Leppard, in my opinion they were at their best in the ’80s (like most bands) with a few good tunes afterwards. “Glad I’m Alive” should’ve been on “On Through The Night,” or “High ‘N’ Dry.” “Me & My Wine” best b-side, and “No Matter What” best Leppard cover, again, in my opinion. Always loved the original by Badfinger, but DL did a great job on it. Well, I’m off to the hospital, again! Somebody Get Me A Doctor! 😉


  • MikeyMan on

    I’ve been a huge fan of Def Leppard since their introduction to America in 1980 and would consider them my favorite band. As a lifelong fan I’ve collected pretty much every piece of media these guys have released. So, a lot of these tracks I own through various CD singles & special editions. That said, it’s great having ALL the extras & bonuses housed in these box sets. I love the high quality production & packaging of the box sets. As the completest that I am, I pre-ordered Volume 3 but it won’t arrive ’til Thursday (damn media mail). So to the Lepps, Keep putting out this fantastic merchandise and I’ll keep sending you my money!


    • Dana on

      Mikey,

      You have excellent taste, Leppard was my favorite band, until Priest usurped them. However, they are still one of my all time favorite bands, and since they are still your favorite, I understand your enthusiasm for all their releases.


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