Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 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 4th, the remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe—Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, & 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.”

Added 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.”

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.

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  • DR Is Live on

    The beginning of the end..

    • Doug R. on

      Judas Priest!

  • Keith G on

    No doubt that HYSTERIA was a massively successful record. But I remember that when it came out, and I listened to it the first time, I was hugely disappointed that the record really lacked the hard rock elements that I enjoyed on PYROMANIA and especially HIGH AND DRY. I pretty much stopped following Def Leppard after that. I have come to appreciate the quality of the song writing and especially the production of the record, and their are a couple of songs that enjoy. But, overall, Def Leppard stopped being relevant for me after this record.

  • Frank T on

    I totally agree Keith. I was extremely disappointed to say the least. I will say it was extremely impressive that the drummer was (and is) capable of performing on such a short turnaround from losing his arm in a car accident. My favorite song on that record is Women.

  • Doug R. on

    I love Hysteria. The only time that I temporarily “lost interest” in DL was right after SLANG, now that album sucked! Sorry guys.

  • Rattlehead on

    Unless this Edition had live songs from the first two albums, I’m not interested. Kudos to Leppard for their continued success after surviving tragedies of Rick Allen’s arm and Steve Clark’s passing, but Leppard has not been a hard rock band since the High and Dry album. In my opinion, Pyromania was the beginning of their transition into pop rock. I guess I prefer Ded Flatbird ☺

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