Thursday, July 27, 2017

VIDEO: Def Leppard stream part one of Hysteria 30th anniversary documentary

Def Leppard are streaming part one of their mini-documentary, “Step Inside: Hysteria At 30.”

The project opens with a look at the fallout from a 1984 car accident that saw drummer Rick Allen lose his left arm when his Corvette flipped off a country road. Meanwhile, recording for the the group’s fourth album proceeded slowly with drum machines while Allen recovered and learned how to play a combination electronic/acoustic drum kit to see if he could rejoin his band mates in the studio.

The documentary arrives in sync with the upcoming 30th anniversary reissues of the UK band’s 1987 album, “Hysteria.”

Due August 4, a remastered edition of the record will be issued in various packages, including a 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD Deluxe Version, 1CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version and a limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version.

The reissues include B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for “In The Round In Your Face (Live)” on CD for the first time.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of Hysteria,” says frontman Joe Elliott. “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.”

Produced by Mutt Lange, “Hysteria” reached No. 1 in the band’s native UK and the US, where it went on to achieve Diamond status for sales of more than 10 million while selling more than 25 million copies worldwide.

Def Leppard recently completed up a North American tour with Poison and Tesla, and will return to live action in September to begin a series of shows in South America.

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