Friday, May 5, 2023

Def Leppard stream Hysteria from Drastic Symphonies collection

Def Leppard is streaming a visualizer video for “Hysteria” from their forthcoming album, “Drastic Symphonies.”

Due May 19, the project sees the band deliver re-imagined versions of some of their biggest songs, while intertwining the audio from the original tapes and performing them as new symphonic arrangements alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

“Def Leppard has always enjoyed veering off the expected path - working with the likes of Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Alison Krauss, for example,” says Joe Elliott. “So, when the offer to revisit some of our back catalogue with the Royal Philharmonic was presented to us, we all jumped at it. Although we’re far from the first band to ever do this, working directly with an orchestra at Abbey Road on some of our more orchestrated songs seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up.”

The 2023 project will be available in multiple formats, including CD, 2LP black vinyl, limited 2LP coloured vinyl, limited 2LP picture disc, CD/Blu-Ray (Atmos) and digitally; the vinyl and Atmos versions will also feature an exclusive bonus track: “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad.”

Def Leppard and Motley Crue will resume their 2023 world tour in Sheffield, UK on May 22.

You can pre-order the album and pick up the new version of “Hysteria" here.

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