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New Def Leppard Release in Rocktober

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

On Rocktober 22 Def Leppard will release a new record titled VIVA! Hysteria.

Originally released in August 1987, the Hysteria record took the already well established Def Leppard and catapulted the band into the stratosphere.

The album has sold in excess of 25 million copies and counting. Due to the incredible success of previous record Pyromania (released in 1983) and Hysteria, Def Leppard are one of only five groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.

For the first time ever, Def Leppard played Hysteria in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. The band played also under the fictitious name of Ded Flatbird (which came about after someone once mispronounced Def Leppard as “Dead Flat Bird”). Two different opening sets of 35 mins. on each of the nights. The band showcased some fan favorites and very rare songs from the early years of the band besides playing a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout their career. The VIVA! Hysteria show featured an elaborate set design created uniquely for the Las Vegas residency.

Available on the following formats – 2Cd+Dvd digipak, Blu – Ray, DVD and digital album downloads – the full track-listings:

CD 1:

Love Bites
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Armageddon It
Gods of War
Don’t Shoot Shotgun
Run Riot
Love and Affection
Rock of Ages*
*extra non Hysteria tracks

CD 2:

Ded Flatbird – Night 1:

Good Morning Freedom
Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
Action Not Words
Rock Brigade

Ded Flatbird – Night 2:

On Through The Night
Let It Go
Another Hit And Run
High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
Switch 625.

The VD track-listing is as above but also includes bonus content of the acoustic medley:
Where does love go when it dies/Now/When Love & Hate Collide/Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad/Two Steps Behind.

DVD / Blu Ray menu:
- Viva Hysteria
- Ded Flatbird Night 1
- Ded Flatbird Night 2
- Acoustic Set
- Photo Montage