Def Leppard Set To Release Limited Edition Box Set ‘Def Leppard – Volume Three’
This set marks the third of four volumes of the band’s complete recorded output.
On June 11, 2021, 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.
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 2000s 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.
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.
Also, Def Leppard’s tenth studio album Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, released in 2008 the record marked the band’s return to its 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 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 includes both tracks from 2006’s Yeah!, as well as previously unreleased live tracks from the past 30 years.
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, and Phil Collen have also contributed to the set.
Def Leppard’s Def Leppard ― Volume Three is out June 11 and available for pre-order.
Def Leppard ― Volume Three Tracklist:
You’re So Beautiful
Long, Long Way to Go
Four Letter Word
Torn to Shreds
Love Don’t Lie
Girl Like You
Let Me Be the One
20th Century Boy
Hanging on the Telephone
Little Bit of Love
The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
No Matter What
He’s Gonna Step on You Again
Don’t Believe A Word
Stay with Me
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
Only the Good Die Young
Gotta Let it Go
Now – (Radio Edit) (B-Side – Now)
Long Long Way to Go (Radio Edit) (B-Side – Long Way To Go)
Kiss the Day (X – Japanese Bonus Track)
10 X Bigger Than Love (B-Side – Long Way to Go)
Love Don’t Lie – B-Side – Now (Demo)
Let Me Be the One – B-Side – Now (Demo)
Gimmie A Job – B-Side – Long Long Way to Go
Now – B-Side – Long Long Way to Go (Live Acoustic Version)
Long Long Way to Go – Limited Edition Bonus Track (Stripped Version)
Nine Lives – Joe Only Vocal Version
Perfect Girl – Website Exclusive (Phil Collen Demo)
Love – Piano Version
YEAH! Studio Covers
Only After Dark – B-Side – Let’s Get Rocked
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – B-Side – Have You Needed Someone So Bad
Little Wing – B-Side – Have You Needed Someone So Bad
Ziggy Stardust – B-Side – Slang
Under My Wheels – B-Side – Goodbye
Who Do You Love? – B-Side – Goodbye
Rebel Rebel – B-Side – Now
Led Boots – B-Side – All I Want is Everything
Cause We Ended as Lovers – B-Side – All I Want is Everything
Search and Destroy – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
How Does it Feel – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive (iTunes Exclusive)
Roxanne – Phil’s Demo (Previously Unreleased)
Dear Friends – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
Winter Song – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
American Girl – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
Heartbeat – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
Space Oddity – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
When I’m Dead and Gone – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
Stay With Me – B-Side Now
Elected – B-Side Heaven Is
Action – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
No Matter What – Yeah! Bonus Disc Exclusive
Rock On – Live 2006
Travellin’ Band – Radio Edit (Previously Unreleased)
Now I’m Here – B-Side Tonight
20th Century Boy – 2005 VH1 Rock Awards (Previously Unreleased)
All The Young Dudes – Once Bitten Twice Shy Exclusive Track