Def Leppard announce 40th Anniversary deluxe edition of ‘Pyromania’

Def Leppard at the world premiere of "Rock of Ages" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre^ Hollywood. June 9^ 2012 Los Angeles^ CA

Def Leppard have announced a deluxe 40th anniversary reissue of their 1983 album Pyromania. The album, which reached No.2 in the US and is certified Platinum, was the first to feature guitarist Phil Collen.

Pyromania 40 will arrive on April 26 in a variety of formats, including a four-CD/Blu-ray box, a one-LP half-speed master, two-LP black vinyl, two-LP colored vinyl, two-CD and digitally. The deluxe edition was prepared with singer Joe Elliott, who acted as executive producer on the set.

This deluxe set comes with four CDs, consisting of the original album, a whole disc of unheard demos discovered during lockdown by Joe Elliott, an unreleased song called “No You Can’t Do That,” and two live shows from the era.   The band is also sharing “Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal),” an unreleased demo version from the band’s vaults, on all streaming platforms,

Regarding the reissue, Joe Elliott said, “A labor of love and I loved every minute of it!! Rediscovering dusty old cassettes which were brilliantly restored by Ronan and finding the long lost unfinished ‘11th track’ was a journey only few of us are lucky enough to take…what a trip !!” Phil Collen added, “Pyromania is a really special album for obvious reasons. It was the first time we all worked together with Mutt Lange, and I was able to play with my incredible friend Steve Clark—who was such a gifted and wonderful guitarist. I am incredibly proud of the album and what we collectively achieved.”

Pyromania 40 as well as exclusive merch are available to preorder now at the Def Leppard webstore.

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