Def Leppard - Hysteria LP


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Essential listening for any music fan, Def Leppard's Hysteria indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. Now, for its 30th anniversary, it is finally remastered and available on a 180g 2LP set with wider, deeper grooves to accommodate its 60-minute-plus running length. As the group's second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (over 10 million sales in the US), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide. Moreover, Hysteria staked a spot in the US Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by Born in the U.S.A. UK's Q places it among the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time and Rolling Stone touts it on the prestigious 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Dominating multiple charts, it captured #1 in the UK album charts and on the USA Billboard Top 200 bolstered by immortal Top 5 anthems such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Animal," "Love Bites," "Hysteria," "Rocket" and "Armageddon It."

Hysteria continues to leave an indelible mark on rock n' roll. Powered by stadium-filling drums, rapturous guitars, and unshakable choruses, the Mutt Lange-produced record saw Def Leppard rightfully claim their place among rock's divinities forever. Frontman Joe Elliott says, "It's hard to believe that it's been thirty years since the release of Hysteria...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..." Adds Phil Collen, "I look back at the whole Hysteria experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange's insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished."