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Pyromania [Deluxe Edition]
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Album: Pyromania [Deluxe Edition]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) More Info... 0:04
2)    Photograph More Info... 0:04
3)    Stagefright More Info... 0:03
4)    Too Late for Love More Info... 0:04
5)    Die Hard: The Hunter More Info... 0:06
6)    Foolin' More Info... 0:04
7)    Rock of Ages More Info... 0:04
8)    Comin' Under Fire More Info... 0:04
9)    Action! Not Words More Info... 0:03
10)    Billy's Got a Gun More Info... 0:06
11)    Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) More Info...
12)    Rock Brigade More Info...
13)    High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night) More Info...
14)    Another Hit and Run More Info...
15)    Billy's Got a Gun More Info...
16)    Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes) More Info...
17)    Foolin' More Info...
18)    Photograph More Info...
19)    Rock of Ages More Info...
20)    Bringin' On the Heartbreak More Info...
21)    Switch 625 More Info...
22)    Let It Go More Info...
23)    Wasted More Info...
24)    Stagefright More Info...
25)    Travelin' Band (Feat. Brian May) More Info...
 

Album: Pyromania [Deluxe Edition]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) More Info... 0:04
2)    Photograph More Info... 0:04
3)    Stagefright More Info... 0:03
4)    Too Late for Love More Info... 0:04
5)    Die Hard: The Hunter More Info... 0:06
6)    Foolin' More Info... 0:04
7)    Rock of Ages More Info... 0:04
8)    Comin' Under Fire More Info... 0:04
9)    Action! Not Words More Info... 0:03
10)    Billy's Got a Gun More Info... 0:06
11)    Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) More Info...
12)    Rock Brigade More Info...
13)    High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night) More Info...
14)    Another Hit and Run More Info...
15)    Billy's Got a Gun More Info...
16)    Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes) More Info...
17)    Foolin' More Info...
18)    Photograph More Info...
19)    Rock of Ages More Info...
20)    Bringin' On the Heartbreak More Info...
21)    Switch 625 More Info...
22)    Let It Go More Info...
23)    Wasted More Info...
24)    Stagefright More Info...
25)    Travelin' Band (Feat. Brian May) More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Def Leppard: Joe Elliot (vocals); Steve "Steamin'" Clark, Phil Collen, Pete Willis (guitar); Rick Savage (bass); Rick Allen (drums).
  • Additional personnel: John Kongos, Booker T. Boffin, Charlie (keyboards); The Leppardettes (background vocals).
  • Recorded at Park Gates Studios, Battle, Sussex, England and Battery Studios, London, England.
  • Def Leppard: Joe Elliot (vocals); Steve "Steamin" Clark, Phil Collen, Pete Willis (guitar); Rick Savage (bass); Rick Allen (drums).
  • Additional personnel: John Kongos, Booker T. Roffin, Charile (keyboards); The Leppardettes (background vocals).
  • Recorded at Park Gates Studios, Battle, Sussex, England and Battery Studios, London, England.
  • Personnel: Joe Elliott (vocals); Pete Willis, Phil Collen, Steve Clark (guitar); Booker T. Boffin (keyboards); Rick Allen (drums); John Kongos (keyboard programming).
  • Audio Mixer: Robert John "Mutt" Lange.
  • Liner Note Author: David Fricke.
  • Recording information: Battery Studios, London, England; Parkgate Studios, Battle, Sussex, England.
  • Illustrator: Bernard Gudynas.
  • Photographer: Ross Halfin.
  • Although many music fans were convinced that Def Leppard would become hard rock's next big band, few could have predicted the massive across-the-boards success that its third record, 1983's PYROMANIA, achieved. Many wondered why it was taking the group so long to release a follow-up to 1981's HIGH 'N' DRY, but the finished product was well worth the wait. Not only did it become one of the year's best-selling albums and made the band instant U.S. arena headliners, but it has remained a consistent seller ever since (by 1994, it had reached nine million units in the U.S. alone).
  • The songwriting and overall sound was more streamlined and succinct this time around--while there are guitar riffs galore, the songs have more of a pop feel. Founding guitarist Pete Willis left during the recording, replaced by Phil Collen, who fit in perfectly with the band. The album features such mega-hits as "Photograph," "Rock of Ages," and "Foolin'," as well as a couple of other tracks that could have easily been singles as well, "Rock Rock (Till You Drop)" and "Too Late for Love." PYROMANIA remains one of the best and most popular hard-rock recordings of the '80s.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #62 in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Albums Of The Eighties survey.

Spin (p.105) - "[T]hey sweeten the sound, mating AC/DC riffs to Journey mall drama, battle-march mythos to lovelorn mooning over photo albums."

Magnet (p.114) - "[O]ne of the biggest, most anthemic albums of an era marked by huge, anthemic albums."

CMJ (1/5/04, p.12) - Ranked #19 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1983".

Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "'Photograph' became a signature for the hair metal masses, with its rich harmonies and sweet melody, while the lighters were aloft for the likes of 'Too Late For Love.'"
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