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Retro Active

Album: Retro Active
# Song Title   Time
1)    Desert Song
2)    Fractured Love
3)    Action
4)    Two Steps Behind - (acoustic version)
5)    She's Too Tough
6)    Miss You in a Heartbeat
7)    Only After Dark
8)    Ride Into the Sun
9)    From the Inside
10)    Ring of Fire
11)    I Wanna Be Your Hero
12)    Miss You in a Heartbeat - (electric version)
13)    Two Steps Behind - (electric version)
Product Details


1. Two Steps Behind (Electric Ver

2. Miss You In A Heartbeat (Elect

3. I Wanna Be Your Hero

4. Ring Of Fire

5. From The Inside

6. Ride Into The Sun

7. Only After Dark

8. Miss You In A Heartbeat

9. She's Too Tough

10. Two Steps Behind (Acoustic Ver

11. Action

12. Fractured Love

13. Desert Song

Performer Notes
  • RETRO ACTIVE is a collection of B-sides, alternate versions and rarities from the Def Leppard vaults.
  • Def Leppard: Joe Elliot (vocals, guitar, piano); Rick Savage (guitar, keyboards, acoustic & electric bass, background vocals); Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen (guitar, background vocals); Steve Clark (guitar); Rick Allen (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Pete Woodroffe (piano); Robert Mutt Lange, P.J. Smith (background vocals).
  • Engineers include: Pete Woodroffe, Ronald Prent, Albert Boekholt.
  • Recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland; Rainbow Studios and Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany; Bow Lane Studios and Joe's Garage, Dublin, Ireland.
  • If you spent several years meticulously preparing each release like Def Leppard, you'd have countless unused ditties lying around too. This bounty forms the basis for 1993's RETRO ACTIVE.
  • The collection includes B-sides and rarities that will be familiar to only the most die-hard fans--including such rockers as "She's Too Tough," "Ride Into the Sun," and "Ring of Fire," plus the ballads "Miss You in a Heartbeat," and "Two Steps Behind." Usually such compilations are of variable quality, but RETRO ACTIVE is sequenced so cunningly it's almost comparable to a Def Leppard studio album.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/25/93, p.114) - "...RETRO ACTIVE is a powerful package...[Def Leppard's] chief strength has been in the songs they write and RETRO ACTIVE underscores that appeal..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/8/93, p.54) - "...Hard rock, '80s style, is supposed to be fun, and that's just what zillion-selling Def Leppard delivers...mostly the band just rocks out--which is pretty damn welcome..." - Rating: A-

Q (12/93, p.130) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[RETRO ACTIVE] creates a pleasantly patterned patchwork that is...preferable to [Def Leppard's] more contrived, overtly commercial releases...."
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