Out today (October 16th) are stand-alone audio versions of Def Leppard's Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood. The concerts, which were originally included in the band's recent audio/visual boxed set London To Vegas, are now available as limited edition double-CD's. Hits Vegas is also scheduled for limited release on transparent blue vinyl LP on December 11th.
Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 features Def Leppard's debut at the London venue and spotlights the band playing its diamond-certified, 10-times platinum album Hysteria in its entirety.
Six months later, Leppard was captured during the band's sold-out residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theatre in Planet Hollywood. Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood features a 28-song deep dive into the band's greatest hits and favorite album cuts.
The tracklisting to the new sets is:
Hysteria At The O2: “Women,” “Rocket” “Animal,” “Love Bites,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Armageddon It,” “Gods Of War,” “Don't Shoot Shotgun,” “Run Riot,” “Hysteria,” “Excitable,” “Love And Affection,” “Wasted,” “When Love And Hate Collide,” “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Rock Of Ages,” and “Photograph.”
Hits Vegas: “Die Hard The Hunter,” “Animal,” “Excitable,” “Foolin',” “Too Late For Love,” “Billy's Got A Gun,” “Slang,” “Promises,” “Paper Sun,” “Let It Go,” “Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes),” “Bringin' On The Heartbreak,” “Switch 625,” “Let Me Be The One,” “We Belong,” “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad,” “Two Steps Behind,” “Now,” “Rocket,” “Let's Get Rocked,” “Hysteria,” “Love Bites,” “Armageddon It,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Action,” “Let's Go,” “Rock Of Ages,” and “Photograph.”
When pressed as to whether Def Leppard's multi-platinum Hysteria collection feels like it was released over three decades ago, frontman Joe Elliott admitted: “Actually, it doesn't. Y'know, I've been talking to people about this recently and I think if you're, like, wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years — it's a long time. We're not naive. We realize that, like, (The) Dark Side Of The Moon for Pink Floyd, or Sgt. Pepper's (Lonely Hearts Club Band) for the Beatles, most bands have got one album that they'll forever always gonna be talking about and is always the yardstick, or whatever, is judged against. And if you're lucky enough to make one album like that, you should be blessed and accept it. We don't think of it as an albatross, really.”
AUDIO: JOE ELLIOTT ON ‘HYSTERIA’