Every Official Note Def Leppard Recorded Between 1978 and 1987:The Vinyl Collection: Volume One 8LP Box Set Mastered at Joe's Garage, Comes with Expansive Hardcover Book
Def Leppard maintains one of rock music's greatest legacies, consistently delivering airtight songcraft and top-flight performances. That's why the group has moved over 100 million records worldwide. And it's why the quintet remains one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling more than 10 million copies in the U.S. And, yes, it's why their music endures over forty years since their 1977 formation in Sheffield, UK.
This initial volume of the band's complete recorded output comes in a 180g heavyweight vinyl box set, featuring Def Leppard's first four studio albums – along with some choice bonus live and studio material – all spread across 8LPs. The Volume One collection contains all of Def Leppard's iconic 1980s recordings – On Through The Night, High ‘N' Dry, Pyromania and Hysteria - with reproductions of the original packaging. Furthermore, it includes a replica 7-inch single of the band's original independent EP, the self-titled The Def Leppard EP.
Volume One also houses bonus material including Live At The LA Forum 1983, originally released as a bonus disc in the deluxe CD version of Pyromania, making this the first-ever vinyl offering of the complete show. This 2LP version comes with a new sleeve and inner bags. The box set also includes Rarities Volume 1 which has been specially compiled by Joe Elliott, containing rare B-sides and recordings from Def Leppard's early years, all in a newly commissioned sleeve.
Each album in the Volume One box set was mastered by longtime band producer/soundmaster Ronan McHugh and frontman/vocalist Joe Elliott at Joe's Garage in Dublin, Ireland, and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes, the Volume One collection also contains a hardback book with rare photos by longstanding band confidant Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott. Def Leppard bandmembers Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen, and guitarist Phil Collen have all also contributed their personal introductions to the collection.