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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Def Leppard Live at Rockpalast Metal Festival 1983; Full Concert

Back in 1983 Def Leppard did this amazing gig at Rockpalast Metal Festival. 28 minutes of pure Leppard, this is someting to watch while you wait for "Mirrorball". 

Def Leppard's debut album, "On Through The Night", was released in 1980. Although the album hit the Top 15 in the UK, many early fans were turned off by the perception that the band was trying too hard to appeal to American audiences by recording songs like "Hello America" and touring more in the US (supporting AC/DC and Ted Nugent). 
The band had by then caught the attention of AC/DC producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, who agreed to work on their second album, "High and Dry"released in 1981. Lange's meticulous approach in the studio helped them begin to define their sound.

Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam band Girl, replaced Pete Willis, who was fired on 11 July 1982, due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job. This personnel change took place during the recording of their third album, "Pyromania", which was released early 1983 and also produced by Lange. The lead single, "Photograph", turned Def Leppard into a household name.

1. Rock! Rock! ('Till You Drop)
2. Billy's Got A Gun
3. Foolin'
4. Rock Of Ages
5. Let It Go
6. Wasted

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