Back in October, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott revealed the band were planning on launching a “warts and all” show recorded in Oxford in 1980.
The performance was captured while the band toured in support of their debut album On Through The Night, with the news coming to light when Elliott was speaking with SiriusXM’s Volume show.
Now, the vocalist has given more information about the release – and reports it’ll make up part of a new box set titled The Early Years.
“We’re doing the first two albums with bonus material and there’s a live recording from Oxford New Theatre in the UK from April 1980, which is actually astounding. I didn’t realise how good it was.”
Elliott also reports that Def Leppard are planning a campaign next year titled 2020 Vision which will see the Sheffield heroes re-releasing “a lot” of the band’s past video projects “in much better condition than it was originally released.”
Elliott continues: “In other words, no hissy VHS tapes any more, but cleaned-up, 5.1 Surround Sound remixes on the sound of some live stuff – and some live things that have never seen the light of day before.”
Further information about The Early Years box set will be revealed in due course.
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- Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Sep-2020 12:41)on September 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm
DEF LEPPARD High 'N' Dry (1981 Dutch 10-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label, the second studio album from the UK NWOBHM group, including the singles Let It Go and Bringin' On The Heartbreak, picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Def Leppard - Hysteria - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 08-Sep-2020 10:51)on September 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm
DEF LEPPARD Hysteria (1987 UK 12-track vinyl LP, the fourth studio album by the English rock band & their best-selling album to date selling over 20 million copies worldwide, including the singles Animal and Pour Some Sugar On Me, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve has some notable scuffing along the top edge, whilst the vinyl is in excellent condition with only light play evident HYSLP1)
- Def Leppard - Love Bites - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 16:47)on September 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm
DEF LEPPARD Love Bites (1988 UK 7" vinyl single, including a Live version of Billy's Got A Gun recorded in Tilburg in July the previous year. The card picture sleeve displays only a little light wear and the vinyl has only ligt signs of play LEP5)
- Def Leppard - Rocket - Paper label - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 16:46)on September 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm
DEF LEPPARD Rocket (1988 UK 7" vinyl single with paper labels, also featuring Release Me. The picture sleeve displays just light wear and the vinyl has light signs of play LEP6)
- Def Leppard - Let's Get Rocked - Glossy Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2020 16:43)on September 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm
DEF LEPPARD Let's Get Rocked (1992 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also includes Only After Dark, glossy picture sleeve DEF7)