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 - Promises - UK - CD single - £6.99, $8.60, €7.90 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jan-2023 11:18)on February 1, 2023 at 6:49 pm
DEF LEPPARD Promises (Part 2 1999 UK 3-track CD single including Back In Your Face & World's Collide, picture sleeve)
- Def Leppard - Pyromania - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.75, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 11:08)on February 1, 2023 at 6:49 pm
DEF LEPPARD Pyromania (1983 UK 10-track LP, the third studio album by the English rock band, including the singles Photograph, Rock of Ages, Foolin' & Too Late for Love, complete with original red inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edgewear, whilst Side 1 shows a few light scuffs, not affecting play VERS2)
- Def Leppard - Hysteria - Stickered P/S - EX - Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.75, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 11:03)on February 1, 2023 at 6:49 pm
DEF LEPPARD Hysteria (1987 UK 12-track LP featuring the fourth studio album by the English rock band, their best-selling album to date selling over 20 million copies worldwide, yielding seven hit singles including the classics Rocket, Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites & Animal. Comes housed in a song hype stickered picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner and discography inseert. The sleeve has some light wear, the inner shows a few seam splits & despite a few light surface scuffs, the vinyl remains in excellent condition HYSLP1)
- Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €22.60 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2023 10:10)on February 1, 2023 at 6:49 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 only light wear & the vinyl has only light signs of play)
- Def Leppard - Pyromania - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €22.60 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2023 10:07)on February 1, 2023 at 6:49 pm
DEF LEPPARD Pyromania (1983 Dutch 10-track vinyl LP on the 'spaceship' Vertigo label, the third album from the British rock band and the first to feature Phil Collen, including Photograph, Rock Of Ages and Foolin', picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edgewear and the vinyl has a few light surface scuffs - an excellent example)