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 - Hysteria - 180gm Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $33.89, €34.49 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 15:18)on October 4, 2022 at 10:22 pm
DEF LEPPARD Hysteria (2017 UK Limited 30th Anniversary Edition 16-track remastered double LP issue of their 1987 fourth studio album, pressed on Audiophile quality 180gm Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles Animal, Women, Pour SomeSugar On Me, Love Bites, the title track and more. The gatefold picture sleeve comes with the credit / lyric printed inners and the two vinyl discs look barely played)
- Def Leppard - Retro Active - stickered p/s - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $141.25, €143.75 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 10:34)on October 4, 2022 at 10:22 pm
DEF LEPPARD Retro Active (Rare 1993 UK 13-track LP compilation album from the legendary British rock group, featuring touched-up versions of B-sides & previously unreleased recordings from the band's recording sessions between 1984 & 1993, including Two Steps Behind [Electric & Acoustic Version]. Complete with the illustrated credits inner, the picture sleeve retains the original circular hype sticker & shop hype sticker attached. The sleeve is in superb Excellent condition with minimal edge wear & the vinyl is clean & grades Excellent with just the odd faint paper scuff not affecting play. A really nice example of this hard to find 90s vinyl pressing)
- Def Leppard - Make Love Like A Man - UK - 12" picture disc - £18.00, $20.34, €20.70 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 13:03)on October 4, 2022 at 10:22 pm
DEF LEPPARD Make Love Like A Man (Limited Edition 1992 UK 3-track numbered 12" Picture Disc single, also including Miss You In A Heartbeart & an acoustic version of Two Steps Behind, hype stickered clear PVC sleeve with back insert. Thepvc has a small split at the bottom & the disc remains in excellent condition LEPXP7)
- Def Leppard - On Through The Night - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $28.25, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 12:27)on October 4, 2022 at 10:22 pm
DEF LEPPARD On Through The Night (1980 Dutch 11-track LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label, one of the first albums in the 'NWOBHM' movement, including Wasted, Rock Brigade & Hello America. The glossy picture sleeve is Excellent with minimal edge wear & the vinyl is Near Mint with few signs of play)
- Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.60, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 16:27)on October 4, 2022 at 10:22 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)