DEF LEPPARD - PYROMANIA - made in England release 12" Vinyl LP Album

Pyromania is the third album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1983. It broke the band across North America and in Japan, and would sell over 10 million copies worldwide. It featured new guitarist Phil Collen and was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

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In the world of hard rock and heavy metal, few albums have left an indelible mark as profound as Def Leppard's "Pyromania". Released in 1983, this iconic record not only catapulted the British band to international stardom but also became a quintessential vinyl collectible for enthusiasts like you.

A Fiery Beginning

"Pyromania" marked a turning point in Def Leppard's career. Following the success of their previous album, "High 'n' Dry", the band sought to push the boundaries of their sound. With new guitarist Phil Collen on board, they entered the studio with one of the most renowned producers in the business, Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

Behind the Soundboard

The sonic brilliance of "Pyromania" owes much to the talented individuals who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. The album's sound engineer, Mike Shipley, played a pivotal role in shaping the band's distinct sound. Alongside Shipley were sound engineers Brian New and Craig Thomson, ensuring that every note and riff was captured with precision.

Bob Ludwig, a distinguished mastering engineer, was entrusted with giving the final polish to the tracks. His expertise in mastering added an extra layer of depth to the album, making it a sonic masterpiece.

Visualizing the Pyromania Experience

While the music was electrifying, the album's cover artwork was equally captivating. Andie Airfix, the creative mind behind the album's cover, captured the essence of "Pyromania" with its fiery theme and striking imagery. The cover perfectly complemented the album's explosive sound.

Pyromania's Impact

Upon its release, "Pyromania" set the music world ablaze. It became a commercial juggernaut, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Hits like "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" became anthems of a generation and staples of hard rock radio. Def Leppard's music videos, a relatively new concept at the time, helped propel the band into the stratosphere of rock stardom.

Music Genre:

  NWOBHM - New Wave Of British Heavy Metal  
Album  Production information:

The album: "Pyromania" was produced by: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Sound Engineer Mike Shipley

Brian New - Sound Engineer

Craig Thomson - Sound Engineer

Bob Ludwig - Mastering Engineer

Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.

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Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.

Andie Airfix - Album Cover Artwork

Record Label Information:

  VERTIGO VERS 2

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1983 Made in England
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DEF LEPPARD - Pyromania (UK)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Joe Elliott - lead vocals

    Joe Elliott is a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the legendary rock band, Def Leppard. Born on August 1, 1959, in Sheffield, England, Elliott showed an early interest in music and formed his first band at the age of fifteen.

    In 1977, Elliott co-founded Def Leppard, and they released their debut album, "On Through the Night," in 1980. The band's second album, "High 'n' Dry," was released in 1981 and catapulted them to international fame. Over the years, Def Leppard has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

    Aside from his work with Def Leppard, Elliott has also been involved in other musical projects, including the Mott the Hoople tribute album, "All the Young Dudes," and the supergroup, Down 'n' Outz.

    In addition to his musical career, Elliott is also an accomplished producer and has worked with artists such as Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders, and Last in Line. He is also a radio DJ and hosts a show on Planet Rock.

    Joe Elliott's contributions to rock music have earned him numerous accolades and honors, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

  • Phil Collen - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals

    Phil Collen best known as guitarist with the British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band "Def Leppard" and has been guitarist in several other bands, they are: Cybernauts, Delta Deep, Girl, Lucy, Man Raze, The Dumb Blondes, TUSH.

  • Steve Clark - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Pete Willis - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage - bass, backing vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "DEF LEPPARD - Pyromania (UK)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DEF LEPPARD - Pyromania (UK)" is:

  1. Rock! Rock! ('Til You Drop) (Elliott, Clark, Savage, Lange) 3:52
  2. Photograph (Elliott, Willis, Clark, Savage, Lange) 4:12
  3. Stagefright (Elliott, Savage, Lange) 3:46
  4. Too Late for Love (Elliott, Willis, Clark, Savage, Lange) 4:30
  5. Die Hard the Hunter (Elliott, Clark, Savage, Lange) 6:17
  6. Foolin' (Elliott, Clark, Lange) 4:32
  7. Rock of Ages (Elliott, Clark, Lange) 4:09
  8. Comin' Under Fire (Elliott, Willis, Clark, Lange) 4:20
  9. Action! Not Words (Elliott, Clark, Lange) 3:52
  10. Billy's Got a Gun (Elliott, Willis, Clark, Savage, Lange) 5:27
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DEF LEPPARD A Thunderous Legacy - The Complete Discography of One of the Greatest Rock Bands of All Time

  Def Leppard is a British rock band that formed in 1977 in Sheffield, England. Over the course of their career, they have achieved significant success, selling over 100 million records worldwide and earning a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 Def Leppard's early years were marked by lineup changes and a relentless touring schedule. Their first two albums, "On Through the Night" and "High 'n' Dry," were moderate successes, but it was their third album, "Pyromania," that propelled them to international fame. Released in 1983, "Pyromania" was a commercial and critical success, featuring hit songs like "Photograph," "Rock of Ages," and "Foolin'." The album's blend of hard rock and pop sensibilities helped to define the sound of 1980s rock music.

 Def Leppard's next album, "Hysteria," was released in 1987 and became one of the best-selling albums of the decade. Its success was due in part to the band's innovative use of studio technology, such as multi-layered vocals and electronic drum sounds. "Hysteria" spawned hit singles like "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Love Bites," and "Armageddon It," and cemented Def Leppard's place in the pantheon of rock legends.

 Despite setbacks, including the death of guitarist Steve Clark in 1991, Def Leppard continued to release successful albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Their music has evolved over the years, incorporating elements of grunge and alternative rock, but they have always maintained their signature sound: catchy melodies, big hooks, and anthemic choruses.

 Def Leppard's influence on rock music is significant. They helped to define the sound of 1980s rock, and their use of technology in the studio paved the way for future innovations in rock production. Their music has inspired countless musicians, and their live performances are legendary for their energy and showmanship. In addition, their success as a British band in America helped to pave the way for other UK acts, such as Guns N' Roses and Nirvana, to find success on the US charts.

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