Def Leppard - The Vinyl Collection: Volume One
Limited vinyl LP box set includes eight 180gm vinyl LPs + seven inch single. This initial volume of the band's complete recorded output comes in a box featuring Def Leppard's first four studio albums - along with some choice bonus live and studio material - all spread across eight LPs. The Volume One collection contains all of Def Leppard's iconic 1980s recordings - On Through The Night, High 'N' Dry, Pyromania and Hysteria - with reproductions of the original packaging. Furthermore, this collection includes a replica seven inch single of the band's original independent EP, the self-titled The Def Leppard E.P. The Volume One collection also houses bonus material including Live At The LA Forum 1983, originally released as a bonus disc in the deluxe CD version of Pyromania, making this the first-ever vinyl offering of the complete show. This two LP version comes with a new sleeve and inner bags. The box set also includes Rarities Volume 1 which has been specially compiled by Joe Elliott, containing rare B-sides and recordings from Def Leppard's early years, all in a newly commissioned sleeve. Each album in the Volume One box set was mastered by longtime band producer/soundmaster Ronan McHugh and frontman/vocalist Joe Elliott at Joe's Garage in Dublin, Ireland, and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes, the Volume One collection also contains a hardback book with rare photos by longstanding band confidant Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott. Def Leppard bandmembers Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen, and guitarist Phil Collen have all also contributed their personal introductions to the collection.