Def Leppard's “Vol. 2” box set focusing on band's 1990s releases due out in June


UMe/VirginIn June 2018, Def Leppard released the first of a planned series of four box sets, spanning the British rockers’ entire recording career.  Now the band has announced details of the second installment.

The Def Leppard — Volume Two box set will focus on the recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ 1990s output, and will be released on June 21. The collection will be available both as a seven-CD package and a 10-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Both versions will feature remastered versions of three Def Leppard studio albums — 1992’s Adrenalize, 1996’s Slang and 1999’s Euphoria — as well as the 1993 Retro Active compilation, which included updated versions of B-sides and previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1984 to ’93.

Three volumes of rarities compiled by singer Joe Elliott, featuring B-sides, demos, live performances and bonus tracks round out the package.

The box sets also include a hardcover book featuring rare photos, new sleeve notes and introductions penned by all of Def Leppard’s members.

News of the new box set comes a day before the premiere of the HBO special focusing on the 2019 Rock Hall induction ceremony. Taped last month, it featured Def Leppard among the honorees.

The band’s upcoming plans include a series a European festival appearances in June and July, a tour of Canada later in July, and a new Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood that runs from August 14 to September 7.

Here’s the track list for the CD version the Def Leppard — Volume 2 box set:

CD 1 — Adrenalize
“Let’s Get Rocked”
“Heaven Is”
“Make Love Like a Man”
“White Lightning”
“Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)”
“Personal Property”
“Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?”
“I Wanna Touch U”
“Tear It Down”

CD 2 — Retro Active
“Desert Song”
“Fractured Love”
“Two Steps Behind” (Acoustic Version)
“She’s Too Tough”
“Miss You in a Heartbeat”
“Only After Dark”
“Ride into the Sun”
“From the Inside”
“Ring of Fire”
“I Wanna Be Your Hero”
“Miss You in a Heartbeat” (Electric Version)
“Two Steps Behind” (Electric Version)

CD 3 — Slang
“Turn to Dust”
“All I Want Is Everything”
“Work It Out”
“Breathe a Sigh”
“Deliver Me”
“Gift of Flesh”
“Blood Runs Cold”
“Where Does Love Go When It Dies”
“Pearl of Euphoria”

CD 4 — Euphoria
“Demolition Man”
“Back in Your Face”
“All Night”
“Paper Sun”
“It’s Only Love”
“21st Century Sha La La La Girl”
“To Be Alive”
“Day After Day”
“Kings of Oblivion”

CD 5 — Rarities Vol. 2
“Tonight” (Demo Version 2)
“When Love and Hate Collide” (Original Demo)
“From the Inside” — B-Side
“Two Steps Behind” (Acoustic) — B-Side
“She’s Too Tough” (Joe’s Demo) — B-Side
“Miss You in a Heartbeat” (Phil’s Demo) — B-Side
“Tonight” (Acoustic, Sun Studios Version) — B-Side
“S.M.C.” — B-Side
“Hysteria” (In the Clubs…In Your Face — Bonn, Germany)
“Photograph” (In the Clubs…In Your Face — Bonn, Germany)
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” (In the Clubs…In Your Face — Bonn, Germany)
“Let’s Get Rocked” (In the Clubs…In Your Face — Bonn, Germany)

CD 6 — Rarities Vol. 3
“Armageddon It” (Live in Singapore)
“Two Steps Behind” (Live in Singapore)
“From the Inside” (Live in Singapore)
“Animal” (Live in Singapore)
“When Love and Hate Collide” (Live in Singapore)
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” (Live in Singapore)
“When Love and Hate Collide” — B-Side
“Can’t Keep Away from the Flame” — B-Side
“Truth” (Original Version)
“Move with Me Slowly” — B-Side
“Work It Out” (Original Demo Version) — B-Side

CD 7 — Rarities Vol. 4
“Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” (Live in Montreal)
“Switch 625” (Live in Montreal)
“Miss You in a Heartbeat” (Live in Montreal)
“Work It Out” (Live in Montreal)
“Deliver Me” (Live in Montreal)
“When Saturday Comes” — B-Side
“Jimmy’s Theme” — B-Side
“Burnout” — B-Side
“Immortal” — B-Side
“World Collide” — B-Side
“I Am Your Child” — Bonus Track
“Demolition Man” — Denver
“When Love and Hate Collide” — Tokyo
“Paper Sun” — Tokyo
“Goodbye” — Tokyo

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