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Def Leppard EP 12 Inch To Be Released On Record Store Day 2017

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

The Def Leppard EP 1979.

Def Leppard's first vinyl record The Def Leppard EP is being re-released as a 12 inch for Record Store Day 2017 around the world.

Record Store Day takes place on 22nd April this year and unlike last year's Def Leppard album picture disc this release will be available worldwide.

The original three track EP was first released by the band in January 1979 having been recorded over two days in Hull, England in November 1978.

As mentioned a listing for this new version briefly appeared on Amazon UK in January with a release date of 14th April (priced £11.15).

This version features the original song titles and 'Getcha Rocks Off' is listed as the "Single Version" - all newly remastered. It is limited to 4,000 copies in the USA.

The original EP featured 'Ride Into the Sun', 'Getcha Rocks Off' and 'The Overture' on 7" vinyl.

The record label of "Commercial Marketing" (on the Amazon listing) is connected to Universal Records label UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) which suggested they 'might' be getting ready to release a vinyl box set this year.

Vinyl reissues have now been confirmed with the quote - "kicks off a series of re-issues from the band." - on the UK Record Store Day site.

The original EP was released using the Bludgeon Riffola label name the band made up themselves in 1978 following a bad review in the local Sheffield press.

Joe mentioned in November 2016 that the 'YEAH!' album would be released on vinyl.

The Def Leppard E.P. (Record Store Day 2017) - Product Details

  • SIDE A (01) - Ride Into The Sun
  • SIDE A (02) - Getcha Rocks Off (Single Version)
  • SIDE B - The Overture
  • Format - 1 Disc (12" Vinyl - 180 gram)
  • UK Label - UMC/Mercury UK
  • US Label - UME
  • Current Price - (TBC)
  • US Quantity - 4,000
  • UK Quantity - tbc
  • Release Date - 22nd April 2017

The Def Leppard E.P. (Record Store Day 2017) - News Quote UK

12" Version of the EP - a one off special for Record Store Day and the first time it has been available in that format -the release has been approved by the band and kicks off a series of re-issues from the band. Cut at 45RPM for 12".

The Def Leppard E.P. (Record Store Day 2017) - News Quote USA

The very first EP released by Def Leppard, originally printed, glued and assembled by Joe Elliott and his mother in 1976 and sold by the band at their first shows. The EP has not been available on vinyl since a 1989 UK fan club reissue, its newly remastered and released for the first time on a 45 RPM 12" for Record Store Day 2017.

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