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DEF LEPPARD To Release Live At Abbey Road Studios For RECORD STORE DAY

Def Leppard 2018.

Def Leppard will release the Live At Abbey Road Studios 12 inch vinyl for Record Store Day 2018 around the world.

Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 21st April this year and the full list of releases has just been announced.

Def Leppard's contribution this year will be the 'Live At Abbey Road Studios' 12 inch vinyl recorded in 2008.

It features live in studio recordings.

The retro cover art is similar to the Def Leppard EP and features the large logo from the 1980 'On Through The Night' album and 'Hello America' single. Also included is the street sign from the studios in North West London and the same red stamp title seen on 'The Lost Session' iTunes EP from January.

The band recorded a session at the legendary London studios on 8th May 2008 when promoting the 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge' album. Using the same room The Beatles used to record most of their biggest albums in the 1960s.

This was filmed for the UK TV show 'Live From Abbey Road' which was broadcast on More4 TV on 1st August 2008 and featured three songs - 'Rocket', 'Rock On' and 'C'mon C'mon' plus short interviews with the band members. Five seasons of the show were produced between 2007 and 2012.

Joe had mentioned in a January interview with the BBC that the band would be taking part in Record Store Day again this year.

He also said in a recent interview with Hot Press magazine that the first vinyl box set is in production and would be announced soon. Part of the ongoing reissue series first announced in March 2017.

This release will be the band's third for Record Store Day after the 2016 'Def Leppard' album vinyl picture disc and the 2017 'Def Leppard E.P.' reissue as a 12".

Joe also released a Down 'n' Outz 12" EP for RSD 2015.

Watch 'C'mon C'mon' from the 2008 TV show below courtesy of director Annabel Jankel.

Def Leppard 2018.

Def Leppard Live At Abbey Road Studios (RSD2018) - Details

  • SIDE A (01) - C'mon C'mon (Live)
  • SIDE A (02) - Rock On (Live)
  • SIDE B (01) - Rocket (Live)
  • Format - 1 Disc (12" Vinyl - 180 gram)
  • UK Label - UMC/Mercury UK
  • US Label - Island
  • Price - £14.00 - (listed on a UK record store site)
  • US Quantity - 4,000
  • UK Quantity - tbc
  • Catalogue Number - 6729347
  • Release Date - 21st April 2018

8th May 2008 Studio Session - Photo Gallery

By the Sundance channel/1980 single.

Record Store Day 2018 - News Quote UK

"3 track EP of a session recorded at Abbey Road - unreleased from 2008."

Record Store Day 2018 - News Quote USA

"Three tracks recorded at Abbey Road in 2008 and never previously released."

Record Store Day 2018 - Product Links

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