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32 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Released The HYSTERIA Single In The UK

Def Leppard 1987. Def Leppard Hysteria

Def Leppard released their classic Hysteria single 32 years ago on this day in 1987 in the UK.

The third single to be released from the Hysteria album in the UK.

It was released on 16th November 1987 reaching Number 26 on the singles chart.

Previous UK single discographies (including one in the 'Action' booklet from 1994) had the release date listed as 23rd November. This has since been corrected to the 16th via magazine new stories, press releases and UK chart entry information.

The 23rd was the release date of the special edition 12" collectors edition pack. Many other UK singles were released in the same way over two different weeks.

The follow up to 'Animal' which had reached Number Six in August and Pour Some Sugar On Me which reached Number 18 in October.

The first week of release saw the single released on regular 7", 12" and cassette featuring new B Side song 'Ride Into The Sun'.

Technically a new song version but actually a re-recording of a song originally on the 1979 Def Leppard EP. It featured new lyrics and updated music from the current lineup. Recorded in a matter of hours during the 'Hysteria' B Side sessions in February 1987 at Wisseloord Studios in Holland.

A live version of 'Love And Affection' was also included recorded in Tilburg, Holland in June 1987.

Two CD singles were released. One featured titles in yellow writing on the back cover with all other text in red. The second was a Limited Edition (1,000 copies only) with the titles in red and all other text in yellow on the back. It was also specified on the front cover that it was a limited edition. Both CDs had the same tracklisting.

A limited version of the 7" featured a free 'Hysteria' album cover patch. A 12" Limited Collectors Edition pack contained a 30" x 40" colour posted with a UK discography on the back. Many of the dates on it have since been found to be incorrect.

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Read the full 'Hysteria Single' story on the Lep History section.

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