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15 Years Ago BEST OF DEF LEPPARD Album/DVD Released

Def Leppard 2004. Best Of Def Leppard

Def Leppard released the Best Of Def Leppard/Best Of The Videos 2CD/DVD set on this day in 2004 in the UK.

The second greatest hits album release from the band which was released in UK, parts of Europe and later in Japan and elsewhere (excluding North America).

It was seen as the replacement for the Vault Greatest Hits album which had been issued 11 years before in October 1995.

It would become their first Top Ten UK album since 'Slang' in 1996 reaching Number 6 and selling over 120,000 copies in one week.

The album and accompanying DVD were initially announced in August 2004 with the title 'Super Vault' for this reason. Following six months of news about the covers album which had a proposed September release date but eventually came out as YEAH! in May 2006.

This was then changed to 'Best Of Def Leppard' for the UK and 'Super Vault' for the US/CAN (with a 26th October release date).

The US release was then cancelled and eventually issued there as Rock Of Ages The Definitive Collection in May 2005 and 'Rock Of Ages The DVD Collection' in November 2005.

Vivian later revealed the issue was over the American label's request for a new all original song as the lead single ('Long Long Way To Go' from 2002). In the end 'No Matter What' was issued as a single/promo video on the 2005 release.

34 audio tracks were issued over two CDs. The single disc version, and CD1 of the Limited Edition 2CD set, featured an updated Vault album with 'Long Long Way To Go' (the intended US single) added in as track 11 making it a 17 track disc.

CD2 featured songs fans had requested online and including album tracks and singles from 'Slang', 'Euphoria' and 'X/Ten' as well as from the first five albums. The inner sleeve featured in depth comments on all 34 tracks by various band members.

Def Leppard 2004.

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