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Visualize/Video Archive.

  • UK Release Date - 23rd September 2002
  • US Release Date - 26th February 2002
  • Original UK VHS Release - 4th October 1993 (Visualize)
  • Original UK VHS Release - 23rd October 1995 (Video Archive)
  • Format - DVD
  • Producer/Director - Phil Tucket (Visualize)
  • Producer/Director - Duncan Smith/Will Ashurst (Video Archive)
  • Extras - Bonus Interviews - Playing Live/Shooting Videos
  • Extras - Discography

DVD Notes By DefDazz/Darren

'Visualize/Video Archive' was released in February/September 2002 along with 'Historia/In The Round-In Your Face'. Grouping together the four longform VHS tapes the band had put out from 1988 to 1995.

This release featured a bonus interviews from backstage in New York during the summer 2000 tour. The interviews on this DVD are different to the other package.

Video Archive

'Video Archive' was released in October 1995. The third video collection released by the band featuring videos and live performances spanning the years 1993 to 1995. The promo videos for the albums 'Retro-Active' and 'Vault Greatest Hits 1980-1995' were on the release. Including two versions of 'When Love & Hate Collide', one of which was an extended 'Epic 8 minute version'. Eight live songs were used from the Don Valley Stadium show including two already released with 'Visualize'. Executive Producer Nick Ryle had previously produced/directed the 1989 BBC documentary 'Rock Of Ages The Def Leppard Story' and the 1992 'Making Of Adrenalize' special (aired by MTV Europe).


'Visualize' was released in October 1993 at the same time as the 'Retro-Active' album. The second video compilation from the band. It included the 'Rocket' video from the 'Hysteria' album which had been filmed in November 1988 after the 'Historia' VHS had been released. Interviews were included between the seven promo videos from the 'Adrenalize' album. 'Switch 625' was included as a tribute to Steve Clark who had died in 1991. The clip featured many shots of him playing live, from promo videos and also rare TV appearances. At the end were three live songs from the Don Valley Stadium show in Sheffield on 6th June 1993. Including the first ever concert performance of 'Two Steps Behind'.

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