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24 Years Ago Def Leppard's Adrenalize Album Enters UK Chart At #1

Monday, 11th April 2016

Adrenalize 1992.

Def Leppard's fifth studio album Adrenalize entered the UK album chart at Number One 24 years ago on this day in 1992 in the UK.

The album was the first to be released after the death of guitarist Steve Clark and was dedicated to him. It was finished off in 1991 as a four piece with Phil Collen playing all of the guitar parts.

This was the band's second straight UK Number One album.

It entered at the top spot on 11th April 1992 after its release on 30th March and spent one week at Number One.

It then spent the first four weeks inside the Top 10 at 1, 4, 7 and 9 plus two more weeks inside the Top 20.

The album had three runs on the chart spending 30 weeks inside the Top 100 in all between its release and February 1993.

The first single Let's Get Rocked had reached Number Two on the UK singles chart a week earlier and only missed the top spot by 146 copies.

Five UK singles were released from the album including four Top 20 hits.

Adrenalize 1992.
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1996 Work It Out Album Postcards - Joe Elliott Quotes

"Mike Shipley was co-producing, we went to Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum, Holland to make this one. We lost a dear friend in that year. It was tough going, I think that we all felt the strain or recording under these circumstances. But we made a conscious effort to complete the record as a four piece."

"We finished it at my house in Dublin. It went straight in at Number One on both sides of the Atlantic keeping the likes of Bruce Springsteen out of the picture for five weeks (Sorry Boss)."

Adrenalize March 1992 - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"I am really, really excited about this album. I'm really looking forward to the future of the band. It's so open and so up in the air and so unpredictable. That you can't help but have that little adrenaline rush going through ya. Because you don't know what's gonna even happen tomorrow. And the slight unpredictability of that mixed in with the predictability of the album being released, the tour happening. All the press that you have to do. all the photo shoots, videos you have to make. It's like a treadmill that you're on."

"It's all part of the process. All we wanna do is get out there and play live. You know entertain people. Get back on the bus. Get on the plane or whatever. Travel to the next city/country and just do it again."

Adrenalize March 1992 - Rick Allen Interview Quote

"I'm really raring to go. To get out on this tour. And get over to fans either new or old. And I think the record speaks for itself. And I think the name Adrenalize really conjures up exactly what this record is about. And I think it's probably gonna be our biggest record to date."

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