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24 Years Ago Def Leppard Release Heaven Is Single In The UK

Heaven Is 1993.

Def Leppard released their classic single Heaven Is 24 years ago in the UK on this day in 1993.

The fourth UK single to be taken from the 'Adrenalize' album.

The band performed the song on UK TV shows 'Going Live' and 'Top Of The Pops' which helped its chart position.

It went on to reach Number 18 on the UK Top 40 single chart.

The single was released on CD, cassette, 12" picture disc and a limited edition 7".

The 'Special Edition Etched Autographed Disc' featured two songs on Side-A with the band's autographs etched on to Side-B of the seven inch vinyl. The only etched vinyl single ever released by the band.

The 12" picture disc was the fourth in a series of five picture discs released from the album. All featuring custom album artwork and a band promo photo on the B-Side. This one featured a shot of Joe.

The B-Sides featured 'She's Too Tough' which had been released in December on the Limited Edition 'Adrenalize' picture disc digipak CD. A remixed version of 'Elected' from the 1987 Tilburg, Holland show was also included along with 'Let's Get Rocked' from Bonn, Germany 1992.

'Elected' was included as it had been released on a US promo CD in November 1992 to coincide with the US election (won by Bill Clinton).

The picture CD single featured the last part of the four CD box set released with the 'Let's Get Rocked' single in March 1992. Each CD fitting into a slot helping to make the full 'Adrenalize' cover. This single was the bottom right segment.

Phil Collen - 2004 Best Of Sleeve Quote

"It had been around for years. Parts of it had been taken from ‘Armageddon It’. We gave it a new treatment and it worked nicely for ‘Adrenalize’.."

Joe Elliott - 2004 Best Of Sleeve Quote

"The backing vocals on the chorus made it sound like the Beach Boys. And it was the first time we’d ever gone that far. It was more Queen than Queen. Using backing vocals to sing an entire verse. The guitars were blaring out. But you could still hear the melody. Top stuff."

Heaven Is 1993.

Heaven Is - CD Single Sleeve Quote

"In your hands, you have the 4th Def track from Adrenalize: 'Heaven Is' - another view about that age old problem of perfect women. Backing this track is another from the obscure Elliott collection of songs: 'She's Too Tough'. The title speaks for itself!"

"We've thrown in 2 more live tracks: Our version of the Alice Cooper (we are not worthy) song 'Elected', recorded with Steve in Tilburg, Holland in 1987 and 'Let's Get Rocked' from our May '92 European tour - city of Bonn, Germany to be precise. The difference in the feel of the two tracks seems greater than the 5 year difference in recording, but, what the heck..."

Joe Elliott - Vault Inner Sleeve Quote

"Purely a pop song. Us sounding like the Beach Boys. Hate the video."

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