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25 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's TONIGHT Single Released In The UK

Tonight 1993.

Def Leppard released their classic Tonight single 25 years ago on this day in 1993 in the UK.

The fifth single to be released from the Adrenalize album in the UK.

It was released on 19th April 1993 just over one year since the release of the album.

It went on to reached Number 34 on the UK Top 40 singles chart. Ending a run of four Top 20 singles from the album in the UK.

B Sides included a rare demo version of the song recorded on 5th May 1988 at Wisseloord Studios in Holland during a break from the Hysteria world tour.

The song itself dates all the way back to 1984 and the initial writing sessions for Hysteria in Dublin, Ireland.

Also included was a live version of Queen's 'Now I'm Here' recorded at the Freddie Mercury Tribute show in 1992 with Brian May.

In a first for the band they donated the profits from the 7" single to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. An AIDS charity set up by Queen after Freddie Mercury's death in November 1991. This live track was featured on CD1, 7", 12" picture disc and the cassette versions.

Two more live tracks (Photograph/PSSOM)were also featured on the CD singles recorded in Bonn, Germany in May 1992 during the 13-Day club tour.

The last of the UK 12" picture discs was also released featuring 'Hysteria' live from the Bonn show and a photo of Rick Allen on the B Side.

Tonight 1993.

Def Leppard Tonight - 7" Single Sleeve Quote

"In your hands, you hold single #5 from Def Leppard's "Adrenalize" album. Celebrating the album's first anniversary, we are releasing "Tonight". Featured as additional tracks in the various formats are 3 more songs recorded live at the Bisquithalle club in Bonn."

"On this CD single we have included our original demo of "Tonight" recorded by the group and Mike Shipley at Wisseloord Studios back in '88. Check it out and drop us a line about which version you prefer.

Def Leppard Tonight - Now I'm Here Quote

"Recorded live at Wembley Stadium London April 20, 1992."

Brian May appears courtesy of EMI Records (Outside Of North America).

"All proceeds from the release of this record will go to The Mercury Phoenix Trust."

Phil Collen - 1992 Interview Quote

"A love song that a lot of people can relate to."

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