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Def Leppard 2018. Spotify Singles

Def Leppard's Spotify Singles session was released on this day in 2018 on the streaming service.

The Depeche Mode cover of 'Personal Jesus' was initially played during the pre-show PA music as the 30 minute countdown clock ended on the 2018 tour with Journey.

The new show intro had been premiered at the start of the tour in Hartford, CT on 21st May 2018.

The cover version and 'Hysteria' had been recorded on 16th May at Spotify's studios in New York after a few days of rehearsal at S.I.R. Studios in the same city.

This release coincided with the 40th anniversary of Def Leppard's first public live concert in 1978 at Westfield School in Sheffield.

Joe commented on the session soon afterwards in an interview with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM radio.

View the cover artwork below and listen to both songs which were also added to the 'Spotify Singles: Rock This' playlist.

The Def Leppard version stayed true to the electronic sound of the original with thumping bass and programmed electronic drums. Like the cover of 'Rock On' it was Leppardised with rocking guitars added. Especially in the outro section.

The original was released in August 1989 and eventually included on their classic 1990 album 'Violator'. It reached Number 13 in the UK and Number 28 in the USA.

It has also been covered in the past by Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash.

The studio version of the cover lasts for 3:56. The version used in the show intro lasts for around 4:44 (listen to that via the video playlist link).

Def Leppard 2018.

Def Leppard 2018.

Def Leppard - Spotify Singles Session

  • 01 - Hysteria (Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC) - 6:05
  • 02 - Personal Jesus (Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC) - 3:56 (Depeche Mode Cover)
  • Format - Digital/Streaming
  • Label - Bludgeon Riffola
  • Recorded - 16th May 2018 in New York
  • Release Date - 18th July 2018

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Trunk Nation - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Spotify Singles Session

"So we're based in the New York area let's say because we're kind of back and forth everywhere round Manhattan doing stuff. We were in a place called S.I.R. which is a very famous rehearsal space where Bowie and everybody in the world's probably used it, The Who. We were in there for a couple of days rehearsing for a, the tour and b, for a session that we did for Spotify. I don't know whether I'm allowed to mention then on your show. Yeah we did a session for them. Just two songs. I won't say any more because I don't want to spoil the surprise for whenever it's gonna get broadcast, but bit of fun. One of ours and a cover of somebody else's stuff ."

View the YouTube Playlist with all show intro clips of the song.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Buy 'CD/Vinyl Collection: Volume 1' Online

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Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

  • Amazon - (Box Set/Super Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon - (3 CD Deluxe Edition)
  • Amazon - (1 CD Version)
  • Amazon - (Double Vinyl)
  • Amazon - (MP3 Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon - (MP3 Super Deluxe Version)

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