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Slang (1996)

Slang 1996.

  • UK Release Date - 13th May 1996.
  • US Release Date - 14th May 1996.
  • Album Type - Studio Album.
  • Formats - CD/LP/CASS.
  • Producer - Pete Woodroffe/Def Leppard.
  • Engineer/Mixed By - Pete Woodroffe.
  • Wailing Scat Vocal On Track 9 - Phil Collen.
  • Additional Guitar And Bass On Track 11 - Joe Elliott.
  • Spanish voices on Slang - Gloria Flores/Oscar Contreras (Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro!).
  • Piano On Track 9/Keyboard Strings On Track 10 - Pete Woodroffe.
  • Strings/Percussion Conducted/Arranged By - Craig Pruess (Track 02).
  • String Leader - Gavyn Wright (Track 02).
  • Dhol (Indian Drum) - AV Singh (Track 02).
  • Intro Sarangi Sample - Ram Narayan (Track 02) from 'Mishra Bhairavi'.
  • Outro Sarangi Sample - Shvam Vatish (Track 02).
  • Studio - A house in Marbella, Spain.
  • Studio - Joe's Garage 1 & 2/Bow Lane, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Additional Recording - Phil's Sweat Shop, CA, USA (Slang percussion/Track 10 acoustic guitars).
  • Mixed At - The Enterprise Studios, Burbank, CA, USA.
  • Live Tracks - Recorded 26th October 1995 in Singapore.
  • UK Record Label - Mercury.
  • US Record Label - Island/Mercury.
  • Special Formats - UK Limited Edition 2CD Set with 'Acoustic In Singapore' Bonus CD with six live songs.
  • UK Chart - 5 (25th May 1996/8 weeks on chart)
  • US Chart - 14 (1st June 1996/12 weeks on chart)

Album Notes By dltourhistory

The sixth studio album released by the band. The album saw a slight change in sound a lyrical content on many tracks which had a darker theme to them. It featured four singles including the title track - the album's biggest hit. Other song titles were mentioned before the release of the album that did not make it onto the final tracklisting. These also included various working titles for songs that did like 'Tell Me The Truth' (Truth?) plus 'Ghandi's Revenge' (possibly an instrumental version of 'Ring Of Fire' once mentioned by Joe) and 'Fresh Bones (Cross Bones)'. This is the only Def Leppard album not to feature their trademark 'pyrite' font logo which was used in various forms on all other albums (not including the original Def Leppard E.P.).

As with Adrenalize/Vault the UK market had a special 2CD version with a bonus disc of six live acoustic tracks from Singapore. Recorded during late 1995 on the Vault promo tour. The band were performing for the V series TV show on Channel V. The Japanese edition of the album featured future UK B-Side 'Move With Me Slowly' sung by Phil Collen.

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