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29 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HIGH 'n' DRY Certified 2x Platinum In USA

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Def Leppard's classic 1981 album High 'n' Dry was certified as 2x Platinum in the USA 28 years ago on this day in 1992.

The band's second studio had been released on 21st July 1981 in the USA.

The album peaked at Number 38 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent almost 16 months on the chart.

It stayed in the charts well into 1983 and was eventually reissued in May 1984 with two bonus remixes added.

Rick Allen spoke about the album in 1996.

The recording of 'High 'n' Dry' was the last time he'd play acoustic drums on an album until the 'Slang' album which was released in the same year as his quotes.

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High 'n' Dry 1981.

High 'n' Dry Album - USA Certification

  • 10th February 1992 - 2x Platinum - (2,000,000 Album Sales)

1996 Work It Out Album Postcards - Rick Allen Quotes

"This was when we started taking it seriously, and found out what hard work really was."

"Mutt Lange at the helm at Battery studios in Willesden, London."

"Our first venture into video promo saw us featured on a new channel in America called MTV. The song from the album was "Bringin' On The Heartbreak."

"This album was slow to take off but a year after it's release it started to make waves in the U.S. Thanks to "Bringin'" on the MTV."

"This record is a favourite of mine."

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