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5 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's MIRRORBALL Album Certified GOLD In USA

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Def Leppard's Mirrorball (Live & More) album was certified Gold in the USA on this day in 2018.

The band's first ever proper live album had been released on 7th June 2011 in North America.

It featured 19 live tracks recorded on the 2009 North American tour.

Plus two live tracks recorded in May 2008 in London, England.

As an added bonus the album also contained three new studio songs including the single 'Undefeated'.

The band were presented with an award for 500,000 sales backstage during the 2018 tour with Journey.

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Def Leppard 2011.

Mirrorball (Live & More) Album - USA Certification

  • 10th August 2018 - Gold - (500,000 Album Sales)

June 2011 - Joe Elliott Interview Quote

"The three new tracks on Mirrorball will be on the next album, so it's like a preview. We'll be writing on the road and we already have three or four new songs on the go. But plans are always subject to change and the only real plan is to keep writing."

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June 2011 - Joe Elliott Interview Quote

"We’ve never been on the brink of making a live album before because we never felt we could do it justice. Our studio records are always really well produced and it just wasn’t an option to make a live record which didn’t match up. Also you have to remember that because bands used to put albums out every year they needed some time off and a live album allowed them that break. We took four years to make an album anyway so there wasn’t the same expectation for a new Leppard album in such a short space of time. And when we did get a record finished it was straight out on tour and there wasn’t time to think about anything else. We’d do the tour and then we’d start writing new material."

"Being off the road in 2010 gave us the first opportunity we’ve had to really nail a true Def Leppard live album. For the first time in our career we didn’t have anyone telling us what we had to do or what we should be doing and so we did our own thing. I wanted to do the Down N Outz thing but as a band we started listening to these tapes of shows that we’d recorded on the Sparkle Lounge tour."

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