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28 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's VAULT Album Certified Gold In The USA

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Def Leppard's greatest hits album Vault album was certified as Gold in the USA on this day in 1996.

The band's first greatest hits album had been released on 31st October 1995 in the USA.

It entered the album chart at Number 15 on 18th November 1995 which was also its peak position.

Due to a decision to concentrate their two month promo tour in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world the album was not initially as successful as previous releases here.

It later had a major sales boost helped by shows such as 'Behind The Music' and ended up selling over 5 million copies in the US.

The Gold award came just as the band were about to finish the 'Slang' album in Dublin.

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Vault Album - USA Certification

  • 5th January 1996 - Gold - (500,000 Album Sales)

October 1995 Interview Quotes

Joe - "It's the perfect time to do it as far as we're concerned. You know looking at our career overall. We've got a brand new album that's nearly finished coming out in the Spring of next year. And it is a slightly different sound to anything we've done in the past."

Joe - "To have done a Greatest Hits after that record I think would have been a bit opening up the 80s again. And it's something that you know this is a chapter that we think it needs closing off."

Def Leppard 1995.

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