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Def Leppard - Spotify Singles

2018 Digital Session EP

A two track digital streaming EP recorded in May 2018 for Spotify.
Featuring one live track and a cover of a classic Depeche Mode song.

Spotify Singles 2018.

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  • Released - 18th July 2018.
  • Single/EP Type - Live Studio Session.
  • Formats - Digital Streaming.
  • Listen To Session At - Spotify
  • Record Label - Bludgeon Riffola Records.
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01 Hysteria (Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC) 6:05
02 Personal Jesus (Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC) 3:56

A live in studio version of 'Hysteria' plus a cover of Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus'. This cove was later remixed by Ronan McHugh and included on the 'The Story So Far...The Best Of' greatest hits album.

The remix from October 2018 can be purchased digitally but the original version is only available to stream on Spotify.

EP information

Details of the EP recorded for Spotify featuring two songs. One original and one cover version.
Including a cover of Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' which was initially played on the PA before concerts before its release.

Joe Elliott (2018)

"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."

Phil Collen (2018)

"The studio totally influences your vibe. There's something obviously about the comfort of a studio and the vibe of the people and everything. which was wonderful I gotta say, coming in here. So whenever, whatever studio we go in we're always gonna bring that. there's always gonna be that Def Leppard thing. And we always make it work."

Vivian Campbell (2018)

"They wanted a classic Def Leppard song, which we decided was gonna be 'Hysteria', and something that was a little bit outside of our genre, not a hard rock band. Don't be covering AC/DC or something like QUEEN or whatever. My first choice was ABBA. I thought that we would rock the hell out of ABBA because of our vocals. So I wrote back to everyone. I said, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' by ABBA. I think we could do a good rock version of it. Plus, there's a little harmony line in it, an instrumental line, that would have been a great rock guitar line. I know it's a bit of a happy song, but I think we could have darkened it up a bit."

"Anyway, that got shot down in flames. But, fortunately, my second suggestion was, 'Why don't we do 'Personal Jesus' by Depeche Mode?' And everyone picked up on that. So, we did it. And, to be honest, it was probably a much, much easier song to do than anything by ABBA. But I still think we could rock the shit out of ABBA some day."

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Spotify Singles - ep credits

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2018 streaming release

  • Produced By - Ronan McHugh/Def Leppard.
  • Mixed By - Ronan McHugh.
  • Record Label - Bludgeon Riffola Records.
  • Catalogue Number - n/a.

session info

  • Location - Spotify Studios, New York, NY, USA.
  • Recording Date - 16th May 2018.

Spotify Singles - ep news

Def Leppard News
18th july 2018

DEF LEPPARD Spotify Singles w/ DEPECHE MODE's Personal Jesus Out Now

Def Leppard's Spotify Singles session has been released today on the streaming service and is available to listen to.

Def Leppard News
28th june 2018

DEF LEPPARD's Cover Of DEPECHE MODE's Personal Jesus (Full Video)

Def Leppard's cover of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus is now available to listen to in full from the Newark, NJ show.

Def Leppard News
4th june 2018

Listen To DEF LEPPARD's Cover Of DEPECHE MODE's Personal Jesus

Def Leppard's new 2018 tour countdown intro features a cover of a Depeche Mode classic which is now available to listen to.

related releases

The Story So Far The Best Of... 2018

Personal Jesus 2018
The Lost Session 2018

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