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Catalog Number: 314 546 212-2
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Joe Elliott vocals|
Phil Collen guitars
Vivian Campbell guitars
Rick Savage bass
Rick Allen drums
|1. ||Demolition Man ||3:25|
|2. ||Promises ||3:59|
|3. ||Back In Your Face ||3:21|
|4. ||Goodbye ||3:36|
|5. ||All Night ||3:37|
|6. ||Paper Sun ||5:28|
|7. ||It's Only Love ||4:06|
|8. ||21st Century Sha La La La Girl ||4:07|
|9. ||To Be Alive ||3:53|
|10. ||Disintegrate ||2:51|
|11. ||Guilty ||3:47|
|12. ||Day After Day ||4:37|
|13. ||Kings Of Oblivion ||4:18|
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|Total Running Time:|| 51:05|
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Heavy Harmonies Review|
||Date: March 18, 2003 at 2:01|
|After the debacle that was Slang, reports that Def Lep was returning to their signature sound were welcomed with open arms. I wouldn't go so far as to say that this album is a complete return to Hysteria-era Leppard, but it is most definitely a return to their more melodic material. The layered vocals and ramped-up vocals are back in force.|
Track By Track:
- Demolition Man (3:25). A good upbeat start to the album. When the first chorus kicks in, you realize that Def Leppard is back!
- Promises (3:59). One of the more radio-friendly tracks on the album, a mid-tempo ballad that has all the earmarks of a radio hit in the making. The chorus is vintage singalong Leppard.
- Back in Your Face (3:21). While completely trite with respect to lyrical content, I read this song as a big old Fuck You! not only to the music of the '90s, but to the detractors of the Leppard. A definite rebels' anthem.
- Goodbye (3:36). Back to ballad city. I keep visualizing a late-'80s MTV video to this track (yes, believe it or not, MTV showed music videos at one time). This is a perfect track to demonstrate the term power ballad.
- All Night (3:37). I'm not a fan of this track. It's Def Leppard does Prince. It has a soul "thang" goin' on, and oozes sleazy sexuality measure after measure (not necessarily a bad thing, mind you), but this track just seems out of place on the album.
- Paper Sun (5:28). IMO, the track of the album. This song is just phenomenal, with hooks galore. The chorus just blows you away!
- It's Only Love (4:06). Mid-tempo, kinda bland. Somewhat reminiscent of the material from Slang. It's not a bad track per se, it just never goes anywhere.
- 21st Century Sha La La La Girl (4:07). Not quite sure how to define this one; it's up-tempo, has a bit of Slang in it instrumentally, but the vocals keep it on-keel.
- To Be Alive (3:53). Light and fluffy ballad. I picture an unplugged set, with the guys just kicking back relaxed. The harmonies work well on this track, despite its low-key approach.
- Disintegrate (2:51). An instrumental? Boy does that seem out of place on a Def Leppard album. It's a little too '90s in flavor for my tastes, and could easily have been omitted from the album.
- Guilty (3:47). A mid tempo track, again fairly laid back. Rich vocals on the chorus (isn't that description starting to get redundent?). Could have easily been on Adrenalize.
- Day After Day (4:37). Starts off slow and builds to a good chorus. I like this one quite a bit. The guitarwork is vintage '80s Def Lep.
- Kings of Oblivion (4:18). Reminiscent of early Def Leppard, this up-tempo rocker is one of the better tracks on the album. It's straight out of High 'n Dry. A good way to round out the album.
Is there anything earthshatteringly groundbreaking about this album? Absolutely not. But given Slang, it's a much welcome return to the harmonies and hooks that were Def Leppard in the 1980s. Any fan of Pyromania and Hysteria will get quite a bit of mileage out of this album. Welcome back, guys!
Existing comments about this CD
||Date: June 1, 2001 at 19:26|
|Thank you for this album. Please, no more Slang in the future
||Date: October 31, 2001 at 17:29|
|This is kind of like Adrenalize part 2. I liked this cd but it's still not Pyromania. If I was a billionare, I would pay them to make Pyromania part 2....lol. I guess I have to stop trying to bring back the past and accept the present.I do accept this album(sounds like I am getting married). Good job guys!
||Date: March 17, 2002 at 4:38|
|I don't even see the slightest co-relation between 'Adrenalize' and Def Leppard's latest, 'Euphoria' but I do hear quite a bit of resemblance to their 1983 blockbuster 'Pyromania' esp. on tunes like the radio hit "Promises" (Photograph, anyone?) and "Demolition Man". Out of the thirteen tracks on the album, I would have to say that about nine of them are actually very good and after that piece of shit 'Slang' (leaves a bad taste in your mouth, doesn't it?), I love this cd even more.
||Date: April 9, 2002 at 1:09|
|still not convinced. I think they are back somehow but they use WAY too many comp.noises and weird experimental things on this one. I sold after 3 listenings. But its better than Slang.
||Date: April 9, 2002 at 2:03|
|A great return to the trademark Def Lep sound, or is it? Every song hints at their glory years, but in the end this is way more pop then they ever were before. They need to throw in a few rockers like "Let it Go."
||Date: April 9, 2002 at 4:25|
|I guess we'll find out what direction they're going with they're next album (very originally titled, I must say), X. 'Euphoria' is still a good album--"Guilty", "Demoliton Man", the instrumental "Distinegrate" and "Promises" are all very good songs. Maybe you should listen a second time.
||Date: April 14, 2002 at 15:05|
|I agree with Desslar (It needed more rockers). The first song DEmolition man is great. The rest of the album go on with high(Back in your face, All night) and boring low (21st century girl, King of oblivion, to be alive). I listened to it just 5 times, my rating is 6,5.
||Date: April 23, 2002 at 23:08|
|un album mediocre para una banda de mucha calidad.los temas son lentos y sin garra.
||Date: May 9, 2002 at 7:44|
|Maybe I need to learn more foriegn languages; I'm starting to feel left out. What am I talking about? Spanish in North America is hardly foriegn. My fault, I guess.
||Date: May 14, 2002 at 13:04|
|does they still excist? havent heard a single rumour from the lepps in months!!!!!
|From: The Prophet
||Date: May 14, 2002 at 14:14|
|Sure they wrote three songs with Marti Fredricksen(Aerosmith) for the new one. Now they are mixing the songs. Joe Elliot is talking about of a 100% Leppards album. He also tell that It's impossible not to be inluenced from what the radio plays like: Linking Park!?,Elton John!!? and Faith Hill!!!???? Boh?
||Date: May 15, 2002 at 12:29|
||Date: May 16, 2002 at 13:11|
|Fuck noooooo!!!!!!!! I really really dont hope the would do somethng horrible and make an album based on the music from the radio!!!!!! Thats the worst thing they could EVER do! Hell no-give me another Hysteria album and I DONT GIVE A FUCKIN SHIT OF WHAT OTHER SAY about that.Def Leappard IS a hardrock band with the Hysteria-Adrenalize sound! BOTTOM LINE!
||Date: May 31, 2002 at 6:29|
|I really think it's impossible to realize that Def lepparde doesn't soud like Adrenalize-Hysteria style.Def Leppard did the best hard rock albums in the world ever(Hysteria-Adrenalize) and i can't stop listening to them anyhow.....S'no doubt Def Leppard shouldn't be influenced by such crap like nowadays bands(linkin park.......).The best style of their music is and will ever be Adrenalize And Hysteria...that is all.........
||Date: June 4, 2002 at 23:08|
|Judging by the latest sound samples there may be some bite to X. Obviously rather poppy in nature I think they are gonna have songs in there to try to please everyone. They lead up to the choruses on the clips just to tease us, and you can tell some of them are gonna have some bang (I especially like track 3). If you haven't heard the clips try www.defleppard.com. Bring on X!
||Date: June 27, 2002 at 7:08|
|Nine's uniqueness was rather intriguing as well. July 30th, baby. July 30th.
||Date: July 4, 2002 at 8:23|
|This is a good, but not an excellent Album. Pyromania and Hysteria still rules...Check out the new one, called X, i downloaded all songs, it's like a mixture between Retrospective, Slang and Euphoria
||Date: July 20, 2002 at 0:23|
|they must have lost their guts after the 'slang' experiment. so, try the ol' thing again. fine. get annother adrenalize, hysteria etc.. it'll fit nicely in the collection, but don't expect to be able to tell the difference between oneanother. (i'm SO gonna get killed for this comment )
||Date: July 21, 2002 at 6:28|
|jens, I can EASILY distinguish one song from the next, and one from the other. After listening to the intro of one of their songs for about 2 seconds, I already know what song it is. Not exactly sure what you're talking about..... Oh, and so far, I have noticed that many of the 'Slang'-lovers have been praising 'X' (at least those who have advance copies are). 9 of the 13 tracks on 'Euphoria' are bitchin', just a few too many ballads for me. They should take a hint from 'Adren..' or something.
||Date: July 21, 2002 at 6:31|
|One more thing: Is it just me or are Leppard's ballads of the last nine or so years just not quite up-to-snuff? "It's Only Love"? "Two Steps Behind"? Lame. Where are the "Tonight's", the "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad's" and the "Love Bites'" when you need them?
|From: Michael Davis
||Date: September 19, 2002 at 16:09|
|Demolition Man, Promises, Back In Your Face, Goodbye, All Night, Paper Sun, 21st Century Sha la la la la Girl, King of Oblivion, KICK BUTT ALBUM
||Date: October 20, 2002 at 18:18|
|tiene 3 temas: goodbye, to be alive y guilty, el resto a años luz de lo q son capaces d hacer estos genios.
||Date: December 21, 2002 at 23:05|
|Thats the fifth masterpiece(and i want to hope not the last ) that lepps created and also the most high rated in Heavy Harmonies.Lepps just woke up from the lithargy of "slang period" and gave to the lepp fans what they needed,"back in their faces"!One of the most impressive "comeback" i ve ever heard in my life.Thank you lepps,again and again...Absolutely No Alternative...
|From: freddy de keyze
||Date: February 27, 2003 at 13:05|
|They've lost their magic touch and this is an average piece of work. This band has a lot more to offer than what they release the last years. A pity ! Their is a lot better, more unknown stuff out ! Give these bands a chance !
||Date: September 6, 2003 at 8:31|
|Vuelven a su sonido más clásico y dan en el clavo por que el resultado es excelente ,los viejos rockeros nunca mueren y Def Leppard lo demuestran en este "Euphoria" 9,5/10 God bless them
||Date: October 7, 2003 at 23:46|
|this cd is pretty good it has some good songs on it.
||Date: January 19, 2004 at 22:05|
|When I first heard "Promises", I knew the grunge era was officially over. And thank God for that. The whole album is quite good, but that song gets me every time.
|From: Mr B
||Date: January 24, 2004 at 16:16|
|It's not HYSTERIA but very, very close! Superb choruses. As Dan said: "Welcome back guys!!". We really missed you! A solid 9/10.
||Date: February 19, 2004 at 22:51|
|estos tios hacen lo q les sale del forro, q discazo mas cojonudo volviendo a las raices del hysteria pero con un sonido muy actual y q les keda de pm.impresionante
||Date: February 25, 2004 at 13:52|
|From: DEF LEP FAN
||Date: March 12, 2004 at 14:20|
|THIS ALBUUM KICKS ASS!!!!!!! WHO EVER HATES IT....BLOW ME BITCH!!!!!! Leps are awesome as hell!!!!!
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
|From: Blue Charvel
||Date: March 12, 2004 at 14:24|
|...and yet another intellectual debate begins...
|From: DEF FAN TOO
||Date: March 12, 2004 at 14:47|
|This album does not rock,HIGH N DRY rocks,this is bubble gum rock.Good,but does not rock like they use to,just a different style which is not a bad thing. and no I aint blowin ya.
||Date: March 19, 2004 at 11:03|
|This album was a return to past glories in its direction. I bloody loved it when I first heard it! However, several years have gone by now & I admit that it gets played less. Proimises was indeed Promising but on retrospect...every song mimics a previous effort. Still a welcome return after the poorly received Slang. I've always loved & admired Leppard for their efforts. From a fans point of view though...I really wish they'd find their balls! It's still up there though as a class Leppard album.
||Date: March 22, 2004 at 4:28|
|Don't forget the bonus track I am Your Child, which is one of the best on the album.
||Date: April 5, 2004 at 7:01|
|'DEMOLITION MAN' IS ONE OF THE BEST 90'S ROCK SONGS I HAVE EVER HEARD AND DE ONLY GOOD SONGS IN THIS ALBUM.
||Date: April 6, 2004 at 0:52|
| Although it did take me a little while to have the record "grow" on me I have to say that this album is perhaps my favourite of all leppard albums. Yes I think some individual tracks from earlier albums maybe better but overall this is great, with a great variety of tunes. Still classic D L, but a bit more modern sounding. All you leppard fans out there should stop looking back to the past, yes D L should always maintain their sound that made them famous, saying that this album stays true.
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:53|
|Give the people what they want is what Def Leppard did here. An album that sounds like it was recorded between "Pyromania" and "Hysteria". The song "Promises" is the best song from "Hysteria" that was never actually written for that album, and the tracks at the end sound like their early work. The only negative are the ballads are not very good. 7/10
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: July 15, 2004 at 11:05|
|Quality album this (the awful "All Night" aside). Much harder hitting than "Adrenalize", and even some tracks that hark back to the very early days. I really like the ballads, and opener "Demolition Man" probably could've made the "Hysteria" album, it's that good. 8/10.
|From: Marla (MJ)
||Date: July 15, 2004 at 11:31|
|Hahaha!!! I LOVE the song "All Night"!!! Can't you just picture them recording that song?? I'd have been 3 shades of red!!! Favorite on this is "Back In Your Face" followed closely by "Promises".....great 'sing-along song'!!!
||Date: January 1, 2005 at 11:56|
|Very good album , I can't blame Def Leppard to try new things (Slang) but it's worth a shot. When you hit top chart, you want to hit it again. Euphoria is one good album let's just hope they keep on Rockin' !! 8/10
||Date: February 21, 2005 at 9:40|
|esto es una burla??????????!!!!!!!!!!
||Date: February 22, 2005 at 14:47|
|Este euphoria empieza bastante bien, pero termina por aburrir. Las canciones no tienen gancho..excepto goodbye, un temazo
||Date: March 3, 2005 at 3:46|
|Some dreadful fillers, but a delightful return regardless. 'Promises' is Def Lep at their best - killer melodic rock, 'Goodbye' is a beautiful ballad and one of their best, 'Paper Sun' and 'Day after Day' are okay, but obvious attempts at previous tracks, 'It's Only Love' is decent enough, as is '21st Century Sha La La La Girl', 'To Be Alive' is amazing and another of their best ballads ever, and 'Guilty' is my favourite Def Lep track of all. Beautiful melodic rock!!! Many fillers, but great CD.
|From: GLAM FAN
||Date: April 17, 2005 at 8:57|
|Now this really marks the end of an era from a truly blessed great band. There are way too many ballads(almost half the songs are) in euphoria though 1 or 2 are o.k. 21st sha la la is the worst def leppard song i've ever heard-the groove and dance element in it..ughh! Dan,reminiscent of pyromania? Not even close man. The only awesome track is demolition men which shows it rockin in the same vein as pour some sugar on me or let's get rocked except its not as cheesy as those two and it's damn
|From: GLAM FAN
||Date: April 17, 2005 at 9:07|
|faster and heavier than those 2 too. It's one of def's heaviest songs in years. Nevertheless,euphoria is tons better than slang. In my opinion,its in between hysteria and retro active in terms of quality. Ratings:6/10
|From: Metal T
||Date: April 17, 2005 at 9:35|
|Wow...You're really hitting the board pretty hard today GLAM FAN,or should i say "jack" .Bang On !
||Date: April 17, 2005 at 22:50|
|I'm starting to think that metal T,Rockhead and Tim (2) are the same person. All 3 of them dumbasses think that i'm GLAM FAN which i swear that i'm not. The 3 of you or should i say 1 of you can just go talk to someone else and stop bothering me.k? I'm not GLAM FAN,period. Jesus
||Date: April 19, 2005 at 8:15|
|Def Leppard made an excellent album, but some of the best tracks are not on this album. So check out:"I'm your child" (japan bonustrack; a great aor track). Also worth checking out is the 5 track Ep "GOODBYE" (only in Japan), which contains some supertracks like: "under my wheels" (coversongs/rocker), "worlds collide" (slow heavy rocksongs), "Burn out" (best rocker of the whole album) and "immortal" (bit like armageddon it) 8,5/10.
||Date: December 1, 2005 at 5:27|
|And were back in the saddle again. This one was very welcomed by these ears. Demolition Man and Back In Your Face are easy throw backs to the Def Leppard sound that most people enjoyed. Again, picked up the Japanese version with a bonus track.
||Date: January 11, 2007 at 16:44|
|While this is clearly not their best album, it is a welcomed return to form and sound and does offer up a few real gems. I think Dan has this one down for me as well. I may have put more emphasis on "Guilty". I really like that one. "Promises" is top notch as well and very much the Def Leppard sound you know and love. All in all, it's pretty good, just not a classic. Still worth having I think.
|From: Rambo Rockerman
||Date: January 20, 2008 at 11:05|
|It's good but not great,they could do better if they really wanted.
||Date: May 29, 2009 at 16:56|
|after the horrible slang i thing that def leppard was dead.no absoluty not.there are always alive .euphoria is a top class hard fm album in the vein of hysteria.buy buy buy!!!!!!!!!!!!
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: September 1, 2009 at 1:32|
|I was a huge Leppard fan in the Pyromania/Hysteria days, that being some of the first hard rock I got into as a kid, and even thought Adrenalize wasn't as bad as some people make out. So I was pumped to hear the direction the band was going in for Euphoria ... before it came out. The disc has six good songs, a generous handful of filler, and a couple truly horrid tracks ("Back In Your Face," "21st Century"). The good ones are "Demolition Man," "Promises," "Goodbye," the very underrated final two tracks, and of course, the best song the band has done since the '80's, by far, "Paper Sun." Really weak drum sound on this disc, by the way. I gave it a 60 for the effort and the half-dozen good songs.
||Date: December 30, 2009 at 9:28|
|Def Leppard defiantly return to form on this CD, probably desperate to reassure their fans that "Slang" was merely an exerimental aberration. While not exactly "metal" by any stretch of the imagination, the band does put some teeth & claws back into their delivery while utilizing their trademark harmony vocals and polished production. Euphoric is what most fans felt when this came out, and it still holds up well today...especially when compared to everything the band has released since then.
||Date: July 13, 2010 at 3:47|
|clearly you can hear that the leps were trying to recapture the old hysteria sound and almost pulled it off but it didn't have the classic memerable songs not that it's bad slang that was bad there's still good songs on here demolition man,promises and goodbye do it for me
||Date: November 17, 2011 at 17:27|
|Lepp Deppard attempt to recapture the soft rock sound of the 80s and instead produce this dreck. Goodbye is the only decent track here and guess what, it's another soppy ballad. 21st Century Sha La La La Girl is terrible musically, lyrically and vocally. Back In Your Face is sort of decent but forgattable and All Night is sort of funk rock and Lepp Deppard can't do funk. I actually preferred Slang over this.
||Date: October 30, 2014 at 8:30|
|I like this cd, 100x better than Slang. Promises, Back In Your Face and Day After Day are some of the best tracks on the cd, Paper Sun is #1, best tune on the cd. Good job with this one guys.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: January 3, 2016 at 19:10|
|Def Leppard playing here what has become its typical Poppy Hard Rock sound through the recent years,quite effective though...tracks 2,4(nice),6,7(nice),8,11(AOR feel) & 13 are fine ones...80/100
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