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Def Leppard

High 'n Dry

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1981

Label: Mercury/Polygram

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Average Rating: 89 / 100 (68 ratings)

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Personnel
Steve Clark guitar
Rick Savage bass
Rick Allen drums
Joe Elliott lead vocals
Pete Willis guitar
Tracks
1.  Let it Go  
2.  Hit and Run  
3.  High'n'Dry (Saturday Night)  
4.  Bringin' on the Heartbreak  
5.  Switch 625  
6.  You Got Me Runnin'  
7.  Lady Strange  
8.  On Through the Night  
9.  Mirror, Mirror (Look into my Eyes)  
10.  No No NO  

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From: Mike G. Date: July 25, 2001 at 11:00
This album defines 80's hard rock/metal!! This is Def Leppard's best album!! It is right up there with Pyromania!! If you have High n Dry and Pyromania, then you have just about the best hard rock collection-EVER!! THE absolute best 80's rock!!!!!!!!!

From: metal_man73 Date: October 31, 2001 at 16:38
I hear you Mike G!!! I like Pyromania a little bit better than this one(just a little).This cd is a classic though!!!

From: HG Date: February 17, 2002 at 15:13
This one is definitely one of the three best Leppard albums.

From: dokken6008 Date: March 24, 2002 at 16:02
I find it humorous that anyone would have the gull OR audacity, for that matter, to think much less SAY that either Def Leppard's 1st or 2nd albums are their best or even one of their best. That is total bullshit. And if I don't remember correctly, Def Leppard didn't have any sort of golden days w/ their 1st records--this was the band's starting point, not their peak in achieving true musical genius. W/ PYROMANIA & HYSTERIA they established themselves as the greatest pop metal group of all time.

From: jason Date: May 8, 2002 at 20:59
I am not a big fan of Def Leppard, BUT...I have to say that 'Let It Go' is one hell of a great song. Robert John 'Mutt' Lang is some kind of a god. He can turn a pile of crap into Def Leppard.

From: dokken6008 Date: May 9, 2002 at 7:19
Maybe so, jason. I would love for Lange to produce another AC/DC album sometime in the future (AC/DC has suffered from lame production these past few years) and give the band a leg up.

From: Knuckles Date: May 15, 2002 at 12:32
no question BUY IT!!!

From: Desslar Date: May 16, 2002 at 3:49
Although still a bit rough around the edges, this is an awesome album that rocks more than anything else they've recorded since. Let it Go kicks serious ass.

From: koogles Date: July 31, 2002 at 7:13
After listening to 'X', go back 20 years and check this one out. It rocks without all the bells and whistles and compromises and fancy shirts. Straight-ahead, in your face and probably the most consistent album of the first 3.

From: Michael Davis Date: September 19, 2002 at 16:22
One hit wonder album, Pete Willis sucked, I'm glad he left the band, he would have killed their carrer, thank God for Phil Collin!

From: Knuckles Date: September 19, 2002 at 20:42
This is Def Leppard. I wonder how good they could have been if they wouldnt have got caught up in the bubble gum rock scene. Pour some sugar on me? Lets get Rocked? I admit,they needed to change to get the dough.I am so glad they had time to make this release.It is classic.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: September 28, 2002 at 17:31
Este es como el Pyromania pero sin pulir,mas directo y mas agresivo,los coros siempre como protagonistas en todos los temas, de una de las grandes bandas de todos los tiempos.JOYA.

From: J Scott Date: November 1, 2002 at 20:50
High N Dry and Lady Strange. Another rocker from the Leps. Not a bad track on this one either.

From: James Date: November 17, 2002 at 19:04
This IS an outstanding album. If you don't have it shame on you. I can't find fault with this album at all. Pyromania picks up where this one left off. By the way, have you heard that Britney Spears will do a remake of Bringin' On The Heartbreak? That will be as bad as her cover of I Love Rock N Roll.

From: The Fizzy One Date: November 18, 2002 at 0:09
James, it's Mariah Carey, which in its own way is just as bad as Britney.

From: James Date: November 18, 2002 at 7:44
Brain Freeze!!!! Right, Mariah also really did a bad job on the Journey song she 'gutted'. thanks for clearing that info up, but it is just as bad.

From: ARXONTAS Date: December 21, 2002 at 19:24
The first masterpiece of these hard rock legends...I DONT EVEN THINK TO RATE IT.THIS WHOULD BE SACRILEGE.THANK YOU LEPPS.I LL ALWAYS RESPECT YOU ...Absolutely No Alternative...

From: 80s metal freak Date: December 29, 2002 at 19:27
you know, it always amazes me how everytime you mention this group, the first album people start raving about is either pyromania or hysteria. I hate that, lets face it, pyromania was a great album, but compared to high N' Dry, it wasn't that great. High N' Dry was the album which there songwriting and song structure improved, but they were still raw and heavy. Lets face it, they lost a lot of that on pyromania, and just about all of it on hysteria.High N' Dry will always be their best PERIOD!!

From: Vito B. Date: January 27, 2003 at 15:25
Now this is Def Leppard at it's best. Although this album lacked the commercial appeal that Pyromania had, it didn't need it. This album still stands well on it's own. High N Dry is straight-forward, no frills hard rock that polished to the bone. Still today, this album sounds fresh and original and not many bands can come close to this kind of sound. High N Dry is AWESOME!!!!!!

From: Scott Date: February 20, 2003 at 1:24
Now this is why I WAS a fan. The CD smokes. Before they became a pop rock band they were a real hard rock band! Give this CD a listen and you'll realize why they made it big later. I'll take the 1st three CD's from this band and call the rest pop crap. What happened to the balls in their music?

From: iaffprofireman Date: February 21, 2003 at 3:18
It would be a toss up between this one and Pyromania as far as Def Lep's best album. This is fabulous, a true 80's hard rock classic!

From: alejandro Date: April 3, 2003 at 15:01
SIN DUDAS EL MEJOR DISCO DE LEPPARD.SIN LA PRODUCCION DE LOS TRABAJOS POSTERIORES,PERO CON TODO EL CALOR Y EL FEELING QUE QUIZAS A LO QUE VINO MAS TARDE LES FALTO.GUITARRAS ASESINAS,UN RICK ALLEN SOBERBIO, Y TODOS LOS TEMAS BUENOS.'LADY STRANGE' TIENE UNA MELODIA TIPICA DE LO QUE ERA UFO EN ESE MOMENTO.'BRINGING...'BALADA SUBLIME,Y 'SWITCH 625',UNA APLANADORA. MUCHAS BANDAS DE MEDIADOS DE LOS 80 HUBIERAN MATADO POR ESTE DISCO..(RATT,POISON,CINDERELLA..) carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: Kulvertmannen Date: May 6, 2003 at 18:15
This is truly a classic. Joe roars and the riffs are awesome - you can hear they are influenced by Lizzy and the Young-brothers. Terrific stuff! Simply their best album followed by Hysteria and Pyromania. Since then it's been a downhill ride... You should definitely buy this one. And by the way,dokken6008, you haven't got a clue.

From: RR-Finland Date: August 29, 2003 at 13:37
Very good hard rock album. Can't beat Pyromania or Hysteria, but I think this is their third best album. Songs like High 'n Dry, Let It Go and Mirror Mirror are true hard rock entertainment from 1981.

From: keebler Date: October 7, 2003 at 23:23
great cd this one and pyromania is their best.

From: 80s fan Date: October 17, 2003 at 10:22
Just listen to the instrumental song SWITCH 625 and you would definetly love the album!

From: Dean Date: December 12, 2003 at 10:59
Didn't care for Hysteria but this album is a classic.

From: love metal Date: December 23, 2003 at 20:44
i think it's the best def leppard album of all time. it's a shame that the band doesn't play these songs and the songs off of their first album live. mutt lange killed def leppard.

From: james Date: December 23, 2003 at 21:44
in an interview i read with the band, they said they were playing about half this album on the X tour. by the way, didn't Mutt produce this album? I think so. Mutt didn't kill Def Leppard

From: ED Date: January 20, 2004 at 13:34
All this album is great! LADY STRANGE is a hell of a song, very cool. This is their last 'heavy' album. PYROMANIA and HYSTERIA were classics, but too produced, and so their other albums that came after. Don't get me wrong...I love this band and everything they do is great!

From: AOR freaky Date: January 30, 2004 at 7:26
Very, very good hardrock record ! Maybe the best this once great band ever released !

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From: Blue Charvel Date: January 30, 2004 at 9:20
Holy crap, I actually agree with you. What's next, the four horsemen of the apocalypse? This is rock solid. I remember listening to the radio for hours on end hoping they'd play 'Bringin' on the Heartbreak'. I disagree with the 'Mutt Lange killed Def Lep' school of thought, I'm pretty sure it was Phil Collen...

From: MJ (Marla) Date: January 30, 2004 at 10:39
Hey James......yes, they did play a few off this live this year!! I'll NEVER forget the feeling I got when they broke into the first few notes of 'Let It Go'!!!! STILL sound as great now as they did 20 some years ago!!! Not my favorite Def Lep album....but I still love them all!!

From: Metal Pete Date: January 30, 2004 at 18:37
Without question the BEST album the Lepers ever made. Heavy, with attitude, even the 'ballad' (bringing on the heartbreak') kicks major azz!! They were at the top of their game here, although they achieved more success with the next two albums. It is a shame that they soiled their status with 'Adrenalize', which is absolute shit, and everything after that, along with ignoring Vivian Campbell's guitar talent. I'll never forgive them for that, nor Vivian for writing off his Dio days, which were HI

From: Alejandro Date: February 10, 2004 at 11:53
SIN DUDAS EL MEJOR DISCO DE LEPPARD.SIN LA PRODUCCION DE LOS TRABAJOS POSTERIORES,PERO CON TODO EL CALOR Y EL FEELING QUE QUIZAS A LO QUE VINO MAS TARDE LES FALTO.GUITARRAS ASESINAS,UN RICK ALLEN SOBERBIO,Y TODOS LOS TEMAS BUENOS.'LADY STRANGE' TIENE UNA MELODIA TIPICA DE LO QUE ERA UFO EN ESE MOMENTO.'BRINGING...'BALADA SUBLIME,Y 'SWITCH 625',UNA APLANADORA. MUCHAS BANDAS DE MEDIADOS DE LOS 80 HUBIERAN MATADO POR UN DISCO COMO ESTE. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: manugol Date: February 19, 2004 at 22:35
discazo impresionante con temas realmente buenos, ese sonido a ac/dc no tiene desperdicio.

From: love metal Date: February 21, 2004 at 22:31
i know mutt lange produced this album what i should of said 'james' is the more he produced for the band the more poppy they got. just what i think maybe not what you think.

From: love metal Date: February 21, 2004 at 22:31
i know mutt lange produced this album what i should of said 'james' is the more he produced for the band the more poppy they got. just what i think maybe not what you think.

From: love metal Date: February 21, 2004 at 22:31
i know mutt lange produced this album what i should of said 'james' is the more he produced for the band the more poppy they got. just what i think maybe not what you think.

From: love metal Date: February 21, 2004 at 23:13
don't know why it printed my comments 3 times. if i hit the wrong key or something i am sorry. not a computer whiz. again i am sorry.

From: Dave....... Date: February 25, 2004 at 13:54
Excellent......

From: red Date: March 13, 2004 at 0:12
My favorite Def Leppard album and the first one I heard back in 1982.

From: Metal Pete Date: May 7, 2004 at 12:50
I was just blasting 'Let it go' the other day. It defies logic that a band that rocked this good could ever record a fuggin mistake of a song like 'Have you ever needed someone so bad'. More like 'Have you ever forgot how to record a cool song or even come up with an original title'!! Ugh. I will live on past glory daze of the Leps, but their present world is a sad one indeed.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:39
This would be Def Leppard at their heaviest. Mutt Lange turns their sound into AC/DC like and that leads to lots of great riffs and strong choruses. The first side is very strong. 8/10

From: jack Date: August 24, 2004 at 4:57
Wow,this album rocks and i think its their heaviest one,no doubt but not the best-that price would go to either pyromania or hysteria. It seems to be me their album is getting weaker and more melodic. Pyromania was weaker than this while hysteria is weaker than both and adrenalize the weakest among them. Bringing on the heartbreak is a great ballad while songs like hit and run,no no no and switch 625 are awesome rockers. ratings:8.9/10

From: Alejandro Date: November 22, 2004 at 10:24
SIN DUDAS EL MEJOR DISCO DE LEPPARD.SIN LA PRODUCCION DE LOS TRABAJOS POSTERIORES,PERO CON TODO EL CALOR Y EL FEELING QUE QUIZAS A LO QUE VINO MAS TARDE LES FALTO.GUITARRAS ASESINAS,UN RICK ALLEN SOBERBIO, Y TODOS LOS TEMAS BUENOS.'LADY STRANGE' TIENE UNA MELODIA TIPICA DE LO QUE ERA UFO EN ESE MOMENTO.'BRINGING...'BALADA SUBLIME,Y 'SWITCH 625',UNA APLANADORA. MUCHAS BANDAS DE MEDIADOS DE LOS 80 HUBIERAN MATADO POR ESTE DISCO..(RATT,POISON,CINDERELLA..) carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: Rycheage Date: November 22, 2004 at 19:44
NOW THIS IS THE WAY THE LEPS ARE SUPPOSED TO SOUND!! C'mon Joe, get rid of the AOR and get back to this style of hard rock. It's about time. You guys had your fill of bubble gum. Get 'Mutt' back on board and ROCK!! This album is the most explosive Leppard yet. 'Let It Go', 'Lady Strange', 'Mirror, Mirror' and 'On Through The Night' just absolutely come screaming out of your speakers and 'Bringing On The Heartbreak' is in a league of its own as far as ballads go. Bombastic stuff!!

From: gener8tr Date: November 29, 2004 at 16:40
What an awesome album! I cannot say just how good this sucker is... Hysteria is a piece of shit compared to this (unless you particularly enjoy the fact that Joe Elliot cut off his balls after Pyromania was released).

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 9:59
This was their last good album. Phil Collen was terrible, never cared for Viv Campbell once he joined. Turned into kiddie rock.

From: Metalhead66 Date: December 22, 2004 at 12:41
Brilliant,Very Melodic yet it Rocks!!!!They lost it after Pyromania. Change is hard to accept in music,but not as hard as listening to crap...I don't know...it seems these guys could do a lot more!!!This is Great!!!10/10

From: Geoff Date: March 3, 2005 at 3:22
Very good release. I didn't like Joe Elliot's vocals on this disc, but 'Bringin' on the heartbreak' is a wonderful track and there are some cool melodic hard rockers here. My 2nd least favourite Def lep disc, but a good one.

From: hysteria_blows Date: March 19, 2005 at 20:03
I only listen to two Def Leppard LPs: this one and ON THROUGH THE NIGHT. I sold their other albums for a cool $30 (people will buy anything)

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 17, 2005 at 7:30
I agree with gener8tr there. Although high'n'dry never sold as much as hysteria,it was a much better effort than the dreaded,pop-orientated,sold-out hysteria. Although not as polished(which can be a good thing),this song was more consistent and the intensity level and songwriting was equally superb. hit and run and on though the night displayed the kind of energy level that new wave of british metal band should.High and dry is a song worthy to be put in AC/DC's excellent back in black album

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 17, 2005 at 7:37
Switch 625 was a nice instrumental track while you got me running got great strong riffs and solo in it. Even the ballad bringing on theheartbreak was pretty good too. Enough said! This album is an instant metal classic that deserve much more appreciation,respect and approval than it usually does. As a metal head myself,i give this album a big thumbs up. Ratings:10/10.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 8, 2005 at 1:52
Quien no ama a los Leppard uno de los mejores grupos Rock de todos los tiempos, aquel que no lo haga no debe ser humano pero incluso seres de otro mundo lo hacen jajaja, ahora nadie negara y yo no puedo permitir tampoco que se diga lo contrario, Hysteria y Pyromania son los 2 mejores discos de ellos y no solo de Leppard sino 2 de las mas grandes joyas de todo el Rock, pero eso no biene al caso ahora hablando del disco este para mi es despues de los 2 mejores el mejor mas que el Adrenalize

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 8, 2005 at 1:57
Este es una Aplanadora como dicen todo un Tremendo album Imprescindible con cortes Demoledores pero eso tampoco biene al caso, no lo que yo trato de decir y hablar es sobre EL MAS GRANDE CORTE INSTRUMENTAL QUE JAMAS HAYA ESCUCHADO, Y encima de todo a Steve Clark por dejar lo mejor y convertirse en la LEYENDA que es, y lo vuelvo a decir JAMAS ESCUCHARE UNA GUITARA COMO ESA, esa es de la ATMOSFERA Y AURA de las que hablo, un corte que encierra eso, ese sonido Mitico y Legendario desde el comienzo

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 8, 2005 at 2:07
Switch 625 es el corte hecho para el momento de la Batalla Final el momento en que el Fenix Volvera de sus Cenizas, UN MILLON DE GRACIAS STEVE CLARK por dejar este pedazo de obra y sera el Himno del Fenix en el Momento de la Verdad. The Phoenix Will Return!!! Todo esta dicho.

From: Jimmy D Date: July 29, 2005 at 18:50
Absolute Hard Rock Heavy Metal Perfection! Like an amped up AC/DC-Thin Lizzy hybrid. Infinitely better than anything they put out after...and that is saying a lot.

From: headbanger4life Date: December 1, 2005 at 5:02
After hearing Pyromania, I quickly picked up this release (the re-release with 2 bous tracks) to help satisfy my Lep fix. This one did it. High'n'Dry (Saturday Night) is awesome track but Bringin' on the Heartbreak was my fav. When I see these guys live they always do it accoustic though. I'd love to hear them play the way it was recorded.

From: poproxx2007 Date: December 26, 2005 at 23:35
This to me is Def leppard. The first three are kick ass slabs of savagry....

From: m&m Date: September 2, 2006 at 23:44
THis is DEF LEPPARDS peak. THey are at they hardest hitting on this album. If you like to ROCK, (not play dolls like dokken 2008) than this is the best album they made. Pyromania is a classic killer album too but just a notch down from this one. Everything after Pyromania just sucks unless your a teenage girl, so go pour some sugar on yourself and try to get rocked, believe me, it ain't gonna happen.

From: 7Sinner Date: September 22, 2006 at 14:25
Interesting comments on this release. I must admit to being a huge Def Lep fan up to the 'adrenalize' outing that I think is weak and of course they never put out a decent release again. Anyway 'High & Dry' was the first release I bought back when it first came out and it blew me away. As much as I love 'Pyromania' & 'Hysteria' I still look at 'High & Dry' as my favorite by a slight margin.....

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 7, 2007 at 16:24
I love this one because the band still had that raw side and energy, but Mutt Lange polished it off beautifuly in the studio and created what I feel is a killer rock record. The first half of this album is absolutely flawless in every way. 'Let It Go', 'Hit And Run', 'High And Dry', and 'Bringing On The Heartache' are among the finest this band has ever done and the first three are among the hardest as well. The only problem is the drop off in quality during the second half. Still great stuff!!!

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 11, 2007 at 18:44
The bands 3rd best album overall, but the first 4 songs just kick butt & are as good as anything they have ever done. Any novice fan wishing to start here could not go wrong. However, what followed throughout the decade was simply amazing.

From: glory77 Date: June 9, 2007 at 19:33
Their greatest album! Some of the best no nonsense kick ass rock & roll! Steve Clark was one the greatest guitar players ever!

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:49
This is Def Leppard best record and one of the best hard rock records of all time,get it now.

From: Jimmy D Date: April 19, 2008 at 21:57
Best album ever. Period.

From: Jimmy D Date: April 19, 2008 at 22:26
...and not just the best Def Leppard album...'THE' best album... ever. It's the pinnacle of hard rock music...and music in general...at least to me. It's flawless. Great songs. Great vocals. Big Guitars. The guitar sound is almost like Thin Lizzy meets 'Highway to Hell' era AC/DC. Steve Clark is a riff God... and this is Def Leppard at their absolute finest. Also...Joe Elliot really began to develop his sound and singing style on this one...which was probably thanks to Mutt Lange's guidance. Sure, 'Pyromania' is the reason why I started listening to them in the first place (when I was 9 years old), and 'Hysteria' was an excellent, monsterous hit album for them...but 'High 'N' Dry' is why they are my favorite band of all time.

From: AOR-MESSIAH Date: May 25, 2008 at 4:32
This is my favourite Def Leppard album, the band have never rocked out like this since. Brilliant songs, production vibe and attitude. Turn up loud and enjoy !

From: edwithmj Date: August 17, 2008 at 20:28
This is the best album by far. I used to like Pyromania and Hysteria A LOT but since I heard this I can't hear them again. This is just pure classic AC/DC, thin lizzy style classic rock. Kicking out Pete Willis was the worst thing this band did! He rocks! Phil Collen just doesn't compare! Brilliant

From: rbrigade Date: December 24, 2008 at 20:39
Mirror mirror, Lady strange, Bringing on the heartbreak, Switch 625. Divine hard rock/melodic metal. Those were almost the last great songs they ever recorded. After that they are just a huge disappointment with just a couple of good songs left

From: MetaLex Date: January 22, 2009 at 11:09
I have my own personal list of top 10 hard rock/heavy metal albums of all time and this is easily in the top 5!!! This is truly one of those albums that was far before it's time. And you listen to it and you think to yourself, "Does it get any better than this?" And the answer is...no it doesn't. This is one of those kick ass albums that you listen to from front to back...from the first chords of 'Let It Go' to Joe Elliott screaming "No, no, no, no, no" over and over and over again on the final track. And it's at that point that you want to play it all over again because you can't believe what you just heard. A heavy metal masterpiece and Def Leppard's best album ever! If you like those pop rock radio tunes on Hysteria, Adrenalize and The Sparkle Lounge, then this album is NOT for you! This is when the Leps were just young men who were ready to punch a whole in the world. And they did just that!!

From: metalhead69 Date: January 22, 2009 at 20:51
MetaLex you took the words right out of my mouth!! This is one the best hard rock/metal albums ever made! Every song kicks major ass!! LET IT GO, HIGH 'N' DRY & LADY STRANGE are my favorite tracks on here. It's pretty sad to see them go from ON THROUGH THE NIGHT to that SPARKLE LOUNGE crap.....

From: Flavio Gasperini Date: March 7, 2009 at 15:54
This is a classic for me. Mutt did a great job with the leps.Maybe he wanted the band to be a more melodic AC/DC,but the Leps had their own approach for the songs. You can also notice that Joe Elliott's voice on this is way better than on "On Through The Night" record. This disc has great melodic rockers like "Lady Strange" (love that guitar riff),"You Got Me Runnin","Mirror,Mirror","Switch 625"(How I Miss Steve) and the classic ballad "Bringin' On The Heartbreak".Classic.

From: rockhardrock Date: May 28, 2009 at 17:20
my fav is pyromania but this one is very good.i always loved their sound and they knew how to make great music.this one is closer to pyromania than to hysteria-which means it's heavier. my favs: Let it Go, High'n'Dry (Saturday Night), Lady Strange and No No NO

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 27, 2009 at 15:26
I started out as a Hysteria fan, since it was my first Def Lep album, when I was a kid. Twenty years later, and High 'n' Dry is easily my most-played DL disc. At this point, they're like a more melodic AC/DC, with very similar guitar riffs and tones, but now we have the layered vocals the band will become so famous for. There's not a bad song on this record, but I've always liked "Let It Go," "Lady Strange," "Mirror Mirror" and the great ballad "Bringin' On The Heartache."

From: underworld king Date: October 17, 2010 at 20:40
My favorite Def Leppard album. This one rocks likes there's no tomorrow.

From: Doug Date: October 18, 2010 at 18:44
Agree with 'ya King. This record just smokes....while I know some feel Pete Willis brought a raunchier sound to the Lepps, Phil Colleen brought them musicianship and the push needed to gain worldwide appeal (and be a grown up band.) My two cents...

From: elljam Date: December 28, 2011 at 6:41
Their best album full of hard rock gems before they gradually became more commercial. Stand outs are "Another hit & run", "High & dry", "Bringin' on the heartbreak", "Lady strange" & "Mirror mirror". I remember buying it on the day of release & still one of my all time faves

From: Doug Date: December 29, 2011 at 13:04
I'm with 'ya "elljam," I was at a local record store, heard Lady Strange and immediately went to the Leppard bin and bought it! Let it Go is one of the best rock tunes ever!

From: JapLance Date: January 5, 2012 at 7:23
My favorite Def Leppard album. Their later (and also excellent) Pyromania and Hysteria are possibly better , but I like this rawer style better.

From: RClap Date: August 10, 2012 at 16:32
This is more Melodic Hard Rock than AOR but it is also a Masterpiece. Very melodic and raw with a lot of hooks. A must have. 95/100

From: Zandor Date: October 6, 2013 at 10:49
A perfect album, that's it!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 14, 2015 at 13:07
A better release than the first one and with the band approaching a bit more of a commercial side in their music..."Let It Go","Bringin'On The Heartbreak"(a major hit now and then)& "Mirror Mirror(Look Into My Eyes)" are my faves...tracks 2,6 & 7 are also good ones...87/100

From: 707STAR Date: October 22, 2017 at 21:28
THIS IS THE BAND,S BEST EFFORT. A GREAT ALBUM WITH ALL THE RIGHT MOVES. KICKIN ASS FOREVER EVERYTIME I HEAR IT. IN THE TOP 25 ALBUM OF ALL TIME. THE PERFECT TOUCH OF HARD ROCK W/GREAT MELODIES.

From: 123charpenay Date: December 8, 2018 at 11:20
not their best record cause we have four fillers,tracks 5.8.10 and 12 (japan reissue).the other songs are really excellent.in this time def leppard were some precursors of melodic hard rock.this record start their brilliant and exceptionnal career.one of the best band of the history.


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