Should have been better
If you want their best “hits” or “best of” album get “Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection”, it’s by far superior to all the others but for some reason it’s not on iTunes. If you only want stuff you can get through iTunes this is your best bet but you’ll need to buy a few songs from a few albums to get a good collection.
Hey iTunes.... please make Vault available again. We need the video versions of Rocket and Sugar available on audio again.
Women, God’s of War. Not on this ........😒😒😒😒😒👎👎👎
Post a Pete Willis
By Frank Langtree
I first saw Def Leppard when they first came to the states and opened up for Ted Nugent and the Scorpions. Their first song was, “Hello America”, and was a performance with intensity I have seen from any other band, ever. While this band later obtained worldwide acclaim, their best stuff was on the first three albums. This is a good compilation of their latter efforts. The loss of Pete Willis (due to his alcoholism) lost intensity but gave them longevity. I would have personally liked to have seen a lot more additions from those earlier pieces of work.
I love this album. If you are a fan, you should be a fan of this. Ignore the negative reviews. Honestly if you are a fan you are a fan of not just the first two albums. You are either a fan of their music or not a fan. Most of the songs they play live are from Pyromania on-if you love the first two albums-get them, but if you love them as a whole, get this one.
I like it
By die hard the hunter
I see a lot of negative reviews here. If your like me I own every album and can make my own Def Leppard favorites. To the newer Def Leppard fans this is perfect. I have seen them live the past 5 years and I can tell you the younger generation is liking Def Leppard. So this is perfect and I really like that they have included a lot of newer stuff. Keep rocking Def Leppard, your the best.
Do people not realize that all of these songs were RELEASED SINGLES? Singles that actually charted. This isn't a "best of" with album tracks. I love On Through the Night and they're earlier stuff, but this is an lbum to bring in new fans. And I hope it works! I'm sure there will be and Best of Part 2...
So far? 🤦♂️
Huge Def Leppard fan of all Eras but..
Cmon guys, the Rock of Ages the Definitive Collection was worlds better than what you have released with this. A lot more diversity in the tracks, and a lot better than the "Story so Far", what a joke. Massively displeased as a fan.
What is a story without a beginning?
By Joe Solo Producer
This record could be titled, “Def Leppard: The Roy Thomas Baker Era.”
Roy is the man - he produced Photograph, Hysteria, Rock of Ages, and many other great DL songs.
But when the 5 boys from England - and they were practically boys when they began their adventure in the music biz, (they borrowed $16k to make their first record from their parents) - started out, their sound was much more raw and bombastic.
“Wasted” off that first record “On Through The Night” would have been a great way to kick off this record.
And it’s a disappointment that the in-your-face, fan favorite, High ‘n Dry was also not included.
If one is going to put out a record that tells the story of a rock group’s musical journey by releasing a collection of their songs, one must include songs from the very beginning of that story.
And please, stop remastering the music, Apple. It should be presented in the original vibe of the era in which it was recorded. So when we hear a song from our earlier days, we are transported back to that time. Remastering a song made in the 80’s using the current mastering technology of 2017 may clarify the mix, but it isn’t reflective of how an artists music story actually unfolded.
I’m a seasoned Record Producer (I developed Macy Gray and many others) so I know what I’m talking about. Just imagine how ridiculous it would sound if I took a Robert Johnson blues classic from
the early 1900’s and, using modern algorithms and cutting edge software got rid of all the background noise that leaked into the mic, dialed out the tape hiss of the original recording, and beefed up the bass and subs so much that a set of Beats headphones could barely handle it . . that would be absurd, right? Right.
So in the future, tell the whole story. . . tell the true story . . . and us lovers of music will appreciate it very much. By Joe Solo.