Def Leppard, one of the greatest arena rock bands, are pleased to announce the release of a Deluxe Edition of their 1996 classic album Slang across multiple formats through their own Bludgeon Riffola on February 11th, 2014

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Def Leppard, one of the greatest arena rock bands, are pleased to announce the release of a Deluxe Edition of their 1996 classic album Slang across multiple formats through their own Bludgeon Riffola on February 11th, 2014.

 

The Slang reissue will be available in 3 formats: a CD Deluxe Edition and Digital Edition containing the original 11 album tracks re-mastered and original rare bonus tracks made up of demos, alternate versions and mixes with a series of new songs recorded during the time the band was creating Slang. Most of these additional bonus tracks have never been released. A special iTunes Digital Edition will have everything from the Digital Edition, plus a further set of additional bonus tracks. A Double Vinyl Deluxe Edition will also be available and will feature the original album, and its own set of exclusive songs.

 

The band will release a special Slang Video Collection the same day (February 11th) exclusively on iTunes that will feature videos from singles “Slang,” “Work It Out,” and “All I’ve Ever Wanted.”

 

Slang was first released in May 1996 and is considered the band’s most underrated album. At the time of its release, the music industry was at the height of the 90s grunge scene and Def Leppard with bands like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam were dominating the airwaves. Despite this musical shift, Slang charted on the Top Five UK Official Chart and the Top 15 in the US on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, plus the UK rock magazine Q named the project as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year. As a testament to their music transcending through time, Slangwas recognized for its musical departure from the band’s signature sound. The collection incorporated new sonic elements that gave the album a slightly darker introspective mood than their previous releases. As Phil Collen stated in an interview with Metal Hammer UK, “We’ve all got personal things that have happened during the recording of Slang, and we’ve just ploughed on and some of it has come out on the record.” 

 

With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the USA, Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

 

 

Slang Deluxe Edition tracklistings:

CD/ Digital Edition

Disc 1

1. Truth?

2. Turn to Dust

3. Slang

4. All I Want Is Everything

5. Work It Out

6. Breathe a Sigh

7. Deliver Me

8. Gift of Flesh

9. Blood Runs Cold

10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

11. Pearl of Euphoria

12. Move with Me Slowly

13. Truth? (Original Version)

14. Burn Out

15. Worlds Collide

16. Can’t Keep Away from the Flame

 

 

Disc 2

1. Turn to Dust (1st Draft)

2. Raise Your Love

3. All I Want Is Everything (1st Draft)

4. Work It Out (1st Draft)

5. Breathe a Sigh (Rough Mix)

6. Deliver Me (Rough Mix)

7. Black Train

8. Blood Runs Cold (Rough Mix)

9. Where Does Love Go When It Dies (1st Draft)

10. Pearl of Euphoria (Rough Mix)

11. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)

12. Anger Me (Deliver Me -1st Draft)

13. Move on Up (Viv Demo)

14. Gift of Flesh (Phil Vocal)

 

 

Double 180g Vinyl

Side 1

1. Truth?

2. Turn to Dust

3. Slang

4. All I Want Is Everything

5. Work It Out

 

Side 2

6. Breathe a Sigh

7. Deliver Me

8. Gift of Flesh

9. Blood Runs Cold

10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

 

Side 3

11. Pearl of Euphoria

12. Move with Me Slowly

13. Truth? (original version)

 

Side 4

14. Burn Out

15. Worlds Collide

16. Can’t Keep Away from the Flame

17. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)

18. Black Train


 

 

Pre-order the Slang Deluxe Edition at the following retailers:

 

Walmart

FYE

Best Buy

CD Universe
Banes and Noble

Amazon

 

 

 

www.defleppard.com

 

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