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Classic Albums Def Leppard: Hysteria (1997– ) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Documentary / Music
Original Title: Def Leppard: Hysteria
Director: Matthew Longfellow
Released: 1997–
Duration: 1h 40min
Video type: TV Episode
One of the most successful hard rock bands, Def Leppard was plagued by death and tragedy. Hysteria is the band's most successful album, and here the surviving members explain its making as they sort through the original tapes. We also get impromptu acoustic performances and demos.
Episode credited cast:
Rick Allen Rick Allen - Himself
Vivian Campbell Vivian Campbell - Himself
Phil Collen Phil Collen - Himself
Joe Elliott Joe Elliott - Himself
Rick Savage Rick Savage - Himself

Hysteria was Def Leppard's final album to be produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

Reviews: [2]

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    Stylish Monkey

    OK...I admit it, I am a huge Def Leppard fan, but even if I wasn't, I would say this documentary is cool as hell! Band members actually dissect the recordings and you get to learn a lot about how the album and songs were made. Not only this, but there are some quite funny things that thank god, didn't make it on the album.

    There are some cool additional songs that didn't make it onto the originally aired program, and a lot of band history. The only thing I wanted from this was more history, less rehashing of acoustic renditions of the songs. I have heard those before.

    Another really cool bit is that Phil Collen actually explains how the guitar solo was recorded for the song Hysteria and other songs. I recommend this for any fan of 80's rock and any fan of Def Leppard!
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    adventure time

    Classic Albums: Def Leppard - Hysteria (2002)

    *** 1/2 (out of 4)

    With seventeen million copies sold and seven top singles, Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' gets this installment of the Classic Albums series. Everyone from the band as well as the sound mixers and producers are on hand here being interviewed about what was going on with the band during this time as well as the impact the final album had on them. As with other episodes, we're basically taken through the entire album song by song as we hear about various decisions that were made throughout the production. We learn about the first few songs completed and then we hear about some rather big tracks that almost didn't make the album. There's a discussion of how 'Love Bites' originally wasn't on there and how the producer Robert Lang had to fight for it. We also learn that 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' wasn't on the album and the band had to fight to record company to have it included. Throughout the 50-minute documentary many people mention that the group wanted this album to be like a greatest hits album meaning that every song was great and that the entire album would offer different sounds. There's also some discussion about the previous album, which was a hit in America but the British group still couldn't sell out small clubs in their own country. There's also talk about the accident, which caused the drummer to lose his arm and the new set-up he came up with to continue playing. Fans of the band or music in general should really be entertained by this behind-the-scenes look at the album.