So as I told a few of you already I had a momentary lapse of reason the other day and ended up coming home with the new Def Leppard DVD/2 CD Set Combo called And There Will Be A Next Time recorded in Detroit Rock City on there 2016 Tour.
I decided pretty quickly after I purchased it that I was gonna rip the Two Audio Discs and then pass this on to my sister who is going to see (Lep(COOL!)/Poison(Yuck!!)/Tesla(COOL!) this show Live in early April! Get there early Kristin and Darren you don’t want to miss Tesla!
Too be honest I have really no interest in watching any full Live DVD shows and if I do it means I’m gonna get a little pickled up on Beer and hangout with Tbone! OK ok..If Iron Maiden drop a live DVD I’m There! Certain exceptions you could say!
UMMM…Do You Wanna Get Rocked?
Rick Savage – bass guitar, backing vocals
Joe Elliott – vocals
Rick Allen – drums
Phil Collen – guitars, backing vocals
Vivian Campbell – guitars, backing vocals
The Songs Of Lep…
1. “Let’s Go”
3. “Let It Go”
6. “Love Bites”
7. “Armaggeddon It”
8. “Rock On”
9. “Man Enough”
2. “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
3. “Switch 625″
5. “Let’s Get Rocked”
6. “Pour Some Sugar on Me”
7. “Rock of Ages”
When the Lep’s released the self titled studio Def Leppard back in 2015 I may have been one of the early one’s proclaiming it as a worthwhile listen as the album got real good after the halfway point. It’s like Lep stepped up their game 10 Fold and delivered!
I think it may have been at 2Louds Blog as he posted about this Live DVD release and I went nope not interested. See…now you know about my Momentary Lapse Of Reason.
Aaron couldn’t believe I actually purchased a physical copy! Haha. True That Mr Books!
The packaging is pretty decent actually….Nice booklet with credits/info and some written stuff from David Fricke and Phil Collen.
Truth be told the set list here take’s no chances( why is Rock On here? Really??) except for the classic Let It Go from 1981’s Mighty High N Dry album it’s kinda the same ol same ol as Joe and Crew have taken the KISS approach and play it safe…Kinda! But I’m a sucker for anything off of Hysteria and there are a ton of tracks from it. Late Great Guitarist Steve Clark has a co write on 12 of the tracks played on this set and it just goes to show you the huge impact he had on all the Lep music until his untimely death in 1991. I have said before and I’ll say it again a lot of the riff’s went to heaven that day with Steve….
The Guitars of Collen and Campbell breathe life in the tracks. They are huge! Special mention must be made to Vivian Campbell who lays down the law with a lot of rhythm and occasional leads on this release. I mean Campbell was ferocious on those first two Dio albums(Holy Diver/Last In Line) so it’s impressive that he was able to chill out as like I have said in previous Lep live and studio reviews as sidekick Collen can shred solo til your blue. Rocket is so good here check out Campbell’s playing on the left side of your headphones. Airtight flawless….
Joe’s voice is good. I mean if this was the first Lep release I had heard I would have said cool rock voice but the dude has been going at it for over 3 Decades so it’s gonna be road burned a bit right? Still decent enough but the other day at work on the radio Photograph was played and man Joe had deadly pipes back in 83. It’s funny how that resonated with me at that certain moment and then a few days later I buy this DVD set!
Give them credit they drop a couple of tracks from their current studio release which is commendable. Let’s Go one of the current track has that real cool catchy syrupy pre chorus that hooks me in every time.
I have no idea what the DVD will be like as really do I need to post video’s? (Maybe my Sister can review it!) We all know these tracks verbatim!
Overall this is a decent release and the audio is way better than Motley’s The End…. that’s for sure!
Worth the $20 I paid for for it!