Def Leppard/And There Will Be A Next Time(2017)

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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…

Disc 1
1. “Let’s Go”
2. “Animal”
3. “Let It Go”
4. “Dangerous”
5. “Foolin’”
6. “Love Bites”
7. “Armaggeddon It”
8. “Rock On”
9. “Man Enough”

Disc 2
1. “Rocket”
2. “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
3. “Switch 625″
4.“Hysteria”
5. “Let’s Get Rocked”
6. “Pour Some Sugar on Me”
7. “Rock of Ages”
8. “Photograph”

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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Def Leppard/And There Will Be A Next Time(2017)”

    1. My sister was over this past Saturday so I have already given it to her! Told her I wasn’t interested in the DVD thingy but the two audio discs were the selling point for me! I’ll look forward to your DVD review of it….

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  1. I think the addition of CDs in these releases increase the likelihood to revisit more than once (I’ve had a few DVDs over the years that got played once before being sold or passed to a pal).

    Anyhoo, there’s no Two Steps Behind on this? I’m out!

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    1. J,I think bands realize that they are not gonna sell standalone CDs anymore so they have to market them and to be honest with you I would have never purchased this set if the audio CDs weren’t included….sorry no Two Steps and for me no Women. Love the outro solo on the original played by Clark now done by Campbell…..

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      1. Yeah for J when the catalogue gets deep it’s hard to please everyone…
        I liked what Leppard did with the Viva Hysteria release by being there own opening act and playing the classics from the first couple of releases and thats all they did….

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  2. It’s great they’re still releasing albums. I’ve always liked their music but don’t really seek it out. I came across some early clips of their live performances and they’re fantastic. They might be a band that actually delivers more live….

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    1. Actually Danica they do deliver live as I have never heard any one say they sucked live!
      I was fortunate to catch them twice in two different cities about a month apart on the Adrenalize Tour 92 when they still had the In the round stage at the centre of the arena….it was a huge show one of the last of its kind as Grunger Mania took hold…..
      Thanks for reading…if U get a chance to see them live check it out….

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  3. Glad you liked it Deke. Hard to see how it could go wrong with all those classics… But I’ll pass. Last album just killed Lep for me. I’d maybe grab this if it was really cheap though just for the classics. Lep were always a good bet live.

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  4. It’s really hard for me to get excited about another DL live, but I like how you did it: Buy it, rip it, gift it. That’s cool, man.

    I agree about playing new songs, I want to hear new songs. And I agree on Rock On. Like WTF? The Yeah album was 10 years ago now, so let’s move on please! More like Move On….

    And yeah I would expect Joe to still have most of the voice. He’s been sounding pretty awesome ever since Viva Hysteria in particular!

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    1. HAHA…thanks Mikey give the gift of Leppard! My sister is pumped to go and see them so here ya go Sis!..
      This is the first one of there live dvd’s i have purchased and i had it for less than 48 hours..haha
      The audio mix is awesome…..
      Elliot does sound good as good as dude can be pushing 60….haha

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      1. No i bought the In Your Round on vhs back in 89 and took it right over to Tbones and watched it there….that is the only live vid of there’s I owned til a few days ago for a short period to say the least!

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      2. Yeah for sure debacle is right! I think there was some debate if he was singing completely live last year….who knows man people just can’t go to a show and just enjoy it….
        2017 People need to chill!

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