On Through the Night

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
On Through the Night, Def Leppard's debut album, established the band as one of the leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. While possessing the tight, controlled attack of comrades Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, Def Leppard was uninterested in the fantastic, menacing, and sometimes gothic themes of those bands; instead, On Through the Night is a collection of working-class hard rock anthems informed by the big, glittering hooks of glam rock. It may lack the detailed production and more pop-oriented songwriting of later efforts, but it's also arguably their heaviest album, and some Leppard fans prefer this sound.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
On Through the Night, Def Leppard's debut album, established the band as one of the leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. While possessing the tight, controlled attack of comrades Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, Def Leppard was uninterested in the fantastic, menacing, and sometimes gothic themes of those bands; instead, On Through the Night is a collection of working-class hard rock anthems informed by the big, glittering hooks of glam rock. It may lack the detailed production and more pop-oriented songwriting of later efforts, but it's also arguably their heaviest album, and some Leppard fans prefer this sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 042282253323
  • Catalog Number: 822533
  • Sales rank: 832

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock Brigade (3:09)
  2. 2 Hello America (3:27)
  3. 3 Sorrow Is a Woman (3:54)
  4. 4 It Could Be You (2:33)
  5. 5 Satellite (4:28)
  6. 6 When the Walls Came Tumbling Down (4:44)
  7. 7 Wasted (3:45)
  8. 8 Rocks Off (3:42)
  9. 9 It Don't Matter (3:21)
  10. 10 Answer to the Master (3:13)
  11. 11 Overture (7:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Def Leppard Primary Artist
Dave Cousins Vocals
Steve Clark Guitar
Joe Elliott Vocals
Chris Hughes Synthesizer
Rick Savage Bass
Pete Willis Guitar
Rick Allen Drums
Technical Credits
Tom (Colonel) Allom Producer
Louis Austin Engineer
Steve Clark Composer
Joe Elliott Composer
Dick Plant Engineer
Rick Savage Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On through the charts

    A truly impressive debut from this Sheffield band. These songs are not played on Def Leppard´s concerts in these days, which is sad as many of the tracks are quite solid efforts. The album takes off with a sparking riff telling the listener that these adolescents are ready for world domination. Guitarists Pete Willis (no longer in the band) and the late Steve Clarke have written some really great, and tricky, riffs. Rick Allen demonstrates his incredible talent for drumming, and there are a few spots for him to really shine. This album is a bit overlooked, but this is the sound of Def Leppard that a lot of fans probably miss today. However, huge things were around the corner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    17 yrs old but ive got good taste

    this cd ( or record,8 track, tape whatever abgle your comin from,lol)is great. hello america, rocks off, walls come tumblin down,overture and rock bricade are awsome,and they show small, glittering hints of what is to come in future albulms.this great one to add o ur collection.

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