Pyromania [Deluxe Edition]

Pyromania [Deluxe Edition]

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by Def Leppard
     
 

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While Def Leppard had obviously wanted to write big-sounding anthems on their previous records, Pyromania was where the band's vision coalesced and gelled into something more. More than ever before, the band's songs on Pyromania are driven by catchy, shiny melodic hooks instead of heavy guitar riffs, although the latter do pop up once in a while. But it

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While Def Leppard had obviously wanted to write big-sounding anthems on their previous records, Pyromania was where the band's vision coalesced and gelled into something more. More than ever before, the band's songs on Pyromania are driven by catchy, shiny melodic hooks instead of heavy guitar riffs, although the latter do pop up once in a while. But it wasn't just this newly intensified focus on melody and consistent songwriting (and heavy MTV exposure) that made Pyromania a massive success -- and the catalyst for the '80s pop-metal movement. Robert John "Mutt" Lange's buffed-to-a-sheen production -- polished drum and guitar sounds, multi-tracked layers of vocal harmonies, a general sanding of any and all musical rough edges, and a perfectionistic attention to detail -- set the style for much of the melodic hard rock that followed. It wasn't a raw or spontaneous sound, but the performances were still energetic and committed. Leppard's quest for huge, transcendent hard rock perfection on Pyromania was surprisingly successful; their reach never exceeded their grasp, which makes the album an enduring (and massively influential) classic. [The Deluxe Edition of the album released in 2009 adds a bonus disc made up of a live show from 1983 recorded in L.A.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0600753191682
catalogNumber:
001302802

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Def Leppard   Primary Artist
Booker T. Boffin   Keyboards
Steve Clark   Guitar,Group Member
Phil Collen   Guitar,Group Member
Joe Elliott   Vocals,Group Member
Rick Savage   Bass,Group Member
Pete Willis   Guitar
Tom Jermann   Desaccordee
Rick Allen   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

John Fogerty   Composer
Steve Clark   Composer
Joe Elliott   Composer,Producer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer,Producer
Rick Savage   Composer
Mike Shipley   Engineer
Pete Willis   Composer
David Fricke   Liner Notes,Essay
Tom Jermann   Art Direction
Ronan McHugh   Producer,Engineer
Janet Abreau   Tape Research
Bernard Gudynas   Illustrations
David Landslide   Cover Photo
Mark Senff   Web Design

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Pyromania 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is for sure one of defleppards best albums ofall time and this is has a lot of kicken tunes on it. and each time i putthis cd in tomy cd player i take a trip back to 1983 and remeber a lot of things and i remember hearing rock of ages for the first timeand was blwon away by the sound of the cd. and i belive i was inthe 6th grade when pryomaina wasput in the stores also i remember kids in school wearing def leppaard t shirts and on the back of the shirts it said rock rock til you drop .\will now 18 years since ithas been relaesed this is still andwill allways be a verry greatdefleppard album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding Album, One of the best ever made, if it wasn't for Michael Jackson, This would have easily won Album of the year! Just for your knowledge, this band had a terrible next year with the drummer losing his arm in a accident, the band went into debt, to build the drummer a new state of the art drumset, just so the band could stay together. If that is not team work, I don't know what is. As for Michael Jackson, must be nice to start out with money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I have had the opportunity to have had a vast musical experience in my lifetime, two albums stand out from my teenage years, this and Scorpions ''Lovedrive''. The criticality aside, these two bands brought ''glam'' to all corners of the globe, and continue to infuence guitarists today. Believe me when I say the best musiciians are not necessarily the most famous. Even the stars can agree with that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
david i couldnt agree moore. this is a classic!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very few bands today can produce an album that has at least two good songs on it. Then, you forced to pay $20.00 for 2 good songs and 9 lame songs. Def Lep shows in a class of its own, this is how you do it. A entire album, every song, perfect!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only is Pyromania one of the greatest albums to emerge from the 80s, but also the first rock and roll album to break through all of the new wave music that was going on at the time. All hats off to Def Leppard for giving teenagers at he time to start rocking out. Not only does the album have several mega hits on - "Rock, Rock Till You Drop", "Photograph", "Too Late For Love", Rock of Ages" and others - but if you were to put it on today, 20 years later, it can still surpass everything else out there. That takes talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great band! i still enjoy this album til this day. every song was a hit. its hard to find an album that all the songs are great. usually you buy it for one song and thats the only good one, but this album i can say is the best!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
will now its been 2 decades allready since def leppards 1983 classic pyromaina was released. this is still for sure a verry true and powerful def leppard classic/ one of the best cds of the 1980s. and 20 years later its still selling and is still a true winner.it would be cool if they put out a 20th anniversery of this cd. hers to 2 decades to one of the best cds ever made!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love def leppard even over KISS. I think they are very good and you should buy this C.D. Ithink all of them are hot but I think Sav( Rick Savage)is the hottest.
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