Slang [Deluxe Edition]

Slang [Deluxe Edition]

by Def Leppard
     
 

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After the lackluster performance of Adrenalize, Def Leppard realized it was time to abandon their trademark wall-of-guitars sound. Jettisoning producer Mutt Lange -- who, admittedly, was busy producing his wife, country singer Shania Twain -- theSee more details below

Overview

After the lackluster performance of Adrenalize, Def Leppard realized it was time to abandon their trademark wall-of-guitars sound. Jettisoning producer Mutt Lange -- who, admittedly, was busy producing his wife, country singer Shania Twain -- the group stripped its sound to the basics for Slang. There are very few layers-of-guitar effects on the album, just straight, crunching chords. Most notably, Rick Allen has returned to playing acoustic drums after playing an electronic kit for nearly a decade. The change in approach is apparent and welcome -- Def Leppard hasn't sounded so immediate since Pyromania. Furthermore, they decided to expand their musical vocabulary slightly, working elements of R&B and funk into the rhythms. Not all of the experiments work, but Def Leppard sound revitalized, particularly when they attack a straightforward rocker. Slang would have been even better if they had come up with a set of hooks that sounded as alive as their performance, but the album is a much-needed return to form for the group.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/2014
Label:
Mailboat Records
UPC:
0698268951518
catalogNumber:
9515
Rank:
5732

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Truth?  -  Def Leppard
  2. Turn to Dust  -  Def Leppard
  3. Slang  -  Def Leppard
  4. All I Want is Everything  -  Def Leppard
  5. Work It Out  -  Def Leppard
  6. Breathe a Sight  -  Def Leppard
  7. Deliver Me  -  Def Leppard
  8. Gift of Flesh  -  Def Leppard
  9. Blood Runs Cold  -  Def Leppard
  10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies  -  Def Leppard
  11. Pearl of Euphoria  -  Def Leppard
  12. Move With Me Slowly  -  Def Leppard
  13. Truth?  -  Def Leppard
  14. Burn Out  -  Def Leppard
  15. Worlds Collide  -  Def Leppard
  16. Can't Keep Away From the Flame  -  Def Leppard

Disc 2

  1. Turn to Dust  -  Def Leppard
  2. Raise Your Love  -  Def Leppard
  3. All I Want is Everything  -  Def Leppard
  4. Workt It Out  -  Def Leppard
  5. Breathe a Sigh  -  Def Leppard
  6. Deliver Me  -  Def Leppard
  7. Black Train  -  Def Leppard
  8. Blood Runs Cold  -  Def Leppard
  9. Where Does Love Go When It Dies  -  Def Leppard
  10. Pearl of Euphoria  -  Def Leppard
  11. All On Your Touch  -  Def Leppard
  12. Anger  -  Def Leppard
  13. Move On Up  -  Def Leppard
  14. Gift of Flesh  -  Def Leppard

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Def Leppard   Primary Artist
Vivian Campbell   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Phil Collen   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joe Elliott   Vocals,Group Member
Rick Savage   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Synthesizer Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Def Leppard   Producer,Art Direction
Joe Elliott   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Pete Woodroffe   Producer,Engineer
Ger McDonnell   Engineer
Duff Battye   Public Relations
Richard Proctor   Art Direction
Collen   Composer
Carleen Donovan   Public Relations
Jon Jones   Public Relations

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