Viva! Hysteria: Live at the Joint, Las Vegas

Viva! Hysteria: Live at the Joint, Las Vegas

by Def Leppard
     
 

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Def Leppard dove into the classic-albums-in-their-entirety trend via an 11-date residency at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, performing 1987's Hysteria from start to finish, adding other classic hits to round out the set. More interestingly, taking a tip from Joe Elliott's Mott the Hoople tribute side project

Overview

Def Leppard dove into the classic-albums-in-their-entirety trend via an 11-date residency at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, performing 1987's Hysteria from start to finish, adding other classic hits to round out the set. More interestingly, taking a tip from Joe Elliott's Mott the Hoople tribute side project the Down 'n' Outz, Def Leppard opened for themselves, performing as Ded Flatbird and running through rarities and early hits that they have rarely played live in the years since becoming superstars. These Vegas gigs were filmed for a limited-edition theatrical release called Viva Hysteria, which quickly appeared on Blu-ray and DVD, along with a double-CD soundtrack capturing the highlights. On the CD, the first disc contains Hysteria along with "Rock of Ages" and "Photograph," while the second is 15 tracks of deep cuts, opening up with the 1980 B-side "Good Morning Freedom" before the group runs through selections from On Through the Night and Pyromania. If Elliott's voice sounds a little tattered in the upper register ("Stagefright" is just at the edge of his range), it's actually quite endearing to hear this legendarily polished band reveal some ragged humanity, particularly when they sound so powerful throughout both sets. If the second set of rarities is slightly more interesting than the well-loved Hysteria, that shouldn't diminish that first disc because stripped of some -- but by no means all -- of Mutt Lange's gloss, Def Leppard show their glam rock heart, which is one reason their music has aged so well and why it still sounds so good when performed live. There's no denying that Viva Hysteria is one for the fans, but it's one that will leave those fans satiated.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2013
Label:
Frontiers Records
UPC:
8024391062043
catalogNumber:
106204
Rank:
2991

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Women
  2. Rocket
  3. Animal
  4. Love Bites
  5. Pour Some Sugar on Me
  6. Armageddon It
  7. Gods of War
  8. Don't Shoot Shotgun
  9. Run Riot
  10. Hysteria
  11. Excitable
  12. Love and Affection
  13. Rock of Ages
  14. Photograph

Disc 2

  1. Intro/Good Morning Freedom
  2. Wasted
  3. Stagefright
  4. Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
  5. Action
  6. Rock Brigade
  7. Undefeated
  8. Promises
  9. On Through the Night
  10. Slang
  11. Let It Go
  12. Another Hit and Run
  13. High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)
  14. Bringin' on the Heartbreak
  15. Switch 625

Disc 3

  1. Women
  2. Rocket
  3. Animal
  4. Love Bites
  5. Pour Some Sugar on Me
  6. Armageddon It
  7. Gods of War
  8. Don't Shoot Shotgun
  9. Run Riot
  10. Hysteria
  11. Excitable
  12. Love and Affection
  13. Rock of Ages
  14. Photograph
  15. Ded Flatbird
  16. Ded Flatbird
  17. Acoustic Medley
  18. Photo Montage

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Def Leppard   Primary Artist
Vivian Campbell   Group Member
Phil Collen   Group Member
Joe Elliott   Group Member
Rick Savage   Group Member
Rick Allen   Group Member

Technical Credits

Def Leppard   Art Direction
Phil Collen   Composer,Liner Notes
Joe Elliott   Composer,Liner Notes
Dan Tibbets   Contribution
Howard Kaufman   Executive Producer,Management
Patrick Shevelin   Contribution
Darrel Nelson   Camera Operator
Jason Stockwell   Bass Technician
Ronan McHugh   Producer,Engineer
John Nelson   Contribution
Duff Battye   Public Relations
Malvin Mortimer   Tour Manager
Richard Proctor   Art Direction
Carl Tovey   Stage Manager
Chris Keating   Video Director
Peter Klapproth   Public Relations
Scott Appleton   Guitar Techician
Christian Lamb   Director
Domenic J. Cotter   Producer
Jonathan Murray   Contribution
John Rubey   Producer,Executive Producer
Caitlin Phaneuf   Assistant Management
Rod MacSween   Booking
Jim Bridges   Camera Operator
Tom Beck   Lighting Director
Randy Phillips   Contribution
Rich Sullivan   Production Accountant,Contribution
Jason Bernstein   Contribution
John Meglen   Contribution
Trace Foster   Guitar Techician
Ryan Chin   Camera Operator
Robert Kerwath   Gaffer
Jim Johnston   Contribution
Dennis Arfa   Booking
Jeff Diffner   Drum Technician
Carleen Donovan   Public Relations
Sosy Krikorian Kadian   Contribution
Andrew Rubey   Graphic Design
Andrew Allen   Camera Operator
Adam Kornfeld   Booking
Dave "Wolfie" Wolff   Guitar Techician
Chris Dean   Public Relations
Brian Lataille   Camera Operator
Bobby Reynolds   Contribution
Anthony Miller   Camera Operator
Joey Scilla   Camera Operator
Jason Livingston   Camera Operator
Jason "Attaboy" Stalter   Lighting Technician
Gil Goldschein   Contribution
Eric Gambucci   Camera Operator
Eoin Mac Mahon   Camera Operator
Julie Wadley   Contribution
Jon Jones   Public Relations
Scotty Williamson   Video Engineer
Scott Tabura   Operation
Roger Rubey   Camera Operator
Rich Proctor   Graphic Design,Camera Operator
Paul Gongaware   Contribution
Paul Alverez   Camera Operator
Nate Klaeser   Audio Technician
Mike Kobayashi   Executive Producer,Management
Mike "Judas" Murante   Audio Technician
Tom Miserendino   Contribution
Suzanne Richardson   Contribution

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