Historia (1988)/In The Round, In Your Face (1999) includes 5 bonus videos: "Slang," "Work It Out," "All I Want Is Everything," "Goodbye," and "Promises." "Historia" songs: Hello America, Let It Go, High 'N' Dry, Bringin' on the Heartbreak (Version I with Pete Willis), Photograph, Rock of Ages, Foolin', Too Late For Love, Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop), Bringin' on the Heartbreak (Version II with Phil Collen), Me and My Wine, Women, Animal, Pour Some Sugar On Me (U.K. Version), Hysteria, Armageddon It (Live), Pour Some Sugar On Me (U.S. Version), and Love Bites. "In the Round in Your Face" songs: Stagefright, Rock! Rock (Til You Drop), Women, Too Late For Love, Hysteria, Gods of War, Die Hard the Hunter, Bringin' on the Heartbreak, Foolin', Armageddon It, Animal, Pour Some Sugar On Me, Rock of Ages, and Photograph. Includes: Photo Gallery; Discography; Interview with the Band.
In the mid and late 1980s, Def Leppard was the biggest-selling rock band around, and the two programs on this DVD collection hark back to the British quintet's commercial heyday. Historia
is an 85-minute look at the band's videos circa 1980-1988, from its debut, "Hello America," to its huge radio hits "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Love Bites." These videos, either silly "concepts" or lip-synched performances, are par for the early-MTV course. In the Round, in Your Face
is a 90-minute concert culled from the 1988 Hysteria world tour; the excited fans are as much the show as the band, especially when hit after hit, from the opening "Stagefright" to the closing "Photograph," is played. --Kevin Filipski