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Pour Some Sugar On Me (2012)

June 4, 2012 | Format: MP3

$0.89
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4:21
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 4, 2012
  • Release Date: June 4, 2012
  • Label: Bludgeon Riffola/Mailboat Records
  • Duration: 4:21 minutes
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  • ASIN: B008593MLC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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I'm a HUGE Def Leppard fan. I consider them to be the greatest band of all time. That said, I was hoping they would do something with Sugar, rather than simply record the exact same thing over again. Maybe add some guitar fills here and there, or something. But sadly, none of that here. Sounds almost identical to the original version. I still bought it tho, and not unhappy about it. Just want everyone to know it's basically the same thing and not to expect any upgrades. In a nutshell, it's a 5 star song, with a 3 star re-recording.

EDIT: After doing some research, it would appear that Def Leppard INTENTIONALLY recorded this as close to the original as possible. You see, Def Leppard is currently battling with their old record label over releasing their back catalog on services such as Amazon and iTunes. That's why you can't download their old albums anywhere. The old record company is trying to give them VERY LITTLE money and they've been arguing for years about it. They share the rights to the music, so the only way Def Leppard can release their popular songs for download off of one of these services is to COMPLETELY RERECORD the music from scratch. And that is what Def Leppard has threatened to do in the past, and apparently, this is coming to fruition. That said, I guess I will look forward to other re-recorded versions of their most popular tunes. Adjusting the score to 4 stars.
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There are certain things that I like about the new 2012 version better than the Hysteria version, and others that I'm not quite so fond of. The technical aspects of the recording are certainly better than the previous versions... the cymbals in particular are represented more clearly and accurately, and the lyrics are much easier to understand. But then there are some differences that aren't quite as pleasing.

Overall, even though it's the same artists and it is recorded at the same tempo it lacks some of the energy of the original. It almost sounds like after 8000 performances of the song they've grown a little tired of doing it. While technically they're playing and singing well, it doesn't have the same emotion and energy behind it. Some of that comes from the way it is mixed... it has a lot less reverb, echo, and delays this time around... but the performance itself is lacking something too. The technical aspects may be better, but there is nonetheless still something missing.

I won't make too big of a deal of that, though... I'm fully behind their decision to go around Universal to get their music into the digital stores. Record companies treat their artists notoriously horribly, and Def Leppard has enough clout to be able to go out on their own and be successful with it. I'm impressed that they were smart enough when they signed with Universal to keep the rights to their music. Few are able to get away with that.

I certainly will be buying anything that Def Leppard or any of my other favorite artists release this way. Hopefully others will too, if not for no other reason but to support doing to the record labels what they've done to their artists for far too long.
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When it has came down to Def Leppard, they have been known for the excess and joy they had brought into rock music throughout the 80's and early 90's. Yet, they haven't been able to shine musically in terms of spirit that others have really shown the past several years. Still, with the 25th anniversary of the blockbuster album Hysteria. they have decided to re-release some of their classics from career. Is it a good idea, well let me just say that it doesn't have the shine that was exciting that made Def Leppard so popular. I hope that Def Leppard's original classics get re-issued instead of re-recorded their favorites. Still, I hope there is more than meets the eye for the 25th anniversary of Def Leppard's Hysteria album. We'll see down the road.

Song: C+
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The lead singer's voice isn't as raspy in this one.

It's not as rough and edgy as the older version, which works in both ways. Also, the 2012 version sounds like it has more punch. It sounds unusual because they enunciate better. I can actually understand every single word. It's a very strange feeling because I have heard this song so many different times and never experienced this. It wasn't until Rock Sugar's awesome parody that I found out that they actually say "Hey!"

Overall, I like this version better *ducks and covers*
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By B-man on December 9, 2012
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Well, at first when I heard Def Leppard was re-recording 2 tracks to put online I kind of cringed with hesitance. (long story on why. Google it, it's quite interesting) There's some aspects of the new one that I like better and some of the old version. However, if they played it on the radio, you wouldn't tell the difference at first sound. I do recommend buying it if you're a Leppard fan. It has clarity unlike the original and the sound is much more superior.
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Though this rerecording could never capture the sound and spirit of the original recording, I find it entertaining and cool
that in this rerecording you're able to hear how Joe Elliott's current voice sounds in a mastered recording. He's good for his age!
I read that they did these rerecordings because the record company is keeping the rights to all their songs, so they made some forgeries of their own songs. I hope they can settle this dispute!
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