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Pyromania

Def LeppardAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001F2V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)
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1. Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
2. Photograph
3. Stagefright
4. Too Late For Love
5. Die Hard The Hunter
6. Foolin'
7. Rock Of Ages
8. Comin' Under Fire
9. Action! Not Words
10. Billy's Got A Gun

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Def Leppard's rock sensibilities shot them right to the top of the charts in the '80s. On their third album, Pyromania, the band reconciled new wave melodicism with heavy metal and catchy hooks without compromising any of its edge. The album has sold over 10 million copies, due in part to heavy rotation on MTV. But even without their ubiquitous television presence, anthems like "Rock of Ages" and "Foolin'" still had the stuff that drove the kids crazy. Bursts of screaming guitars and simple power riffs joined forces with choruses that begged to be shouted along to. Guitarists Phil Collen and Steve Clarke may have provided all the pyrotechnics on Pyromania, but the focal point of Def Leppard's sound, particularly for their teenage female fans, was singer Joe Elliott's voice (and, of course, his hair). The record--an essential brick in the foundation of '80s metal--also contains the hit "Photograph." --Steve Gdula

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pyromania Gets The Deluxe Treatment. June 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Released in 1983 "Pyromania" was the album that broke Def Leppard in America but primarily due to MTV's playing the videos of "Photograph", "Foolin'" and "Rock Of Ages". Again, with Robert John "Mutt" Lange doing the producing as well as co-writing most of the songs "Pyromania" had it's share of great songs starting with the hits "Photograph", "Foolin'", "Rock Of Ages", and "Rock Rock (Till You Drop)", etc. More polished than the band's 1981 album "High N' Dry" (but in my opinion not necessarily better) it was ex-Girl guitarist Phil Collen's debut replacing original guitarist and founder Pete Willis. "Pyromania" seems to have a more commercial sound than the previous albums and the band seems to be getting away from their NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) roots. The remastering on this Deluxe Edition is far superior when compared to the older non-remastered single disc. I hear a crispness and more midrange in this newly remastered version that the older version lacked. The bonus disc (running just over seventy minutes long) from a concert in 1983 at the L.A. Forum is extremely well recorded and is a treat for Def Leppard fans as it includes not only material from "Pyromania" but from "High N' Dry" and "All Through The Night". Songs such as "Rock Brigade", "Wasted", "High N' Dry (Saturday Night)", "Another Hit And Run" and "Let It Go" have never been recorded "live" on cd or dvd for commercial release as far as this reviewer remembers so this is a first. Queen's Brian May even makes an appearance joining the band in playing the Creedence Clearwater classic "Travelin' Band" (the ending mixed with Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll"). The packaging of this Deluxe Edition of "Pyromania" is excellent with both discs securely mounted and there's also a fairly lengthy booklet with colorful photos of the band. Highly recommended!
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably the greatest pop/metal album of all time July 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Pyromania(1983). Def Leppard's third studio album, and the
first one with Phil Collen on guitar.
DL has always been one of my favorite pop/metal bands to arrive on the 80's music scene. They started out in 1980's On Through The Night as a purely metal NWOBHM act (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal to the uneducated) and as they gained fame and fortune, DL gradually grew into more of a pop rock act. Pyromania sees DL at the height of their pop/metal powers just before the pop sound would take over on the albums that followed. To give this album more of an "edge" over the current rock competition, DL brings back producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (that's right, High And Dry was his first time producing for DL, NOT PYROMANIA), and sends the band into the studio working hard for about a year. Pyromania was the direct result and in more ways than none, IT PAID OFF BIG TIME. Let's take a look:
1) Rock Rock- DL kicks off the album with this amazing head banger. As another reviewer put it, it draws great similarities to High And Dry's "Let It Rock". The intro always sends chills down my spine, and that's a good thing. 9/10
2) Photograph- One of the four big singles off here. This song became famous for a reason, and that reason is because IT ROCKS! Great guitar work and vocals. One of the songs that got me to be a huge DL fan. 10/10
3) Stagefright- A very catchy, fun, and ambient fast rocker. It's truly an underrated track, as I believe it would have made for a great single. Sadly, this is the last time drummer Rick Allen would play this fast before losing his arm a couple of years down the road. 9/10
4) Too Late For Love- A GREAT GLOOMY BALLAD, unlike many of the sappy ballads DL would be writing from Hysteria(1987) on.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gonna start a fire... June 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Why can't it be 1983 again? Why did "alternative" music ever have to be created? Why do people laugh at my red leather jacket? I don't know, but one thing I do know is that this album still rocks after 20 years. Put in on and crank it up! And just for a moment, it will be 1983 again.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Influential, accessable, perfect Def Leppard March 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Pyromania, the band's sophomore effort with Mutt Lange and third release overall, was the band's attempt to make a 'Sgt Peppers' for the 80s, something that combined influences, new sounds, slick production, and raw talent and energy into a massivley influential, commercial monster. It succeeded in every facet.
From the keyboard kickoff of Rock Rock! (something every 80's band would copy), this album never lets up. It's not as raw and uneven as the slightly heavier High n Dry, but it definitley keeps it's edge throughout, thanks to Steve Clark and Phil Collen's relentless guitar attack.
Everyone knows the singles (photograph, Foolin, Rock of Ages) but the treasures on this album are the epic tracks, like Too Late, Die Hard the Hunter, and Billy's Got a Gun. Storytelling masterpeices, they're just long enough to be epic, without seeming as overblown and Rush-ish as 'The Overture'. The rest of this album measures up as well, not a single weak track is to be found.
Joe Elliot finally finds his voice, as well. On his first two releases he couldn't really carry a tune all too well, but Pyromania shows him really developing a strong voice in all areas, rock-outs and ballads.
Pyromania laid the groudwork for the rest of 80's rock-pop to follow. Leppard would repeat this trick with the slightly-not-as-good Hysteria 4 years later, but Pyromania stands as their finest hour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DL Oldies
I love it
Published 2 days ago by victoria elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Rock on
Published 3 days ago by MAC daddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the all time great albums.
Published 5 days ago by Robert L. Schnabel
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Classic!
Published 8 days ago by Frank Saburit
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Def Leppard >.>
Their big hit before Hysteria. It's 30 years ago and you either like it or you don't. If you haven't heard, I highly recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by R. Wong
5.0 out of 5 stars In the conversation of best rock albums of all time
Photograph may be the best rock song of all time. The rest is awesome and represents the pinnacle of hard rock.
Published 1 month ago by I.M. Bear
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Great Def Leppard
This was the last of the Def Leppard albums/CDs that I will by. It was great & not over produced like the more recent releases.
Published 1 month ago by L. Lively
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't get Def Leppard Pyromania on Itunes in America
If you are a Def Leppard fan there is no need to write a review. This is the album that shot them to the top and they never looked back. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Terry wadsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Lisa Garza
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Album
This is one of my all time favorite albums, hard charging with great lyrics,that get you going every time. It has defiantly stood the test of time
Published 2 months ago by DC3NJ
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