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Euphoria [Limited Edition]

Def Leppard Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums)— continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic ... Read more in Amazon's Def Leppard Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (14 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B00000JOV7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Demolition Man
2. Promises
3. Back In Your Face
4. Goodbye
5. All Night
6. Paper Sun
7. It's Only Love
8. 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
9. To Be Alive
10. Disintegrate
11. Guilty
12. Day After Day
13. Kings Of Oblivion

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Amazon.co.uk Review

Tongue firmly in cheek, Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott once referred to his band's wildly successful anthemic hard rock as "deep and meaningless". Indeed, while peers of the Sheffield rockers were scrambling to embrace successive waves of punk, new wave, alternative and post-whatever, the Leps stayed true to their arena-rock roots and became one of the most successful, if least hyped, bands of the 1980s and early 90s. Only their 1996 album Slang bowed to market trends; its disappointing showing only spurred a return to familiar form on Euphoria. The band also brought producer and de facto sixth band member Robert "Mutt" Lange back into the fold for a trio of tracks, including "Promises", a seamless wall of hooks that outshines even the band's Pyromania and Hysteria prime. Though they've largely been left out of the critical debate, Def Leppard long ago established their credentials as power-pop monsters with the public. All that's left for the pundits to decide is: Def Leppard--band out of time or band for the ages? --Jerry McCulley

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Overlooked Album 15 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
1998 through 2000 were bad years for bands whose highpoints were the 80's. Def Leppard, along with other bands from their era tried to change their sound to fit in -- the only other alternative was to fade away. With "Euphoria" the band returned to the signature sound they left off with after "Hysteria". Had this album been released after "Hysteria" rather than "Adrenalize," I think it would have done much better. Since it was released during the "Dark Ages" of music: the boy-band-brainless-teen-pap era, the album never had a real chance for chart success. Now that the music listening audience at large seems to be coming back to its senses, I'm hoping people rediscover the good music that was being produced during these lean years. This is one album that deserves another listen.
This truly is a very good album of material. "Demolition Man," "Promises," "Paper Sun," "It's Only Love," "21st Century Girl" and "Day After Day" are really good Def Leppard songs while the rest are only so-so. There is definitely a high level of energy throughout "Euphoria" that the band seemed lacking on their previous effort, "Slang," and it shows in the music. There are a few exceptions on the CD (the cheesy "Back in Your Face" comes to mind), but those tracks are forgivable for all the good material contained within.
If you lost track of the band after "Hysteria," pick this album up, as it's a good place to see all the good music you've been missing!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great return to classic Def Leppard rock! 18 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After a slight "pause" in their career with the previosly released "Slang" album, the Leps are back in fine form with "Euphoria".
"Euphoria" is very reminicent of their heady "Pyromania" and "Hysteria" days and favourite tracks for me are "Back In Your Face" which they certainly are and the beautiful ballad "Goodbye".
To all fans of classic rock, especially the early Def Leppard sound, this is definitely worth a listen. One of the best albums they have released in years. There isn't one bad track on the album - ENJOY!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Def Leppard "Back in Your Face"!!! 10 Nov 2002
By M. D. Rathbone VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
After getting the "Retroactive" album (a collection of older bits n pieces) and the "Vault" greatest hits album out of their system, Def Leppard released "Slang" and we finally got to hear what the new line up (now including Vivian Campbell) would sound like... and it was a bit of a disappointment as Def Leppard really did try something new and probably left most of their older fans scratching their heads. So what would the next album bring??? "Euphoria" was the answer... literally!
This is Def Leppard getting back to basics with the feel of energy and enthusiasm that was in the earlier albums. Tracks such as "Day after Day" (sounding a bit like "Fractured Love" or "Gods of War" or perhaps "High N Dry" in parts??) and "Disintegrate" demonstrate that, whilst "Kings of Oblivion" will grow on you instantly and make you want to play the whole album again!
Even fans of the middle Def Lep period of Hysteria/Adrenalize won't be disappointed with songs such as "Promises" and "All Night" very much fitting into that period with their feel... and with tongue in cheek humour returning again! "I'm back in your face" sings Joe... Never a truer word uttered!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE LEPPS ARE BACK! 2 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You can say what you want about Def Leppard, but it won't stop them to make great rock music. There was many of us that was quite disapointed about "Slang" back in 1996, and we thougt their finest moment was past. But this album proves that they are BACK IN YOUR FACE again. At least they should, cause this is nothing but a masterpiece! Their opening track "Demolition man" is probably the best they ever done, and "Promises" (the first single) is something between "Animal" and "Photograph" - the result has to be great! "Back in your face", (already mentioned) does really prove their talent. I can't comment all the songs, but there is really no poor songs here. Of course you have to buy this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhh, nice to see you... 10 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
Let's be honest with each other here: Slang was not the best album the Leps ever did. To be brutally honest, apart from a couple of tracks, it sucked. The Def Leppard I enjoyed had huge guitars, big harmonies and more rock than a Yorkshire quarry, and this certainly wasn't it. Imagine my surprise when I stuck the CD of Euphoria in my player and hit that button, to be greeted with the awesome blast of the Leps back on true rocking form. My favourite track on the album just as to be Demolition Man, the thundering opener, and from there the album just doesn't slacken off. I saw Def Leppard when they toured the album and it was plain to see that they were proud of what they'd done. It's been a while boys, good to see you back. Come back soon, in a world dominated by plastic pop we need something that rocks as well as you...
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5.0 out of 5 stars "EUPHORIA"...DEF LEPPARD AT THEIR BEST! 17 July 2000
Format:Audio CD
The Webster's Dictionary defines Euphoria as "A feeling of well being or elation." After listening to Def Leppard's "Euphoria" I would have to say that Def Leppard fans will be in this state with this album. "Euphoria" is solid on every track. The overall feel is like their "Hysteria" album, with catchy tunes and a definite upbeat style. They have also included two beautiful ballads on this one, "Goodbye" and "It's Only Love". This album earns itself an immediate "Classic Def Leppard" title. It is another shining example of a melodic hard rock band sticking with their original style and proving once and for all that these bands and this style of music are here to stay. LOTS of bands within this genre have recent releases that ROCK. If you like Def Leppard then DEFINITELY pick up "Euphoria", but also take a look at some of your other favorites. You may be surprised how many of them have recent releases. "Don't wait for a better day. Or you won't get there at all."-Kane Roberts-(Used with his kind permission)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Def Leppard Stuff
Fantastic album from Def Leppard. I am in the process of getting all of the band's albums to get a collection of great songs...
Published 3 months ago by J. Scobie
2.0 out of 5 stars Trying too hard
After the dud which was Slang (actually enjoyed this but the media thought otherwise) came this. It sounds like a Def leppard tribute band trying to recreate the band's former... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Maz
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant music!
This C.D. is a must for fans both old & new! The boys power out their music, it is a must have if you are into Def Leopard! Great sound as always!
Published 6 months ago by mandie howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
Arrived promptly and packaged well. CD as described in very good condition. Love the holographic cover too! (wasn't expecting that) so was a lovely surprise. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mctashatash
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother...this is disgustingly bad
One excellent song - Promises - does not make a good record. Seriously, click something else on this page and get out of here while you can. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2011 by DaDude7
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most underated and sadly forgotton albums of the 90's
This album will always be special to me as i got into def leppard just as it was been released and had only heard there greatest hits album vault and this should have been its... Read more
Published on 27 May 2011 by Mr. Christopher R. Holmes
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful Service
I bought this item 1 month ago and I have not received my cd. I can't say something about the item. Don't ask me for reviews!!!
Published on 11 Oct 2010 by Louis
3.0 out of 5 stars Trades Descriptions Error
Far better than the very 'un-Leppardy' Slang, Euphoria is, however, not as exciting, or indeed as euphoric as the title suggests. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2010 by ratmonkey
3.0 out of 5 stars Half decent, but that's all.
I bought this album when it was first released. I was immediately unimpressed by it. The best I can describe it is that it's very similar in style with Adrenalize, which again I... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2008 by TickledPink
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Leppard return with a great Album, 'Euphoria', which strangley fits in with the previous album, 'Slang', the last track on which was called 'Pearl Of Euphoria'. Read more
Published on 23 Nov 2004 by Mrs. Jv Strugnell
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