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Hysteria - Clasic Albums [DVD] [2002]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Dec 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000649L7
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,577 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Documentary about the making of Def Leppard's 'Hysteria' album. Following the success of their 1983 'Pyromania', Def Leppard spent four years making the follow-up, 'Hysteria'. The production was beset with difficulties, most famously the car accient in which drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm, but the album eventually went on to sell 17 million copies worldwide. The full story is related here.

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Def Leppard - Hysteria

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential for Def Leppard fans..... 3 Jun 2002
I must admit I have been waiting a long time for the release of the Hysteria Classic Albums DVD, and now I can say it really was worth the wait! Any fans of Def Leppard are going to love the stories and information revealed in this release.
The main part of the film covers the actual story of the album. The song clips shown have all been released before, either as a video when the actual song was released, or on the "In the Round In Your Face" concert video released back in 1989. What add to these now is the comments made by the band members and management about these songs. However the best bit about these sort of documentaries is the unreleased clips of famous songs. Both Animal and Love Bites are played in previous demo formats, with quite a difference noticeable! This is similar to the Iron Maiden "Number of the Beast" Classic Albums DVD where different tracks are shown of each song in the recording studio. For true fans this type of thing really is priceless.
After the main part on the DVD comes the bonus section, including extra interviews and guitarist Phil Collen demonstrating how parts of songs are played. Again, this sort of information really will appeal to those like myself who have been into Leppard for a long time. You can also hear answers to some of the myths about the songs, such as what really is being said at the end of Love Bites...
What the DVD also manages to achieve is to place events that happened around the time of the album, such as drummer Rick Allen losing an arm in a car accident and the tragic death of guitarist Steve Clark four years after the album's release into context along with the musical side of the story. Both events are handled sensitively and correctly.
If you enjoyed Hysteria when the album was released in the eighties, or are a big Def Leppard fan, then this DVD comes highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great insight into a great album... 5 Sep 2013
By martin
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I've loved "Hysteria" since buying it on the day of release in the 80's - phenomenal production, beautifully crafted songs, it really has it all. This dvd gives a great informative insight into the prevailing conditions it was made under, and, as well as revealing a good few solo'd multitrack components, particularly the backing vocal textures, Joe and Phil play unplugged versions of some of the tracks - always a good indicator of how well-written a song is. The interviews really get across the relentless honing of the songs that went on and the ambition for the album to be "all killer and no filler"....recommended!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Def leppards best ever album,packed with fantastic songs,Animal,Rocket and their anthem for the eighties Pour some sugar on me.This behind the scenes view of the painstaking quest for studio perfection is compulsive viewing.To witness how much thought and hard work went into every track,explained in detail by the band themselves is great to watch.The bonus material,including acoustic versions by Joe Elliot and Phil Collen are testament to their musical abilities.
A must for Def Leppard fans and so much more interesting than a standard video hits compilation
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good but... 22 April 2003
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I guess I should have read what it says on the tin. The DVD is enjoyable but it isn't the video hits that I thought I was buying. If you are looking for a documentary on the leps then this is the DVD for you. If you are looking for music videos then you need to look elsewhere.
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