Def Leppard - Retro Active (1993) [1st Japanese pressing]

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Def Leppard - Retro Active (1993) [1st Japanese pressing]

Def Leppard - Retro Active (1993)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 435 MB | Full JPG Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 137 MB
1st Japanese Pressing / TT - 60:37 minutes / Nippon Phonogram # PHCR-1221

The album features touched-up versions of B-sides and previously unreleased recordings from the band's recording sessions between 1984 and 1993.

allmusic.com says:
Retro Active is a collection of outtakes and leftovers spanning Def Leppard's entire career. Kicking off the disc, "Desert Song" and "Fractured Love" are two of its most distinctive tracks, harkening back to the band's early (pre-success) days with their rough power chords. After paying homage to some of their heroes with a set of covers (Sweet's "Action" and Mick Ronson's "Only After Dark"), the band tackles a couple of solid, but hardly groundbreaking ballads – "Two Steps Behind" and "Miss You in a Heartbeat" – before stretching out (with mixed results) on the folky "From the Inside". Taken from the Hysteria sessions, the classy "I Wanna Be Your Hero" is another pleasant surprise, and the band reaches all the way back to the beginning by re-recording their first demo "Ride into the Sun." Overall, this is an interesting release which marks the end of a long chapter in the band's history, following the death of guitarist and guiding force Steve Clark. While casual fans might find it confusing, Leppard fanatics will revel in its diversity and informative liner notes.

Tracklist:

01. Desert Song
02. Fractured Love
03. Action
04. Two Steps Behind (Acoustic Version)
05. She's Too Tough
06. Miss You In A Heartbeat
07. Only After Dark
08. Ride Into The Sun
09. From The Inside
10. Ring Of Fire
11. I Wanna Be Your Hero
12. Miss You In A Heartbeat (Electric Version)
13. Two Steps Behind (Electric Version)
14. Miss You In A Heartbeat ("Hidden" Acoustic Version)

Produced by Def Leppard for Bludgeon Riffola Ltd.
Engineered & Mixed by Pete Woodroffe, except noted in the booklet tracks
Recorded between 1984 - 1993. Remixed by Mike Shipley. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.

Joe Elliott – lead vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, jungle orchestra on "2"
Steve Clark – electric guitars
Phil Collen – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Rick Savage – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Rick Allen – drums, backing vocals
Vivian Campbell – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals

additional musicians:
Ian Hunter – honky tonk messiah on "Ride into the Sun"
Michael Kamen – string arrangement on "Two Steps Behind" (Acoustic Version)
Robert John "Mutt" Lange – backing vocals
Fiachna Ó Braonáin – tin whistle on "From the Inside"
Liam Ó Maonlaí – grand piano on "From the Inside"
Peter O'Toole – mandolin on "From the Inside"
P.J. Smith – backing vocals on "Action"
Pete Woodroffe – piano on "Miss You in a Heartbeat"

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 20. February 2010, 22:59

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Thanks to ikebana!
Released in Japan on October 4, 1993 / Nippon Phonogram # PHCR-1221