High and Dry - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Robert John Lange
- High 'N' Dry
Def Leppard: Pete Willis, Steve Clark (vocals, guitar); Rick Savage (vocals, bass); Rick Allen (vocals, drums); Joe Elliott (vocals).
Recorded at Battery Studios, London, England.
Personnel: Pete Willis, Steve Clark (vocals, guitar); Rick Savage (vocals, bass guitar); Rick Allen (vocals, drums); Joe Elliott (vocals).
Recording information: Battery Studios, London, England.
Between the time of Def Leppard's 1980 debut, ON THROUGH THE NIGHT, and the band's second album, HIGH 'N' DRY (released one year later), the young group had improved tremendously. An extended world tour had made the band musically tighter, but they'd also become better songwriters--HIGH 'N' DRY contains several tracks that longtime Leppard fans point to as classics. Another major reason for the group's vast improvement was that renowned producer Mutt Lange was involved in the proceedings.
While the album wasn't a smash hit, it faired extremely well on the U.S. charts, due to touring and a newly born cable network called MTV, which aired Def Leppard's low-budget clips from HIGH 'N' DRY quite often. Highlights included the power ballad "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" (which would soon become a concert staple for the band), as well as the album-opening anthem "Let It Go," the instrumental "Switch 625," and the rough and rocking title track. HIGH 'N' DRY was reissued in the mid-'80s with a remix of "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" and a previously unreleased track from the album's recording sessions, "Me and My Wine." The late-'90s version deleted these two extra tracks, however.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Def Leppard
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Let It Go
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Another Hit and Run
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Bringin' on the Heartbreak
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Switch 625
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] You Got Me Runnin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Lady Strange
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] On Through the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] No No No
- Universal Distribution
- 42m 15s
- Video Disabled
- Nigel Green; Mike Shipley
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