Def Leppard’s 1992 record came an eternal five years after their Hysteria record brought them to new heights of popularity. But by 1992, the popularity of the Leppard’s brand of pop-metal was greatly diminished, another genre victimized by the surge of grunge music.
In addition to offering hits Let’s Get Rocked, Make Love Like A Man and the ballad Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad on the original record, this deluxe reissue offers a second CD of 12 tracks. Of these bonus tracks, the live version of Photograph simply smokes. The group’s pairing with The Hothouse Flowers on the Stones You Can’t Always Get What You Want is surprisingly good as is the cover of Queen’s Now I’m Here.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the deluxe reissues of Def Leppard’s Pyromania and Hysteria records but have to recommend Adrenalize be for hardcore fans of the band only.