Def Leppard – Pyromania (Deluxe Edition) (Universal Music Canada)

DefLep.jpgOriginally released in 1983, Pyromania was Def Leppard’s third record and would go on to sell more than 10 million copies. They were the poster-boys of pop-metal in the early days of MTV, bolstered by their boyish good looks and hits like Rock Of Ages, Foolin’ and Photograph. This deluxe edition has the original record, remastered for optimal sound quality as well as a bonus disc of a live show recorded in Los Angeles in 1983.

The live show on disc two is the very example of youthful rock n roll energy. The group’s excitement is heard throughout the 15 songs on the CD including show opener Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop), a sped-up Rock Of Ages, a cover of Travellin’ Band (featuring a guest appearance by Queen’s Brian May) and Stagefright.