Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection

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Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
Greatest hits album by Def Leppard
Released 17 May 2005.
Recorded 1979–2005
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Length 2:34:52
Label Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Island
Def Leppard chronology
Best of Def Leppard
(2004)
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
(2005)
Yeah!
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[2]

Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection is the North American version of the second compilation by British rock band Def Leppard. The 2-Disc anthology featuring 35 hit songs by the band and was released in North America on 17 May 2005.The album charted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200.[3]

Its worldwide release equivalent, Best of Def Leppard, has a slightly different track listing, different artwork, different "previously unreleased" song and was released on 25 October 2004.

This is the only Def Leppard hits compilation (as of now) that features the full-length version of "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" that fades into the Switch 625 instrumental.

Originally released only in North America, Rock of Ages was released in Europe on 28 January 2008.

The edit version of "Billy's Got a Gun" removes the 56-second slashing sound at the end.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Origin Length
1. "Pour Some Sugar on Me (Historia Video Edit)"   from Hysteria, 1987 4:52
2. "Photograph"   from Pyromania, 1983 4:08
3. "Love Bites"   from Hysteria, 1987 5:47
4. "Let's Get Rocked"   from Adrenalize, 1992 4:56
5. "Two Steps Behind (Acoustic Version)"   from Retro Active, 1993 4:19
6. "Animal"   from Hysteria, 1987 4:03
7. "Heaven Is"   from Adrenalize, 1992 3:34
8. "Foolin'"   from Pyromania, 1983 4:34
9. "Rocket (Visualize Video Edit)"   from Hysteria, 1987 4:07
10. "When Love & Hate Collide"   from Vault, 1995 4:17
11. "Armageddon It"   from Hysteria, 1987 5:22
12. "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"   from Adrenalize, 1992 5:19
13. "Rock of Ages"   from Pyromania, 1983 4:08
14. "Hysteria"   from Hysteria, 1987 5:56
15. "Miss You in a Heartbeat"   from Retro Active, 1993 4:04
16. "Bringin' on the Heartbreak"   from High 'n' Dry, 1981 4:33
17. "Switch 625"   from High 'n' Dry, 1981 3:04
Disc two
No. Title Origin Length
1. "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)"   from Pyromania, 1983 3:55
2. "Let It Go"   from High 'n' Dry, 1981 4:44
3. "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)"   from High 'n' Dry, 1981 3:28
4. "Too Late for Love"   from Pyromania, 1983 4:29
5. "No Matter What (Badfinger cover)"   later released in Yeah!, 2006 2:53
6. "Promises"   from Euphoria, 1999 3:59
7. "Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)"   from High 'n' Dry, 1981 4:07
8. "Women"   from Hysteria, 1987 5:42
9. "Another Hit and Run"   from High 'n' Dry, 1981 4:59
10. "Slang"   from Slang, 1996 2:39
11. "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"   from Adrenalize, 1992 4:33
12. "Rock Brigade"   from On Through the Night, 1980 3:08
13. "Now"   from X, 2002 3:58
14. "Paper Sun"   from Euphoria, 1999 5:27
15. "Work It Out"   from Slang, 1996 4:49
16. "Die Hard the Hunter"   from Pyromania, 1983 6:17
17. "Wasted"   from On Through the Night, 1980 3:44
18. "Billy's Got a Gun (edit)"   from Pyromania, 1983 5:00

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA Platinum
Canada CRIA 2× Platinum

References[edit]