Yeah! (Def Leppard album)

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Yeah!
Studio album by Def Leppard
Released 23 May 2006
Recorded 2003–2005
Genre Hard rock
Length 53:43
Label Mercury/Island (US)
Producer Def Leppard
Def Leppard chronology
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
(2005)
Yeah!
(2006)
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Yeah! is an album of cover versions of 1970s rock hits, recorded by Def Leppard. It is the first cover album by the band. It was originally to be released on 20 September 2005, but it was announced on 31 March 2006 that the album would be released on 23 May 2006. The album was delayed numerous times and was met with mixed reviews[citation needed] upon its eventual release. The album charted at No. 16 on The Billboard 200[1] and No. 52 on the UK Albums Chart.[2]

Artwork[edit]

The accompanying booklet contains photographs of the band members recreating classic images from '70s album art.

There are also four group photographs in the CD booklet – on the cover, the centre, inside back cover and the back cover.

  • The inside back cover (back of the CD holder) has a picture with the original triangle Def Leppard logo (from the On Through the Night album), with a shaft of light passing through it and creating a rainbow, a la the cover of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Also, when examined closely at the part where the lid is hooked on, one can find barely noticeable bricks, in homage to Pink Floyd.

Notes[edit]

"Roxanne" (sung by Phil Collen), originally done by The Police; and "Kick Out the Jams", originally done by MC5; were both recorded for this album.[citation needed] Neither track has appeared as a B-side or retail/country bonus.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "20th Century Boy"   Marc Bolan T. Rex 3:41
2. "Rock On"   David Essex David Essex 2:53
3. "Hanging on the Telephone"   Jack Lee The Nerves 2:23
4. "Waterloo Sunset"   Ray Davies The Kinks 3:38
5. "Hell Raiser"   Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn Sweet 3:20
6. "10538 Overture"   Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 4:31
7. "Street Life"   Bryan Ferry Roxy Music 3:26
8. "Drive-In Saturday"   David Bowie David Bowie 4:07
9. "Little Bit of Love"   Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke Free 2:34
10. "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll"   Ian Hunter Mott the Hoople 3:28
11. "No Matter What"   Pete Ham Badfinger 2:57
12. "He's Gonna Step on You Again"   John Kongos, Christos Demetriou John Kongos 4:05
13. "Don't Believe a Word"   Phil Lynott Thin Lizzy 2:19
14. "Stay with Me"   Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood Faces 4:30

Bonus material[edit]

iTunes bonus track (initial release only)
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "How Does It Feel"   Noddy Holder, Jim Lea Slade 5:20
Target bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "Action" (Live) Brian Connolly, Andy Scott, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker Sweet 4:03
16. "When I'm Dead and Gone"   Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle McGuinness Flint 3:17
Best Buy bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "No Matter What" (Live) Ham Badfinger 2:58
16. "Winter Song"   Alan Hull Lindisfarne 4:35
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "American Girl"   Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:34
16. "Search and Destroy"   Iggy Pop, James Williamson The Stooges 3:27
Wal Mart bonus EP
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "American Girl"   Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:34
2. "Backstage Interview No. 1"       3:12
3. "Search and Destroy"   Pop, Williamson The Stooges 3:27
4. "Backstage Interview No. 2"       2:01
5. "Space Oddity"   Bowie David Bowie 5:27
6. "Backstage Interview No. 3"       2:43
7. "Dear Friends"   Brian May Queen 1:28
8. "Heartbeat"   Jobriath Jobriath 2:45

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

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