Yeah! (Def Leppard album)

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Yeah!
Studio album of cover songs 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 and the ninth studio album, 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

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Personnel[edit]

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