Yeah! (Def Leppard album)
|Studio album of cover songs by Def Leppard|
|Released||23 May 2006|
|Def Leppard chronology|
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 upon its eventual release. The album charted at No. 16 on The Billboard 200 and No. 52 on the UK Albums Chart.
The accompanying booklet contains photographs of the band members recreating classic images from '70s album art.
- Rick Savage – Freddie Mercury from the album Queen II
- Vivian Campbell – Marc Bolan from T. Rex's Electric Warrior
- Joe Elliott – David Bowie from the rear cover of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
- Rick Allen – Lou Reed, Transformer
- Phil Collen – Iggy Pop, Raw Power
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.
"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. Neither track has appeared as a B-side or retail/country bonus.
|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|
|iTunes bonus track (initial release only)|
|15.||"How Does It Feel"||Noddy Holder, Jim Lea||Slade||5:20|
|Target bonus tracks|
|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|
|15.||"No Matter What" (Live)||Ham||Badfinger||2:58|
|16.||"Winter Song"||Alan Hull||Lindisfarne||4:35|
|Japanese bonus tracks|
|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 (sold separately)|
|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|
- Joe Elliott – lead vocals, piano, all instruments "Space Oddity"
- Phil Collen – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Stay with Me" and "Search and Destroy", all instruments on "Search and Destroy"
- Vivian Campbell – guitar, backing vocals
- Rick Savage – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals and all instruments on "Dear Friends"
- Rick Allen – drums, percussion
- Justin Hawkins – backing vocals on "Hell Raiser"
- Marc Danzeisen – drums and harmony/backing vocals on "American Girl"
- "Allmusic (Def Leppard charts and awards) Billboard albums".
- "Def Leppard chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-27.