Adrenalize

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Adrenalize
Def Leppard - Adrenalize.jpg
Studio album by Def Leppard
Released 31 March 1992 (1992-03-31)
Recorded 1988–92 in Dublin; Wisseloord Studios in Amsterdam[1]
Genre Glam metal, hard rock
Length 45:22
Label Mercury/Bludgeon Riffola
Producer Mike Shipley, Def Leppard
Def Leppard chronology
Hysteria
(1987)
Adrenalize
(1992)
Slang
(1996)
Singles from Adrenalize
  1. "Let's Get Rocked"
    Released: March 1992
  2. "Make Love Like a Man"
    Released: June 1992
  3. "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"
    Released: September 1992
  4. "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"
    Released: December 1992 (US)
  5. "Heaven Is"
    Released: January 1993 (UK)
  6. "Tonight"
    Released: March 1993
  7. "I Wanna Touch U"
    Released: 7 July 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]
Sputnik Music 3.5/5 stars [4]

Adrenalize is the fifth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released in 1992 through Mercury Records. The album was the first by the band following the 1991 death of guitarist Steve Clark. It was produced by Mike Shipley and Def Leppard, with Robert John "Mutt" Lange as executive producer. The album debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200[5] and peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart.[6] It is also notable for being the last album released by a band at the time classified as glam metal to garner significant multi-platinum sales, for the album was released in the midst of the grunge explosion of the early 1990s which shifted virtually all bands of the pop-metal genre and the 1980s in general out of the mainstream.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Get Rocked"   Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Mutt Lange, Rick Savage 4:56
2. "Heaven Is"   Steve Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 3:33
3. "Make Love Like a Man"   Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange 4:15
4. "Tonight"   Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 4:03
5. "White Lightning"   Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 7:03
6. "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"   Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange 4:32
7. "Personal Property"   Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 4:21
8. "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"   Collen, Elliott, Lange 5:24
9. "I Wanna Touch U"   Rick Allen, Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange 3:37
10. "Tear It Down"   Clark, Collen, Elliott, Savage 3:38
Total length:
45:22
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Miss You in a Heartbeat (Electric Version)"   Collen 5:06
12. "She's Too Tough"   Elliott 3:39

Deluxe edition (Bonus CD)[edit]

In the Clubs, In Your Face – Bonn, Germany 29/05/92
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hysteria" (live) Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 7:17
2. "Photograph" (live) Clark, Elliott, Lange, Savage, Pete Willis 4:44
3. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (live) Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 5:09
4. "Let's Get Rocked" (live) Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 5:46
Adrenalize B-sides
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (with Hothouse Flowers) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 7:43
6. "Little Wing" (with Hothouse Flowers) Jimi Hendrix 3:40
7. "Tonight" (version 2 – demo version) Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 4:24
8. "Now I'm Here" (live at Wembley Stadium – featuring Brian May) Brian May 6:03
9. "Two Steps Behind" (acoustic) Elliott 4:11
10. "Tonight" (acoustic – Sun Studios 1993) Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 4:16
11. "Too Late for Love" (live at Denver 1988) Clark, Elliott, Lange, Savage, Willis 6:04
12. "Women" (live at Denver 1988) Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage 6:34

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Mike "Bat Ears" Shipley – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Def Leppard – producer
  • Pete Woodroffe – engineer, programming, sequencing
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange – executive producer
  • Robert Scovill – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Andie Airfix – art direction
  • Pamela Springsteen – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992-1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
UK Albums Chart 1
Australia ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA 3× Platinum
Canada CRIA 4× Platinum
United Kingdom BPI Gold

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Wayne's World (soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Billboard 200 number-one album
18 April – 22 May 1992
Succeeded by
Totally Krossed Out by Kris Kross
Preceded by
Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen
UK number one album
11–17 April 1992
Succeeded by
Diva by Annie Lennox
Preceded by
Hepfidelity by Diesel
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
12–25 April 1992
Succeeded by
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
by Red Hot Chili Peppers