Best of Def Leppard

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Best of Def Leppard
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Greatest hits album by Def Leppard
Released 25 October 2004
Recorded 1979–2004
Genre Glam metal
Label Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury
Def Leppard compilation chronology
Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)
(1995)
Best of Def Leppard
(2004)
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
(2005)

Best of Def Leppard (or The Best Of) is a compilation of some of Def Leppard's most popular songs. The album charted at No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart.[1]

Best Of supplements 1995's Vault as the definitive collection of Def Leppard's work. In fact, Best of Disc 1 is essentially Vault with the addition of "Long Long Way to Go.

A 2-CD limited edition was released in a slipcase with more obscure fan-favourite album cuts on the second disc, including tracks from more recent albums. In the UK, a cover of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" was included as a bonus. This foreshadowed the band's forthcoming '70s cover album Yeah!

Best Of was released in a number of territories around the world, but not North America. A 2-CD best of called Rock of Ages was issued there instead.

The single-CD edition of the album features material from 1981's High 'n' Dry through to 2002's X. Track distribution focuses largely on the band's late '80s/early '90s hits, with a single song from High 'n' Dry, two from Pyromania (1983), six from Hysteria (1987), four from Adrenalize (1992), two from Retro Active (1993), and a single song from X. "When Love & Hate Collide", the sole new song from 1995's greatest hits set Vault was also included. The 2-CD version gives a more even cross-section of the band's career, starting with two songs from On Through the Night (1980), four from High 'n' Dry, seven from Pyromania, seven from Hysteria, five from Adrenalize, two from Retro Active, "When Love & Hate Collide" the new song on Vault, two from Slang (1996), one from Euphoria (1999), two from X (2002) and one new song, the cover of "Waterloo Sunset" which was to be included in the band's forthcoming cover album Yeah! (2006).

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Single version, from Hysteria, 1987) 4:52
2. "Photograph" (from Pyromania, 1983) 4:08
3. "Love Bites" (from Hysteria) 5:47
4. "Let's Get Rocked" (from Adrenalize, 1992) 4:56
5. "Two Steps Behind" (from Retro Active, 1993) 4:20
6. "Animal" (from Hysteria) 4:04
7. "Heaven Is" (from Adrenalize) 3:34
8. "Rocket" (from Hysteria) 4:07
9. "When Love & Hate Collide" (from Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995), 1995) 4:18
10. "Action" (from Retro Active) 3:42
11. "Long, Long Way to Go" (from X, 2002) 4:39
12. "Make Love Like a Man" (from Adrenalize) 4:15
13. "Armageddon It" (from Hysteria) 5:22
14. "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" (from Adrenalize) 5:19
15. "Rock of Ages" (from Pyromania) 4:08
16. "Hysteria" (from Hysteria) 5:55
17. "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (from High 'n' Dry, 1981) 4:34
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Rock Rock ('Till You Drop)" (from Pyromania) 3:55
2. "Waterloo Sunset" (New song; later to be released on Yeah!, 2006) 3:44
3. "Promises" (from Euphoria, 1999) 3:59
4. "Slang" (from Slang, 1996) 2:37
5. "Foolin'" (from Pyromania) 4:34
6. "Now" (from X) 3:59
7. "Rock Brigade" (from On Through the Night, 1980) 3:08
8. "Women" (from Hysteria) 5:42
9. "Let It Go" (from High 'n' Dry) 4:42
10. "Too Late for Love" (from Pyromania) 4:27
11. "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)" (from High 'n' Dry) 3:26
12. "Work It Out" (from Slang, 1996) 4:45
13. "Billy's Got a Gun" (Edited version, from Pyromania) 5:00
14. "Another Hit and Run" (from High 'n' Dry) 4:58
15. "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)" (from Adrenalize) 4:26
16. "Wasted" (from On Through the Night) 3:48
17. "Die Hard the Hunter" (from Pyromania) 6:17

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United Kingdom BPI Gold

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