High 'n' Dry
|High 'n' Dry|
Cover art by Hipgnosis
|Studio album by Def Leppard|
|Released||11 July 1981|
|Recorded||March – June 1981|
|Studio||Battery Studios, London|
|Genre||Heavy metal, hard rock|
|Label||Vertigo (UK and Europe)
|Producer||Robert John "Mutt" Lange|
|Def Leppard chronology|
|Singles from High 'n' Dry|
High 'n' Dry is the second studio album by the English rock band Def Leppard, released on 11 July 1981. It is considered an important milestone for the definition of the glam metal subgenre. High 'n' Dry was Pete Willis' last full-time album with Def Leppard. It charted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 and No. 26 on the UK Albums Chart. "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)", ranked No. 33 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs. Following the success of Pyromania, the album re-entered in the US chart and reached No. 72 in 1983.
High 'n' Dry was reissued on 31 May 1984 with two bonus tracks:
- "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix), essentially the same recording with a few synthesiser overdubs. The remix was released in 1984 as a single, peaking at No. 61 in the US charts.
- "Me & My Wine" (Remix), a remixed version of a 1981 B-side.
Videos for both were made, featuring Phil Collen (who was not in the band at the time of the album's recording). Both bonus tracks were omitted from the mid-1990s re-releases of the album.
|1.||"Let It Go"||Pete Willis, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott||4:43|
|2.||"Another Hit and Run"||Rick Savage, Elliott||4:59|
|3.||"High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)"||Clark, Savage, Elliott||3:27|
|4.||"Bringin' On the Heartbreak"||Clark, Willis, Elliott||4:34|
|5.||"Switch 625" (Instrumental)||Clark||3:03|
|6.||"You Got Me Runnin'"||Willis, Clark, Elliott||4:23|
|7.||"Lady Strange"||Willis, Clark, Rick Allen, Elliott||4:39|
|8.||"On Through the Night"||Clark, Savage, Elliott||5:06|
|9.||"Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)"||Clark, Elliott||4:08|
|10.||"No No No"||Savage, Willis, Elliott||3:13|
|1984 reissue bonus tracks|
|11.||"Bringin' on the Heartbreak" (Remix)||Clark, Willis, Elliott||4:34|
|12.||"Me & My Wine" (Remix)||Savage, Clark, Elliott||3:40|
- On vinyl and cassette releases, "Me & My Wine" (Remix) is added to the end of side one, while "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix) leads off side two. On CD releases, "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix) and "Me & My Wine" (Remix) follow "No No No".
- The last lyric, 'no', in "No No No" repeats infinitely on the original vinyl album release. The original cassette features "no" being screamed 46 times and then ending abruptly when the cassette finished. On later releases the no's slowly fade out to silence.
- Joe Elliott – lead vocals
- Steve Clark – lead guitar, vocals
- Pete Willis – lead guitar, vocals
- Rick Savage – bass guitar, vocals
- Rick Allen – drums, vocals
- Robert John "Mutt" Lange – producer, 1984 remixes
- Mike Shipley – engineer
- Nigel Green - assistant engineer
- Hipgnosis – cover design
|USA||RIAA||1992||2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)|
|Canada||CRIA||1988||Platinum (+ 100,000)|
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