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Mirror Ball – Live & More
Def Leppard - Mirrorball (2011) front cover.jpg
Live album by
Released3 June 2011[1]
Recorded2008–2011
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Length119:16
LabelBludgeon Riffola[2]/Mailboat Records[2]/Frontiers Records (Europe)[3]
ProducerRonan McHugh
Def Leppard
Def Leppard chronology
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
(2008)
Mirror Ball – Live & More
(2011)
Viva! Hysteria
(2013)
Singles from Mirror Ball – Live & More
  1. "Undefeated"
    Released: April 2011
  2. "It's All About Believin"
    Released: May 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

Mirror Ball – Live & More is a double live album by British rock band Def Leppard released on 7 June 2011.[5] The album contains, as well as live recordings, three new studio tracks and a DVD containing both concert and backstage footage.[5]

The album was announced on 22 February 2011,[5] but almost a month earlier, on 26 January 2011, Phil Collen said in an interview with WNCX that the band had already written and started recording the new songs, and said the album was planned to be released in May 2011.[6] Release dates and the album's artwork were announced on 13 April 2011, with the album to be released on 3 June 2011 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, 6 June for the rest of Europe, and 7 June for North America. The album is being sold exclusively thru Wal-Mart and Sam's Club in the US[1]

The album includes three new studio songs along with the live recordings, taken during 2008 and 2009.[7] The new tracks include "Undefeated," composed by Joe Elliott, who described it as "a big, epic, rock anthem...kind of 'We Will Rock You' with guitars,"[7] as well as "It's All About Believin'," by Phil Collen and "Kings of the World," by Rick Savage and described by Elliott as having "a very Queen-type vocal thing," The complete track listing was announced on 7 April 2011.[8]

During its first week on sale, the album sold approximately 20,000 copies in the United States, charting at number sixteen on the Billboard 200.[9]

Allmusic gave Mirror Ball – Live & More a rating of three and a half out of five stars, noting the change in Joe Elliott's voice, "from a metallic screech into a coarse croon," and saying that the album was "far better than most fans will expect it to be."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)"Steve Clark, Rick Savage, Mutt Lange, Joe ElliottPyromania, 19833:55
2."Rocket"Elliott, Phil Collen, Clark, Savage, LangeHysteria, 19874:29
3."Animal"Elliott, Collen, Clark, Savage, LangeHysteria4:02
4."C'mon C'mon"SavageSongs from the Sparkle Lounge, 20084:00
5."Make Love Like a Man"Elliott, Collen, Clark, LangeAdrenalize, 19925:56
6."Too Late for Love"Elliott, Pete Willis, Clark, Savage, LangePyromania5:17
7."Foolin'"Elliott, Clark, LangePyromania5:06
8."Nine Lives"Collen, Elliott, Savage, Tim McGrawSongs from the Sparkle Lounge3:35
9."Love Bites"Elliott, Collen, Clark, Savage, LangeHysteria7:28
10."Rock On"David EssexYeah!, 20065:10

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Two Steps Behind"ElliottRetro Active and Last Action Hero: Music from the Original Motion Picture, 19934:29
2."Bringin' On the Heartbreak"Elliott, Willis, ClarkHigh 'n' Dry, 19815:08
3."Switch 625"ClarkHigh 'n' Dry4:14
4."Hysteria"Elliott, Collen, Clark, Savage, LangeHysteria6:20
5."Armageddon It"Elliott, Collen, Clark, Savage, LangeHysteria5:19
6."Photograph"Elliott, Willis, Clark, Savage, LangePyromania4:35
7."Pour Some Sugar on Me"Elliott, Collen, Clark, Savage, LangeHysteria5:05
8."Rock of Ages"Elliott, Clark, LangePyromania6:11
9."Let's Get Rocked"Elliott, Collen, Savage, LangeAdrenalize6:11
10."Action"Andy Scott, Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Mick TuckerRetro Active4:01
11."Bad Actress"ElliottSongs from the Sparkle Lounge3:31
12."Undefeated"Elliottnew studio track4:40
13."Kings of the World"Savagenew studio track6:12
14."It's All About Believin'"Collen, Jeffrey Lynn Vanstonnew studio track4:22
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Kings of the World" (acoustic version)Savage4:22

DVD[edit]

Behind the scenes on the Sparkle Lounge Tour 2008–2009, including live performances of

Music videos

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DEF LEPPARD: 'Mirrorball' Artwork Unveiled". Blabbermouth.net. 13 April 2011. Archived from the original on 13 April 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Latest News". Def Leppard official website. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  3. ^ "DEF LEPPARD's 'Mirrorball' To Receive European Release Via FRONTIERS". Blabbermouth.net. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew. Mirror Ball – Live & More at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "DEF LEPPARD: Live Album Title Revealed; DOWNLOAD Festival Appearance Announced". Blabbermouth.net. 22 February 2011. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  6. ^ ""Mirror Ball" Almost Polished". WNCX. 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Def Leppard Record New Songs for 'Mirrorball' Live Album in June". Billboard.com. 2 March 2011. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Def Leppard Reveals Details For Upcoming Live Album "Mirrorball"". Metal Underground. 7 April 2011. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  9. ^ "DEF LEPPARD's 'Mirror Ball' Cracks U.S. Top 20". Blabbermouth.net. 15 June 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Def Leppard – Mirror Ball – Live & More". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.