Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection

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Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
Rock of Ages.jpg
Greatest hits album by Def Leppard
Released 17 May 2005
Recorded 1979–2005
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Length 2:34:52
Label Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Island
Def Leppard compilation chronology
Best of Def Leppard
(2004)
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[2]

Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection is the North American version of the second compilation by British rock band Def Leppard. The 2-disc anthology featuring 35 hit songs by the band and was released in North America on 17 May 2005. The album charted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Its worldwide release equivalent, Best of Def Leppard, has a slightly different track listing, different artwork, different "previously unreleased" song and was released on 25 October 2004.

This is the only Def Leppard hits compilation (as of now) that features the full-length version of "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" that fades into the "Switch 625" instrumental.

Originally released only in North America, Rock of Ages was released in Europe on 28 January 2008.


Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Origin Length
1. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Historia video edit) Hysteria, 1987 4:52
2. "Photograph"   Pyromania, 1983 4:08
3. "Love Bites"   Hysteria 5:47
4. "Let's Get Rocked"   Adrenalize, 1992 4:56
5. "Two Steps Behind" (Acoustic version) Retro Active, 1993 4:19
6. "Animal"   Hysteria 4:03
7. "Heaven Is"   Adrenalize 3:34
8. "Foolin'"   Pyromania 4:34
9. "Rocket" (Visualize video edit) Hysteria 4:07
10. "When Love & Hate Collide"   Vault, 1995 4:17
11. "Armageddon It"   Hysteria 5:22
12. "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"   Adrenalize 5:19
13. "Rock of Ages"   Pyromania 4:08
14. "Hysteria"   Hysteria 5:56
15. "Miss You in a Heartbeat"   Retro Active 4:04
16. "Bringin' On the Heartbreak"   High 'n' Dry, 1981 4:33
17. "Switch 625"   High 'n' Dry 3:04
Disc two
No. Title Origin Length
1. "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)"   Pyromania 3:55
2. "Let It Go"   High 'n' Dry 4:44
3. "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)"   High 'n' Dry 3:28
4. "Too Late for Love"   Pyromania 4:29
5. "No Matter What"   New song; later released on Yeah!, 2006 2:53
6. "Promises"   Euphoria, 1999 3:59
7. "Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)"   High 'n' Dry 4:07
8. "Women"   Hysteria 5:42
9. "Another Hit and Run"   High 'n' Dry 4:59
10. "Slang"   Slang, 1996 2:39
11. "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"   Adrenalize 4:33
12. "Rock Brigade"   On Through the Night, 1980 3:08
13. "Now"   X, 2002 3:58
14. "Paper Sun"   Euphoria 5:27
15. "Work It Out"   Slang 4:49
16. "Die Hard the Hunter"   Pyromania 6:17
17. "Wasted"   On Through the Night 3:44
18. "Billy's Got a Gun" (Edited version) Pyromania 5:00

The edited version of "Billy's Got a Gun" removes the 56-second coda at the end.

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA Platinum
Canada CRIA 2× Platinum

References[edit]