Yeah! (Def Leppard album)

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Yeah!
YEAH-Def Leppard.jpg
Studio album by
Released23 May 2006
Recorded2003–06
GenreHard rock
Length53:43
Label
ProducerDef Leppard
Def Leppard chronology
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
(2005)
Yeah!
(2006)
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
(2008)
Singles from Yeah!
  1. "No Matter What"
    Released: May 2005
  2. "Rock On"
    Released: April 2006
  3. "20th Century Boy"
    Released: July 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]

Yeah! is the ninth studio album by English hard rock Def Leppard. It is the first cover album by the band. It was originally to be released on 20 September 2005, but it was announced on 31 March 2006 that the album would be released on 23 May 2006. The album charted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200[3] and No. 52 on the UK Albums Chart.[4]

Artwork[edit]

The accompanying booklet contains photographs of the band members recreating classic images from '70s album art.

There are also four group photographs in the CD booklet – on the cover, the centre, inside back cover and the back cover.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."20th Century Boy"Marc BolanT. Rex3:41
2."Rock On"David EssexDavid Essex2:53
3."Hanging on the Telephone"Jack LeeThe Nerves2:23
4."Waterloo Sunset"Ray DaviesThe Kinks3:38
5."Hell Raiser"Sweet3:20
6."10538 Overture"Jeff LynneElectric Light Orchestra4:31
7."Street Life"Bryan FerryRoxy Music3:26
8."Drive-In Saturday"David BowieDavid Bowie4:07
9."Little Bit of Love"Free2:34
10."The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll"Ian HunterMott the Hoople3:28
11."No Matter What"Pete HamBadfinger2:57
12."He's Gonna Step on You Again"John Kongos4:05
13."Don't Believe a Word"Phil LynottThin Lizzy2:19
14."Stay with Me"Faces4:30

Bonus material[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Justin Hawkins – backing vocals on "Hell Raiser"
  • Marc Danzeisen – drums and harmony/backing vocals on "American Girl"
  • t42design – artwork
  • Vartan – art direction on cover
  • Clay Patrick McBride – photography on cover art, back cover, trays
  • Mick Rock – photography on inner sleeve

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeah! at AllMusic
  2. ^ Andy Greene (12 June 2006). "Def Leppard Yeah! Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Allmusic (Def Leppard charts and awards) Billboard albums".
  4. ^ "Def Leppard chart stats".