Def Leppard

In 1996 Def Leppard released what is undoubtedly the band's most experimental album to date. Spurned on by the emergence of grunge, Def Leppard decided to abandon their tried and trusted formula of melodic hooks that had become their trademark over the past decade. Gone was the polished production by Mutt Lange, a man largely responsible for Def Leppard reaching massive success in the first place. Although Slang wasn't a hit in the same way as their previous releases, it was still very well received among the band's hard-core fan base.

Almost two decades after its release, the eleven songs on Slang have stood the test of time, and the album is regarded as one of Def Leppard's best. Now Joe Elliot, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, and Vivian Campbell are preparing the release of a Deluxe Edition of the album. The 2 CD release will contain unreleased material and alternate takes, and will also be available in a vinyl version as well as on iTunes. Slang Deluxe Edition is scheduled for a February 10 release. Check out the tracklisting of the various formats:

CD/ Digital Edition

Disc 1

1. Truth?

2. Turn to Dust

3. Slang

4. All I Want Is Everything

5. Work It Out

6. Breathe a Sigh

7. Deliver Me

8. Gift of Flesh

9. Blood Runs Cold

10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

11. Pearl of Euphoria

12. Move with Me Slowly

13. Truth? (Original Version)

14. Burn Out

15. Worlds Collide

16. Can't Keep Away from the Flame

Disc 2

1. Turn to Dust (1st Draft)

2. Raise Your Love

3. All I Want Is Everything (1st Draft)

4. Work It Out (1st Draft)

5. Breathe a Sigh (Rough Mix)

6. Deliver Me (Rough Mix)

7. Black Train

8. Blood Runs Cold (Rough Mix)

9. Where Does Love Go When It Dies (1st Draft)

10. Pearl of Euphoria (Rough Mix)

11. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)

12. Anger Me (Deliver Me -1st Draft)

13. Move on Up (Viv Demo)

14. Gift of Flesh (Phil Vocal)

Double 180g Vinyl

Side 1

1. Truth?

2. Turn to Dust

3. Slang

4. All I Want Is Everything

5. Work It Out

Side 2

6. Breathe a Sigh

7. Deliver Me

8. Gift of Flesh

9. Blood Runs Cold

10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

Side 3

11. Pearl of Euphoria

12. Move with Me Slowly

13. Truth? (original version)

Side 4

14. Burn Out

15. Worlds Collide

16. Can't Keep Away from the Flame

17. All on Your Touch (2012 Revisit)

18. Black Train