Def Leppard – The Collection, Volume One – Album Review

Def Leppard is on a mission to release Four Box Sets each collection a specific period in the band.  On June 1st, they started with Volume One…of course.  They aren’t Chickenfoot and aren’t going to skip around with title numbers.  Volume One covers the early years of the band capturing the first 4 albums of release.  The set also includes 2 bonus albums, a book and a 7″ Single.  Now, I have the first four albums on vinyl and CD so that was not what I was after.  I wanted the bonus material.  Don’t get me wrong, it is nice having new remastered, 180 gram vinyl for all of the albums.  I am not complaining.  But this set is for serious fans because it isn’t cheap!!

The article is not really a full review as it would take pages and pages of writing to fully review each album in the set.  It is really a picture chronicle of the set because really there is no reason you shouldn’t own it if you are a fan.  You can get it in CD or Vinyl. I chose vinyl.  What you get is another fantastic package from the band and if this is an indication of what is to come for Volumes Two – Four, I better start saving now.

Why don’t we start with a picture of everything you get…

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Def Leppard – ‘On Through the Night’- My High School Fascination

I am not sure what my fascination was with this album in High School.  The album had already been out for 3 or 4 years and ‘Pyromania’ was the big album at the time.  For some strange reason, I kept using things from that album for school projects.

One project was for art.  I needed a subject matter for a drawing, so I picked the album cover of ‘On Through the Night’ to draw.  I spent a lot of time on it and I think I did a pretty good rendition of the cover.  I am not an artist, but I tried.  I don’t know if I could do it again though.

See for yourself:

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