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Will You Get 'Mirrorball' - The Def Leppard Live Album?

Def Leppard will release their first-ever live album this summer. The album, called Mirrorball, was recorded during The Sparkle Lounge Tour.

Here are the tracks:


1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
2. Rocket
3. Animal
4. C'Mon C'Mon
5. Make Love Like A Man
6. Too Late For Love
7. Foolin'
8. Nine Lives
9. Love Bites
10. Rock On


1. Two Steps Behind
2. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
3. Switch 625
4. Hysteria
5. Armageddon It
6. Photograph
7. Pour Some Sugar On Me
8. Rock Of Ages
9. Let's Get Rocked
10. Action
11. Bad Actress
12. Undefeated (new studio track)
13. Kings Of The World (new studio track)
14. It's All About Believin' (new studio track)

I have to admit, I'm pretty excited for this album. While I don't plan on seeing Def Leppard (and Heart) this summer because the price of concert tickets is just too high, I will get this live record and be happy as a clam. Def Leppard is one of "my" bands and I've seen them live many times. My favorite "Animal" made the cut and that's good as gold for me. Plus, there are three new studio tracks which is also good news. 

Mirrorball will be released through Bludgeon Riffola/Mailboat Records.

So, what do you think? Will you buy Mirrorball?


Reader Comments (24)

I would rather that they just release an EP of the new stuff with a couple of live tracks. This may be one of those purchase that if Best Buy has it on sale for $10 and there is nothing else out that week I may get it.
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
No way in hell. Def Leppard has been awful live for over 10 years.
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I'm with Kenny!

Go for "Pyromania" Deluxe Edition which includes an additional disc, "Live, L.A. Forum -- September 11, 1983".

It may not have your beloved "Animal", Al, but here they are at the top of their game. Joe Elliot's voice isn't shot yet. And all the classic hits are here, plus it's got a killer cover of Creedence Clearwater's "Travellin' Band" with a surprise guest appearance by Brian May! Stunning!
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Nope! if they ever return to the sound that made them big I might consider spending my hard earned money on new music. A live album is just a cash grab along with over priced concert tickets.
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Yes, I'm going to get it. I've been dying for a Def Lep live album for years now, and decided to pass on the Pyromania Deluxe Ed. cause it was so damn expensive...

So needless to say, I can't wait. I saw Def Leppard with Poison and Cheap Trick in '08, and while Joe's voice sounded horrible (so bad that as the night went on, they continually turned down his voice in the mix), the band was absolutely on top of their game. Songs From The Sparkle Lounge may have been hit or miss, but I'm happy that "C'mon C'mon" and "Bad Actress" made this tracklisting, though I could've done without "Nine Lives." Anyone think the instumental solos will make the cut onto the CD?
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaine
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersmknotsmf
One of my favorite bands too. I dont think I'll buy this one either. Live albums do not appeal to me.
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Mirrorball? Def Leppard is now on a label called Bludgeon/Mailboat records? Nothing about this can be good. No
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwill
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertommydahl
No way. The Leps without Steve suck. Sparkle lounge sucked & I paid for it...Never again
April 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave
I'll buy it, because I own every Def Lep album. The new songs will be crappy ballads tho, wait and see. And, how could someone think Def Lep suck without Steve, and still buy an album a decade later ?
April 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Will - their contract ended with the last album. They have the money to self release, and probably wouldn't get good offers nowadays, so, it seems obvious to me.
April 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I'll but it on day one, because Leppard have always understood the "value for money" principle. 2CD live album with trhee new studio tracks and a bonus DVD - what's not to like? And there's nothing wrong with Sparkle Lounge - Def Leppard have never released a bad album...
April 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen
"Pyromania" is the flawless gem.

"Hysteria" and "Animalize" are the sub-par follow-ups that document Leppard's slow downfall.

Still, they've never put out a "bad" album, per se, it's just that nothing will ever top "Pyromania".

Those three albums are a kind of trilogy with Clarke's genius on the first two and influence on the last being the main driver behind their beauty, as well as the craft of "Mutt" and the unique voice of Joe Elliot as well as the rest of the band firing on all pistons.

But, again, it's "Pyromania" that is the height of creative perfection the others reach for but never attain. It's also one of "The Top 500 Greatest Rock Albums Of All Time" according to Rolling Stone.

Though, "Hysteria" outpaced "Pyromania" in album sales, it's success was due to riding "Pyromania"'s coat tails.

Huh-uh-lo-oh! Just because an album sells more than another doesn't mean it's better!

That said, it's worth noting that the Deluxe Editions of "Hysteria" and "Adrenalize" also contain bonus CDs of live and extra material from the periods each was respectively originally released.

And, Al, unless you don't already have these, the Bonus Disc in the Deluxe Edition of "Hysteria" contains live stuff, covers, alternate takes plus extended versions of "Animal" as well as "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (a song I really don't need to hear again), and the Bonus Disc of the Deluxe Edition of "Adrenalize" contains lots of alternative takes plus covers as well as live material.

As far as getting "Animal" live where you can hear Elliot when he could still kinda sing (let's face it, he's always struggled a little bit live, but his voice has steadily gotten worse), go to the "Live Imports" (read bootlegs) of the stuff from the album tours!

And "Rock "Til You Drop"!
April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Christian! Since you have every album, I assume you have these Deluxe Editions.

BTW, I caught Accept last night at Firestone Live in Orlando.

This was only the second time I've seen 'em -- the first time was in '92 with UDO -- and let me say, unequivocally, Accept is THE Best Metal Band out there today, bar none!

Those who doubt me, go and see 'em. Wolf Hoffman is one of THE Greatest Metal Guitarists Of All Time and THE Best out on the road today.

Everybody talks about The Big Four. Eddie Chump even sez Accept would be up there with 'em if it was the Big Five.


Accept is THE BIG ONE!

Oops, I forgot this is supposed to be about Def Leppard.
April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hysteria sub-par? I'll have what your drinking..
April 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Ah, Looks That Kill.

As I said, it's not a bad album.

Just sub-par to "Pyromania".

It's the simple reality that the songs just aren't as good as those on "Pyromania".

And as I mentioned before, I really don't need to hear "Pour Some Sugar On Me" again. Unless it's part of Rock Sugar's "I Love Sugar On Me". However, I could listen to "Photograph" over and over again as it's the second best Glam Metal song in history next to Ratt's "Round And Round".

"Pyromania" is the original and "Hysteria" is the knock off, thus "sub-par".

Most all sequels are, except "Godfather II".
April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Yeah, I'll probably get Mirrorball.
Def Leppard has always been pretty consistent both live & on record.

I find it quite interesting that Polygram decided not to re-sign DL. Maybe the band just wanted to be free of THEM! Still, fairly disrespectful of Polygram, considering all the records they've sold for them. We're talking over 30 years on the same label! Here's wishing continued success for Joe, Viv, Sav, Rick, & Phil.
April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Planet Rock radio played Rocket from the album, I must say, Joe's voice is excellent. The New track easily one of the best they have written in years. Ill definitely buy it. Seen them twice, and the live cd makes it seem like you're there.
April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Oh and everyone is talking about how Joe cant sing. Joe couldnt sing during the Hysteria and Pyromania tours, hes much better now then he was back then. Just listen er watch In the Round in Your Face, he could not sing then.
April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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