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|10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies|
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Japanese-only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) pressing of this classic 1996 album from the Rock legends. SHM-CDs can be played on any audio player and delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. You won't believe it's the same CD! Universal. 2008.
Somewhere along their musical path, Def Leppard shed their raw, youthful rock aggression and became a pop band. Their new direction, beginning with Pyromania and continuing with Hysteria and Adrenalize, was a complete departure from their earlier, stripped-down, AC/DCish approach, and it vaulted them to mega-stardom. Slang is their first record without producer "Mutt" Lange since their debut, On Through the Night. The good news is that it's a much more organic, less overproduced record than they would have made with Lange, but it's still more pop than hard rock. Dance beats and funky riffs, with no shortage of slower power ballads, sum up this record pretty thoroughly. The single "Work It Out" has a nice strong chorus (with almost Sebadoh-like harmonies) and is certainly less bombastic than past hits like "Pour Some Sugar on Me." Def Leppard have long since abandoned their heavy metal roots, but with Slang they've at least moved away from the studio dominance of Lange, and that's a step in the right direction. --Adem Tepedelen
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The first track "Truth" of the album proves that they are on to something different by with an industrial scratch-drum as the main beat. Then goes into the eastern influenced "Turn to Dust." "Deliver Me" is a great throwback to Pyromania days. "Gift of Flesh" and "Pearl of Euphoria" were also favorite tracks of mine.
The only track that I was not impressed with was "Breathe a Sigh" It was the most contrived of all the power ballads.
The acoustic laden "Where does love go.." on the opposite end of the spectrum by being the most sincere.
Vivian Campbell, the much underutilized axeman in Dio and Whitesnake, makes his debut on this album replacing the late Steve Clark. He slides comfortably into the position and even gets a few writing credits on the album.
A really nice stretch without sacrificing thier basic sound by incorporating sitars, mandolins and dulcimers. There have been many eighties metal bands that have tried to reclaim their former glory by relasing mediocre, poorly produced albums. This is not the case here. I recommend this to anyone remotely curious, like I was when I got this on an impulse. A really good and solid album.
Lots of great songs on this album : Pearl of euphoria is a good emotions songs, Blood runs cold is a good songs to commemorate Steve Clark. All i want is everything shows that these guys knows how to write a great melodic hard rock songs. The only songs i didn’t like much is Slang and it’s not so bad for a commercial songs ( and it last only 2 minutes).
The good thing with this elude edition is the song that didn’t make the album are great. Move with me slowly is a great melodic song, I particularly love All on your touch with the unbelievable feeling touch. Can’t keep away from the flame is also a great song, the rest of the unreleased songs are mostly demos of songs from the album.
Anyway if you’re a real DL fan you will like to have it !
After the multi-million selling number 1 world charted Adrenalize album from 1992 was released, Def Leppard quickly moved in the direction of organic sounds such as "Two Steps Behind", "Miss You In Heartbeat" and the amazing "From the Inside" in 1993 on Retro Active.
Slang released in 1996 sealed the deal for lovers of an analog sound. The highlights are "Work It Out" which is Def Leppard but confuses one in a happy way into thinking that it might in fact be U2. "All I Want Is Everything" brings a new edgy accoustic blues feel to the band. Joe Elliott's lyrics on "Where Does Love Go When It Dies" are simply some of the best he has ever penned. The masterpiece of this album though, "Pearl of Euphoria" is an almost 7 minute journey of Jim Morrison meets an agressive and angry Def Leppard vibe which reminds one of what happens when the band writes on pure emotion and vibe. A little gem from this era on B-Sides is "Can't Keep Away From The Flame" sort of a hippy Led Zeppelin 3 feel. Great era of Def Leppard!
Classic album on my list of the best albums of 1996 also it is the bands final album on vinyl.
Most recent customer reviews
There are some great tunes on this CD. I am glad that Def Leppard decided to give this the deluxe treatment.Published 15 months ago by Esteve
This is arguably the best album of Def Leppard in the 1990s. Has a bit of everything including near rap music. As for the content, a bunch of extras and demos are included. Read morePublished on March 16 2014 by Gis A. Bun
This album to me is all over the place soundwise. Some songs have depth others don't. Some songs have upper end detail others don't. Some songs are dynamic some are not. Read morePublished on March 1 2014 by The Seeker
This album rocks !! This is so great and altogether different from the other Leppard discs, but I really love it. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by J. L. Eijkelestam
Like alot of fans, I put off buying this album because I had heard it was not your "typical" Def Leppard CD. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2003 by V. Gilcrease
When this Cd first came out, I was hesitant. Once the Cd starting playing, I was taken on a wild journey through the creative and often stifled talents of Def Leppard. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by Kevin Stafford