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Def Leppard / Hysteria live releases on blu-ray, DVD, CD and box sets

Five physical releases offer lots of choice including two 6-disc box sets

Def Leppard go to town with a bevy of live releases on vinyl, CD, Blu-ray and DVD which primarily focus on their December 2018 performance of their mega-selling album Hysteria at London’s O2 Arena.

Hysteria at the O2 is available as a 2CD+blu-ray or 2CD+DVD package sees the album performed in its entirety before the sold-out crowd. Band members Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar), and Rick Allen (drums) perform the album and then in the time-honoured fashion end the set with a host of extra hits. Both blu-ray and DVD are region-free and come a bonus mini-documentary: Hysteria: Then And Now.

There is also a vinyl version of this live concert, but due to the limitations of vinyl for this release they stick strictly to the 12-track version of Hysteria with no extras. Simply called Hysteria Live, this is a limited edition set pressed on 2LP ‘crystal clear’ vinyl.

For collector’s there are two limited edition six-disc box sets that effectively bring together Hysteria at the O2 and audio and video of the band’s 2019 Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theatre in Planet Hollywood. Dubbed Hits Vegas, Live at Planet Hollywood this is a 28-song ‘deep dive’ which includes the hits along with rarities such as ‘Too Late For Love,’ ‘Billy’s Got A Gun,’ and ‘Slang’ and some intimate acoustic renditions of some tracks.

Like the Hysteria at the O2Hits Vegas, Live at Planet Hollywood also comes with a behind-the-scenes bonus feature. To be clear about the content, the London to Vegas sets offer a blu-ray and 2CDs for each venue/performance, which gives you a total of the six discs. However, if you haven’t upgraded to blu-ray yet (get on with it!) then Eagle Rock, who are releasing this, are also offering a version with DVDs.

Hits Vegas…  appears to be exclusive to the two limited edition box sets which also come with a 40-page hardcover book. The audio includes Dolby 5.1 and DTS on the DVDs and DTS-HD Master Audio on the blu-rays. Running times are 113 mins for O2 and 162 mins for Vegas. All DVDs and blu-rays are all-region/region-free.

Everything is released on 29 May 2020 (was 24 April).

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London to Vegas 2blu-ray + 4CD

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London to Vegas – 2 x blu-ray + 4CD

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 / Picture Format: NTSC / Audio Formats: LPCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio
Format: Region A/B/C / Subtitles: English / Disc Format: 2BD50+4CD

Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood – on blu-ray and 2CD

Total running time: 162 mins

1 Die Hard the Hunter
2 Animal
3 Excitable
4 Foolin’
5 Too Late for Love
6 Billy’s Got a Gun
7 Slang
8 Promises
9 Paper Sun
10 Let it Go
11 Mirror, Mirror (Look into my Eyes)
12 Bringin’ On the Heartbreak
13 Switch 625
14 Let Me Be The One
15 We Belong
16 Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
17 Two Steps Behind
18 Now
19 Rocket
20 Let’s Get Rocked
21 Hysteria
22 Love Bites
23 Armageddon It
24 Pour Some Sugar on Me
25 Action
26 Let’s Go
27 Rock of Ages
28 Photograph

Hysteria At The O2 – on blu-ray and 2CD

Total running time: 162 mins

1 Intro
2 Women
3 Rocket
4 Animal
5 Love Bites
6 Pour Some Sugar On Me
7 Armageddon It
8 Stephen Clark Tribute
9 Gods Of War
10 Don’t Shoot Shotgun
11 Run Riot
12 Hysteria
13 Excitable
14 Love And Affection
15 Encore
16 Wasted
17 When Love And Hate Collide
18 Let’s Get Rocked
19 Rock Of Ages
20 Photograph

 

London to Vegas – 2 x DVD + 4CD

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 / Picture Format: NTSC / Audio Formats: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround Sound
Format: Region 0 / Subtitles: English / Disc Format: 2DVD9+4CD

Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood – on blu-ray and 2CD

Total running time: 162 mins

1 Die Hard the Hunter
2 Animal
3 Excitable
4 Foolin’
5 Too Late for Love
6 Billy’s Got a Gun
7 Slang
8 Promises
9 Paper Sun
10 Let it Go
11 Mirror, Mirror (Look into my Eyes)
12 Bringin’ On the Heartbreak
13 Switch 625
14 Let Me Be The One
15 We Belong
16 Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
17 Two Steps Behind
18 Now
19 Rocket
20 Let’s Get Rocked
21 Hysteria
22 Love Bites
23 Armageddon It
24 Pour Some Sugar on Me
25 Action
26 Let’s Go
27 Rock of Ages
28 Photograph

Hysteria At The O2 – on blu-ray and 2CD

Total running time: 113 mins

1 Intro
2 Women
3 Rocket
4 Animal
5 Love Bites
6 Pour Some Sugar On Me
7 Armageddon It
8 Stephen Clark Tribute
9 Gods Of War
10 Don’t Shoot Shotgun
11 Run Riot
12 Hysteria
13 Excitable
14 Love And Affection
15 Encore
16 Wasted
17 When Love And Hate Collide
18 Let’s Get Rocked
19 Rock Of Ages
20 Photograph

Hysteria Live 2LP clear vinyl

LP 1

Side A
1 Women
2 Rocket
3 Animal

Side B
1 Love Bites
2 Pour Some Sugar On Me
3 Armageddon It

LP 2

Side A

1 Gods Of War
2 Don’t Shoot Shotgun
3 Run Riot

Side B

1 Hysteria
2 Excitable
3 Love And Affection

Hysteria at the O2 2CD+Blu-ray or 2CD+DVD

Total running time: 113 mins

1 Intro
2 Women
3 Rocket
4 Animal
5 Love Bites
6 Pour Some Sugar On Me
7 Armageddon It
8 Stephen Clark Tribute
9 Gods Of War
10 Don’t Shoot Shotgun
11 Run Riot
12 Hysteria
13 Excitable
14 Love And Affection
15 Encore
16 Wasted
17 When Love And Hate Collide
18 Let’s Get Rocked
19 Rock Of Ages
20 Photograph

28 responses to Def Leppard / Hysteria live releases on blu-ray, DVD, CD and box sets

  1. Bono's mullet circa 1985 says:

    Although purchasing the pricy Early Years box has really left me high and dry and not intending to purchase the London to Vegas set, I know I’m just foolin myself. While I expect the woman of the house will take issue with me ordering another Def Leppard box set, I’m sure we will work it out over a little love and affection.

  2. Gisabun says:

    Oh one other note. Is Hysteria: Then And Now is part of the 162 minutes? If not then 162 minutes on 2 CDs is a bit tight. I am guessing [aside from ending credits that] some inbetween cheering or maybe some inbetween talk by Joe will be chopped from the CD release.

  3. Adam says:

    I now quite happily wait for price drops, the only exception was for the Dead or Alive box set, which I had a sneaking suspicion would be a limited run. By waiting and scouring deals, have saved 50% on all the Rush and Whitesnake super deluxes.

  4. Kim Gisborne says:

    Many thanks Paul. I was over from the US for the entire UK tour to follow the support act – Cheap Trick (as well as visiting family back home), so was at the O2 London show and standing close to the side stage camera boom for it. Have been waiting for this release, so great to get the info, and I’ve saved about USD30 by ordering the 6 disc set from Amazon France. Cheers!

  5. Larry Davis says:

    Dunno, just seems like overkill…these sets look to replace the “Viva Hysteria” release…me, I want to finish getting the Volume boxes first, then get these extraneous sets afterwards…would love a confirmation regarding what’s in Volume 3 which should be soon if it’s out in June…

  6. David Ware says:

    Wow only 40€ for the set, that is a good price, and knowing Amazon it will come down a touch before release day . ordered as too good not to.

  7. Marc says:

    Are the Blu-Ray versions from Amazon France all region or Region 2?

  8. Randy Morrison says:

    Weird…..no 2 CD+DVD or 2 CD+BluRay for the United States???

    • Gisabun says:

      @Randy Morrison
      Amazon US can be late. you think that’s bad? Amazon Canada doesn’t list the item until a week or so before its release and sometimes the price just days before the release.

  9. Phil Wilson says:

    So do I go for both 2CD + Bluray sets to sit on the shelf with my other Def Leppard CDs, or the big box to go on the box set shelves #firstworldproblems #thestruggleisreal

  10. smorrissey says:

    First, I know i’m perfectly free to buy or not to buy whatever i want i don’t need anybody to remind me what i already know.

    Having said, we have:

    1) Def Leppard – The Early Years (March 2020 release).
    2) Def Leppard – Londont to Vegas (April 2020 release).
    3) Def Leppard -Volume 3 (pretty much a June 2020 release).

    All boxsets with many discs.

    I like Leppard and i try to collect all the official release but imo so much new releases close together is pretty stupid. What they want? Saturate the market with their boxsets?

    Same with Depeche Mode for the case…

    But why this is happening? i perfectly know Leppard arrived too late for the boxsets releases because previous disagreements still i don’t think that is the real reason…

    My conspiracy theories are two: one is the coronavirus outbreak getting much worst in the near future and the second is the situation about physical releases dying in the near future.

    Still i’m planning to buy all thess boxes but i know i belong to the niche sector. Too much money still…gonna have to ask my wallet.

  11. Andy says:

    Wow $45, including shipping, to the USA from Amazon France! That’s half price vs the $80 plus sales tax that Amazon US wants… nice! Ordered, thanks Paul!

  12. Kevin says:

    Getting too much now, they really are milking this as already stated. Y-A-W-N

  13. Daryl says:

    I saw them at the Wembley show a couple of weeks after this O2 concert and they were on top form.
    I’m not sure I really need the £50 box set, and I certainly don’t need all the stuff in the deluxe edition, so I ‘m going to plump for the 2CD+DVD version – to my eyes, blu-ray and DVD aren’t different enough to justify a price difference (but I realise that’s probably just me).

  14. fan says:

    Limitations of vinyl…or laziness to find someone to do a proper master. Remember Hysteria was originally a one LP affair

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The live versions are bound to be longer.

    • Matthew says:

      30th anniversary edition was a double, by all accounts an improvement over the original. 162 minutes would be a four lp box not sure how big the market would be.
      If only I could complain of too many releases from my favourite artists, waiting for 50th anniversaries or beyond doesn’t leave much time (or hearing ) to enjoy them.

    • Graham says:

      Mastering on the original vinyl release of Hysteria was awful! Really quiet and lack of dynamic range. Should always have been a double. Assume someone was worried it wouldn’t sell at the extra price.

  15. Gisabun says:

    Ummm. They are really milking Hysteria. They just had that other release a few years back as well as 2 deluxe releases of the album.

  16. Elizabeth Hirst says:

    Saw the original Hysteria Tour and the Anniversary tour. Getting this is a no-brainer.

    Great price from Amazon France – making the most of it while we
    don’t have to pay import duty into the UK.

  17. juerie says:

    Wow! I was at the show in The O2. Flew in from Austria to see them. Had to buy it.

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