DISCOGRAPHY OF STEVE’S BAND: Everything Def featuring SMC!

 

THE DEF LEPPARD E.P.

Bludgeon Riffola SRTS/78/CUS 232 (January 1979)

Side 1: Ride Into The Sun/Getcha Rocks Off
Side 2: The Overture

(FIRST PRESSING OF 1000 COPIES WITH RED LABEL. COVER SLEEVE ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY DAVE JEFFREY – SEE RIGHT)

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Bludgeon Riffola MSB 001 (1979)
(SECOND PRESSING UNDER MSB MANAGEMENT OF 15,000 COPIES. PLAIN WHITE COVER SLEEVE WITH YELLOW LABEL)

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Vertigo 6059 240 (September 1979)

(THIRD PRESSING AFTER SIGNING WITH PHONOGRAM RECORDS UK ON THE VERTIGO LABEL. NO PICTURE SLEEVE AND THEY REVERSED THE ORDER OF THE TRACKS ON SIDE ONE)

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ON THROUGH THE NIGHT: (1980)

TRACKS:

1) Rock Brigade
2) Hello America
3) Sorrow Is A Woman
4) It Could Be You
5) Satellite
6) When The Walls Came Tumblin’ Down
7) Wasted
8) Rocks Off
9) It Don’t Matter
10) Answer To The Master
11) Overture

UK Singles from this album:
Wasted/Hello America (1979)
Hello America/Good Morning Freedom (1980)
Good Morning Freedom which was recorded during the sessions for “On Through The Night” is only officially available on the B-side of this single. Click here for a bit more on this B-side and others.

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HIGH ‘N’ DRY: (1981) *(1984) (FEATURING PHIL COLLEN)

TRACKS:

1) Let It Go
2) Another Hit And Run
3) High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
4) Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
5) Switch 625
6) You Got Me Runnin’
7) Lady Strange
8) On Through The Night
9) Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
10) No No No
11) Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (remix) *
12) Me And My Wine *

UK Singles from this album:
Let It Go/Switch 625 (1981)
Bringin’ On The Heartbreak/Me And My Wine (1982)

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PYROMANIA: (1983)

TRACKS:

1) Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
2) Photograph
3) Stagefright
4) Too Late For Love
5) Die Hard The Hunter
6) Foolin’
7) Rock Of Ages
8) Comin’ Under Fire
9) Action! Not Words
10) Billy’s Got A Gun

UK Singles from this album:
Photograph/Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (1983)
Rock Of Ages/Action! Not Words (1983)
Too Late For Love/Foolin’ (1983)
Photograph/Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (1984)

NoteBringin’ On The Heartbreak on this single release is the original ’82 version, not the ’84 Mutt Lange remix.

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HYSTERIA: (1987)

TRACKS:

1) Women
2) Rocket
3) Animal
4) Love Bites
5) Pour Some Sugar On Me
6) Armageddon It
7) Gods Of War
8) Don’t Shoot Shotgun
9) Run Riot
10) Hysteria
11) Excitable
12) Love & Affection

UK Singles from this album:
Animal/Tear It Down (1987)
Pour Some Sugar One Me/I Wanna Be Your Hero (1987)
Hysteria/Ride Into The Sun
Armageddon It/Ring Of Fire (1988)
Love Bites/Billy’s Got A Gun (Live) (1988)
Rocket/Release Me (1989) Featuring Stumpus Maximus (Malvin Mortimer) and the Good Ol’ Boys (Def Leppard)
Click here for more on this B-side and others.

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ADRENALIZE: (1992)

TRACKS:

1) Let’s Get Rocked
2) Heaven Is*
3) Make Love Like A Man*
4) Tonight*
5) White Lightening
6) Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)*
7) Personal Property
8) Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
9) I Wanna Touch U*
10) Tear It Down* (new version)

UK Singles from this album:
Let’s Get Rocked (1992)
Make Love Like A Man (1992)
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (1992)
Heaven Is (1992)
Tonight (1992)
“Adrenalize” was the first release from Def Leppard after Steve’s death in 1991. Unfortunately Steve does not feature on the album at all musically. All the guitars were done by Phil Collen. However it is worth getting for two reasons: 1) It was dedicated to Steve and 2) Steve co-wrote some of the songs on this album. “Tear It Down” was re-recorded totally for this album, but in my personal opinion the original recording (which was released as the B-side to the single “Animal” in 1987) was much better and featured Steve on guitar.
The songs in which Steve was involved with writing are marked with an orange asterisk: *

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RETROACTIVE: (1993)

TRACKS:

1) Desert Song
2) Fractured Love
3) Action (UK single release)
4) Two Steps Behind (Acoustic Version) (UK single release)
5) She’s Too Tough
6) Miss You In A Heartbeat (UK single release)
7) Only After Dark
8) Ride Into The Sun
9) From The Inside
10) Ring Of Fire
11) I Wanna Be Your Hero
12) Miss You In A Heartbeat (Electric Version)
13) Two Steps Behind (Electric Version)

“Retro Active” was released by the band to clear some things off of the shelves that were too good to just throw in the bin and to throw in a few new songs, remixed songs and a cover song. This album is a must buy for Steve fans, because the first two tracks on the album are songs written mainly by Steve and are raw, hard rock guitar songs. Plus, just before this album came out, the excitement was generated for the SMC fans by the fact that they were “new” never before released songs, giving us a rare chance to hear some more SMC magic. “Desert Song” and “Fractured Love” are both awesome tracks and are a reminder of the greatness of Steve Clark.
Other tracks on Retro Active feature Steve playing guitar as well. All songs with Steve on guitar and co-written by him are:
Desert Song
Fractured Love
Ride Into The Sun (Re-recorded version during the “Hysteria” sessions so that Phil Collen and Rick Allen could get to play it!)
Ring Of Fire (A “Hysteria” sessions song that became a B-side for one of the singles off “Hysteria” – “Armageddon It” I think!)
I Wanna Be Your Hero (Again from the “Hysteria” sessions as another B-side. This one can be found on the flip of “Pour Some Sugar On Me”)

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VAULT: (1995)

TRACKS:

1) Pour Some Sugar On Me
2) Photograph
3) Love Bites
4) Let’s Get Rocked
5) Two Steps Behind
6) Animal
7) Heaven Is
8) Rocket
9) When Love And Hate Collide
10) Action
11) Make Love Like A Man
12) Armageddon It
13) Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
14) Rock Of Ages
15) Hysteria
16) Bringin’ On The Heartbreak

Vault is the traditional “Greatest Hits” album that almost every band releases at some point in their career. All the songs on here are featured on the previous albums listed. The above track listing is for the UK release. The Japanese and American releases feature a couple of differing tracks.

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HISTORIA: (1988) VHS

TRACKS:

1) Hello America
2) Let It Go
3) High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
4) Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (with Pete Willis)
5) Photograph
6) Rock of Ages
7) Foolin’
8) Too Late For Love
9) Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
10) Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (with Phil Collen)
11) Me And My Wine
12) Women
13) Animal
14) Pour Some Sugar On Me (UK Version)
15) Hysteria
16) Armageddon It
17) Pour Some Sugar On Me (US Version)
18) Love Bites (which is unlisted on the video sleeve back)

Historia was the first official video release from Steve’s band in 1988. This is the complete video collection of all of the songs that the band made videos for up to that date. And Steve features on all of them. Great viewing for Steve fans. Even in the early videos you can see how much of a great showman and musician he was. A MUST HAVE! Although the VHS video format is now no longer produced, it is available on DVD.

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IN THE ROUND IN YOUR FACE: LIVE (1989) VHS

TRACKS:

1) Stagefright
2) Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
3) Women
4) Too Late For Love
5) Hysteria
6) Gods Of War
7) Die hard The Hunter
8) Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
9) Foolin’
10) Armageddon It
11) Animal
12) Pour Some Sugar On Me
13) Rock Of Ages
14) Photograph
End credits played out to “Switch 625”

In The Round In Your Face was released in 1989. The bands first and only official live concert release. Shot live during their magnificent Hysteria World Tour at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado Feb 12th & 13th 1988 with additional footage from The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct 7th, 8th & 9th 1988.
This video is a MUST HAVE for all you Steve fans as well. It’s a great performance by the Guitar God, as well as the rest of the band of course. Again, you get to see Steve’s live performance, his “shape throwing”, his awesome presence and of course his wonderful guitar skills. His live solo for “Die Hard The Hunter” just blows me away every time! But, everything about Steve Clark is stunning and unique! If you don’t have this – get it! If you are selling your old VHS copy on eBay – don’t! It’s something any music fan should keep in their collection!
As with Historia, the VHS video format is no longer available but it is out on DVD now. Both Historia and In The Round In Your Face are available on one DVD.

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VISUALIZE: (1993) VHS

TRACKS:

1) Opening Statements and titles.
2) Rocket*
3) Switch 625 (Steve Clark tribute)*
4) Solo projects/Making videos
5) Let’s Get Rocked
6) Vivian Campbell joins Def Leppard
7) Make Love Like A Man*
8) I Wanna Touch U*
9) Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
10) Interviews
11) Tonight*
12) Heaven Is*
13) Fans/Off Stage Life
14) Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)*
15) Return To Sheffield
16) Two Steps Behind (Live from Sheffield)
17) Love Bites* (Live from Sheffield)
18) Photograph* (Live from Sheffield)
19) The Future Of Def Leppard

Visualize contains the last Leppard video for the single “Rocket” made with Steve. It also has a short tribute section to Steve which runs to the music of “Switch 625” and also features a nice short rare clip of Steve, Sav and Phil performing at the San Remo ’88 festival with Ben E King. These are the only Steve Clark related sections on this video release apart from his songwriting credits on the songs marked with a *. For those reasons in particular are why I have my copy of this video. Anything Steve-related is worth having. The rest of this video looks towards their “new era with Vivian Campbell”. Leppard fans in general should have this in their collection. This release is also available on DVD format now.

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HYSTERIA CLASSIC ALBUMS DOCUMENTARY (2002) DVD

Def Leppard’s album Hysteria sold over 17 million copies, produced seven hit singles and brought worldwide superstardom to the band in 1987. This documentary programme takes a track by track look at the making of the album. Featured songs include “Animal”, “Rocket”, “Love Bites” and Armageddon It”.

Owning this DVD is a MUST if you are a Steve Clark fan simply because this documentary is about his era and his work. The band talks about him in places mentioning the vital importance of his contribution to the success of Def Leppard. It’s interesting to hear Phil talk about how he and Steve would work with parts in the studio together, and it’s also fascinating to see his demonstrations of pieces of songs too.

My disappointment was that the actual video footage of Steve featured that had never before been seen was only a mere 20 seconds or so. But it was worth it just for that 20 seconds. It’s just disappointing that there isn’t more actual footage of Steve.