Def Leppard: The CD Collection: Volume One (Limited Edition Boxed Set 7PC CD ) 2018 Release Date 6/1/18
This initial volume of the band's complete recorded output comes in a limited-edition CD box set, each featuring Def Leppard's first four studio albums - along with some choice bonus live and studio material - all spread across 7CDs. The Volume One collection contains all of Def Leppard's iconic 1980s recordings - On Through The Night, High 'N' Dry, Pyromania and Hysteria - with reproductions of the original packaging. Furthermore, this collection includes a replica 3-inch CD of the band's original independent EP, the self-titled The Def Leppard E.P.
The Volume One collection also houses bonus material including Live At The LA Forum 1983, originally released as a bonus disc in the deluxe CD version of Pyromania. The box set also includes Rarities Volume 1 which has been specially compiled by Joe Elliott, containing rare B-sides and recordings from Def Leppard's early years, all in a newly commissioned sleeve. Each album in the Volume One box set was mastered by longtime band producer/soundmaster Ronan McHugh and frontman/vocalist Joe Elliott at Joe's Garage in Dublin, Ireland, and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes, the Volume One collection also contains a hardback book with rare photos by longstanding band confidant Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott. Def Leppard bandmembers Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen, and guitarist Phil Collen have all also contributed their personal introductions to the collection.