These are busy times for Def Leppard. Fresh off their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on March 29 (which will air on HBO on April 27), the English arena rock band has announced a special box set which will be released on June 21 via UMe/Virgin. They’re also awaiting the launch of their Las Vegas residency this August.
Titled Volume Two, this limited edition set is the second of four planned volumes of the band’s complete recorded output to date. coming after 2018’s Volume One.
Volume Two will feature material from the early 1990s and beyond.
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) April 26, 2019
From the news release:
Def Leppard – Volume Two features 1992’s Adrenalize, which topped the charts in 23 countries, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the UK chart, and features songs such as “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Make Love Like A Man,” and “Have you ever Needed Someone So Bad,” 1993’s Top 10 release Retro Active, the bands first compilation featuring B-sides and previously unreleased recording sessions from 1984 to 1993, Def Leppard’s sixth studio album Slang, released in 1996 and the first full album to feature guitarist Vivian Campbell, and, making its vinyl debut, 1999’s Euphoria, which also went Top 10 on the US and UK charts and marked the bands return to their signature sound and features the hit “Promises.”
Also included are Rarities Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, both specially compiled by Joe Elliott containing more rare B-sides and live recordings from the 90’s, complete with newly commissioned artwork.
Housed in rigid boxes, Def Leppard – Volume Two also contains a 40-page hardbound book packed with rare photos by Ross Halfin and introductions written by the entire band.