Pyromania

Label
Polygram Records
Release date
17 Oct 1990
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
45:28

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Rock Rock (Till You Drop) 3:56 25,498
2 Photograph 4:09 141,872
3 Stagefright 3:55 26,026
4 Too Late For Love 4:28 48,726
5 Die Hard The Hunter 6:18 30,061
6 Foolin' 4:34 56,931
7 Rock of Ages 4:08 112,050
8 Comin' Under Fire 4:15 22,729
9 Action! Not Words 3:49 19,003
10 Billy's Got a Gun 5:56 29,193

About this album

Pyromania is the third studio album by British heavy metal band Def Leppard, released in 1983. It broke the band across North America and in Japan, and would sell over 10 million copies in the US alone. It featured new guitarist Phil Collen and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

The album was partially recorded with original guitarist Pete Willis, whose rhythm guitar tracks and backing vocals appear on all songs. Midway through the recording sessions, Willis was fired for excessive alcohol abuse and replaced by Phil Collen, who contributed guitar solos and other parts that had not yet been recorded by Willis. On the original LP release, Willis is visible in the background of the photograph of singer Joe Elliott, while Collen is given his own personal photo as the new full-time member of the group.

The album is noteworthy for Lange’s intensive production process. During his tenure as guest moderator on audiophile website Gearslutz.com, the album’s engineer Mike Shipley noted the following in a thread on the album’s production:

“The tape was constantly going over the heads 20 hours a day for 13 months to the point where it started to shed so bad huge chunks of the oxide started to literally fall off the tape. I had to make copies of the multi track and chop in small pieces as the tape started to deteriorate… somewhat nerve wracking … but using the full transfer always sounded muddy so we kept going back to the original master or rather what was left of it , and trying to finish before it totally disitegrated!!!!! “

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  • Sewer007

    Fall in love at first listen

    23 Jun 7:36pm Reply
  • Franciegirl

    I. Am.

    11 Mar 6:38am Reply
  • Cylob

    Here's One: High N Dry, Pyromania or Hysteria?

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • GB-1993

    Best Def Leppard album for me [3]

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • STEVECLARK-93

    Самая настоящая махровая классика Хард Рока, долгих им лет жизни и самое главное неиссякающего вдохновения им для написания их прекрасной музыки ради которой хочется жить!!!!!

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Rock rock till you drop, rock rock never stop!!

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Fantastic album<3 Too Late For Love, Foolin' ,Rock Of Ages are my favorites

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Happy 30th Aniversary

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • cjo1964

    Saw the Pyromania tour live at Hammersmith many years ago. Will remember it forever.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • catracha67

    love this band

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Some classic tunes on this one, love it!

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Yaakov27

    Great Record! Joe sounds next to perfect on this rockin album

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Koxo4

    Best Def Leppard album for me. Best rockin' out one too. [2]

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • IronPenguin

    I remember hearing this album when I was 15 and it absolutely blew me away. Still one of my favourite ever albums.

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • Fruloko

    Puros clasicos! Gran disco :D

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • haunj

    Why the Hell can't I find the Original Band playing the song. All I can find is a bunch of tribute bands......

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tilleafian

    Agree best Def Leppard album ever.Not a bad song on there.It was a groundbreaker for rock music at the time.Slick production and great drum sounds.

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • XGT

    The best Leppard album to date.

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • VanHalenFreakZ

    My favs off of this album are Stagefirght, Billy's Got A Gun, Too Late For Love, Foolin', Rock of Ages, Photograph, Rock Rock (Till You Drop), Die Hard the Hunter, Comin' Under Fire, and Action Not Words! That order of songs is the order of how much I like each song on the album and this whole album is a masterpiece. People should listen to the non-single songs or what you might consider filler songs more often because they are really good also, especially Stagefright and Billy's Got A Gun.

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • hoideindad

    it's one of their better albums since it combines the power of the "nwobhm-era" with the fine production of latter days. and it's not as annoying as hysteria, that's a huge advantage ;)

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
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