Songs From The Sparkle Lounge

Label
Universal Music (Pty) Ltd.
Release date
25 Apr 2008
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
39:21

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Go 3:21 23,400
2 Nine Lives (feat. Tim McGraw) 3:32 2,105
3 C'mon C'mon 4:09 23,614
4 Love 4:18 20,100
5 Tomorrow 3:35 18,021
6 Cruise Control 3:04 16,461
7 Hallucinate 3:17 16,798
8 Only The Good Die Young 3:34 15,691
9 Bad Actress 3:04 15,745
10 Come Undone 3:32 13,404
11 Gotta Let It Go 3:55 13,411

About this album

Songs from the Sparkle Lounge is the tenth studio album and 14th album overall from the English hard rock band Def Leppard. Released on April 25, 2008 in Europe and April 29 in North America, it was the band’s first album of brand new material since their 2002 album X.

In an Interview on Rockline Radio, two band members, Joe Elliott and Vivian Campbell stated that the title of their latest studio album would be Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, saying that “Until someone comes up with a better name this will be the final title upon release”. They also mentioned the possibility of previous Def Leppard album producer Mutt Lange being involved with a few songs for the album, but in the end this collaboration did not turn out to be possible due to scheduling conflicts. However, Joe Elliott has stated that the band and Mutt Lange still plan to finish off a couple songs together.

In an interview with Billboard.com, Joe Elliott stated that the album title is a reference to an area backstage of gigs, where the band would work on new material. “It was a mini (drum) kit, mini amps, a tape recorder and sparkly lights.” Elliott also stated that they would not be performing any previews of the songs, as they did not want them appearing on websites such as YouTube prior to the release of the album.

Members of the band have described the tracks from the album as written in the style of Hysteria, with the production style of High ‘n’ Dry. The album’s first single, “Nine Lives” features country singer Tim McGraw.

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  • ANGEL_of_MISERY

    Great music, the main theme in my life play list.

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • cabokirk

    very good song these guys are still great cmon people. they rock. since like some people are the ones getting old on here. not Def leppard

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Unkyp

    crossdressinate I agree! I too was put off this album ! firstly by the title! then the cover !! stupid I know ! but now I've listened to it on last fm , and I just bought it from Tesco.com bargain !

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • peeves111

    underrated. their best sing hysteria IMO

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • IronPenguin

    Best since Slang IMO

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Cryyystal

    aaaaaaawesom!!!

    17 Apr 2009 Reply
  • eaksak_

    my music

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Adam_Sandler

    I was so happy when this album came out, I even had an orgasm

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • aryanmehr

    You always live to tell the tale

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • HardNRoll

    " Love " song is awesome .. Classic Def Leppard Ballads .. This album good than other oldies band's new albums ..

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • eddiemalmsteen

    ba y a ri1 a redir c le top du top

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Megadieftw

    omg this sounds awesome

    8 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Nyentek

    This isn't really different from any of their older stuff, it's just not as consistent. More rockers would've made it a balanced album.

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • JIMIJIVE

    ADDED THIS CRAPPY ALBLUM TO MY LIB. MY MISTAKE... WILL BE DELETEING VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    23 Aug 2008 Reply
  • JIMIJIVE

    I USED TO REALLY LOVE THIS BAND, BUT POP SHIT LIKE THIS JUST MAKES ME ILL !! WHY CAN'T THESE BANDS JUST STICK TO WHAT THEY DO BEST ? THEY NEED TO GO BACK IN THE STUDIO AND TRY AND RECAPTURE THE GLORY OF THERE CLASSICS... ALBUMS LIKE HIGH 'N' DRY & PROMANIA PUT THIS BAND ON THE MAP.. NOT THIS SOFT BULLSHIT LIKE SONGS LIKE "LOVE" OR "NINE LIVES" .

    23 Aug 2008 Reply
  • JulioLeppard

    foda foda foda !!!

    8 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Project77

    Go - cool tune. reminds me a little of paper sun from Euphoria.

    4 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Arthur_Dent_42

    alles lull und lall.

    2 Jun 2008 Reply
  • talonkrass

    Great album. Similar in mood and tone to Euphoria. It reminds me a bit of Adrenalize, as well.

    13 May 2008 Reply
  • disintegrate666

    Just Go!

    6 May 2008 Reply
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