Slang (Deluxe Edition)

Slang (Deluxe Edition)

Released across multiple formats through Def Leppard's own Bludgeon Riffola on February 11th, 2014.

 

Project Coodinator / Executive Producer - Joe Elliott

Art Direction - Def Leppard & Richard Proctor

Design & Imaging - Alias Designs Ltd

 
The Slang reissue is available in 3 formats: a CD Deluxe Edition and Digital Edition containing the original 11 album tracks re-mastered and original rare bonus tracks made up of demos, alternate versions and mixes with a series of new songs recorded during the time the band was creating Slang. Most of these additional bonus tracks have never been released.

 

The double CD includes a 26-page booklet with 51 rare photos from legendary photographer Ross Halfin & liner notes from Joe Elliott, which gives insights into the band during this '94-'95 time period.

 

A special iTunes Digital Edition will have everything from the Digital Edition, plus a further set of additional bonus tracks. A Double Vinyl Deluxe Edition will also be available and will feature the original album, and its own set of exclusive songs.
 
The band also released a special Slang Video Collection the same day (February 11th) exclusively on iTunes that feature videos from singles “Slang,” “Work It Out,” and "All I Want Is Everything."

 

Slang was first released in May 1996 and is considered the band’s most underrated album. At the time of its release, the music industry was at the height of the 90s grunge scene and Def Leppard with bands like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam were dominating the airwaves. Despite this musical shift, Slang charted on the Top Five UK Official Chart and the Top 15 in the US on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, plus the UK rock magazine Q named the project as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year. As a testament to their music transcending through time, Slang was recognized for its musical departure from the band’s signature sound. The collection incorporated new sonic elements that gave the album a slightly darker introspective mood than their previous releases. As Phil Collen stated in an interview with Metal Hammer UK, “We've all got personal things that have happened during the recording of Slang, and we've just ploughed on and some of it has come out on the record.”

 

DELUXE CD & DIGITAL FORMAT:
Disc 1
1. Truth?
2. Turn To Dust
3. Slang
4. All I Want Is Everything
5. Work It Out
6. Breath A Sigh
7. Deliver Me
8. Gift of Flesh
9. Blood Runs Cold
10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies
11. Pearl of Euphoria
12. Move With Me Slowly
13. Truth? (Original Version) 
14. Burn Out
15. Worlds Collide
16. Can't Keep Away From The Flame

Disc 2
1. Turn To Dust (Phil Verse Vocal) 
2. Raise Your Love3. All I Want Is Everything (1st Draft)
4. Work It Out (1st Draft)
5. Breath A Sigh (Rough Mix)
6. Deliver Me (Rough Mix)
7. Black Train
8. Blood Runs Cold (Rough Mix)
9. Where Does Love Go When It Dies (1st Draft)
10. Pearl of Euphoria (Rough Mix)
11. All On Your Touch (2012 revisit) 
12. Anger (Deliver Me 1st Draft)
13. Move On Up (Viv Demo)
14. Gift of Flesh (Phil Vocal)

 

ITUNES EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS:
1. Truth? (Demo)
2. Work it Out (Demo)
3. All I Want is Everything (Demo)
4. Move With Me Slowly (Phil Chorus Vocal)
5. When Saturday Comes (From the Film "When Saturday Comes")
6. Jimmy's Theme (From the Film "When Saturday Comes")
7. Cause We Ended As Lovers (From the Jeff Beck Tribute Album "Jeffology")
8. Led Boots (From the Jeff Beck Tribute Album "Jeffology")


DELUXE VINYL FORMAT
Vinyl 1
Side 1
1. Truth?
2. Turn To Dust
3. Slang
4. All I Want Is Everything
5. Work It Out
Side 2
6. Breath A Sigh
7. Deliver Me
8. Gift of Flesh
9. Blood Runs Cold
10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies

Vinyl 2
Side 3
11. Pearl of Euphoria
12. Move With Me Slowly
13. Truth? (original version) 
Side 4
14. Burn Out
15. Worlds Collide
16. Can't Keep Away From The Flame
17. All On Your Touch (2012 revisit)
18. Black Train

Purchase

U.K.:

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NORTH AMERICA:

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FRANCE:

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GERMANY:

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AUSTRALIA:

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Tracklist

Performed By

Additional Information

Producer: Pete Woodroffe & Def Leppard
Recording Location: Marbella, Spain (1994-1995) & Bow Lane Studios in Dublin, Ireland (1996)
<p>We&#39;ve all got personal things that have happened during the recording of Slang, and we just ploughed on and some of it has come out on the record. Anyone who isn&#39;t a Def Leppard fan, you play it to them and they love it, Collen notes. They go, &#39;Wow, this is really cool. Who is it?&#39; &#39;It&#39;s us,&#39; and they go, &#39;Whoaaaa. This is really cool.&#39; But, yeah, no one really heard it. There&#39;s the faithful few who absolutely love it and think it&#39;s the best Def Leppard album of all time, but it&#39;s a minority.</p>

Comments

Sharrie Butler 02/21/14 2014 06:37:39 AM

Thank you guys for rereleasing my favorite album. I can't wait to add it to my collection. You guys rock and keep up the great work. I look forward to your new CD.

John Sposato 02/22/14 2014 03:21:53 AM

Slang may seem like the one album you'd least expect to get a deluxe edition as it's usually one known to hardcore fans, yet in this case, the band were granted back the rights to the masters from Virgin EMI (Mercury)/Universal and Jimmy Buffets indie label Mailboat now have the band in North America at least. It's also a chance to reintroduce an album that was derided at the time of the original release. It's more in line with the alternative scene prevalent in the mid-'90s but with an '80s name attached to it mainstream radio were apprehensive.
It's good to have some B-sides, covers and demos on here as I would never get a bootleg of those. A couple of them were on singles taken from Euphoria like Worlds Collide. We get a few tracks from Vivian Campbell as this was the first studio release that he was on.
If this is a new pattern being set I wonder if Euphoria and X could get reissued like this in future. Plenty of rare tracks to add to them as well so we'll just have to wait.