High ‘n’ Dry Released 36 Years Ago Today

HIGH ‘N’ DRY is the second studio album by DEF LEPPARD released on July 11, 1981. Its title song, “High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)”, made #33 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs. The album charted at #38 on The Billboard and #26 on the UK Albums Chart.

High ‘n’ Dry was reissued on 31 May 1984 with two bonus songs “Bringing’ On The Heartbreak (Remix) and a remixed version of a 1981 B-side, “Me & My Wine”. The “Bringing’ On The Heartbreak” (Remix) was released in 1984 as a single, peaking at No. 61 in the US charts.

Videos for both were made, featuring Phil Collen (who was not in the band at the time of the album’s recording). Both bonus tracks were omitted from the mid-1990s re-releases of the album.

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Happy Birthday High ‘n’ Dry Album!

Today 11 July marks the 35 Anniversary since the album was originally released.  As we celebrate this album, we got a special surprise for you! Here is a brand new album Q&A w/ Joe talking everything High ‘n’ Dry… including album title, artwork, the songwriting & recording process, touring & promoting the album, amongst many other items. ENJOY!

Share your favorite song or memories from this album & tour period with the hashtag ‪#‎HighNDry35
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High ‘n’ Dry – Celebrating the 35th Anniversary

This month on July 11th will mark the 35th anniversary of the HIGH ‘N’ DRY album release.

Do you still have your concert shirt, cassette copy, 8-track, or ticket stub from this album and tour?  Share your favorite memories from this album & tour period with the hashtag #HighNDry35 from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and we will feature them on the website, as well as share to the official Def Leppard social media channels.

Also, this week we will share a special audio interview w/ Joe talking about this special album and time period.  Stay tuned..

Revisit the full album and pick up a copy via AMAZON here