Def Leppard will release its second limited edition box set, Def Leppard – Volume Two. The collection is the second of four planned volumes chronicling the band's complete recorded output, newly remastered as both a 10-LP, 180-gram vinyl box, and a limited edition seven-CD set featuring all the recordings from the band in the 1990’s with their original packaging. Also included is a 40-page hardbound book packed with rare photos by Ross Halfin and introductions written by the entire band.
Def Leppard – Volume Two includes such Leppard classics as 1992’s Adrenalize; the 1993 compilation Retro Active — the band's first compilation featuring B-sides and previously unreleased recording sessions from 1984 to 1993; 1996's Slang; and 1999’s Euphoria. 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 '90s, complete with newly commissioned artwork.
During their band's acceptance speech earlier this month at the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which is now airing on HBO — frontman Joe Elliott explained that Def Leppard has always had its eyes on the future: “You have stayed on board with us for the best part of the following 36 years and supported us through some tough times along the way. But those tough times have helped make this band what it is today. It's solid, we're appreciative of who we are, and what we stand for. Those songs written over the years were always our main priority and although it seemed that there was always a looming sense of tragedy around every corner, we just wouldn't let it in.”
Def Leppard will next perform on June 6th in Solvesborg, Sweden.