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High 'n' Dry

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Released  July 11, 1981
Length  42:15
Artist  Def Leppard
Producer  Robert John Lange
Recorded  March – June 1981
High 'n' Dry (1981)  Pyromania (1983)
Release date  11 July 1981
Label  Mercury Records
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Studio  Battery Studios, London
Genres  Heavy metal, Hard rock, New wave of British heavy metal
Similar  Def Leppard albums, Heavy metal albums

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High 'n' Dry is the second studio album by the English rock band Def Leppard, released on July 11, 1981. High 'n' Dry was Pete Willis' last full-time album with Def Leppard. It charted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 and No. 26 on the UK Albums Chart. "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)", ranked No. 33 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs. Following the success of Pyromania, the album re-entered in the US chart and reached No. 72 in 1983.

Contents

High 'n' Dry was reissued on 31 May 1984 with two bonus tracks:

  • "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix), essentially the same recording with a few synthesiser overdubs. The remix was released in 1984 as a single, peaking at No. 61 in the US charts.
  • "Me & My Wine" (Remix), a remixed version of a 1981 B-side.
  • 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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    Track listing

  • On vinyl and cassette releases, "Me & My Wine" (Remix) is added to the end of side one, while "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix) leads off side two. On CD releases, "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix) and "Me & My Wine" (Remix) follow "No No No".
  • The last lyric, 'no', in "No No No" repeats infinitely on the original vinyl album release. The original cassette features "no" being screamed 46 times and then ending abruptly when the cassette finished. On later releases the no's slowly fade out to silence.
  • Def Leppard

  • Joe Elliott – lead vocals
  • Steve Clark – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Willis – rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage – bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen – drums, backing vocals
  • Production

  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange – producer, 1984 remixes
  • Mike Shipley – engineer
  • Nigel Green - assistant engineer
  • Hipgnosis – cover design
  • Songs

    1Let It Go4:43
    2Another Hit and Run4:59
    3High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)3:27

    References

    High 'n' Dry Wikipedia


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