| July 11, 1981|
Robert John Lange
| March – June 1981|
11 July 1981
| Battery Studios, London|
Heavy metal, Hard rock, New wave of British heavy metal
Def Leppard albums, Heavy metal albums
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.
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
Robert John "Mutt" Lange – producer, 1984 remixes
Mike Shipley – engineer
Nigel Green - assistant engineer
Hipgnosis – cover design
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.
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.
1Let It Go4:43High 'n' Dry Wikipedia
2Another Hit and Run4:59
3High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)3:27