Songs from the Sparkle Lounge by Def Leppard (CD, Apr-2008, Bludgeon Riffola)
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|Record Label:||Bludgeon Riffola|
|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
2. Nine Lives
3. C'Mon C'Mon
6. Cruise Control
8. Only the Good Die Young
9. Bad Actress
10. Come Undone
11. Gotta Let It Go
|Producer:||Def Leppard, Ronan McHugh|
Def Leppard: Joe Elliot (vocals); Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell (guitar); Rick Savage (bass guitar); Rick Allen (drums).More than 30 years after the English quintet's inception, Def Leppard have survived and thrived while many of their pop-metal contemporaries have stumbled into obscurity or gone on dubious reunion tours. SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE marks a long-awaited return to the catchy yet edgy hard rock perfected on their career-defining landmark full-length, HYSTERIA (1987). While the band's most successful works were crafted under the strict mentorship of producer Jeff "Mutt" Lange, SPARKLE LOUNGE is a DIY affair, with co-production assistance from live sound engineer Ronan McHugh. First single "Nine Lives" includes a Def Leppard first: guest lead vocals by well-known country singer Tim McGraw. "C'Mon C'Mon" has the stacked background vocals and glam rock swagger that is part and parcel of the group's weathered arsenal. "Tomorrow" packs the kind of stick-to-your-ribs, harmony-laden chorus that is both familiar and fresh. Def Lep in 2008 maintain a contemporary sensibility, yet remain true to their roots.
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- t.v.score66Feb 25, 2010by
Another DEF LEPPARD MASTERPIECE
I am listening to a lot of great stuff right now such as metallica, U2, Man-raze, pearl jam, and creed, but the new def leppard is far better in every which way.Songs From the Sparkle Lounge should have been an enormous hit.
- rainbowblackmor...Mar 20, 2011by
A MUST BUY FOR LEPPARD FANS !
ANOTHER MASTERPIECE FOR DEF LEPPARD FANS OUT THERE ! ME BEING A HUGE DEF LEP FAN IN MY OPINION THIS ALBUM IS AMAZING ! THE ALBUM STARTS OFF LIKE A BELT IN THE FACE WITH THE HEAVY SOUNDING TRACK TITLED "GO" ! ALBUM NEVER LETS UP HAS HEAVY RIFS, GREAT VOCALS AND OF COURSE THE CLASSIC DEF LEPPARD SOUND. THE SONG LOVE ON THE ALBUM AS A AMAZING QUEEN FINE TO THE SONG WITH ALL OF THE VOCAL HARMONIES AND THE WAY THE SONG IS PERFORMED ! IF YOU DO NOT OWN THIS ALBUM IT IS A MUST BUY ! BEST TRACKS ON ALBUM ARE: BAD ACTRESS, LOVE, C'MON C'MON. WHO AM I KIDDING THERE ALL AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- jackhart99Nov 19, 2011by
Still here and still rocking!
While it's difficult to recapture the so-called glory years over the course of a near 30+ year music career it's not necessarily a must for Def Leppard. Will new releases enjoy the commercial success and unit sales of past recordings such as Hysteria and Pyromania? Probably not but it doesn't matter. The fact the group is still together producing enjoyable sounds that old and new fans alike can enjoy, then it's mission accomplished. I'm finding that the more I play Songs from the Sparkle Lounge the more it grows on you. I wish them only continued success and am very grateful they're still here to be enjoyed.
- gertiesboyJul 7, 2009by
they have done it so many time this cd sounds new with the tim mcgraw track which sounds a little bit different. overall i think it was a well produced cd and any fan of Def Leppard will appriciate this awesome piece of work. i have listened to the cd many times already and feel many more coming...anyone looking for a cd that just rocks pick this one up!
- shipprintsJun 9, 2009by
Def Leppard : Sparkle Lounge
A great comeback album for this iconic band. The songs "Go", "Nine Lives", "Cruise Control" and "Bad Actress" make this an extremely enjoyable album. So pull out them wigs and bang your head once once more to "Songs From The Sparkle Lounge"