Def Leppard ‎– Hysteria

Mercury ‎– 830 675-1
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Women 5:51
A2 Rocket 6:35
A3 Animal 4:08
A4 Love Bites 5:48
A5 Pour Some Sugar On Me 4:27
A6 Armageddon It 5:24
B1 Gods Of War 6:44
B2 Don't Shoot Shotgun 4:31
B3 Run Riot 4:43
B4 Hysteria 5:57
B5 Excitable 4:23
B6 Love And Affection 4:39

Companies, etc.



Issued with a printed inner sleeve that contains liner notes, credits, and a picture.
Some copies have with a yellow sticker on front cover.

"Hysteria" is a Bludgeon Riffola recording.
Printed in The Netherlands.

Recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland; Windmill Lane Studio 2, Dublin, Ireland; and Studio Des Dames, Paris, France.

All songs published by: In the U.K./Ireland: Why Bother Ltd./Warner Bros. Music/Zomba Music Publishers. In Australia/New Zealand: Bludgeon Riffola Ltd./Warner Bros. Music/Zomba Music Publishers. In the Rest of The Known Universe: Bludgeon Riffola Ltd./Zomba Music Publishers.

℗ 1987 Phonogram Ltd (London)
© 1987 Bludgeon Riffola Ltd

Also available on
MC: 830 675-4
CD: 830 675-2

[On labels]:
℗ 1987 Phonogram Ltd. (London)
© 1987 Bludgeon Riffola
Made in Holland

No track durations given on the labels or sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42283 06751 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 830-675-1.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 830-675-1.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 422-830-675-1-AS-SP-DMM 12 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 422-830-675-1-BS-DMM MASTERDISK 1114
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 422-830-675-1-AS-SP-DMM 2-4 SPNET ΓԐ 16 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 422-830-675-1-BS-DMM SPNET C 111 Ͻ 214 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): 422-830-675-1-AS-SP-DMM 2-6-SP-NET MASTERDISK 1119
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): 422-830-675-1-BS-DMM SPNET 2-5 MASTERDISK 1117
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): 422-830-675-1-AS-SP-DMM 2-6 SP-NET MASTERDISK 1111
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): 422-830-675-1-BS-DMM SP-NET 2-5 MASTERDISK 111
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): 422-830-675-1-AS-SP-DMM 2-5 SPNET MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): 422-830-675-1-BS-DMM SP-NET 2-4 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): 422-830-675-1-AS-SP-DMM 2-5 SPNET 12 o MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): 422-830-675-1-BS-DMM SPNET 2-5 MASTERDISK 1114
  • Rights Society (Boxed): BIEM
  • Rights Society (Boxed): STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0268
  • Price Code: PG 281

Other Versions (5 of 197) View All

Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0042283067592 Def Leppard Hysteria(CD, Album, RE) Bludgeon Riffola 0042283067592 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
00602557560930, 5756093 Def Leppard Hysteria(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD, Comp + 2xCD, RE + DVD-V,) UMC, Universal Music Group, UMC, Universal Music Group 00602557560930, 5756093 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
00602567176084 Def Leppard Hysteria(47xFile, FLAC, Album, Dlx, RM, Sup) UMC 00602567176084 2017
037 Def Leppard Hysteria(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Super Sonic 037 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
060249843047(7) Def Leppard Hysteria(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Dig) Bludgeon Riffola, Mercury, Universal Music Catalogue 060249843047(7) Europe 2006 Sell This Version


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September 23, 2018

If you ask me, yes, Hysteria is indeed one of the best Rock records of the 80's.

Why? Not only due to the sheer professionalism displayed by these guys but also the unbelievable catchiness of the whole record.
There are less songs here that weren't blockbuster hits than songs that weren't and this tells us something.
It all sounds so easy to listen and even to play but if you dig deep into the massive layers of production you'll realize that something like this is not easy at all to concieve.

Few Rock records had this kind of impact in the 80's and in the midst of a growing hunger for heavier and heavier music among the Rock community, former NWOBHM darlings put out a Pop Metal bomb more polished than anything by Madonna or Duran Duran. Bold move to make if they wanted to keep their street cred, genius move to make if they wanted to generate an everlasting impact in the showbiz.

I must say, though, in some aspects the production is too much and the spontaneous playing of Collen is swallowed by the effects. I think that in that sense the best Def Leppard record is Pyromania, it is equally catchy and does not sound as worked as Hysteria.
I have seen the documentary now and I realize exactly why I have this opinion.

Still, a very good record and who can forget tracks like Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites or Hysteria? Radio staples that still get their dosage of airplay every now and then.


January 24, 2016

Fantastiskt good record. Sound is great with clear sound and great bass. Sounds as good as "Pyromania". Happy i saved this record from The 80's.