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Posted: 01 May 08, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If anyone got a copy of June's Classic Rock, as well as the QPR article, there is a review of Def Leppard's latest album, The Sparkle Lounge.

Mention is made of one of the songs on the Album, Love, and I have now downloaded it. I have to say that the article in Classic Rock is spot on, the song is very Queen.

Anyone else heard it yet?

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Posted: 01 May 08, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would say that this song sounds like a hybrid mix of You Take My Breath Away (style wise) and Beatles Sun King style backing vocals. Very good song from them. A real return to form


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Posted: 01 May 08, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A fantastic song off a fantastic album. 'Love' took me by complete surprise. It's nice to have a quality Leppard album in the wake of the abysmal 'X' album.

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Posted: 01 May 08, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have this album, it is an excellent effort from a band who doesn't really get as much respect as they should. I recommend it for any Leppard fan or anyone who needs a new dose of rock and roll.

Think about it. This is the year for rock and roll's finest.
I mean, Def Leppard's new album, Queen + Paul Rodgers' upcoming album, Rush's latest live album and second part of their Snakes and Arrows tour (I'm going to their June 9th concert in Chicago), AC/DC's upcoming album...yeah.

Rock and roll is here to stay :p

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Posted: 01 May 08, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just out of interest from anyone that has Leppard's "Adrenalize" album, I've heard Joe Elliot say that "Heaven Is" is heavily inspired by Queen and in some ways is "More Queen than Queen". Might explain why it's one of my favourites of the album. What does everyone else think?


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Posted: 02 May 08, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes andy, I thought the same thing by hearing Love. The chourus is absolutely Queenesque and reminds very strictly Jealousy from Freddie Mercury, Jazz album. The guitar solo is very Brian style. Afret all they're close friends.
This is an awesomw album from Leppard's.

Let's get, let's get, let's get, let's get rocked......

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Posted: 02 May 08, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first time I heard the song I thought that Def Leppard used some parts of "Jealousy"!

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Posted: 02 May 08, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beautiful song. I hear a bit of Queen influence, sure, but not anymore than I hear a ton of other influences, including Led Zep and Aerosmith. In fact, mostly Aerosmith I'd say :)

You know, back when Aerosmith were good.....

But sampling this album is sure a breath of fresh air. I'm sold already.

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Posted: 03 May 08, 07:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpFVRWkG0S8

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Posted: 03 May 08, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW Adam and all, if you add &fmt=18 to most recent YouTube videos, you get a stereo/HQ/widescreen version, depending on the source.

So this one in stereo is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpFVRWkG0S8&fmt=18

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Posted: 03 May 08, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol @ Def Leppard

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Posted: 04 May 08, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the subject of the Lepp's, I have just seen something thoroughly embarassing.... they appeared on Dancing With The Stars (the US version of Strictly Come Dancing).... they obviously just did that one for the money I reckon. Still a great band.


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But as soon as I step in dog shit, I can moonwalk better than Michael Jackson."
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Posted: 04 May 08, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will somebody please pour some sugar on def leppard then tell them to rock off for good. please.