DEF LEPPARD: Retro Active CD 1993. Check videos “Two Steps Behind”, “Desert Song”, “Miss You in a Heartbeat”, “Action” and audio (whole album)

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1 “Desert Song” (Steve Clark, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage) 5:19 Outtake from the Hysteria album sessions
2 “Fractured Love” (Clark, Elliott, Savage) 5:08  Outtake from the Hysteria album sessions
3 “Action” (Andy Scott, Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker) 3:41  Original version released on the “Make Love Like a Man” single
4 “Two Steps Behind” (Acoustic Version) (Elliott) 4:16 Original version released on the “Make Love Like a Man” single, Originally released on the Last Action Hero soundtrack
5 “Shes Too Tough” (Elliott) 3:41 Original version released on the “Heaven Is” single
6 “Miss You in a Heartbeat” (Phil Collen) 4:04 Original version released on the “Make Love Like a Man” single
7 “Only After Dark” (Mick Ronson) 3:52 Original version released on the “Lets Get Rocked” single
8 “Ride Into The Sun” (Clark, Collen, Elliott, Savage) 3:12  Original version released on the “Hysteria” single First recording of the song released on The Def Leppard E.P.
9 “From the Inside” (Elliott) 4:13 Originally released on the “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” single
10 “Ring Of Fire” (Clark, Collen, Elliott, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Savage) 4:42 Original version released on the “Armageddon It” single
11 “I Wanna Be Your Hero” (Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage) 4:29 Original version released on the “Hysteria” single
12 “Miss You in a Heartbeat” (Electric Version) (Collen) 4:58
13 “Two Steps Behind” (Electric Version) (Elliott) 4:29
14 “Miss You in a Heartbeat” (Piano Version) [Hidden track] (Collen) 4:09

Certifications:
United States RIAA Platinum, Canada CRIA Platinum

Rick Allen drums
Vivian Campbell electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Steve Clark electric guitars
Phil Collen electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Joe Elliott lead vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, jungle orchestra on “Fractured Love”
Rick Savage bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals

Additional musicians:
Ian Hunter honky tonk messiah on “Ride into the Sun”
Michael Kamen string arrangement on “Two Steps Behind” (Acoustic Version)
Robert John “Mutt” Lange backing vocals
Fiachna Ó Braonáin tin whistle on “From the Inside”
Liam Ó Maonlaí grand piano on “From the Inside”
Peter O’Toole mandolin on “From the Inside”
P.J. Smith backing vocals on “Action”

Pete Woodroffe piano on “Miss You in a Heartbeat”Retro Active is an album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1993. The album features touched-up versions of B-sides and previously unreleased recordings from the bands recording sessions between 1984 and 1993. The album charted at #9 on The Billboard 200 and #6 on the UK Albums Chart.

After releasing only three albums over the course of a decade, Def Leppard used Retro Active to break that habit, provide a treat for diehard fans, and close the door on the “Steve Clark” era of the band. It reached platinum sales in many countries.
Although many tracks were found on single releases, some parts were re-recorded on the road during the Adrenalize tour.
Two unfinished songs from the Hysteria recording sessions, “Desert Song” and “Fractured Love”, were completed exclusively for the album. “Two Steps Behind”, an acoustic ballad originally recorded in electric version, was given strings by conductor Michael Kamen and included onto the Last Action Hero soundtrack. It would become the bands last Top 20 single in the US, reaching #12.
The album also had covers, Sweets “Action” (which charted higher than the original in the UK) and Mick Ronsons “Only After Dark”. Although guitarist Phil Collen had written “Miss You in a Heartbeat”, it was released first on the self-titled 1991 debut by The Law, a band featuring Paul Rodgers and The Who drummer Kenney Jones.
The version of “Ride into the Sun” is not the version that appeared on the Def Leppard EP, but rather the 1987 re-recording. It differs slightly from the version of the recording used as a B-side in the Hysteria era, though. The one used as a B-side had a Rick Allen drum solo intro, whereas this one has a piano intro.
Retro Active features a hidden (final) track: a piano/vocal version of “Miss You in a Heartbeat”.
This is the first Def Leppard album to feature songs recorded with newly added guitarist Vivian Campbell.

Album cover:
The album cover, by Nels Israelson and Hugh Syme, is a photograph a lady sitting at a dressing table, looking in a mirror. However, if the cover is viewed at arms length or from a distance, it takes the form of a skull (a type of vanitas art), the womans head forming the left eye socket, and her reflected head in the mirror forming the right eye socket. The mirror itself forms the shape of the skull and the accessories on the dressing table form the nose, nostrils and teeth. It was inspired by Charles Allan Gilberts most famous work, All Is Vanity (1892).

Def Leppard ‎– Retro Active
Label: Bludgeon Riffola ‎– 518 305-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 04 Oct 1993
Genre: Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Acoustic
Tracklist:
1 Desert Song 5:10
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar, Keyboards – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer [Additional Overdubs] – Pete Woodroffe
Engineer [Original Backing Track, Keyboards] – Albert Boekholt, Ronald Prent
Guitar – Phil Collen, Steve Clark
Guitar [1st Solo, Indian Melodies] – Phil Collen
Guitar [2nd Solo] – Steve Clark
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Elliott*, Savage*, Clark*
2 Fractured Love 5:08
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar, Keyboards – Rick Savage
Co-producer, Engineer [Additional] – Pete Woodroffe
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer [Original Backing Track, Backing Vocals, Keyboards] – Albert Boekholt, Janfred Arendsen, Nigel Green
Guitar – Phil Collen, Steve Clark
Guitar [Ride Out Solo] – Phil Collen
Guitar [Solo] – Steve Clark
Lead Vocals, Sounds [Intro Jungle Orchestra] – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Elliott*, Savage*, Clark*
3 Action 3:40
Backing Vocals – P.J. Smith*, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Vivian Campbell
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Co-producer, Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Drums – Rick Allen
Guitar – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Written-By – A. Scott*, B. Connolly*, M. Tucker*, S. Priest*
4 Two Steps Behind (Acoustic Version) 4:17
Acoustic Bass – Rick Savage
Acoustic Guitar – Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell
Arranged By [Strings] – Michael Kamen
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Vivian Campbell
Co-producer, Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Engineer [String Overdubs] – Steve McGaughlin*
Guitar [Solo] – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Remix – Mike Shipley
Written-By – Joe Elliott
5 She’s Too Tough 3:41
Backing Vocals – Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer [Additional Drums, Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals] – Pete Woodroffe
Engineer [Lead Vocals] – Erwin Musper
Engineer [Original Backing Track] – Albert Boekholt, Freek Feenstra
Guitar, Guitar [Solo] – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Joe Elliott
6 Miss You In A Heartbeat 4:04
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Co-producer, Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Drums – Rick Allen
Guitar – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Piano – Joe Elliott, Pete Woodroffe
Written-By – Phil Collen
7 Only After Dark 3:52
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell
Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Engineer [Additional On The Road Engineering] – Robert Scovill
Lead Guitar [Vibes] – Vivian Campbell
Lead Guitar [Wah Wah] – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Mick Ronson
8 Ride Into The Sun 3:12
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer [Original] – Ronald Prent
Guitar – Phil Collen, Steve Clark
Guitar [Solo] – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Piano [Honky Tonk Messiah] – Ian Hunter
Written-By – Elliott*, Collen*, Savage*, Clark*
9 From The Inside 4:14
Acoustic Bass – Rick Savage
Acoustic Guitar [Left], Guitar [2nd Solo] – Vivian Campbell
Acoustic Guitar [Right], Guitar [1st Solo] – Phil Collen
Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Grand Piano – Liam Ó Maonlaí
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Mandolin – Peter O’Toole
Tin Whistle – Fiachna Ó Braonain*
Written-By – Joe Elliott
10 Ring Of Fire 4:42
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Mutt Lange*
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer [Original, Extra Overdubs] – Ronald Prent
Engineer [Original, Original Backing Track] – Nigel Green
Guitar – Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Steve Clark
Guitar [Ride Out Licks] – Steve Clark
Guitar [Solo] – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Elliot*, Collen*, Savage*, Lange*, Clark*
11 I Wanna Be Your Hero 4:31
Backing Vocals – Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen (2)
Engineer [Original] – Ronald Prent
Guitar – Phil Collen, Steve Clark
Guitar [Solo] – Steve Clark
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Elliott*, Collen*, Savage*, Lange*, Clark*
12 Miss You In A Heartbeat (Electric Version) 4:58
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Guitar – Phil Collen
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Written-By – Phil Collen
Track 13: Includes Hidden Track (8:59)
13a Two Steps Behind (Electric Version)
Backing Vocals – Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Joe Elliott
Bass Guitar – Rick Savage
Drums – Rick Allen
Engineer – Pete Woodroffe
Guitar – Phil Collen
Guitar [Solo] – Vivian Campbell
Lead Vocals – Joe Elliott
Remix – Mike Shipley
Written-By – Joe Elliott
4:31
13b Blank 0:21
13c Miss You In A Heartbeat (Acoustic, Acoustic Version)
Written-By – Phil Collen
4:07

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
Copyright (c) – Bludgeon Riffola Ltd.
Produced For – Bludgeon Riffola Ltd.
Made By – PDO, UK – 10256971
Recorded At – Wisseloord Studios
Recorded At – Rainbow Studios
Recorded At – Bow Lane Studios, Dublin
Recorded At – Olympiahalle Munich
Mastered At – Gateway Mastering
Producer – Def Leppard

Stickered “This is not a new Def Leppard album, nor is it an old Def Leppard record. It is Retro Active – a collection of songs which have appeared in various hard to find places or in certain cases never made it out of the studio until now. 518 305-2”
Includes 24-page colour booklet.
Produced for Bludgeon Riffola Ltd.
Mastered at Gateway Mastering.
(P) 1993 Phonogram Ltd. (London). (C) 1993 Bludgeon Riffola Ltd.

Track 6 A.K.A. ‘Band Acoustic Version’.
Track 13b is 21 seconds of no music, as a lead-in to the hidden track. Track 13c is not listed anywhere on back cover, booklet or disc.

Barcode: 7 31451 83052 5
Distribution Code: PG 833
Label Code: LC 7179
Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
Matrix / Runout: 5183052 10256971 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

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