Sheffield’s Def Leppard to release greatest hits album including cover of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus

Sheffield rockers Def Leppard are to release a greatest hits album – with a cover of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus as its lead single.

The band will release The Story So Far - The Best Of’ on November 30 and it will be backed up by their own version of the 1989 top 20 hit.

The group, best known for hits including Animal and Let’s Get Rocked, are also releasing a festive single called We All Need Christmas.

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It comes in the same week that the Sheffield band were announced as nominees on the shortlist for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The greatest hits album will be available in multiple configurations: a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD comprised of 17 tracks and 2 LP vinyl, and digital.

Def Leppard are releasing a greatest hits album

Def Leppard are releasing a greatest hits album

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All four versions feature three new songs, including the official recording of the band’s recent fan favourite Depeche Mode cover Personal Jesus. 

The album is described as ‘essential for newcomers and longtime fans alike.’ 

THE STORY SO FAR TRACKLISTING:

 Disc 1

“Animal”

“Photograph”

“Pour Some Sugar On Me”

“Love Bites”

“Let’s Get Rocked”

“Armaggedon It”

“Foolin’”

“Two Steps Behind”

“Heaven Is”

“Rocket”

“Hysteria”

“Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”

“Make Love Like A Man”

“Action”

“When Love & Hate Collide”

“Rock of Ages”

“Personal Jesus”

Disc 2

“Let’s Go”

“Promises”

“Slang”

“Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”

“Rock On (Radio Remix)”

“Nine Lives” (feat. Tim McGraw)

“Work It Out”

“Stand Up”

“Dangerous”

“Now”

“Undefeated”

“Tonight”

“C’Mon C’Mon”

“Man Enough”

“No Matter What”

“All I Want Is Everything”

“It’s All About Believing”

“Kings Of The World”

The group will also release Hysteria: The Singles, a new limited edition, 10-disc vinyl box set featuring all of the 7” singles from their eponymous multi-platinum album Hysteria, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. 

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The band will also return to the UK and Eire for a series of dates in December 2018. 

Full tour dates are as follows:
 
Sat 1stDecember 2018           Dublin, 3 Arena EIRE
Sun 2ndDecember                  Belfast, The SSE Arena UK
Tues 4thDecember                 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena UK
Thurs 6thDecember                London, The O2 UK
Sat 8thDecember                   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena UK
Sun 9thDecember                   Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena UK
Tues 11thDecember               Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena UK
Wed 12thDecember               Manchester, Manchester Arena UK
Fri 14thDecember                  Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena UK
Sat 15thDecember                 Liverpool, Echo Arena UK
Mon 17thDecember               Birmingham, Arena Birmingham UK
Tuesday 18thDecember         London, The SSE Arena Wembley UK (extra date added)