Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMeThirty years ago this August, Def Leppard unleashed the massively successful Hysteria. In celebration of the milestone, the band is reissuing a remastered version of the album on August 4 in multiple configurations — a five-CD/two-DVD super deluxe package, a three-CD set, a two-LP vinyl collection, and a single CD.

Hysteria topped the Billboard 200 for six weeks in 1988, and yielded an impressive six top-20 singles, including “Love Bites,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and “Armageddon It,” which peaked at #1, #2 and #3, respectively, on the Hot 100 chart. The record’s Def Leppard’s best-selling album, having moved over 12 million copies in the U.S.

The super deluxe box set features a remastered version of the original album; a variety of B-sides, radio edits, extended versions and remixes; the audio from the 1989 In the Round, In Your Face concert film; a DVD featuring promo videos and select U.K. TV performances; and a DVD containing the Classic Albums documentary focusing on Hysteria. The set also includes a books featuring the story of the making of Hysteria and a Def Leppard discography, a photo book with images shot by Ross Halfin, a replica tour program, and a tour poster.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since the release of Hysteria. In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday,” says Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott. “So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road.”

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