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  • Take away a couple of throwaway tracks hastily pasted together and you have a classic leppard record – one that takes us from on of their earliest songs “Ride into the Sun” to the contemporary radio friendly “Two Steps Behind”.This album rocks and like “Slang”, without the sometimes overwhelming presence of Mutt Lange, the Lepps rock out without a care – sounding as raw and passionate as they did with their earliest cuts.I think “Desert Song” is a hidden classic. Why this did’nt make it to either Hysteria or Adrenalize, I will never know… a track of tremendous passion and power with not one but two killer solos by Phil and Steve, this is in my book one of the Top 5 Def Leppard Songs. Another standout is “After Dark” which is probably a first for the Lepps – a song without a defining chorus… by all the same it’s a captivating track with some great vibes by Vivian Campbell.I was pleasantly surprised by “From the Inside”, a genuinely good song with some marvellous playing by the boys and their friends from Hothouse Flowers.All in all a great record and a must buy. It actually rates 4.5 stars in my book, but being a Lepp addict, I will make it 5 stars.

    Posted on January 4, 2010