Def Leppard With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Announce Album “Drastic Symphonies”

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The new album, titled Drastic Symphonies and due out May 19th, will feature some of Def Leppard’s greatest tracks reimagined, as well as a few rare songs.

Def Leppard has always enjoyed veering off the expected path – working with the likes of Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Alison Krauss for example. So, when the offer to revisit some of our back catalogue with the Royal Philharmonic was presented to us, we all jumped at it. Although we’re far from the first band to ever do this, working directly with an orchestra at Abbey Road on some of our more orchestrated songs seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Joe Elliott

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was recorded at Abbey Road in March 2022. Produced by Def Leppard, Ronan McHugh & Nick Patrick with arrangements by Eric Gorfain.

The new album will be available on CD, 2LP black vinyl, limited 2LP colored vinyl, limited 2LP picture disc, CD/Blu-Ray (Atmos) and digitally. The vinyl and Atmos versions will also feature an exclusive bonus track “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad“.

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