For the past week, while walking and on board public transportation, the 30 songs that made up Slang Deluxe Edition entertains me. Maximum overdrive on the headphones...
- Some songs are still recognisable as Def Leppard like All I Want Is Everything, which by the way got the most humble lines of " its hard to hold your head up, when you're kneeling down to pray".
- For me there are some fantastic haunting and darker songs that I really like and gives me the shivers - Pearl of Euphoria, Deliver Me, Breathe A Sigh and Blood Runs Cold. Very unusual songs for Def Leppard to make, but I think among their best.
- But there are moments and songs where for me Def Leppard is trying to sound a bit similar to what's trendy then in the early and mid 90s. Yes, quite a miserable era for rock and metal music that I know and like.
the exotic, land of India intro sounding Turn To Dust, the Vivian Campbell written Work It Out, the rocking Gift Of Flesh, and even Slang really compliments the haunting songs that I mentioned earlier.
this includes Can't Keep Away From The Flame which first appears on Vault Japanese Pressing.
- A few drafts versions of which the final results appear on Slang album..
Above three is from the deluxe edition..
Bottom two is from the original version.
I prefer the original version cd booklet... Great photos and arts..
i just want to say listening to Slang I forget Rick Allen got only one arm....