Kay Albers. Marco Saccani. Karsten Meyer. Richard Smith. Dave Bland. Kostiantyn Orlenko. John Beeson. Jem Dyer. Travis Bickle jnr. Norvern Munky. Richard Kupisz. Brian clash. Aaron Bergman.
Boppin The Blues. Chris Ashfield. The problem now was we were recording guitar parts to no drums or bass, just a click track to keep us in time. It was very hard to envision what the dynamics and the final sound was going to be like without bass and drums. On Pyromania the guitar sounds were recorded using a Marshall watt amp. But they went through a ton of guitar amps and a whole lot of time before they found the right one.
Eventually I think the amp blew up. Other times we would us a Rockman, made by Tom Scholz. The Rock Box had similar settings to the Rockman: a clean sound and a distorted sound. The difference was you could turn off the chorus and effects on the Rock Box allowing you to use your own effects.
So the plan was we were pretty much going to use either the Rockman, or Rock Box for everything guitar wise. Sometimes I would blend a Roland studio flanger in to beef some of the power chord sounds. But this is where Mutt taught the band and me that music production is about the song and arrangement first, then performance, followed lastly by the sound. If the song and the arrangement is great, and the performance is great, then the sound quite often takes care of itself.
We were recording the guitar verse jangle for the song, Hysteria. Sav was playing the part and the problem we were having was the Rock Box clean sound was so compressed you could hear every finger fret movement almost louder than the guitar sound itself.
We liked the sound of the jangle but there was no way we could allow this scratching fret noise between chord changes to be part of the recorded sound. So what to do? We decided to punch in each chord change separately.
Recording like this and trying to get the feel right at the same time could literally take days. We had to double track each part plus add embellishments later on in the song. So we came up with the idea of recording all the parts we needed for the song on a single 8 bar section of music, say the verse.
And the same for the chorus. The idea was to create a whole recorded song on the second multi track machine by offsetting and transferring 8 bars at time from the original multi track machine. It was revolutionary at the time but something you can do in 5 minutes in Pro Tools now. All we had then though was two Studer A analog 24 track tape machines synced together by a synchronizer called the Q lock and an AMS digital delay.
I would offset one machine against the other by 8 bars using time code, which was only frame accurate, so I used an AMS delay in the chain so I could break the increments of the time code down to a smaller amount, milliseconds.
Then I would punch in the next 8 bars using the Q lock and AMS to move the timing around until it felt natural as if the band had just played it. So it would take maybe up to 20 tries punching in each time to get the timing right against the click track. It literally had to be perfect, timing wise, for this whole thing to work. It took me a week to do 3 songs this way: Hysteria, Rocket, and Armageddon It.
Mutt and the band left me on my own to do this while they were in another room writing more songs. Fortunately we only recorded those three songs that way. The rest of the album we recorded a more conventional way, punching in on the multi track.
You can see now why this album was taking so long to record. Mission accomplished. Essential listening for fans across the board, Hysteria indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.
Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by Born in the U. Can't say anything that hasn't been said already - in my opinion one of the best albums I've ever listened too - even to this day it sounds superb, 30 years on! From the great lyrics to amazing guitar riffs to fantastic one-armed drum beats. I bought it way back in '87 and I've owned it on every possible format - Vinyl, tape, cd, mp3 download - and now a remastered vinyl - bands just don't make albums like this anymore!!
Very well put together. Nothing really new , but it ties everything up in one place. Very good quality and the remasters are not over done as is often done in the days of re releases.
The 2LP Vinyl sounds excellent. Vinyl can be a risk but fans needn't worry with this pressing. Sounds less compressed than my old cd. Vinyl is quiet and reveals the bass more clearly than before. Load more international reviews. Album aside. After having completely worn out my previous cd I couldn't be without a copy so I purchased this re-mastered one and at this price it has been a great buy.
Album aside, check out a fantastic little article on yahoo news 3 August entitled The bitter-sweet story of Deff Leppard's Hysteria. A fascinating read which I keep returning to as it's just so good. Gotta love the Leppard!
I wasn't sure when I bought this if it would be the re-recorded version of the album which, sorry guys, does not sound the same. I'm glad to say it's not, it's the same great Def Leppard sound with Steve Clark on remastered and reissued vinyl. The first l. I ever bought aged I wore out the original. Why oh why did they need to make it a double gatefold???? At least they printed the lyrics for the first time. Quality old school metal.
Loved it. Good quality pressing and sound exactly as it should - huge. Corners well but the back steps out Good seller , will use again Good album probably not as good as pyromania or high and dry but did make them big on the world stage. Had this on cassette back in the day and wanted it on vinyl for ages. Very happy with it. Dramatic improvement on the original single disc vinyl - which always should have been a double album anyway.
Also it's a really good pressing. Loved this album first time round, so when my daughter asked for it I was chuffed. She loves it and so she should.
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Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.Get Hysterical: 30th Anniversary Vinyl Edition of Def Leppard's Seminal Album, Hysteria, Newly Remastered and Afforded 2LPs for Wider, Deeper Grooves and Better Sound Essential listening for any music fan, Def Leppard 's Hysteria indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. Now, for its 30th anniversary, it is finally .