Def Leppard launch new Pour Some Sugar On Me lyric video

Def Leppard
(Image credit: Ross Halfin)

With the release of Volume One – the first in a series of career-spanning box sets –little more than a month away, Def Leppard have released a previously unseen lyric video for their 1988 hit Pour Some Sugar On Me. Originally released on the previous year's Hysteria album, it was the song that sent the album from a mere three million sales to the chart-topping, record-shattering, diamond disc behemoth we're familiar with today. 

“The song became a hit because strippers in Florida started requesting it on the local radio station,” Phil Collen told us in 2016. “It had a second lease of life. Hysteria was all over bar the shouting, and then all of a sudden this song just got popular, and then the album went to Number One. It’s really funny how it suddenly became cool because it was a stripping song."     

For Volume One, Hysteria has been been re-packaged as a double LP for the vinyl version of the box set, which also includes the band's On Through The Night debut, 1981’s High ’N’ Dry, and 1983’s breakthrough collection Pyromania. The set will also feature Live At The LA Forum 1983, which was originally released as a bonus disc on the deluxe CD version of Pyromania.

A disc titled Rarities Volume 1 compiled by frontman Joe Elliott is also included, which has features b-sides and recordings from the band’s early years. Also contained is a 7-inch vinyl single and 3-inch CD of Leppard’s self-titled EP from 1979. The full track listing is below. 

Volume One also comes with a hardback book with liner notes from Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott and rare photographs by longtime band photographer Ross Halfin. Bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen and guitarist Phil Collen have also contributed to the book.

"Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it," says Joe Elliott. "It’s basically the 80s all banged into one box." 

Volume One is available to order now

Def Leppard Volume One

Def Leppard will head out on the road across North America with Journey from May before returning to the UK and Ireland in December for a run of Hysteria tour dates.

Find a full list of dates and how to get tickets on our Def Leppard tour page.

Volume One: CD Track listing

Disc: 1 - On Through The Night
1. Rock Brigad
2. Hello America
3. Sorrow Is A Woman
4. It Could Be You  
5. Satellite
6. When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
7. Wasted
8. Rocks Off
9. It Don't Matter
10. Answer To The Master
11. Overture

Disc: 2 - High 'n' Dry
1. Let It Go
2. Another Hit And Run
3. High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)
4. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
5. Switch 625
6. You Got Me Runnin'
7. Lady Strange
8. On Through The Night
9. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
10. No No No

Disc: 3 - Pyromania
1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
2. Photograph
3. Stagefright
4. Too Late For Love
5. Die Hard The Hunter
6. Foolin'
7. Rock Of Ages
8. Comin' Under Fire
9. Action! Not Words
10. Billy's Got A Gun

Disc: 4 - Hysteria
1. Woman
2. Rocket
3. Animal
4. Love Bites
5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
6. Armageddon It
7. Gods Of War
8. Don't Shoot Shotgun
9. Run Riot
10. Hysteria
11. Excitable
12. Love And Affection

Disc: 5 - Live At The LA Forum 1983
1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
2. Rock Brigade
3. High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)
4. Another Hit And Run
5. Billy's Got A Gun
6. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
7. Foolin'
8. Photograph
9. Rock Of Ages
10. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
11. Switch 625
12. Let It Go
13. Wasted
14. Stagefright
15. Travelin' Band

Disc: 6 - Rarities Volume 1
1. Wasted
2. Hello America
3. Good Morning Freedom
4. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
5. Me And My Wine
6. Tear It Down
7. I Wanna Be Your Hero
8. Ride Into The Sun
9. Ring Of Fire
10. Release Me

Disc: 7 - Def Leppard EP
1. Ride Into The Sun
2. Getcha Rocks Off
3. The Overture

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.