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US cover
Studio album by Def Leppard
Released July 30, 2002 (2002-07-30)
Recorded 2001 at Joe's Garage in Dublin, Ireland
Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
Rumbo Studios in Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock, Power Ballad
Length 47:09
Label Island (US)
Producer Pete Woodroffe and Def Leppard
Per Aldeheim and Andreas Carlsson
Marti Frederiksen
Professional reviews
Def Leppard chronology

X is the eighth studio album by British rock band Def Leppard, released in 2002. Much like 1996's Slang, it featured another departure from their signature sound by moving into the pop genre. Most of the album was produced by Pete Woodroffe and the band, with remaining tracks produced by either Marti Frederiksen or Per Aldeheim and Andreas Carlsson.

The album features the Roman numeral 'X' recognising it as their tenth album release, although the album is in fact only their eighth collection of all-new studio material. The other two albums released by the band prior to the release of X, Retro Active and Vault, were a B-sides/rarities collection and a greatest hits set respectively.

Despite the fact that it received generally positive reviews, the album did not sell to the standards of their previous releases and failed to earn any RIAA-certification. Nothing from this album has been performed live by the band since the conclusion of its supporting tour.


Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Now"   Marti Frederiksen, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage, Rick Allen 3:58
2. "Unbelievable"   Per Aldeheim, Andreas Carlsson, Max Martin 3:58
3. "You're So Beautiful"   Frederiksen, Collen, Elliott, Campbell, Savage, Allen 3:31
4. "Everyday"   Frederiksen, Collen, Elliott, Campbell, Savage, Allen 3:08
5. "Long, Long Way to Go"   Wayne Hector, Steve Robson 4:38
6. "Four Letter Word"   Collen, Elliott, Campbell, Savage, Allen 3:07
7. "Torn to Shreds"   Collen, Savage, Elliott, Campbell, Allen 2:56
8. "Love Don't Lie"   Elliott, Collen, Campbell, Savage, Allen 4:46
9. "Gravity"   Collen, Elliott, Pete Woodroffe, Campbell, Savage, Allen 2:33
10. "Cry"   Collen, Elliott, Campbell, Savage, Allen 3:17
11. "Girl Like You"   Campbell, Collen, Elliott, Savage, Allen 2:49
12. "Let Me Be the One"   Elliott, Campbell, Collen, Savage, Allen 3:29
13. "Scar"   Collen, Elliott, Campbell, Savage, Woodroffe, Allen 4:59
UK bonus tracks
# Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Kiss the Day"   Savage, Collen, Elliott, Campbell, Allen 4:27
15. "Long Long Way to Go" (acoustic) Hector, Robson 4:43


Additional personnel

  • Stan Schiller – shredding tele licks on "Gravity"
  • Eric Carter – keyboards and drum loops on "Now", "You're So Beautiful" and "Everyday"


  • Producers: Def Leppard, Per Aldeheim, Andreas Carlsson, Pete Woodroffe
  • Engineers: Stefan Boman, Richard Chycki, Ronan McHugh, Liz Sroka, Pete Woodroffe
  • Mixing: Marti Frederiksen, Ronan McHugh, Pete Woodroffe
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne
  • A&R: Simon Collins, Jeff Fenster
  • Production coordination: Leslie Langlo, Sue Tropio
  • Editing: Brian Paturalski
  • Vocal producer: Ronan McHugh
  • Drum technician: Jerry Johnson
  • String arrangements: David Campbell
  • Programming: Ronan McHugh, Pete Woodroffe
  • Photography: Clive Arrowsmith



Year Chart Peak
2002 U.S. Billboard 200 11


Year Single Chart Peak
2002 "Now" U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
2002 "Now" U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 40
2002 "Now" Nielsen SoundScan Canadian Singles Chart 29
2002 "Four Letter Word" U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 30


  • (2002) Album notes for X by Def Leppard [CD back cover and booklet]. London, England: Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury (063 120-2).

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