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Yeah!
Studio album by Def Leppard
Released May 23, 2006
Recorded 2003-2005
Genre Hard rock
Label Mercury/Island (US)
Producer Def Leppard
Professional reviews
Def Leppard chronology
X
(2002)
Yeah!
(2006)
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
(2008)

Yeah! is an album of cover versions of 1970s rock hits, recorded by Def Leppard. Its the first cover album by the band. It was originally to be released on September 20, 2005, but it was announced on March 31, 2006 that the album would be released on May 23, 2006. The album was delayed numerous times and was met with extremely mixed reviews upon its eventual release.

Contents

Artwork

The accompanying booklet contains photographs of the band members recreating classic images from '70s album art.

There are also four group photographs in the CD booklet - on the cover, the centre, inside back cover and the back cover.

  • The inside back cover (back of the CD holder) has a picture with the original triangle Def Leppard logo (from the On Through the Night album), with a shaft of light passing through it and creating a rainbow, a la the cover of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Also, if you look closely at the part where the lid is hooked on, you will find barely noticeable bricks, an homage to Pink Floyd.

Notes

Roxanne (sung by Phil) originally done by The Police and Kick Out The Jams originally done by MC5 were both recorded for this album. Neither track has appeared as a B-side or retail/country bonus.

Track listing

Track Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "20th Century Boy"   Marc Bolan T.Rex 3:41
2. "Rock On"   David Essex David Essex 2:53
3. "Hanging on the Telephone"   Jack Lee The Nerves, Blondie 2:23
4. "Waterloo Sunset"   Ray Davies The Kinks 3:38
5. "Hell Raiser"   Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn Sweet 3:20
6. "10538 Overture"   Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 4:31
7. "Street Life"   Bryan Ferry Roxy Music 3:26
8. "Drive-In Saturday"   David Bowie David Bowie 4:07
9. "Little Bit of Love"   Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke Free 2:34
10. "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll"   Ian Hunter Mott the Hoople 3:28
11. "No Matter What"   Pete Ham Badfinger 2:57
12. "He's Gonna Step on You Again""   John Kongos, Christos Demetriou John Kongos 4:05
13. "Don't Believe a Word"   Phil Lynott Thin Lizzy 2:19
14. "Stay with Me"   Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood Faces 4:30
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Bonus material

Target bonus tracks
Track Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "Action" (live) Brian Connolly, Andy Scott, Steve Priest, Mick Tucker Sweet 4:03
16. "When I'm Dead and Gone"   Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle McGuinness Flint 3:17
Best Buy bonus tracks
Track Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "No Matter What" (live) Ham Badfinger 2:58
16. "Winter Song"   Alan Hull Lindisfarne 4:35
iTunes bonus track (initial release only)
Track Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "How Does It Feel"   Noddy Holder, Jim Lea Slade  
Japanese bonus tracks
Track Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
15. "American Girl""   Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  
16. "Search and Destroy"   Iggy Pop, James Williamson The Stooges  
Wal Mart bonus EP
Track Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "American Girl"   Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:34
2. "Search and Destroy""   Pop, Williamson The Stooges 3:12
3. "Space Oddity"   Bowie David Bowie 3:27
4. "Dear Friends""   Brian May Queen 1:28
5. "Heartbeat"   Jobriath Boone Jobriath 2:45

Personnel

Additional personnel

  • Justin Hawkins - backing vocals on "Hell Raiser"
  • Marc Danzeisen - drums and harmony/backing vocals on "American Girl"

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