Def Leppard recently streams audio of 1980 performance of their rare track “Good Morning Freedom,” as a preview to their upcoming new box set, “The Early Years 79-81” due on March 20.
The track was recorded during their concert at the Oxford New Theatre, “Good Morning Freedom” was the b-side to the band’s first US single, “Hello America,” included from their debut album, “On Through The Night,” however, the b-side never appeared on the project.
The upcoming box set is dubbed as “the definitive collection of the band’s early music,” the 5CD package features remastered versions of the UK group’s first two studio records including previously-unreleased live material and a collection of B-sides and rarities.
“Well the fans asked, and we listened!,” says vocalist and executive producer Joe Elliott. “Really excited to have our early years reworked with a load of rare material including the newly unearthed Live at the Oxford New Theatre, recorded on the 1980 UK tour.
“It’s been a trip putting this boxset together and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did working on it! ”
In addition to the forthcoming box set, both albums have been remastered and will be released on 1CD. black vinyl, and limited-edition colored vinyl versions.
Def Leppard will be co-headlining with Motley Crue for a US Stadium Tour that will begin in San Antonio, TX on June 21.
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