Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry 1981 Japan white label promotional LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1981 Japanese white label promotional pressing of High ‘n’ Dry by Def Leppard, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional pressing of High ‘n’ Dry by Def Leppard, including the original obi.

This is the original 1981 release and not the more common 1984 “remix” version.

About this copy: This copy of High ‘n’ Dry is a 1981 Japanese pressing on the Vertigo label.

The cover is M- with trace wear on the two left-hand corners.  There is a red sticker attached to the top right hand corner that says “SAMPLE” in Japanese.

The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is VG+ with slight foxing, but no tears or writing.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks like it may have been played no more than once.

A nice copy of a scarce Def Leppard LP that’s very hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: Released in 1981, High ‘n’ Dry was the second studio album by Def Leppard.

The album reached #26 on the U.S. album charts. gave High ‘n’ Dry a 4 star review:

Def Leppard’s second album, High ‘N’ Dry, continues in the vein of the anthemic, working-class hard rock of their debut. While still opting for a controlled musical attack and melodies as big-sounding and stadium-ready as possible, the band opens up its arrangements a bit more on High ‘N’ Dry, letting the songs breathe and groove while the rhythm section and guitar riffs play off one another. MTV helped break the album in the U.S. with its heavy rotation of the video for the unabashedly dramatic rock ballad “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak.”


Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Vertigo
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in