Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria.....
Posted by: Ken ()
Date: February 15, 2010 10:53AM

There's some great insight into this in Leppard's "Animal Instinct" book. The short answer is Steinman was one of the only producers available and willing to take the job.

Ted Templeman (Van Halen) and Mike Stone (Asia/Journey) were considered but Leppard were concerned that they would end up with another band's hit sound.

Trevor Horn (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) refused to leave England and Leppard couldn't record there because of their tax exile status.

Chris Thomas (Roxy Music, The Pretenders) was approached, as was Steve Lillywhite (U2).

Phil Collins (Genesis) was interested in the job, but he was already committed to several other projects. Then Cliff Burnstein suggested Jim Steinman.

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Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 171 Richard Evans 02/15/2010 07:41AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 111 Surfpunk 02/15/2010 08:07AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 105 Frazzle-Batt 02/15/2010 08:55AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 111 Richard Evans 02/15/2010 09:12AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria.....115 Ken 02/15/2010 10:53AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 95 dougfromcincy 02/15/2010 11:48AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 92 Frazzle-Batt 02/15/2010 12:09PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 113 soxfan73 02/16/2010 01:20AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 145 Frazzle-Batt 02/16/2010 01:31AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 154 Rocketdog 02/15/2010 01:14PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 81 Ydde 02/15/2010 05:20PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 100 Robert 02/16/2010 12:04AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 85 Frazzle-Batt 02/16/2010 12:35AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 88 rocknut 02/16/2010 01:44AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 124 Burg 02/16/2010 09:28PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 108 Ken 02/17/2010 01:09AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 92 rocknut 02/17/2010 10:13PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 92 Ken 02/17/2010 11:02PM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 94 Richard Evans 02/18/2010 06:50AM
Re: Never understood why Leppard went with Jim Steinman to produce Hysteria..... 116 Ken 02/18/2010 12:01PM


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