Great album but not the greatest of all time or greatest of the 80s as some in these reviews would have you believe !They wer raw and hungry on this album ! Most DL fans don't know that this album is not their first album as the had 2 others before this one in 79 ! By the way for those who haven't noticed On Through the Night would be the name of a song on High n Dry
On Through the Night is the debut album by British heavy metal band Def Leppard, released in 1980. It features rerecorded versions of "Rocks Off" and "Overture", tracks from the band's original independently released EP, The Def Leppard E.P. Other tracks are rerecorded versions of early demos, some of which appeared on the First Strike and Warchild bootlegs. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on May 9, 1989. The band have stated on many occasions that they do not like this album (which is rawer in sound and more in line with NWOBHM bands like Saxon) and consider High 'n' Dry their first proper album. Aside from a select few rare performances of "Wasted" during the 2000 Euphoria Tour and "Rock Brigade" during the 2005 Greatest Hits Tour, nothing from this album has been played live since the early-mid 1980s."Wasted," "Rock Brigade" (b/w "When The Walls Came Tumbling Down") and "Hello America" were released as singles. However, the version of "Wasted" that appears on the single is a different recording from that of the LP, as is its b-side, "Hello America".This album was produced by Tom Allom, perhaps best known for his work with Judas Priest, and is one of the only Def Leppard albums that receive little or no radio airplay, as compared to the likes of their later albums like Pyromania or Hysteria.