Sea Of Love

Album: Def Leppard (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This features a guest appearance by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen's Delta Deep bandmate Debbi Blackwell-Cook on vocals. Collen told Classic Rock magazine how the collaboration came about: "I wrote [the track] and originally thought, 'This'll be a great song for Delta Deep.' I had this riff for a while, and when we started doing the Def Leppard stuff in February 2014, I just started demoing this song in Joe's [Elliott, Def Leppard singer] swimming pool - not in the water, but in that room.

    It had a Lenny Kravitz vibe to it; it was almost rock-soul, and even lyrically, it reminded me a bit of some Stevie Wonder stuff. I thought the guys were gonna hate it, but I showed it to them anyway. And they really liked it. So I thought, 'Okay, I guess it's not going to be a Delta Deep song then!'

    And then it took on a different life when Rick Allen started doing his drums - it ended up being a lot jazzier, it was almost a Hendrix-type thing. Joe sang it differently to how I did it, and me, Sav [Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage] and Vivian [Campbell, Def Leppard guitarist] got together to our choir-style vocals... It was a joy, it was such a thrill."

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