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Back in Black

Review BACK IN BLACK is the 6th best selling album in US History and has went 19 times platinum. This digitally remastered contains a 16 page booklet with unpublished photos, classic memorabilia, and new liner notes by the Rolling Stone's David Fricke.
Highway to Hell

Review Most critics complain Back in Black, the album AC/DC recorded after the death of their original lead screamer Bon Scott, is ridiculously juvenile, obvious, snickering, bludgeoning, derivative, single-minded about sex and booze, a big cartoon. All true, of course, and--on rock 'n' ragers like "What Do You Do For Money Honey," "You Shook Me All Night Long," and the title track--all great. As Scott's replacement Brian Johnson reminds us, loud and crunchy, no-holds-barred "rock and roll ain't noise pollution...it makes good, good sense." Never trust anyone who refuses to drink domestic beer, laugh at the Three Stooges, or crank Back in Black. --David Cantwell
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Review Their first collaboration with Mutt Lange-and their first big hit in the U.S. This was Bon Scott's swan song.
The Razor's Edge

Review What Highway to Hell has that Back in Black doesn't is Bon Scott, AC/DC's original lead singer who died just months after this album was released. Scott had a rusty, raspy, scream of a voice, like he might break into a coughing fit at any moment. In other words, on crunchy, hook-heavy metal classics like the title track, and on "Get It Hot" which is more roadhouse rock than metal, he had the perfect instrument for such wild-living anthems. Too perfect, it turned out. --David Cantwell
High Voltage

Review Powerage (Deluxe Edition, Remastered) AC/DC Label: Sony Release Date: 4/29/2003 1 Rock 'n' Roll Damnation - 3:37 2 Down Payment Blues - 6:03 3 Gimme a Bullet - 3:21 4 Riff Raff - 5:12 5 Sin City - 4:45 6 What's Next to the Moon - 3:31 7 Gone Shootin' - 5:05 8 Up to My Neck in You - 4:13 9 Kicked in the Teeth - 3:53
For Those About To Rock We Salute You

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Announced in September, 2013, ROCK OR BUST is the new and highly anticipated studio album from AC/DC will be released in the US on December 2nd, 2014. This is the first album of new AC/DC material since 2008s multi platinum ‘Black Ice’. ROCK OR BUST was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

The first single from ROCK OR BUST is “Play Ball”, impacts radio formats October 7th. “Play Ball” is also currently being featured as part of Turner Sports’ 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.

ROCK OR BUST is available on CD and LP that features very special multi dimensional moving cover art, which gives the illusion of the band’s iconic logo exploding as the package is moved in different directions.


Let There Be Rock

Review The collection of early tracks that introduced the U.S. to AC/DC! Includes T.N.T.; The Jack; Live Wire; High Voltage , and more.
Who Made Who

Review In 1976, when the Eagles, Peter Frampton, and Heart ruled the rock airwaves, along came five scruffy young men (the lead guitarist was maybe all of 18 and dressed in a schoolboy's uniform) from Australia playing some of the rowdiest, hardest, dirtiest rock of all time. Screaming "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)," singer Bon Scott teased like a braggart. Sensing the rock community's growing dissatisfaction with bloated, epic-scaled bands, AC/DC were indeed a high-voltage act: their drummer nailed the beat with fury, their bluesy guitar riffs mutated into something metallic and sharp-edged, and Scott's vocals took the shrillness of early Robert Plant to a leaner and meaner place. "Live Wire" is one of the most electrifying hard rock songs imaginable, "High Voltage" and "TNT" are the musical equivalent of touching exposed nerves with a rusty fork, and "Jack" proves that white rock dudes can, contrary to popular belief, get down. Whew! --Lorry Fleming
Powerage

Review Released in Australia in 1976-but not in the U.S. 'til '81! A tawdry rock classic: the title track plus Big Balls; Problem Child; Squealer , and more.
Guns & Roses: Greatest Hits

Review While Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap sounds like every other AC/DC album, it is distinguished by a lyrical puerility spectacular even by Bon Scott's standards. Two tracks--"Love at First Feel" and "Squealer"--are ruminations on the morality of sex with schoolgirls. "Big Balls," ostensibly a narrative from the perspective of an aristocrat socialite, is actually a somewhat labored excuse for the band to chant "We've got big balls." This juvenile posturing was, to a large degree, AC/DC winding up their burgeoning foreign audience by playing to stereotypical expectations of Australians. On Dirty Deeds, however, AC/DC try too hard. Only on "Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire)" is Scott's laconic wit deployed to real effect: the sheer glee in the line "Get your fuckin' jumbo jet off my airport!" is almost worth the album's purchase price. --Andrew Mueller
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits

Review This album stands as full-proof evidence to the absolute dedication that the band has for giving their fans only the best. Features the classics For Those About To Rock (We Salute You); Inject The Venom , and more!
Highway to Hell

Review At the dawn of the 1990's, AC/DC were re-grouping and getting ready for a new generation. Produced by hard rock guru Bruce Fairbairn with all songs written by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Features the classics Thunderstruck; Moneytalks; Are You Ready , and more!
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Review This album came screaming out of Australia in 1977! AC/DC's first stab at a "real" album - a break from the early "novelty" approach to songwriting and a move to the more focused album-oriented view that the band would perfect. Includes the classics Let There Be Rock; Bad Boy Boogie; Whole Lotta Rosie , and more!
Back in Black

Review BACK IN BLACK is the 6th best selling album in US History and has went 19 times platinum. This digitally remastered contains a 16 page booklet with unpublished photos, classic memorabilia, and new liner notes by the Rolling Stone's David Fricke.
High Voltage

Review Most critics complain Back in Black, the album AC/DC recorded after the death of their original lead screamer Bon Scott, is ridiculously juvenile, obvious, snickering, bludgeoning, derivative, single-minded about sex and booze, a big cartoon. All true, of course, and--on rock 'n' ragers like "What Do You Do For Money Honey," "You Shook Me All Night Long," and the title track--all great. As Scott's replacement Brian Johnson reminds us, loud and crunchy, no-holds-barred "rock and roll ain't noise pollution...it makes good, good sense." Never trust anyone who refuses to drink domestic beer, laugh at the Three Stooges, or crank Back in Black. --David Cantwell
Let There Be Rock

Review Their first collaboration with Mutt Lange-and their first big hit in the U.S. This was Bon Scott's swan song.
For Those About To Rock We Salute You

Review What Highway to Hell has that Back in Black doesn't is Bon Scott, AC/DC's original lead singer who died just months after this album was released. Scott had a rusty, raspy, scream of a voice, like he might break into a coughing fit at any moment. In other words, on crunchy, hook-heavy metal classics like the title track, and on "Get It Hot" which is more roadhouse rock than metal, he had the perfect instrument for such wild-living anthems. Too perfect, it turned out. --David Cantwell
The Razor's Edge

Review Powerage (Deluxe Edition, Remastered) AC/DC Label: Sony Release Date: 4/29/2003 1 Rock 'n' Roll Damnation - 3:37 2 Down Payment Blues - 6:03 3 Gimme a Bullet - 3:21 4 Riff Raff - 5:12 5 Sin City - 4:45 6 What's Next to the Moon - 3:31 7 Gone Shootin' - 5:05 8 Up to My Neck in You - 4:13 9 Kicked in the Teeth - 3:53
Powerage

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Announced in September, 2013, ROCK OR BUST is the new and highly anticipated studio album from AC/DC will be released in the US on December 2nd, 2014. This is the first album of new AC/DC material since 2008s multi platinum ‘Black Ice’. ROCK OR BUST was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

The first single from ROCK OR BUST is “Play Ball”, impacts radio formats October 7th. “Play Ball” is also currently being featured as part of Turner Sports’ 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.

ROCK OR BUST is available on CD and LP that features very special multi dimensional moving cover art, which gives the illusion of the band’s iconic logo exploding as the package is moved in different directions.


Who Made Who

Review The collection of early tracks that introduced the U.S. to AC/DC! Includes T.N.T.; The Jack; Live Wire; High Voltage , and more.

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