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  • THE BAND: Angus Young (lead guitar & private school-boy attire), Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Brian Johnson (vocals), Cliff Williams (bass), Chris Slade (drums & percussion).

    THE DISC: (2003) Digitally remastered. This tri-fold “Collector’s Edition” contains 2 discs – 23 total songs, approx 71 minutes on disc 1, and approx 62 minutes on disc 2. There is a single disc version available as well featuring only 14 of the same songs here (the bigger hits perhaps?)… but I recommend the 2 disc set due to the songs that you’d be missing (namely “Sin City”, “Let There Be Rock”, “High Voltage”, “Jailbreak” and “Are You Ready”). Recorded during the ‘Razor’s Edge World Tour’ in 1990-91 (153 concerts in 21 different countries). The disc also contains a 14-page booklet, with some history, song listing, and band pictures. Label – Sony.

    COMMENTS: It’s been a long 14 years since AC/DC has put out a live album (“If You Want Blood You’ve Got It” in 1978)… in my mind, too long. So much of AC/DC’s music is in your face rock and roll. It’s pure, raw, bluesy, and best played loud. They’re great on stage, they work the crowd, and if you’ve ever been to one of their concerts you know what I mean. The rhaspy bravado of screamer Brian Johnson really goes a long way. At first glance in the store, I though this might be their ‘Monsters Of Rock’ concert from Donnington (of the same year) – but it’s not. The 23 songs here are taken from all over the globe. Disc 1 features some great tunes with highlights being the opener “Thunderstruck”, “Sin City”, “Heatseeker”, “The Jack” and the 14+ minute “Jailbreak”. Disc 2 has more classic material with the highlights being the 10+ minute “High Voltage”, the 12+ minute “Let There Be Rock”, or the closer “For Those About To Rock” with the cannons blasting. AC/DC had a resurrected career and tour with the success of “The Razor’s Edge” album (featuring the mega hits “Thunderstruck” and “Moneytalks”), and this LIVE album captures it. Awesome song list. Great sound. Nicely packaged. Great disc(s).

    Posted on March 11, 2010