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  • Bonfire is a fitting tribute to Bon Scott, one of rock’s most enduring legends. When Bon Scott left us on February 19, 1980; so did a part of AC/DC. Sure, Bon’s “replacement,” Brian Johnson, has gone on to record some classic albums with AC/DC, but the fact is, there is only one Bon Scott. Bon Scott was a character, and a believable one at that. Bon sang about partying, the road, and dirty women, just like countless other rockers, but unlike so many others, Bon Scott is the real deal, and it comes through in his delivery. Nobody was wittier, nobody was more mischivous, and no one can tell a story like the great Bon Scott. 1997 brings us a LONG overdue tribute to Bon Scott, a box set called Bonfire. This 5 CD set is awesome! The CD’s include: “Live From Atlantic Studios,” the “Let There Be Rock” movie soundtrack,(2 CDs), a Cd of demos and other rarities called Volts, and the only questionable entry in the box set, “Back In Black.” Which is AC/DC’s first album without Bon, and is dedicated to him. Sure, “Back In Black” is a bona-fide classic, but what AC/DC fan who is willing to dish out $65 for a box set doesn’t already own “Back In Black?” A much more suitable replacement would be a CD containing some of the Australian only tracks, such as “Crabsody In Blue” and “R.I.P.(Rock In Peace)”. Fortunately, “School Days” is included in the Volts CD. Overall, this box set is a MUST HAVE for any AC/DC-Bon Scott fan. If you don’t own it, what are you waiting for, buy it- NOW!

    Posted on January 12, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This trubute to there great singer who passed away in 1980 Bon Scott was a bit of a disapointment in one area!It is a box set containing 4 albums!LET THERE BE ROCK (live) – Is a great live show from 1979 in Paris. Which is the famous video every AC/DC fan should have a copy of on VHS and is asking for it to be put to DVD now! Thats not the downfall, that is a great album!ATLANTIC STUDIOS – This is a great small radio show they did in New York just after the release of Powerage, however the downfall is, there was two of these shows!….where’s the other one? There was another Live at the atlantic studios recorded the next year or so? so where is that show??? for the 30 minutes this show ran, they couldve easly fit that other show onto the same disc here!Back In Black – I know this is the tribute album they first made FOR Bon Scott… but what person doesnt already have this album???? Particuly seeing as how it would be AC/DC fans buying this box set, im sure theres not an AC/DC fan anywhere who doesent already have the album! let alone non AC/DC fans will probably have this album already in there collection somewhere! Why was this included?????Voltz – AC/DC said they tryd to find as much rare Bon material as possible….well, they didnt seem to look very hard! Not to mention that “School Days” may not have been released world wide, but has been available on the Australian TNT album since it came out in 1975! When they released this box set in Australia, they should have swapped “school days” for “love at first feel” which was not released in Australia!There are so many songs missing! and not just live performances!- Carry Me Home – for some reason has not been released on an offical album, it came out as a single, and is probably one of there greatest ever drinking songs that i’m sure had to be one of Bons favorites…why was it not included?- Cold Hearted Man – was released on POWERAGE only on certin rarer finds of an Australian Box Set of records of Bon and some parts of Europe on Powerage, but none the less, still should have been on this album instead of “long way to the top” which im sure every ac/dc fan would also have!Plus some songs have not been released outside of Australia! – Love Song- Stick Around- Rock In Peace (R.I.P)- Crabsody In BlueSo why did we end up with another copy of Back in black? and a few songs already available that everyone would already have had anyway???? where are those extra songs that arnt there? but can be downloaded easilly? Are we gonnah see a BonFire 2? or an Unreleased tracks album? because theres ten times as many unreleased Brian songs too!Atlantic Studios i give 5 starsLet there be rock I give 5 starsBack In Black is a 5 star album, but gets no stars for beeing in this box setand volts looses stars for not beeing complete with the stuff we really wanted… 5 stars for the great un heard material! but loosing 2 stars for including songs we all have, and for not including more!

    Posted on January 12, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This set is a tribute to Ronald (Bon) Scott who died tragically of Severe Alcohol Use. This set offers all of the best Early Ac/DC and Back in Black, one of the Best selling albums of all time. The first CD, Live in Atlantic studio’s offer’s 8 songs from a series of Radio Concerts AC/DC did at Atlantic studios, it has songs like Live Wire and Hell ain’t a bad place to be, as well as other AC/DC Classics. The sound quality is great. except for some parts where the master tape was destroyed. But theres only like 30 seconds of this and yo can hardly notice.the second CD, Volts, is a Collection of Rare Stdio and live Recordings, the two Live songs are Sin City and She’s Got Balls. My 2 Personal favorite songs on this CD are Backseat Confidential with the riffs from the recording Beating around the bush, and Its a long way to the top(if you want to rock and roll). i always laugh when i here this song becase of the bagpipe solos, you’d think AC/DC and bagpipes dont mix, but they made it work. The sound Quality on this Album is just like all their studio albums except the 2 live songs.The third album is Let There Be Rock (the Movie)live from Paris. I love this album which includes 2 CD’s. again in some parts the master tape was destroyed but you can barely here it, and its only for like 30 seconds. other than that the sound quality is great. It has Great songs such as The Jack, TNT, Let there Be Rock And whole lotta Rosie Back in Black, youd think, Why this? well i am glad they put it in because it compliments all the other albums because of its meaning. It was meant as a tribute to bon after he died. the songs are remastered on this one and it sounds even better than the first. And it has a different case and the cd looks different. the case is all black with the outline of “AC/DC Back in Black.” and the CD isnt pink and yellow any more. it is black with the letters AC/DC in silver and back in black in silver.lastly, the extras, it comes with a black Guitar pick that says AC/DC in white. A large sticke with the bonfire logo, an AC/DC bottle opener, a 2 sided posterone side has a large picture of bon, the other has Angus on Bon’s Shoulders, and a temporary tatoo that says AC/DC.and the book that it comes with is great the first half has motly quotes and a biography of the band and Bon, but it also has some great pictures of bon and the band. the second half is more quotes and pictures as well as copies of lyrics to songs in his handwriting.This has been one of my best investments. i would reccomend this to anyone who likes AC/DC. My dad has Back in Black and I listened to it and AC/DC is been my favorite band ever since. If youre willing to spent 60 to 70 dollars i say go for it. It is great for the Hard core fan or someone starting out who wants a good foundation to start on.

    Posted on January 12, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I’m a huge AC/DC fan and Bon is possibly my favorite singer of all time and getting to see some live and unreleased tracks from his early and golden days was a real treat to me. 3 live discs and one with unreleased tracks is well worth the money but I can’t see why Back in Black was put on this set. Any person who would spend $50 – $70 on a AC/DC set without a doubt has Back in Black. Bon’s a singer who died far too early and it was a shame that he had to pass but I’m sure he would be happy with the boxed set that really is the ultimate tribute to celebrate his legacy. A great buy for any AC/DC fan even with Babk in Black in it.

    Posted on January 12, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I’ve been listening to AC/DC since the late 70s and have every album by them. Bon Scott is my favorite singer of all time. Bonfire is something that us “hardcore” AC/DC fans have been waiting for for almost twenty years! Some really great rare live stuff and some cool outakes/unrealesed songs from The Highway To Hell sessions. Bon would be proud.While Back In Black is a Brian Johnson album- I think that it’s fitting that it was included in this set. It was, after all, a tribute to the late, great Bon Scott. I also love the original artwork on Back In Black.Also included is a really cool AC/DC bottle opener/keychain, poster,sticker, and a very insightful booklet about AC/DC’s years with Bon Scott.This box set probably wouldn’t appeal to “newbies” only “hardcores” like myself and many others who have grown up listening to everything by this incredible hard rock band.To people who are just getting into AC/DC I would highly recommend Highway To Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Powerage and Let There Be Rock. All are outstanding albums with Bon Scott.Also check out the classics Back In Black and For Those About To Rock. The two best offerings(in my opinion) from AC/DC with Brian Johnson on vocals.Bonfire is an excellent tribute to one of rock’s greatest front men. As I stated before-Bon would be proud.

    Posted on January 11, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now