AC/DC - Highway To Hell - 1979 Hard Rock 180 Grm LP
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Cat#: E 80206
Format: 180 Grm Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Includes Inner Pic Sleeve
Originally Released: 1979
Style: Hard Rock, Classic Rock
A1 Highway To Hell
A2 Girls Got Rhythm
A3 Walk All Over You
A4 Touch Too Much
A5 Beating Around The Bush
B1 Shot Down In Flames
B2 Get It Hot
B3 If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
B4 Love Hungry Man
B5 Night Prowler
Produced For Albert Productions
Remastered At Sterling Sound
Remastered By George Marino
Remastered from the original master tapes at Sterling Sound.
© 1979, 2003 J. Albert & Son (Pty.) Ltd. 1979 J. Albert & Son (Pty.) Ltd./Manufactured and Distributed by Columbia Records, A Division of Sony Music.
Their first collaboration with Mutt Lange-and their first big hit in the U.S. This was Bon Scott's swan song.
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
"Highway To Hell", released in 1979 was lead singer Bonn Scott's last album with AC/DC due to his untimely death. The album was a landmark for AC/DC and included their first ever radio hit (in the U.S.) in "Highway To Hell". The album is a hard rock lover's dream, with big power chords, lead breaks and powerful vocals.
The songs that standout on this release (which make up for more than half the album) are the title track "Highway To Hell", "Girls Got Rhythm", "Shot Down In Flames", "Get It Hot", "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", "Walk All Over You", and "Touch Too Much". This newly remastered cd which is now under the Epic label sounds much better than the older 1994 remastered version. The bottom end, mid-range and output level have all been increased dramatically.
I've actually compared them and found this new release to be the superior of the two. If you enjoy groups such as Judas Priest, UFO, Def Leppard, Krokus, Scorpions, etc. than you'll won't be disappointed with "Highway To Hell".
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
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AC/DC - Girls Got Rhythm
AC/DC performing Girls Got Rhythm for AVRO's music television series TopPop. Air date November 25th, 1979. Angus Young, Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams.
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AC/DC - Shot Down In Flames
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AC/DC - Get It Hot
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