Think back on your holiday memories, how many of them include seasonal music? Your favorite gift-wrapping or tree trimming music? What about the carols heard on every street corner? Music is an integral part of the holiday season or any season. Whether its creating a special mood or buying the perfect gift, you are bound to please everyone with music.
In my husband’s eyes, holiday music does include old favorites like AC/DC even!! A life-long fan, my husband attended a 1991 concert of the band and still vividly remembers the impact it had on him and the power of the music.
Throughout their 35 years of recording, AC/DC has had several tracks that have appeared in a myriad of places besides their official studio albums. From singles to soundtracks to promo samplers, their stray songs have been sought after by fans and highly collectible.
Now, for the first time, Backtracks collects 12 of the band’s studio rarities and 15 live rarities and presents them in full remastered form to take their place along side the rest of the band’s canon (pun intended…). Backtracks includes the highly sought-after “Cold Hearted Man,” “Rock In Peace” and “Borrowed Time” and also features “Big Gun” – never before on any AC/DC album!
The third disc brings the million-selling Family Jewels franchise up to date, covering 1993’s “Big Gun” through 2009’s “Anything Goes”. Also included are rare alternate videos for 4 songs as well as the promo clips for the LIVE album AND the previously unreleased “Guns For Hire”.
CD1 STUDIO RARITIES:
1. STICK AROUND
2. LOVE SONG
3. FLING THING
4. R.I.P. (ROCK IN PEACE)
5. CARRY ME HOME
6. CRABSODY IN BLUE
7. COLD HEARTED MAN
8. SNAKE EYE
9. BORROWED TIME
10. DOWN ON THE BORDERLINE
11. BIG GUN
CD2 LIVE RARITIES:
1. DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP (LIVE)
2. DOG EAT DOG (LIVE)
3. LIVE WIRE (LIVE)
4. SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES (LIVE)
5. BACK IN BLACK (LIVE)
6. T.N.T. (LIVE)
7. LET THERE BE ROCK (LIVE)
8. GUNS FOR HIRE (LIVE)
9. ROCK AND ROLL AIN’T NOISE POLLUTION (LIVE)
10. THIS HOUSE IS ON FIRE (LIVE)
11. YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG (LIVE)
12. JAILBREAK (LIVE)
13. HIGHWAY TO HELL (LIVE)
14. FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU) (LIVE)
15. SAFE IN NEW YORK CITY (LIVE)
FAMILY JEWELS DISC THREE DVD:
HARD AS A ROCK
COVER YOU IN OIL
STIFF UPPER LIP
SAFE IN NEW YORK CITY
ROCK N ROLL TRAIN
IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP (IF YOU WANNA ROCK ‘N’ ROLL)
HIGHWAY TO HELL
YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
GUNS FOR HIRE
DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP (LIVE)
HIGHWAY TO HELL (LIVE)
THE MAKING OF HARD AS A ROCK
THE MAKING OF ROCK N ROLL TRAIN
Hubby has been rocking out all last week with his early Christmas gift. Something he really enjoys are the videos, something he wasn’t into as a kid growing up (think MTV or VH1), watching the videos are like a mini-concert. Though he doesn’t have far to commute, he is enjoying having his music in the car for a change, and has already converted the music onto our mp3 players.
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I was sent this CD/DVD set free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The opinions were our tried-and-true experience and were not influenced by any source. I was not monetarily compensated in any way.