AC/DC – Live At River Plate [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)
AC/DC‘s ”Live At River Plate” has been remastered 2020 as part of the Hi-Resolution series. Rock Live albums have become ‘outdated’ since past two decades. Not for AC/DC. And glad they decided to record this “Live At River Plate” documenting AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice World Tour’, taped in December 2009 at the home stadium of Argentinian football most important club, River Plate.
“Live At River Plate” packs all the band’s hits, and ot’s the last live album to feature Malcolm Young before his retirement from touring due to dementia five years later and his death in 2017, and bassist Cliff Williams, who later left the band due to his retirement from the music industry in 2016.
Again there’s the question; do yo need a live album remastered? Listen to this Hi-Res and you’ll be surprised.
“Live At River Plate” was recorded when nearly 200,000 fans (over 3 sold-out nights) thunderously welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina.
The recording captures the legendary grandeur, excitement and energy that AC/DC’s live performances are renowned for. This ultimate live recording chronicles one of the largest shows from their massively successful Black Ice World Tour (where they performed to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries)
The 19 tracks on AC/DC ”Live At River Plate” span AC/DC’s extensive repertoire, including old and new classics like “Back In Black,” “Thunderstruck,” “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Rock N Roll Train.”
The vast majority of the songs are taken from Bon Scott and Brian Johnson-era albums up through “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”. “Thunderstruck” from “The Razor’s Edge” and a few tunes from “Black Ice” make up the remainder.
A real surprise of the bunch is the inclusion of the lesser-performed live “Dog Eat Dog” from “Let There Be Rock”.
The band, already on the road more than a year by this point, had perfected their set, which pretty much included the same songs every night. So these songs sound great — sharp, exact and free of any signs of age.
1. Rock N Roll Train
2. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
3. Back In Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
6. Shot Down In Flames
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar, backing vocals
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums, percussion