Category: AC-DC

AC/DC – Rock Or Bust [HDtracks / Hi-Res]

We have featured here the entire AC/DC‘s remastered 2020 reissues in a Hi-Resolution Audio, and while the band’s last studio album “Rock Or Bust” wasn’t remastered for these series, some of you asked for the HDtracks / Hi-Res release anyway.
The master is the same from the regular CD release, however, the files are taken from 96kHz / 24 bit tapes, and believe me, they sound fantastic.

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 Rock Live albums have become ‘outdated’ since past two decades.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…

AC/DC – Bonfire [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

As part of the awesome AC/DC Hi-Res remastered series 2020, here’s the collector’s must have ”Bonfire”, originally a five-disc box set conceived to mark what would have been the 50th birthday of Bon Scott.
The release includes the two disc soundtrack to the movie ‘Let There Be Rock’ recorded in Paris, a live recording from the Atlantic Records studio in New York, a disc of treasurable previously unreleased early material, and a remastered version of their classic 1980 Back In Black album.
An essential collection for AC/DC & Bon Scott fans, collectors, and Classic Rock freaks.

AC/DC – Black Ice [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

As part of AC/DC‘s remastered 2020 reissues in a Hi-Resolution Audio, here’s “Black Ice“. For eight long years they’d been silent. Then, seemingly out of the blue, AC/DC rediscovered their mojo with ”Black Ice” and became bigger than ever.
It had a higher strike rate than any AC/DC album since For Those About To Rock… in 1981. It proved to be their most successful record since then too.
Released on October 20 2008, it rocketed to No. 1 in 29 countries and had shipped six million copies by the end of that year.

AC/DC – Live (Collectors Edition +9) [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

As part of AC/DC‘s remastered 2020 reissues in a Hi-Resolution Audio, here’s the killer “Live”, one of the best live albums from the ’90s. This is the ‘Collectors Edition‘, originally appeared as a double CD.
‘The Razors Edge’ album was a huge comeback for a band that never stopped, the tour was massive, and this resultant album is a document of this period. With period hits like “Moneytalks” and “Heatseeker”, there are a few songs you won’t get live on some other releases.
There are also a couple nice long extended Angus jams, if you’re into the solos. Lastly, AC/DC ”Live” is the only live album with then (and present?) drummer Chris Slade.
While no one will deny that Phil Rudd is “the man” when it comes to AC/DC, Chris Slade is well-liked and deserves his place in history. He’s even on the album cover.

AC/DC – Stiff Upper Lip [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s “Stiff Upper Lip” has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Resolution Audio. AC/DC rocked back into action with ”Stiff Upper” Lip on Feb. 28, 2000, almost exactly a quarter century since the release of their Australia-only debut High Voltage.
This 13th studio album proved once again that millenniums could come and go, but it would take a lot more than some silly Y2K hysteria to slow down this hard-rock institution.
In fact, that textbook AC/DC approach to blue-collar rock ‘n’ roll on steroids was never more in evidence than on ”Stiff Upper Lip”. Blues. That’s the foundation of this album, and I love it.

AC/DC – Ballbreaker [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s “Ballbreaker” has been recently remastered 2020 as part of the Hi-Resolution Audio reissue series. A 13th album turned out to be lucky for AC/DC: “Ballbreaker”, released on Sept. 26, 1995, continued their return to form after 1990’s masterpiece ‘The Razor’s Edge’.
Part of the reason for its success was the return to the fold of drummer Phil Rudd, who had left an impossible void to fill during his decade-long absence.
Plus, there was the news of the recruitment of super-producer Rick Rubin – master of the back-to-basics career resurrection – following his successful audition on 1993’s Last Action Hero soundtrack hit, “Big Gun.”
”Ballbreaker” showed us that with the proper tools in place – a persistent producer, metronome drummer, and a strong work ethic – AC/DC are capable of turning back the clock and reconnecting with the essence of their greatness and …

AC/DC – Backtracks / Rarities [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

Among the recent remastered 2020 reissued AC/DC catalog in Hi-Resolution Audio, there’s the ”Backtracks / Rarities” compilation, a must have not only for the band’s fans, but for all classic rock aficionados out there.
The release collects AC/DC’s studio rarities, all of the songs that the band recorded throughout their career that appeared on Australian-only LP releases, movie soundtracks, 7″ and 12″ single releases, CD “tour editions”, etc.
12 of the 18 tracks are completely unique songs that have all been remastered to match the sound quality of the rest of the Columbia Records AC/DC catalog reissues. The other 6 tracks are the original versions of songs previously only available on the original Australian albums.
A MUST

AC/DC – Blow Up Your Video [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s 1988’s LP “Blow Up Your Video” has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Resolution Audio. At the time many journalists accused AC/DC of being dated in their musical style in 1988, according to them, not fitting into the hair metal boom.
I laugh it loud when I see bad reviews of this LP based on that affirmation. AC/DC always got their own style, and while since the mid-80s they adjusted things to sound more ‘suitable’ for the US market, the Aussie band never lost their identity.
“Blow Up Your Video” is a pretty killer and unique album in its own right, and I will tell you why…

AC/DC – The Razor’s Edge [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s cracking album ”The Razor’s Edge” has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Resolution Audio. For many, including us, is one of the best and most complete album by AC/DC.
In 1990, the album was a major comeback for the band, featuring the hits “Thunderstruck” and “Are You Ready”, which reached #5 and #16 respectively on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart, and “Moneytalks”, which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album reached #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, a smash commercial success that returned the band to the popularity of its glory years of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Just wait to hear this kick ass remaster… “Thunderstruck baby!”

AC/DC – Who Made Who [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s mid-80s album ”Who Made Who” has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Res Audio quality. With ”Who Made Who” AC/DC definitely entered into the American mainstream industry, as this is the soundtrack to the Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive.
While there’s only 3 new songs on the album, you need this 1986 release: most tracks are different from the originals – newly mixed – and “Ride On” sounds better than never here.
And of course, the title track: ”Who Made Who” is one of the greatest in AC/DC’s career, and a true ‘Eighties’ bass-pumped melodic rocker.
A MUST

AC/DC – Fly On The Wall [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s mid-80s LP ”Fly On The Wall” has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Res Audio quality. This has to be the most misunderstood and underrated AC/DC album out there. I love it, and it attracted me a lot more to the band because at the time hard rock was exploding in glam, and ”Fly On The Wall” worked as a shot of old school rock n’ roll.
”Fly On The Wall” is the great ‘lost’ AC/DC album and here’s why:…

AC/DC – Flick Of The Switch + 74 Jailbreak [Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC’s third album with Brian Johnson as frontman, ”Flick Of The Switch”, and the collectible EP ”74 Jailbreak” have been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Res Audio quality.
Produced by themselves, ”Flick Of The Switch” is notable for its “dry” sound, with very little of the polish that is evident on their previous Mutt Lange-produced LP’s. They wanted a more direct sound, and the natural, sharp riffs come out greatly on this remaster.
1984’s EP ”74 Jailbreak” only was released in certain countries (not in Europe) and includes songs from AC/DC early songs in its original, Australian release mixes…

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s rocking third album ”Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap‘ has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued in a Hi-Res Audio quality.
This LP rocks like few, capturing the seething malevolence of Bon Scott encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young. Indeed, there was a real sense of danger to this record: the subject matter is standard-issue rock rebellion. Scott pauses only once to briefly contemplate the consequences of his night stalking in the awesome ‘Ride On’, one of my favorite AC/DC songs ever.
A MUST

AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It [HDtracks Hi-Res Remastered] (2020)

AC/DC‘s first live album ‘‘If You Want Blood You’ve Got It” has been recently remastered 2020 and reissued by HDtracks in America and Hi-Res Audio in Europe.
Being the only official live album with legendary Bon Scott as lead vocalist, ”If You Want Blood You’ve Got It” is a very special recording showcasing Scott’s swagger and charm as performer, as well as the band’s energy on stage, their true place to rock n’ roll your senses.
Classic stuff, now with a kick ass sound.