AC/DC - Backtracks - Collector's Edition Deluxe Box Set

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

2009

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Label

Columbia

 

Album Overview

Backtracks is a boxed set by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was announced on 29 September 2009 and was released on 10 November 2009 (the Deluxe Edition was shipped out early (before the schedule release date) due to overwhelming fan reaction and anticipation). This is a collection of the band's studio and live rarities together in one boxset. There are two editions; a Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition. All tracks have been remastered to match the sound of the 2003 album remasters and many songs appear on CD for the first time. It is the band's second box set of rarities, following the Bonfire release in 1997.

The Deluxe Edition (available only through acdc.com) includes three CDs, two DVDs, one LP, a 164 page hard-back coffee table book and collectible merchandise reproductions all housed in an operating 1 watt guitar amplifier. One CD includes rare studio tracks including a-sides (Who Made Who 12" a-side; Big Gun), b-sides, and UK and Australian-only releases, while the other two CDs document live tracks which have appeared on singles, EPs and promo or soundtrack albums over the years. Part three of the Family Jewels DVD series is included and also the entire 2003 Circus Krone, Munich, Germany, gig on DVD.

The Standard Edition (released as a smaller "budget" version for those who could not afford the steep price of the Deluxe Edition) includes two CDs and one DVD. CD One contains highlights of Studio Rarities, while CD two contains highlights of Live Rarities. The DVD is Family Jewels Disc Three.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
Studio Rarities:
CD1-1High Voltage (Original Australian Release)
CD1-2Stick Around
CD1-3Love Song
CD1-4It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) (Original Australian Release)
CD1-5Rocker (Original Australian Release)
CD1-6Fling Thing
CD1-7Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Original Australian Release)
CD1-8Ain't No Fun (Waiting Around To Be A Millionaire (Original Australian Release)
CD1-9R. I. P. (Rock In Peace)
CD1-10Carry Me Home
CD1-11Crabsody In Blue
CD1-12Cold Hearted Man
CD1-13Who Made Who (12" Extended Mix)
CD1-14Snake Eye
CD1-15Borrowed Time
CD1-16Down On The Borderline
CD1-17Big Gun
CD1-18Cyberspace
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Live Rarities:
CD2-1Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live - Sydney Festival, 30 Jan 1977)
CD2-2Dog Eat Dog (Live - Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, 30 Apr 1978)
CD2-3Live Wire (Live - Hammersmith Odeon, London, 2 Nov 1979)
CD2-4Shot Down In Flames (Live - Hammersmith Odeon, London, 2 Nov 1979)
CD2-5Back In Black (Live - Capital Center, Landover MD, 21 Dec 1981)
CD2-6T. N. T. (Live - Capital Center, Landover MD, 21 Dec 1981)
CD2-7Let There Be Rock (Live - Capital Center, Landover MD, 21 Dec 1981)
CD2-8Guns For Hire (Live - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, 18 Nov 1983)
CD2-9Sin City (Live - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, 18 Nov 1983)
CD2-10Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (Live - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, 18 Nov 1983)
CD2-11This House Is On Fire (Live - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, 18 Nov 1983)
CD2-12You Shook Me All Night Long (Live - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, 18 Nov 1983)
CD2-13Jailbreak (Live - Dallas TX, 12 Oct 1985)
CD2-14Shoot To Thrill (Live - Donington Park, 17 Aug 1991)
CD2-15Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Live - Donington Park, 17 Aug 1991)
CD3-1High Voltage (Live - Donington Park, 17 Aug 1991)
CD3-2Hells Bells (Live - Donington Park, 17 Aug 1991)
CD3-3Whole Lotta Rosie (Live - Donington Park, 17 Aug 1991)
CD3-4Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live - Donington Park, 17 Aug 1991)
CD3-5Highway To Hell (Live - Tushino Airfield, Moscow, 28 Sep 1991)
CD3-6Back In Black (Live - Tushino Airfield, Moscow, 28 Sep 1991)
CD3-7For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (Live - Tushino Airfield, Moscow, 28 Sep 1991)
CD3-8Ballbreaker (Live - Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, 10 Jul 1996)
CD3-9Hard As A Rock (Live - Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, 10 Jul 1996)
CD3-10Dog Eat Dog (Live - Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, 10 Jul 1996)
CD3-11Hail Cesar (Live - Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, 10 Jul 1996)
CD3-12Whole Lotta Rosie (Live - Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, 10 Jul 1996)
CD3-13You Shook Me All Night Long (Live - Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid, 10 Jul 1996)
CD3-14Safe In New York City (Live - Phoenix AZ, 13 Sep 2000)
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Family Jewels Disc 3:
DVD1-1Big Gun
DVD1-2Hard As A Rock
DVD1-3Hail Cesar
DVD1-4Cover You In Oil
DVD1-5Stiff Upper Lip
DVD1-6Satellite Blues
DVD1-7Safe In New York City
DVD1-8Rock N Roll Train
DVD1-9Anything Goes
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Bonus Videos:
DVD1-10Jailbreak
DVD1-11It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
DVD1-12Highway To Hell
DVD1-13You Shook Me All Night Long
DVD1-14Guns For Hire
DVD1-15Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live)
DVD1-16Highway To Hell (Live)
DVD1-17The Making Of Hard As A Rock
DVD1-18The Making Of Rock N Roll Train
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Live At The Circus Krone - Munich, Germany, June 17, 2003:
DVD2-1Introduction
DVD2-2Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
DVD2-3Back In Black
DVD2-4Stiff Upper Lip
DVD2-5Shoot To Thrill
DVD2-6Thunderstruck
DVD2-7Rock N Roll Damnation
DVD2-8What's Next To The Moon
DVD2-9Hard As A Rock
DVD2-10Bad Boy Boogie
DVD2-11The Jack
DVD2-12If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
DVD2-13Hells Bells
DVD2-14Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
DVD2-15Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
DVD2-16T. N. T.
DVD2-17Let There Be Rock
DVD2-18Highway To Hell
DVD2-19For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
DVD2-20Whole Lotta Rosie
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Rarities:
A1Stick Around
A2Love Song
A3Fling Thing
A4R. I. P. (Rock In Peace)
A5Carry Me Home
A6Crabsody In Blue
B1Cold Hearted Man
B2Snake Eyes
B3Borrowed Time
B4Down On The Borderline
B5Big Gun
B6Cyberspace

Contents

Guitar amplifier

The 12"x12"x4" (30 cm*30 cm*10 cm) exterior box is designed to resemble a vintage AC/DC guitar amplifier and also has the original logo that was spray-painted onto the rear of Angus and Malcolm Young's speaker cabinets in 1975. The “head” of the amp has a handle that lifts the top off to reveal the contents housed within. The head is also a working guitar amplifier. It is a one watt amplifier and is considered to be a collector's item.

164-Page booklet

164 pages of rare and unseen photos spanning 1974-2009 plus full-size re-prints of original press releases, tour itineraries, tour books, test pressing labels, advertisements and much more. A real history of the band from the inside out. Rare photography includes never-before-seen shots of the band recording at the Albert Music studio on King Street in Sydney with producers Harry Vanda and George Young in 1977. There are also unpublished live shots from all over the world.

Original memorabilia reproductions

The memorabilia includes the very first piece of merchandise for AC/DC, a 2"inch button called "I Do it For AC/DC". It features an early shot of Angus Young on the front. Also part of this is a sticker, again an early part of AC/DC merchandise, with Angus' school hat on the front with AC/DC logo on the cap. There is a "Lock Up Your Daughters" Tour Flyer, King Street Studio Track Sheet for "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" Multitracks, a Bon Scott Temporary Tattoo, "Moneytalks" 100 Dollar Bill, AC/DC Guitar Pick, set of three 20 cm by 25 cm art lithographs and a 60 cm by 90 cm, 1977 "Let There Be Rock" European Tour Poster.

Track listing

CD 1 - Studio Rarities

Studio Rarities collects AC/DC’s studio rarities, many of the songs on CD for the first time. These are 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, and 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 classic AC/DC songs previously only available on the original Australian albums. It should also be noted that while "Rocker" and "High Voltage" are credited as being the original Australian versions, they fade out at the end. However, the versions on the original Australian LPs did not fade out, but ended abruptly. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and "Ain't No Fun (Waitin' 'Round To Be A Millionaire)" were already previously released in their full original Australian lengths on the 1994 international Atco reissue of Dirty Deeds, however, the 2003 Columbia remasters used the shorter versions again. When AC/DC's catalog (except the Australian releases) became available on iTunes in November 2012, the original un-cut versions of "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)", "Rocker" and "High Voltage" finally saw worldwide release on the digital version of Backtracks.

Disc 1

All songs written and composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott, except where noted.

CDs 2 and 3 - Live Rarities

CD 2 and 3 has a collection of the band’s live rarities from singles, CD promos, compilations and other oddities. All the songs have been remastered from the original source.

Disc 2

All songs written and composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott, except where noted.

Disc 3

All tracks on the deluxe edition only, except where noted

All songs written and composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott, except where noted.

Family Jewels Disc 3 (DVD)

This DVD picks up where the original 2DVD Family Jewels set leaves off (1991), Family Jewels Disc Three begins with "Big Gun" the theme song to the motion picture Last Action Hero which is included on Studio Rarities and is the first time on any AC/DC album. Also on this disc it has three music videos from the Ballbreaker album, three from Stiff Upper Lip and the most recent clips for "Rock 'n' Roll Train" and "Anything Goes" from the AC/DC album Black Ice. There are also several songs from the original Family Jewels set that actually had more than one promotional clip. On this are the alternate versions of those songs and are on DVD for the first time.

 

Attribution

Backtracks (AC/DC album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backtracks_(AC/DC_album)
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