AC/DC - Iron Man 2

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Posted on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:59pm
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Soundtrack

Release Year

2010

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Label

Columbia

 

Album Overview

Iron Man 2 is a soundtrack album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released on April 19, 2010 as the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The album was announced on January 26 and is seen as being used in the same sense as Who Made Who was for Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive, not a greatest hits collection but a compilation album which contains both hits and lesser known tracks. Unlike Who Made Who, however, there are no new songs. Co-Chairman of Columbia Records, Steve Barnett said "Jon Favreau's vision and passion for AC/DC's music blend seamlessly into this incredible film; the music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film." The album features an almost half-and-half mix of songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras of AC/DC. The album features fifteen tracks from ten different albums, ranging from 1975 to 2008, all of whom were remixed by Mike Fraser for possible film inclusing. Only two songs ("Shoot to Thrill" and "Highway to Hell") were used completely in the film, while one song ("Back in Black") was actually featured in the previous film. "Thunderstruck", "War Machine", and "The Razors Edge" were used in trailers and commercials for the film. The album has sold over 3 million copies.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
CD1Shoot To Thrill5:19
CD2Rock 'N' Roll Damnation3:38
CD3Guns For Hire3:26
CD4Cold Hearted Man3:35
CD5Back In Black4:17
CD6Thunderstruck4:53
CD7If You Want Blood (You've Got It)4:35
CD8Evil Walks4:25
CD9T.N.T.3:35
CD10Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be4:15
CD11Have A Drink On Me4:00
CD12The Razors Edge4:24
CD13Let There Be Rock6:07
CD14War Machine3:11
CD15Highway To Hell3:28
DVD1Shoot To Thrill (Iron Man 2 Video)5:27
DVD2The Making Of "Shoot To Thrill" Music Video5:19
DVD3Highway To Hell (Live At River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires - 2009)3:14
DVD4Rock 'N' Roll Damnation (Live At Apollo Theatre, Glasgow - 1978)3:44
DVD5If You Want Blood (You've Got It) (Highway To Hell Promo Clip - 1979)4:36
DVD6Back In Black (Live At Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid - 1996)4:35
DVD7Guns For Hire (Live At Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - 1983)4:47
DVD8Thunderstruck (Live At Donington Park - 1991)5:29
DVD9Let There Be Rock (Live At Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid - 1996)10:34
DVD10Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Live At Circus Krone, Munich - 2003)4:34

Music video

On January 26, 2010, a music video was released featuring "Shoot to Thrill" with exclusive footage from the film Iron Man 2. The live concert footage used in the video was filmed in late 2009 in Buenos Aires, later featured in the concert film Live at River Plate. Upon the album's release, another music video featuring footage of the Buenos Aires concert and Iron Man 2 footage was released, this time featuring live audio from the "Highway to Hell" performance.

Reception and chart performance

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the online music database AllMusic gave the soundtrack a mixed review, stating that "this is good guts-and-guitar music, its only flaw being that it plays it totally safe…unless you stop to consider that it might be a bit of a risk to pitch a collection of 30-year-old music to the teenage audience of Iron Man 2." The BBC gave the album a positive review, stating "Younger listeners might find it all a bit clichéd, but remember: AC/DC are the originators, their imitators responsible for diluting the package’s potency. For those about to rock, raise another salute to your enduringly enthralling forefathers."

Iron Man 2 debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart upon its release, giving AC/DC their third No. 1 album in the U.K. after Back in Black and Black Ice. The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 76,000 copies in its first week of release. It became the band's eighth top 10 set in the U.S. It reached No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Albums and stayed No. 1 for five consecutive weeks.

Additional music

Music not included in the Iron Man 2 soundtrack but featured in the film:

  • "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash - Played when Tony Stark starts up his workshop computers.
  • "The Magnificent Seven" by The Clash - While Tony and Happy are sparring.
  • "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen - Part of the music in the fight scene with Stark and Lt. Col. James Rhodes.
  • "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - Part of the music in the fight scene with Stark and Rhodes.
  • "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk - Part of the music in the fight scene with Stark and Rhodes.

Personnel

Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Brian Johnson – lead vocals (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14)
Bon Scott – lead vocals (tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15)
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals (tracks 1–8, 11, 12, 14, 15)
Mark Evans – bass guitar (tracks 9, 10, 13)
Phil Rudd – drums (tracks 1–5, 7–11, 13–15)
Chris Slade – drums (tracks 6, 12)

 

Attribution

Iron Man 2 (soundtrack) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_2_(soundtrack)
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