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Highway to Hell

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic / Wea
  • ASIN: B00000DOZH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,728 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Highway to Hell
2. Girls Got Rhythm
3. Walk All Over You
4. Touch Too Much
5. Beating Around the Bush
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Get It Hot
8. If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
9. Love Hungry Man
10. Night Prowler

Editorial Reviews

What Highway to Hell has that Back in Black doesn't is Bon Scott, AC/DC's original lead singer who died just months after this album was released. Scott had a rusty, raspy, scream of a voice, like he might break into a coughing fit at any moment. In other words, on crunchy, hook-heavy metal classics like the title track, and on "Get It Hot" which is more roadhouse rock than metal, he had the perfect instrument for such wild-living anthems. Too perfect, it turned out. --David Cantwell

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108 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Points of view - Two Ratings February 28, 2003
By BriSon
Format:Audio CD
Hello fellow AC/DC fans, I have 2 thoughts on this release and it goes for the rest of the catalog reissues as well. If you have never bought this release or bought a copy before 1994 then I would definitely buy this. The package and the sound are great.
However, if you, like myself bought the first "original tapes remastered" version released in 1994 , I would pass. It sounds exactly the same as the new "original two track remasters". If you want to upgrade for the pkg(new cd booklet) then go for it. If you are looking for miracle updated sound forget it. By the way, the 5 stars are for the point of view of "I don't have this yet and wonder if its worth it." For me the person on the third round of AC/DC reissues, it rates 2 stars for the Digipak and Book!
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic AC/DC Album Is Even Better Than Ever! March 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Highway To Hell", released in 1979 was lead singer Bonn Scott's last album with AC/DC due to his untimely death. The album was a landmark for AC/DC and included their first ever radio hit (in the U.S.) in "Highway To Hell". The album is a hard rock lover's dream, with big power chords, lead breaks and powerful vocals. The songs that standout on this release (which make up for more than half the album) are the title track "Highway To Hell", "Girls Got Rhythm", "Shot Down In Flames", "Get It Hot", "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", "Walk All Over You", and "Touch Too Much". This newly remastered cd which is now under the Epic label sounds much better than the older 1994 remastered version. The bottom end, mid-range and output level have all been increased dramatically. I've actually compared them and found this new release to be the superior of the two. The digipak that holds the cd is very attractive and includes a booklet with colorful photos, etc. If you enjoy groups such as Judas Priest, UFO, Def Leppard, Krokus, Scorpions, etc. than you'll won't be disappointed with "Highway To Hell".
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Yeah, I'm Goin' Down...." August 4, 2001
By A.F.
Format:Audio CD
HIGHWAY TO HELL was legendary hard rock band AC/DC's breakthrough album. Released in the summer of 1979, the record kept climbing higher and higher on the Billboard charts, finally peaking at #17 and quickly going gold by the end of the year. But every high is undercut by a staggering low. Bon Scott, the original lead singer of AC/DC up to this point, died just months later by axphisyation from drinking too much alcohol. He became another cliched rock & roll tragedy, but we can revisit Bon's power and passion on this masterwork of sleazy blues/metal.
Although I love BACK IN BLACK (the praised follow-up featuring Brian Johnson on vocal duties), I believe now that HIGHWAY TO HELL is a far superior effort. Bon Scott's vocal range and abilities are superb on this album, but he's quite possibly the most clever lyricist this side of Steven Tyler. Plus, he has a greater sense of melody and direction than Brian Johnson does. This album is chock full of so much's insane!
The record starts off with the classic title track, which still gets radio airplay 22 years later. "Walk All Over You" and "Beating Around the Bush" are two great examples of AC/DC's style: simple blues-based heavy metal played with the speed and energy of punk rock. Angus Young shines on both tracks, as his lightning-fast riffs tear through your speakers like a buzzsaw. Bon's lyrical talent and range are showcased perfectly on "Touch Too Much." My personal favorite off this album is the last track, "Night Prowler." This is the darkest and most atmospheric song AC/DC have ever done. Angus Young's bluesy guitar solo is absolutely amazing, probably his best, as it expertly accompanies Bon's menacing delivery and Malcolm Young's steady and quiet backup rhythm.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable sound February 22, 2003
By Crypt
Format:Audio CD
Wow.... this is what remastering is good for. The sound, the energy and intensity is incredible. This sounds like it was just recorded yesterday! Now, if you haven't heard at least one song off this album, chances are you are a complete recluse. This is one of the ultimate hard rock/heavy metal masterpieces of all time. Every song rocks hard and every song is a winner. No fillers here. So quit wasting your money on all this nu-metal and modern pop garbage and get some of the REAL stuff.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite AC/DC album. September 25, 2000
By D. Mok
Format:Audio CD
Guilty pleasures aplenty populate this hard-rock classic, the last AC/DC album featuring Bon Scott. And here the band is at its peak on all fronts -- catchy songwriting, insatiable riffing, deep-grooved and confident, Bon Scott singing better than ever, a marriage between raspy-throated goblin and starry-eyed sex symbol. The first four songs of the album swing like mad -- the classic title track, featuring one of the most famous guitar riffs in rock; the sexy grind of "Girls Got Rhythm"; Scott's soaring growl on "Walk All Over You"; the libidinous interplay of racy lyrics and chiming guitars on "Touch Too Much". And "Beating around the Bush" sends those famous Young fingers a-flying with one of AC/DC's speediest, most jittery riffs. It all boils down to a damned catchy pot of hard-rock classics, purely enjoyable, once and for all beating past my inhibitions about this band's juvenile lyrics and sexism. It's just too much of a good time to miss.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great cd
Published 22 hours ago by MissMelissa
5.0 out of 5 stars One of AC/DC's best albums
This album rocks from cover to cover
Published 1 day ago by George A. Houghtby
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album
Bonn's last album. Serial Killer Richard Ramirez claimed that the last song on the album, "Night Prowler" was a command from Satan for him to kill. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Roger Boni
5.0 out of 5 stars Either one can be seen as their best album. Anyway
You choose, Hwy to Hell, or Powerage. Either one can be seen as their best album. Anyway, the sound quality is "wow"! I purchased both.
Published 11 days ago by Chris Malkowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for my Husband
He likes it and was happy I got it for him. The CD was sealed, so it had no
Published 14 days ago by Jennifer Boettcher
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome metal cd excellent artists
this is one of the best albums ever made must own. blues rock and just sheer awesome manliness. these guys are the best ever in my history. now this is music.
Published 3 months ago by psycho headhunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
If you like pre Brian Jonhson AC/DC this is a great place to start, along with High voltage which I like even better. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joel Brindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Great ACDC signature sound that will not disappoint. Most of songs are classic and have good quality on this CD.
Published 3 months ago by goclimbarock
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent delivery and I love the product I have no other issues with...
Excellent delivery and I love the product I have no other issues with this product. I is exactly what I expected and need.
Published 3 months ago by T. Thibault
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
AC/DC never fails to please. I bought this as ma replacement, great quality and fast delivery. Cant wait to order more CDs.
Published 3 months ago by Leighanne
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Why was Eddie Kramer fired?
I'd like to know, also. I love Mutt's production job on this - one of the greatest drum sounds on a rock record - but I am curious why Eddie was nixed.
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