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Risk Extra tracks, Original recording remastered

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Remastered reissue includes three bonus tracks, 'Insomnia' (Jeff Balding mix - prev. unreleased), 'Breadline' (Jack Joseph Puig mix - prev. unreleased), & 'Crush 'Em' (Jock Mix - prev. unreleased).


1. Insomnia
2. Prince Of Darkness
3. Enter The Arena
4. Crush 'Em
5. Breadline
6. The Doctor Is Calling
7. I'll Be There
8. Wanderlust
9. Ecstasy
10. Seven
11. Time: The Beginning
12. Time: The End
13. Insomnia (Jeff Balding Mix) - previously unreleased
14. Breadline (Jack Joseph Puig Mix) - previously unreleased
15. Crush 'Em (Jock Mix) - previously unreleased

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B0002EXH5E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,189 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Damn Damn Damn on July 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The "Risk" recording session went terribly wrong (nothing to do with the songs, they're great). The original producer went on to do things his own way and used all the wrong parts and the album came out nothing like what the band had intended. I suppose that's why it had such a negative impact, it sounded nothing like what Megadeth had done in the past. It had loads of interesting effects, instruments and even some electronic sequences. These ingredients made "Risk" a diverse, very rich album.
This re-release was Mustaine's chance to finally get it the way he wanted it. He got rid of all the bogus parts and reinstated the "proper" ones. But when you press play on the new version of the album and hear all the stuff that made this album interesting deleted... No more fiddles, no more tabla drums, very minimal electronic sequences, and so on... it is no longer a great album.
But did Mustaine forget that the fact that he replaced some of Marty Friedman's parts his own was one of the reasons why he quit the band? In this new mix he removed even more of Friedman's parts like the intro to "Insomnia" which he was especially fond of...
Conclusion: This was remixed to sound more Metal so it would appeal to all those who hated the original album... As a fan of the later, I don't believe that an album, that was perfect to begin with, should have been altered just to suit all those music fachists who can't accept changes. I love the original as it is, and not because it's by Megadeth like most people would say. I hope you enjoy this "improved" version.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Johntheripper on July 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Hi, this is my first review ever, and ironically the first for this title. When Dave Mustaine finished production on the album RISK, He would find that many of his original guitar parts had been replaced by producer Bud Prager from Bad Company. This upset Dave and many of the fans(including me). It was also lead guitarist Marty Friedman who wanted to take an alternative approach with the band.

Most of the Techno/Disco effects from the tracks were taken out. This is evident when you hear the first track, Insomnia.

Imsomnia- I never liked this song until I heard the remaster. I used to hate the techno effects. But some of its still there.

8.5/10

Prince of Darkness- Another track i never particulary cared for. But much better now for some reason. I still cant put my finger on it.

8/10

Enter The Arena- Nothing to review here. Just fans chanting "Crush, Crush!" An Intro to the next song.

Crush Em- I always liked this better than that stupid Gary Glitter song. A great song for when your home team scores!

9/10

Breadline- The catchy chorus, the catchy solo by Dave. Plus a new cool intro. My Favorite On the Album!

10/10

The Doctor Is Calling- Probaly the heaviest track on the cd. Very Dark Riff just brings you in to this Metal Masterpeice.

10/10

Ill be There- Decent song. I never cared for the chorus. But cool nonetheless

8/10

Wanderlust- I like the mid eastern + wierd feel the album has. The Chorus is especially Catchy. I love it, always have.

Ecstacy-Very cool acoustic guitar during the verses. Nothing like any of their other songs.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Kelly on September 22, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Most metal fans will say that "Risk" was Megadeth's worst album. Personally I disagree. I consider myself first and foremost a Megadeth fan, THEN a metal fan.

Perhaps if you're looking for the old fashioned Megadeth thrash music then Risk isn't for you, but I have to say that this is one of Megadeth's best albums.

Most people will just say that the only good song on the album is "Crush 'em." That'sa great song, but not the only one.

"Insomnia" is a perfect song to start off the album with, it may not be the same as "Loved to Deth" but it gets the job done. I've always considered "Prince of Darkness" to be kind of cheesy, but it's a good song nonetheless.

"Enter the Arena" in simply an intro to "Crush 'em" which I won't comment on b/c everyone else has.

"Breadline" might be one of my favorite songs on the album. The haunting tones just struck a cord with me. "The Doctor's Calling" is another great song, even for you metal-elitists out there. "Wanderlust" and "I'll be There" are two hugely underrated songs (especially the former).

"Ecstasy" is perhaps my second favorite song on the album, and "Seven" is awesome. Both "Time" songs are good, though I consider them to be some of the weaker songs on the album.

I can understand how some people may not like this album, but it will always be one of my favorites.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RATTLHEAD on January 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album has been well reviewed and it should be understood that this is Megadeth's most publicly accessable record (it was a risk, hense the title)... simply put, in my opinon: Megadeth is the greatest band to walk the planet, but RISK is their worst album! Now it might not be as good as the rest of the Megadeth catalogue BUT it's still an amazing album by any standards and I dare say if you hand't heard the rest of Megadeth's work prior to hearing risk you'd think you'd just struck pure gold!

My advice on buying this album however is to seek the original recording. The remastered version destroys the intro's to some songs and some annoying backing vocals have been added in places. Plus the 'bonus' tracks ain't no bonus if you ask me, absolute terrible versions of the originals. There is a Enhanced recording of RISK which has the tracks in their original form but also includes a short video of the making of the album... PLEASE try get your hands on this one before opting for the remaster.

RATTLE YER GODDAMN HEADS!
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