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Rude Awakening [Live]

MegadethAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (March 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B0000633IL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,112 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dread and the Fugative Mind
2. Kill the King
3. Wake Up Dead
4. In My Darkest Hour
5. Angry Again
6. She Wolf
7. Reckoning Day
8. Devil's Island
9. Train of Consequences
10. A Tout Le Monde
11. Burning Bridges
12. Hangar 18
13. Return to Hangar
14. Hook in Mouth
15. Almost Honest
16. 1000 Times Goodbye
17. Mechanix
18. Tornado of Souls
19. Ashes In Your Mouth
20. Sweating Bullets
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Rec-room rock stars can rejoice knowing that drum and guitar solos, long thought extinct in the post-grunge era, are alive, well, and flourishing in the hands of speed-metal granddaddies Megadeth. Seriously, Rude Awakening, the band's first-ever live set, is almost certain to benefit from renewed interest sparked by the reissue of their spruced-up debut, Killing Is My Business. . . and Business Is Good. That album, like most in Megadeth's canon, is quoted here ("Mechanix"). The band also revisits So Far, So Good. . . So What ("Hook in Mouth"), Peace Sells. . . But Who's Buying ("Peace Sells"), The World Needs a Hero ("Return to Hangar"), Countdown to Extinction ("Symphony of Destruction," "Sweating Bullets"), Youthanasia ("Train of Consequences"), Rust in Peace ("Hangar 18"), and Cryptic Writings ("Almost Honest"). Fanned across two discs, Rude Awakening's 24 tracks capture Dave Mustaine and cohorts in top form--lightning fast, muscular, nihilistic, urgent, and, of course, very, very angry--with crowd noise kept to a bearable minimum. --Kim Hughes

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live at Last... Six Stars! August 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I know the top rating is 5 stars, but this record is simply... Awesome! It is the best live record to hit my ears since Ozzy's "Tribute", it is one of the finest metal live records ever and most certainly one of Megadeth top 5!

Where to begin, what to say? The record is perfect: the sound is clear, the performances are unbelievable, everything is just so... the only bad thing? That this is Megadeth's last album, after Dave's suffering some serious injury...But i think i've come up with a good way to describe it: according to the studio albums represented here:

- "Killing...": "Mechanix" is the only one here, but most certainly the best choice. Dave's intro to the song says it all...

-"Peace...": excellent! the title song, "wake up dead" and "Devil's island" are great. A song missing? Maybe "My last words" or "The Conjuring"

-"So far...": Hook in mouth, In my darkest hour... great! And boy, Al Pitrelli can play!

-"Rust...": Perfect! A song missing? Perhaps Lucretia, but the inclusion of "Tornado"(my fav 'Deth song ever) makes up for that...

-"Countdown...": Maybe "foreclosure" and "Countdown" are missing, but once again, the inclusion of "Ashes in your mouth" is a nice surprise...

-"Youth...": great selection! no possible complaints here...

-"Hidden...": Angry Again is here! 'nuf said!

"Cryptic...": She - Wolf (extended!) is here, and that's all that matters... maybe "FFF" or "Desintegrators" could've been included...

"The world...": only "Motopsycho" is missing here, and maybe "Promises", but overall, great choices, specially "1000 times goodbye"
Which record is missing? You guessed it, "Risk"... for most Megafans, that's a good thing, for me... good either way...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Ben
Format:Audio CD
Before I get into this review, let me say you are getting a great deal for what you pay. 2 discs full of (well, partially full of) classic Megadeth. This cd has great sound quality and a few cool places in between songs where Dave talks, however brief they may be. It is also cool how the two new guys step up and deliver all the classics with the same power as the Marty and Menza.

Now some of the bad things. The songs selection is just ok in my opinion. They play a lot off of The World Needs a Hero, which is understandable considering thats what they're touring. It's actually a very good album, but I thought they chose a lot of the wrong ones. Burning Bridges and 1000 Times Goodbye really aren't special. Off of Cryptic Writings they take Trust, She-Wolf, and Almost Honest. ALmost Honest should not be on here, and on the other two Mustaine has a little vocal trouble, he just sounds off. She Wolf does have sweet guitar and drum solos at the end though, making it well worth listening to. Other than A Tout Le Monde, it seems like Mustaine also has trouble singing the tracks from Youthanasia too. During Train of Consequences he forgets the words and mumbles.

Some of the best tracks include Hangar 18, Return to Hangar, Mechanix, Dread and the Fugitive Mind, and everything off Peace Sells. The best track though, which surprised me, is Hook In Mouth hands down. It is performed just like it is on the album.

Once again, this is a great deal for what you're paying, and though there are a few lyrical mess-ups, it's the only live Megadeth CD out there, and therefore a must have for any Deth fan.

One other thing. There's a half-cd/half-dvd version. Don't buy it. You lose half the songs when you can really just go pick this and the full length DVD up seperately for a better price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Megadeth make a great recording November 23, 2002
By Joe
Format:Audio CD
I'm gonna start off by saying that this album is great, and is definitely worth buying for the Megadeth/speed-metal fans out there. Although Al Pitrelli (lead guitarist) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drummer) are not as good and punchy as the old-school, classic Megadeth duo of Friedman (lead) and Menza (drums), the instrumental solo's are still awe-inspiring, like the drum solo in "She-Wolf" and the frequent excellent Pitrelli solos. Also, I think that Dave Mustaine's voice is still great even after his 20 years of singing, despite what others say. The only fault that I found with this album (considering it's live) is the ruining of "Train of Consequences" which was sung by David Ellefson (NOT Dave Mustaine as some people say) who should stick to his bass - and I have to say that his bass playing is still superb as usual. The reason I love this album, is because it is live, and for me that makes the tracks seem more alive and natural (rather than in a studio)... it's just a shame that a live recording wasn't made back with the original line-up and I'm also gutted that this is the end of Megadeth AFTER 20 YEARS OF THE BEST METAL I'VE EVER HEARD
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Head-BANGING March 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The great thing about Megadeth, is that even with a hasty change of line-up the newcomers were still to capture the magic of three previous drummers and lead guitarists and still hold true to their music. With Dave Mustaine at the helm with his sneers and snarls, Megadeth burn their way at another blow for glory that it seems is always attributed to another great metal band, Metellica. Even in this album, Dave says when singing Mechanix, which is similar to Metallica's The Four Hoursemen, you heard it their way and now you'll hear it our way.
The album is live and you could feel the intensity, not in just the fans singing their heads off or a swear here and there, you could feel it in the band too. Just listen to She-Wolf and be captivated by the extremely long solo at the end. The newbies, drummer, Jimmy DeGrasso (excellent drum solo on She Wolf) and guitarist Al Pitrelli, liven up the mood and deliver an all-smack performace. David Ellefson shines more than anyone here, since you can hardly listen to his input during their studio albums. You just can't get his bass strings off your mind in some of the songs here. Dave Mustaine? Well he's still Dave Mustaine and that's just how we people like it.
The song collection is unbelievable. You get to have a piece of all their back catalog history. This is even better than their Capitol-released Capitol Punishment greatest hits. There are no songs from Risk, though. Megadeth did not include any in this album, because most of the songs on that album are tame when compared to all the songs featured here. A number of songs from that album were featured on their setlist during their tour. It was just not included in this album, because it did not seem to fit, not because the album is reviled by the band.
With two CDs of great music, you get a wallop for your money's worth. The problem is that which CD you'd want more in your CD player, the first or the second?
Why not BOTH? Back to back!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Megadeth's best performances ever!
Megadeth's best concert, with its best line-up. It was such a shame that this line up made the worst Megadeth album (The World Needs a Hero). Read more
Published 10 months ago by Leonel
I usually don't like to buy live records but this album is one of the best(or perhaps) the best CD concert ever! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alfredo Alonso
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
Packed with great sounding live I need to say more? This is a lot of fun to listen to, and is a really great sample of the band's work.
Published 13 months ago by bocacoder
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Performance!
Megadeth is one of the best heavy metal bands of all time. The industry should be thankful for all of their contributions to music.
Published 17 months ago by Chris Boettcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
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Published 22 months ago by Commentator
5.0 out of 5 stars Megadeth, Rude Awakening.
Excellent album. Excellent condition and it plays great. This is one of my best purchases and adds depth to my collection
Published 22 months ago by ruffcz
5.0 out of 5 stars Megadeth rule in style on Rude Awakening
Rude Awakening (2002.), a Megadeth live concert DVD/CD release

Thrash metal gods Megadeth have enjoyed a long and glittering career. Over that time Dave Mustaine and Co. Read more
Published on August 1, 2007 by howzat
5.0 out of 5 stars Great live album.....but where's the countdown?
Megadeth's sound on this live album was superb, and included much of their best work........but where is "Countdown to Extinction"? That's my favorite MD song!
Published on July 21, 2005 by M. Cate
5.0 out of 5 stars Rude Awakening
This is a great cd or dvd for any megadeth fan. It gives you a little taste of Megadeth Live! Must get for any hard rock fan!
Published on December 14, 2004 by Joshua D. Good
4.0 out of 5 stars Mustaine Not Mellow Live Either
This double live album and apparent send off for one of thrash metal's giants shows why they should be(and usually are)respected as true metal stalwarts. Read more
Published on February 25, 2004 by ""
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