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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).
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 27, 2004)
  • Rmst ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B0002EXH5E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,846 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Risk is to Megadeth as the Load/Reload sessions are to Metallica: a foray into shallow radio rock. Fortunately, this did not bring about a continuing trend in Megadeth's music, though, returning to grace with The World Needs a Hero and continuing to today. I had to ratchet down my rating due to the three, utterly-unnecessary techno remixes tacked onto the end and the repetitive and bothersome "Insomnia," but that's not to say the album was a total bust. "Prince of Darkness" and "Crush 'Em," while stilted, do have a redeeming amount of Megadeth's classic attitude, while more ambitious tracks like the blues-inflected "Breadline," the somewhat jazzy, soulful, almost Motown vibe of "I'll Be There," and the appropriately-meandering "Wanderlust" are all unusual to hear from a band known from day one for their rage, but in the long run, have their places in the pantheon of anthemic Megadeth works. Overall, one can get Risk's market impact and strongest single with "Crush 'Em," but the album s worth purchase when on sale to tuck away in one's collection as rainy day backup Megadeth.
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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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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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I picked up this album at a great sale price of $5.00 right here on Amazon. I really disliked the original and wanted to give the Remaster a good chance to be better. I'm glad I did. I don't know exactly what was changed, where parts were re-done, etc., but I have to admit, this version was rather pleasant to listen to. I think I'd give the original version a 3 and this Remaster maybe a good 4. I don't think the material is worthy of a higher rating, frankly. If you are hoping for a better copy of the 'Risk' album, Mustaine delivered with this Remaster.
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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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