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5.0 out of 5 stars The Quintessential AC/DC Album Is Now Even Better!, March 8, 2003
This review is from: Back in Black (Audio CD)
Released in 1980, "Back In Black" featured new lead singer Brian Johnson who replaced former singer Bonn Scott who died months earlier. With the death of Scott, there were sceptics that thought this was the end of the hard rocking Aussy band. But to their surprise "Back In Black" was a huge success with absolutely no filler tracks. The album produced a number of hits with the title "Back In Black", "Hells Bells" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". In my opinion some of the best songs on the album were not hits such as "Shoot To Thrill", "What Do You Do For Money Honey" and "Shake A Leg". With the addition of Johnson to the line up the band seemed to be stronger than ever, and Angus Young's guitar licks are absolutely amazing. Just listen to the lead guitar in "Shake A Leg" and I'm sure you'd agree. Numerous soundtracks have included AC/DC songs from this album, notably the Steven King film "Maximum Overdrive" which featured "Hells Bells" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". This newley remastered edition of "Back In Black" now on the Epic Label surpasses the older 1994 remastered version in that the volume is pumped up higher, there's definately more bottom end and mid-range. I actually listened to both versions of the disc and this new one blows the other away. The digipack that stores the new remastered version is attractive and there's an excellent booklet inclosed with color photos, etc. of the band. If you want to hear hard rock the way it was meant to be then pick this superb cd up and enjoy.
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Initial post: Oct 13, 2007, 11:00:44 PM PDT
R. DeCarli says:
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2007, 1:38:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2007, 1:39:08 PM PST
Squidbe says:
Even fans make typos.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2007, 10:50:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 24, 2007, 10:53:17 PM PST
Hans Solo says:
That's right Squidbe, fans do make mistakes when writing reviews but jerks like R. DeCarli couldn't even overlook that. No doubt he gave the review a "not helpful" vote just because of the typo.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2012, 6:40:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2012, 6:42:17 PM PST
Val Hanchett says:
Howland says: He spelled skeptics wrong too; so what?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2014, 8:14:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2014, 8:35:20 AM PDT
Rox Detroit says:
I was going to say , you misspelled Bon too, and how can people say his doesn't add to the conversation, it's kind of important when it's a legendary singer and Front Man and the whole album is a tribute to Mr. Ronald "Bonnie" "Bon" Scott his Birthday was last week, it is a shame how he passed and its amazing that the band stayed together most do not... so to the original reviewer just fix the name please, also 2 songs from "Who Made Who" were also used in Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive. Stephen King is a big AC/DC fan from way back.. just a cool bit of trivia :) Also I would hope no one would not like a review due to spelling or typos ,or wow am I in trouble!! Typos happen. to this reviewer quite a bit Aussie, not Aussy(among others), it is just distracting, i'm sorry, I'd never mark someone down for it, but that red line under it doesn't mean you did it right come on now!! However, if someone points it out to me and they always do I fix it.. Other than some typos, I'd like to know if he owns both recordings that he is comparing the 1981 lp or the 94 cd and the remastered, which ones? This is My 3rd "Back in Black" Cd to go missing, and I had 2 LP's *sigh* back in the day, so I've never purchased the remastered,which is why I'd love to know if has both recordings as he says one is better than the other.. Thanks.. and peace people... P.S. I did order the remastered Pink Floyd D.S.O.T.M., and I hated the packaging it came in, it was a little cardboard cover with a hole in it, so CD can slide out either end.. Is this packaged the same? I did get lyrics which is fantastic, glad to know this comes with the same..

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2014, 8:16:12 AM PDT
Rox Detroit says:
he could fix it, Bon Scott has fans the same as the Freddie mercury fans who would have had 100 people on this thread if misspelled... and i'm the typo Queen I get it..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2016, 11:00:12 AM PST
hi dawn, could you please do me a favor & tell me what ac/dc's 2nd album is. i'd like to collect them all. thanks !

Posted on Jul 22, 2016, 4:15:49 AM PDT
Melvin says:
You're wrong about the 2003 remaster being better than the 1995! Better still, I'm listening to the 1989 original Aussie (and yes you spelt that wrong as well) pressing of the album and it kills the remasters (the 2003 being the worst, No dynamic range) Hands Down!!! Cheers from DownUnder

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2016, 4:20:37 AM PDT
i'm sorry mr Melvin, but nobody tells me i'm wrong except my wife and my savuior jesus Christ !

Posted on Aug 3, 2016, 3:03:16 PM PDT
Totally agree and great review, of course Back in Black, Hells Bells, and You Shook Me All Night Long were popular but I LOVE Shoot To Thrill and Shake a Leg. This album is solid gold, and the only other single I think that exceeds these in greatness is Thunderstruck, which is just kind of an amazing, freakishly-great song that happens once every century.
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