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Highway to Hell
This is an E.P.(extended play)live version of the song that was released in August,1979 on the Atlantic Record label, and is one of the all time classic AC/DC songs. This also helped thrust these "boys from down-under" into the big leagues. With the songs "Highway to Hell", and "High Voltage, they also found themselves a place in the Hard Rock history books. The unfortunate side is that "Highway to Hell" was one of the last recorded songs for vocalist Bon Scott, who died after a long evening of alcohol consumption on February 20,1980.
This recording of "Highway to Hell" was taken from the Atco album "AC/DC Live". Recorded during the 1990-91 World Tour. The live version of "High Voltage", an exclusive to this release, was recorded at the Castle Donington Monsters of Rock Festival of 1991.
This E.P. picture disc, was sold commercially though limited, and is fairly rare to locate. A guestiment on value would be between twentyfive and forty dollars, depending upon album wear and if sealed.
The songs found on this E.P. are:
Side One
Highway to Hell (including Bonny Intro)
Side Two
High Voltage
Bon Scott (lead vocals)
Malcolm Young (guitars)
Angus Young (guitars)
Phil Rudd (drums)
Cliff Williams (bass)
The group was formed in 1973 in Sydney, Australia by guitarist Malcolm Young(born January 6,1953 in Glasgow, Scotland) and his brother, guitarist Angus Young(born March 31,1959 in Glasgow, Scotland). After an initial single entitled "Can I Sit Next To You", the brothers moved to Melbourne. There they met bassist Mark Evans(born March 2,1956 in Melbourne,Aus.), drummer Phil Rudd(born May 19,1954 in Melbourne,Aus.) and the one time drummer and the group's driver, Bon Scott(born July 9,1946 in Kirriemuir,Scotland). Together they formed the early line-up for AC/DC, and recorded two albums entitled, "High Voltage" and "TNT", both were released in 1975. The group went on to tour the US and UK and produce an additional 6 albums before the tragic death of Bon Scott on February 20,1980.
Brian Johnson(born October 5,1947 in Newcastle,England) was brought in to replace Bon Scott in March of 1980. Shortly after that, the group released the blockbuster hit "Back in Black". With over ten million copies sold in the US alone, "Back in Black" elevated AC/DC to their peak in popularity.
With the years that followed and with major releases like "The Razor's Edge" featuring the song "Thunderstruck", and the LP entitled "Ballbreaker", AC/DC was never able to maintain the level of popularity that they experienced during the late 70's thru the mid 80's.
Jan,1975... High Voltage ...Albert Rec.(APLP-009)(Australia only)
Dec,1975... TNT ...Albert Rec.(APLP-016)(Australia only)
May,1976... High Voltage ...Atl(K 50257)Atco(142)(US issue Apr.81) (Compilation of first two lp's on Albert Rec.)
July,1977... Let there be Rock ...Atl(K 50366)Atco(151)
May,1978... Powerage ...Atl(K 50483) Atl(19180)
Oct,1978... If You Want Blood, Ypu've Got It(Live) ...Atl(K 50532)Atl(19212)
Aug,1979... Highway to Hell ...Atl(K 50628) Atl(19244)
July,1980... Back in Black ...Atl(K 50735) Atl(16018)
Apr,81... Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap ...Atl()(Compilation of earlier recordings)
Nov,1981... For Those About to Rock, We Salute You ...Atl(K 50851) Atl(11111)
Aug,1983... Flick of the Switch ...Atl(780 100-1) Atl(80100)
July,1985... Fly on the Wall ...Atl(781 263-1) Atl(81263)
May,1986... Who Made Who ...Atl(WX-57) Atl(81650)
(Soundtrack to movie "Maximum Overdrive")
Feb,1988... Blow up Your Video ...Atl(WX-144) Atl(81828)
Oct,1990... The Razor's Edge ...Atl(WX-364) Atl(91413) (Pic-Disc WXP-364)
Oct,1992... AC/DC Live! ...Atl(7567 92212)
Sept,1995... Ballbreaker ...Warner(7559 61780)
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Song: Highway to Hell
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