And you cannot knock a man for that, but he drove me nuts. [7] They planned to begin recording a follow-up shortly after its completion. [14], Back in Black was recorded from mid-April to May 1980 at Compass Point with producer "Mutt" Lange. Scott was cremated and his ashes were interred by his family at Fremantle Cemetery in Fremantle, Western Australia. Song "Back in Black" ukulele chords and tabs by AC/DC. The album was composed by Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young, and recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May 1980 with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who had worked on their previous album. Love this album, but the pressing of the record we received is very low quality- you can watch the needle track all over the place, and the songs are visibly distorted. Released in July, 1980, Back in Black was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died in February of that year. ")[17] Lange focused particular attention on Johnson's vocals, demanding perfection out of each take.[18]. It is the band's first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott. Nonetheless, she concurred with Fricke's original view of the album as a heavy metal masterpiece while naming it her favourite album ever, "the obsessive soundtrack of my adolescence, the racy middle-brow thriller that spoke to me both as a tomboy who wanted to be one of the guys, and the increasingly female ingenue who needed to work out the world of men. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide,[1][2][3][4] and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. A graphic of AC/DC logo and Back in Black is printed on a black matte lighter. 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The album's all-black cover was designed as a "sign of mourning" for Scott. [47] VH1 also placed the title track at No. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC. [29] This placed it sixth in the list of best-selling albums in the US. I just cant convey enough how horrible the recording and compression was done. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2018. AC/DC - Back in Black LP SEALED 180 gram vinyl : Condition: New. "[15] In addition, their equipment was initially held up by customs, and other gear was slowly freighted over from the UK. "Back in Black" is a song by Australian rock band AC/DC. [13], Rehearsals for Back in Black were scheduled over three weeks at London's E-Zee Hire Studios, but it was cut to one week when an opening came up at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, in the Bahamas. The pressing is dreadful from about the third track inwards on each side. "[45], The album is featured on many "best of" lists. The song was written as a tribute to their former singer Bon Scott, who died in February 1980. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2020. In 1989, it was ranked No. Its release in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe followed on 31 July, and on 11 August in Australia. Back in black, I hit the sack I've been too long, I'm glad to be back Yes I'm let loose from the noose That's kept me hangin' about. "[60], Lange's production for the album had an enduring impact in the music industry; "to this day, producers still use it as the de facto paint-by-numbers guidebook for how a hard-rock record should sound", Harrington wrote. If you claim to like hard rock music and can't get excited when the bells toll to start "Hell's Bells" or the guitar riff opens "You Shook Me All Night Long," maybe you need to switch to smooth jazz. Despite that, the album itself is another predictable but consistently excellent AC/DC release. DO buy the album as it is a must for any collection, but if you want the album on vinyl I would suggest looking for an original or earlier reissue. A rock album that has stood the test of time celebrating 37 years since its release (July 25, 1980), there isn’t one bad track on this album. This album is the band's most popular one being sold more than 40 million copies. However, friends and family persuaded them to carry on. On 19 February 1980, Scott went on a drinking binge in a London pub that caused him to lose consciousness, so a friend let him rest in the back of his Renault 5 overnight. Free and guaranteed quality tablature with ukulele chord charts, diagrams, transposer and auto scroller. [19] A humorous anecdote from the sessions involved a recording being interrupted by a crab shuffling across the studio's wooden floor. Bought this for my husband who had lost his original copy. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 22, 2012. Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2019. Instead of disbanding, they decided to continue on and recruited Johnson, who was previously vocalist for Geordie. Ac dc - Back in black (instrumental)© No copyright infringement intended. Engineer Tony Platt was dismayed, however, to find the studio's rooms were not sonically complementary to the group's sound, which was designed to be very dry and compact. On 9 December 2019, it was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). I didn’t listen to this album when I first received, so we’re outside the return window. You find yourself drumming the swearing wheel and “air guitaring” while driving. But some of the greatest classic tones were just a guitar into an amp — that’s it. [30] The album has also sold one million or more copies in Canada, Germany and France. In Australia, it reached number two on the ARIA Charts. Unfortunately this seems to be an issue with these AC/DC reissues. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, the album was released on 25 July 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. He had this thing where he didn't want people to listen to the album down the road and say there's no way someone could sing that, they've dropped that in, even the breaths had to be in the right place. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Audio CD, Original recording remastered, July 25, 1980, Vinyl, Original recording remastered, October 14, 2003. [58], According to rock journalist Joe S. Harrington, Back in Black was released at a time when heavy metal stood at a turning point between a decline and a revival, as most bands in the genre were playing slower tempos and longer guitar solos, while AC/DC and Van Halen adopted punk rock's "high-energy implications" and "constricted their songs into more pop-oriented blasts". !If you have an idea of another awsome rock intro, leave a comment down below!! It was released on 25 July 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. [54] According to Tim Jonze of The Guardian, it has been hailed by some as "a high watermark" for heavy metal music. While track to track Back in Black is pure rock, each track has its own vibe, sound, style and power. I don’t know how they could have pressed it off center but sure enough the actual grooves are off center causing the audio to be distorted from the side load in the stylus. 10 tracks (41:36). [44] Robert Christgau was less enthusiastic, finding the band somewhat too "primitive" and their sexual imagery "unimaginative". I'm comin' on like a hurricane. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. [8] The loss devastated the band, who considered breaking up. DO buy the album as it is a must for any collection, but if you want the album on vinyl I would suggest looking for an original or earlier reissue. Johnson recalled that: "It was hardly any kind of studio, we were in these little concrete cells, comfy mind, you had a bed and a chair. 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Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This has to be one of or even the worst sounding remastered cd's I have ever bought. [28], On 13 December 2007, the album was certified 22× multi-platinum by the RIAA, denoting 22 million American sales. [5], AC/DC, formed in 1973, first broke into international markets in 1977 with their fourth album, Let There Be Rock. I have Highway to Hell and the Razor's Edge which both exhibit the same issues though they are nowhere near as bad as Back in Black. My lightning's flashing across the sky. These recordings did not suffice due to the sound of a flurry of birds flying away at each bell hit. Johnson reported having trouble adjusting to the environment, and even referenced the bad weather on the opening lines of "Hells Bells" ("I'm rolling thunder, pourin' rain. I've been livin' like a star 'cause it's gettin' me high Forget the hearse, 'cause I never die I got nine lives, cat's eyes Using every one of them and runnin' wild Back In Black AC/DC. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The coroner ruled that pulmonary aspiration of vomit was the cause of Scott's death, but the official cause was listed on the death certificate as "acute alcoholic poisoning" and classified as "death by misadventure". To say that AC/DC had a lot riding on the success of Back in Black would be an understatement: the untimely death of Bon Scott, one of the most charismatic frontmen in hard rock history, cast a long shadow over the band, and they had to prove they were still a viable unit without him. *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, This article is about the album by AC/DC. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Harrington credited producer Lange for drawing AC/DC further away from the blues-oriented rock of their previous albums, and toward a more dynamic attack that concentrated and harmonized each element of the band: "the guitars were compacted into a singular statement of rhythmic efficiency, the rhythm section provided the thunderhorse overdrive, and vocalist Johnson belowed and brayed like the most unhinged practitioner of bluesy top-man dynamics since vintage Robert Plant." He loves it and now I have pre-interview listening if I ever need it again. 2 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums, in October 2010,[52] and included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2005. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. AC/DC Back in Black. Shop online for AC/DC merchandise, t-shirts, clothing, apparel, posters and accessories. I have Highway to Hell and the Razor's Edge which both exhibit the same issues though they are nowhere near as bad as Back in Black. What a waste of money. [53], Back in Black is an influential hard rock and heavy metal album. Back in black sold the new singer but the song is actually about someone who was in jail and then released and in now *back* in society. Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2018. What can I say about one of the iconic hard rock albums of all time? Atlantic Records disagreed with the cover, but accepted if the band put a grey outline around the AC/DC logo. DO buy the album as it is a must for any collection, but if you want the album on vinyl I would suggest looking for an original or earlier reissue. If you prey at the altar of Rock and Roll, AC/DC's Back in Black needs to be in your catalog. [51] It was listed at No. Go home and turn on Kenny G. Me, I'm off to find an amp that'll go to 11. The general attitude in the studio was optimistic. Get that! Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2020. After the commercial breakthrough of their 1979 album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in February 1980, Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. "[59] In 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008), Tom Moon said Back in Black's "lean mean arena rock" and the production's "delicate balance of power and finesse" defined the commercial side of heavy music for years after its release. Label: Atlantic - ATL 50 735,Atlantic - SD16018,Atlantic - ATL 50735 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock It wasn't a massive change, and Brian Johnson is very suited to the role, but coming after the 5 (or 6) albums prior to this, it was very noticeable. Additional taxes may apply. The 2003 remaster must have been optimized for CD, and that's not how you remaster for vinyl. [26], To promote the album, music videos were filmed for the songs "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Hells Bells", the title track, "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "Let Me Put My Love Into You", and "What Do You Do for Money Honey". This song was AC/DC's tribute to their former singer Bon Scott who died five month earlier written by the new vocalist Brian Johnson. You will be glad you did. It was released as the lead single from their seventh album of the same name on 21 December 1980 through Atlantic Records. Back in Black is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. I run this Cd through my Jeeps 1,500wat alpine and JL system with the windows and sunroof open and it does as one would expect. Only the first four were released as singles. Warning: Highway patrol didn’t exactly enjoy my drum solo while doing 85 in a 70. Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2015. [59] In the years after its release, studios in Nashville would use it to check the acoustics of a room, while Motörhead would use it to tune their sound system. [20] Angus Young's particular guitar sound was achieved in part by a wireless guitar device, the Schaffer–Vega diversity system, a Ken Schaffer design which provided a signal boost and was reissued as a separate guitar effect in 2014. It is the seventh Australian and sixth internationally released studio album by the band. The next morning, Scott was found unresponsive and rushed to King's College Hospital where medical personnel pronounced him dead on arrival. I love this album and wanted it on vinyl. Unfortunately this seems to be an issue with these AC/DC reissues. Horrendous distortion, sibilance and noise throughout more than half of each side, even when played with a high end cartridge with a Microline stylus meticulously adjusted to give perfect playback with 99% of vinyl. He wouldn't let anything go past him. 9 in its list of the 40 Best Albums of the '80s. [16] Johnson felt pressure during the process, having never recorded with the group. Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018. Known for its opening guitar riff, the song was AC/DC's tribute to their former singer Bon Scott. Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Listen to this awsome intro for 5 minutes straight!! [26] It was an immediate commercial success, debuting at number one on the British albums chart and reaching number four on the American chart—which Rolling Stone called "an exceptional showing for a heavy-metal album". ‹ prev 1 2 3 next › More AC/DC song meanings » You can find your favorite bands Zippo lighters including AC/DC, KISS. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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