AC/DC Live

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AC/DC Live
ACDCLive ACDCalbum.jpg
Live album by AC/DC
Released 27 October 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Hard rock
Length 78:00
Label Albert, Atco
Producer Bruce Fairbairn
AC/DC chronology
The Razors Edge
(1990)
AC/DC Live
(1992)
Ballbreaker
(1995)
2 Disc Edition
The deluxe two-disc version was originally packaged in a long cardboard sleeve
Singles from AC/DC Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition
  1. "Highway to Hell (live)"
    Released: 8 November 1992 (US only)
  2. "Bonny"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live)"
    Released: 1992

AC/DC Live is the second live album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released on 27 October 1992.

It was released both as a single album and as a double album on LP and CD known as AC/DC Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition. The album is supported by a video, AC/DC: Live at Donington.[1] The double album AC/DC Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition was released a month after the single-disc version, in a slipcased two-disc "book" (similar in shape to old CD longboxes) and containing an AC/DC dollar note. Both editions of the album were re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. The recordings on this live album are taken from several shows from AC/DC's 1991 The Razors Edge tour: Glasgow, Edmonton, Birmingham and the Donington and Moscow "Monsters of Rock" shows. Barry Weber of AllMusic writes: "All too often, a live album is a cheaply made, rushed recording that only serves as a testament to a band's decline. AC/DC Live, however, shows what makes this band different from their peers - here they are still entirely capable of pulling off a great live show. This ranks among the best live metal albums of the '90s."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Blender 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
Q 4/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars link

Track listings[edit]

Disclaimer: guitar and vocal overdubs were added during post-production, so the raw audio (found on bootlegs) will be slightly different from the album version. The recordings from the dates listed below were used as a basis before being edited.

These dates are not listed in the album booklet and were confirmed by fans comparing bootlegs to the album.

1 CD edition[edit]

All tracks written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thunderstruck" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991) Young, Young 6:34
2. "Shoot to Thrill" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   5:21
3. "Back in Black" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991)   4:28
4. "Who Made Who" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   5:15
5. "Heatseeker" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   3:37
6. "The Jack" (Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia; September 28, 1991) Young, Young, Bon Scott 6:56
7. "Moneytalks" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young 4:18
8. "Hells Bells" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)   6:01
9. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 5:02
10. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia; September 28, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 4:30
11. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991)   3:54
12. "Highway to Hell" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 3:58
13. "T.N.T." (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 3:47
14. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)   7:09

2 CD "Collector's Edition"[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thunderstruck" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991) Young, Young 6:34
2. "Shoot to Thrill" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   5:21
3. "Back in Black" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991)   4:28
4. "Sin City" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 5:40
5. "Who Made Who" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   5:16
6. "Heatseeker" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   3:37
7. "Fire Your Guns" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991) Young, Young 3:42
8. "Jailbreak" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 14:04
9. "The Jack" (Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia; September 28, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 6:57
10. "The Razors Edge" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 24, 1991) Young, Young 4:36
11. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 5:03
12. "Moneytalks" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young 4:20
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hells Bells" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)   6:01
2. "Are You Ready" (unknown) Young, Young 4:34
3. "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" (unknown)   3:57
4. "High Voltage" (unknown) Young, Young, Scott 10:32
5. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991)   3:54
6. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia; September 28, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 4:30
7. "Let There Be Rock" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 12:17
8. "Bonny" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991) Trad. arr. Young, Young 1:03
9. "Highway to Hell" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 3:53
10. "T.N.T." (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 3:48
11. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)   7:09

The Japanese version includes the bonus track "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (Donington Park, England, UK – 08/17/91) which was the b-side of the "Highway To Hell" (live) single. This track was later included on the deluxe edition of Backtracks in 2009.

Though it still remains unknown, it is believed that both "Are You Ready" and "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" were performed on the same date. It is also believed that "High Voltage" was performed during the 2nd European/Monsters of Rock Leg.

Even though "Sin City" appears to be performed at the Point Theatre in Dublin on 26th April 1991, as Brian says in the intro on the album, "We've got a song for you, Dublin", at the real Dublin show he actually said, "OK Dublin, we've got a song especially for you" (a bootleg recording of the show exists). The rest of the song comes from a performance at the NEC in Birmingham on 20th April 1991.

The sound of the audience at the very start of "Shoot to Thrill" is taken from the Donington performance where the previous track, "Thunderstruck", was recorded. The performance itself was recorded at the NEC in Birmingham on April 23, 1991.

Vinyl 2LP "Collector's Edition"[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thunderstruck" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991) Young, Young 6:34
2. "Shoot to Thrill" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   5:21
3. "Back in Black" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991)   4:28
4. "Sin City" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 5:40
5. "Who Made Who" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   5:16
6. "Fire Your Guns" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991) Young, Young 3:42
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jailbreak" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 14:40
2. "The Jack" (Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia; September 28, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 6:57
3. "The Razors Edge" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 24, 1991) Young, Young 4:36
4. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 5:03
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hells Bells" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)   6:01
2. "Heatseeker" (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)   3:37
3. "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" (unknown)   3:57
4. "High Voltage" (unknown) Young, Young, Scott 10:32
5. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991)   3:54
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia; September 28, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 4:30
2. "Let There Be Rock" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 12:17
3. "Highway to Hell" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 3:53
4. "T.N.T." (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991) Young, Young, Scott 3:48
5. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)   7:09

"Moneytalks" and "Are You Ready" were excluded from the vinyl set.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

Personnel[edit]

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References[edit]

Preceded by
Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
22 November – 5 December 1992
Succeeded by
Glittering Prize 81/92 by Simple Minds