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Ac/dc -Back 2 Black lp [purple]


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Transparent purple/red vinyl

Following Bon Scott’s death, the remaining members of the band briefly considered quitting, before concluding that Scott would have wanted Ac/dc to continue. Various candidates were considered for his successor, including ex-Back Street Crawler vocalist Terry Slesser and Slade’s Noddy Holder, who declined, before selecting Brian Johnson from Geordie. Ac/dc guitarist and co-founder Angus Young later recalled, “I remember the first time I had ever heard Brian’s name was from Bon. Bon had mentioned that he had been in England once touring with a band and he had mentioned that Brian had been in a band called Geordie and Bon had said Brian Johnson, he was a great rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard. And that was Bon’s big idol, Little Richard. I think when he saw Brian at that time, to Bon it was ‘Well he’s a guy that knows what rock and roll is all about.’ He mentioned that to us in Australia. I suppose when we decided to continue, Brian was the first name that Malcolm and myself came up with, so we said we should see if we can find him.” In March 1980 Johnson received a phone call inviting him to London to audition as the new vocalist for Ac/dc. As a big Ac/dc fan, he was happy to oblige. Malcolm remembers the day: “We were all sitting there going, Where’s this guy Brian? He should have been here an hour ago. ‘Oh him? He’s downstairs playing pool with the roadies’ – so we thought, well, at least he plays pool.” The first album with Brian Johnson was Back in Black, released in July 1980. It was a worldwide success and went on to become the second best-selling album of all time. In April 2016, during the Rock or Bust World Tour, Ac/dc announced the departure of Brian Johnson citing hearing issues. As the band explained it, Johnson risked total hearing loss if he continued. Johnson stated that his hearing issues hadn’t come from performing for 36 years with Ac/dc, but from having forgotten to put ear plugs in during a race that left him with a punctured left ear drum. This double album celebrates the Ac/dc years with Brian Johnson and we find rare live material from Back In Black 1980-1981 Tour up to the Rock Or Bust Tour 2015-2016.

Track list:
1. Back In Black-live 1981
2. Lets Get It Up-live1982
3. Flick Of The Switch-live 1983
4. Sink The Pink-live 1985
5. Nick Of Time-live 1988
6. Fire Your Guns-1991
7. Hard As A Rock-live 1996
8. Stiff Upper Lip-live 2000
9. War Machine-live 2010
10. Rock Or Bust-live 2015

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