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Bonfire
     

Bonfire

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by AC/DC
 
Oddly, the legend of Bon Scott never haunted AC/DC. They grieved, certainly, but they were able to move on, releasing Back in Black as a tribute in 1980. The record became their biggest hit and helped them become one of the biggest rock & roll bands in the world. By the late '90s, the group remained popular, and a strange phenomenon had

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Oddly, the legend of Bon Scott never haunted AC/DC. They grieved, certainly, but they were able to move on, releasing Back in Black as a tribute in 1980. The record became their biggest hit and helped them become one of the biggest rock & roll bands in the world. By the late '90s, the group remained popular, and a strange phenomenon had happened -- there were generations of AC/DC fans who came of age after Scott's death, and had only a passing familiarity with the rocker. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they lovingly assembled the five-disc box set Bonfire in 1997. The set is a tribute to Scott, featuring two live albums -- one from New York in 1978, the other from Paris in 1979, which is essentially the soundtrack to the Let There Be Rock film -- a disc of outtakes, and a remastered version of Back in Black. For hardcore fans, this is something of a dream come true, since the live albums are stronger than any of the group's other live releases, with the possible exception of If You Want Blood You've Got It. The disc of alternate takes, outtakes, and stray live cuts offers no real revelations, but there are enough interesting moments to make it worthwhile. And while any AC/DC fan has Back in Black, it's nice hearing it in this context, because it shows that even if the band could carry on splendidly, they were still missing the insane, wild-man charisma of Bon Scott. Nowhere is that charisma better preserved -- both through music and stories -- than on Bonfire.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998021822
catalogNumber:
80218
Rank:
57147

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

AC/DC   Primary Artist
Brian Johnson   Vocals
Bon Scott   Vocals
Phil Rudd   Drums
Cliff Williams   Bass Guitar
Angus Young   Guitar
Malcolm Young   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Peter Coleman   Engineer
Paul Hoare   Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
Tony Platt   Engineer
Harry Vanda   Producer
Sam Horsburgh   Engineer
Jim De Barros   Art Direction
Michael Halsband   Creative Consultant
Murray Engleheart   Liner Notes
Francis Zegut   Archival Assistant
George Young   Producer,Remixing

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Bonfire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this collection it possibly the greatst composition of there music ever i am olny 15 but i enjoy to headbang to there tunes i suggest that any rock'n'roll heavy metal, or any kind of music fanshould listen (AC/DC rocks)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD's are great I'm only 20 but this is my favorite band.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bonfire is the greatest AC/DC product you could ever buy! Full of classics and preaviously un-released songs,you can rock on to over 4 hours of rock and roll. You can almost see Angus Young bouncing and writhing while he plays the riffs to Whole Lotta Rosie. Deserves a place in the collection of every man, woman, and child!