Extended Versionsby Megadeth
If you're a veteran Megadeth fanatic and own all of their albums, then the group's entry into the budget-priced Extended Versions series can be skipped over, as it's an edited version of their 2002 release, Rude Awakening. But the ten tracks that reside on this shorter release are arguably the best of the full-length version, so you almost can look at Extended Versions as a best-of Rude Awakening. Recorded in late 2001, the show captures the group just before their first breakup (only to see Dave Mustaine carry on the Megadeth name -- with a whole new cast of characters -- a few years later). And despite this lineup's lifeline fast approaching its conclusion at this stage of the game, Megadeth sounds on fire throughout, especially on flawless renditions of such classics as "Wake Up Dead," "In My Darkest Hour," "Hanger 18," "Symphony of Destruction," and "Peace Sells." Proof that at one stage, Megadeth was one of metal's tightest attractions.
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Performance CreditsMegadeth Primary Artist
David Ellefson Bass,Group Member
Dave Mustaine Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Lead,Group Member
Pitrelli Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Lead,Group Member
Jimmy DeGrasso Drums,Group Member
Technical CreditsMarty Friedman Composer
David Ellefson Composer
Nick Menza Composer
Dave Mustaine Composer
Tony Woolliscroft Cover Photo
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