Highway to Hell

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of course, Highway to Hell is the final album AC/DC recorded with Bon Scott, the lead singer who provided the group with a fair share of its signature sleaze. Just months after its release, Scott literally partied himself to death the official cause cited as acute alcohol poisoning after a night of drinking, a rock & roll fatality that took no imagination to predict. In light of his passing, it's hard not to see Highway to Hell as a last testament of sorts, being that it was his last work and all, and if Scott was going to go out in a blaze of glory, this certainly was the way to do it. This is a veritable rogue's gallery of deviance, from cheerfully clumsy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of course, Highway to Hell is the final album AC/DC recorded with Bon Scott, the lead singer who provided the group with a fair share of its signature sleaze. Just months after its release, Scott literally partied himself to death the official cause cited as acute alcohol poisoning after a night of drinking, a rock & roll fatality that took no imagination to predict. In light of his passing, it's hard not to see Highway to Hell as a last testament of sorts, being that it was his last work and all, and if Scott was going to go out in a blaze of glory, this certainly was the way to do it. This is a veritable rogue's gallery of deviance, from cheerfully clumsy sex talk and drinking anthems to general outlandish behavior. It's tempting to say that Scott might have been prescient about his end -- or to see the title track as ominous in the wake of his death -- trying to spill it all out on paper, but it's more accurate to say that the ride had just gotten very fast and very wild for AC/DC, and he was simply flying high. After all, it wasn't just Scott who reached a new peak on Highway to Hell; so did the Young brothers, crafting their monster riffs into full-fledged, undeniable songs. This is their best set of songs yet, from the incessant, intoxicating boogie of "Girls Got Rhythm" to "If You Want Blood You've Got It." Some of the credit should also go to Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who gives the album a precision and magnitude that the Vanda & Young LPs lacked in their grimy charm. Filtered through Mutt's mixing board, AC/DC has never sounded so enormous, and they've never had such great songs, and they had never delivered an album as singularly bone-crunching or classic as this until now.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998020627
  • Catalog Number: 80206
  • Sales rank: 9,398

Album Credits

Performance Credits
AC/DC Primary Artist
Bon Scott Vocals
Mark Evans Bass
Phil Rudd Drums
Cliff Williams Bass
Angus Young Guitar
Malcolm Young Guitar
Technical Credits
Mark Dearnley Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Producer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Jim Houghton Original Photography
Ernie Welch Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    this band blows me away ever since i bought this album i knew i had to buy more ac/dc cds this band is just great seriously great and talent its sad tho that bon scott is no longer with us ac/dc fans he was one great lead singer may he rest in peace this was his last album with the band this album is seriously their best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Are You Kidding Me?!?

    This is not &quot one of ac/dc's best albums&quot , it is bar-none, hands down the best album in there catalog, and any other hard rock band's catalog for that matter. This is the culmination of everything this band did right. There's not a non-classic on this album. It is a cover to cover masterpiece that boasts one of the most consistent sets of songs ever put to record. Bon is at his dirty old geezer best. Angus' riffage would be copied and mined to this day. This record is, dare I say, perfection. If you don't own this one, you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    highway to hell

    this album is cool its their best album the songs rock you should by this album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Instant Classic!!!

    This Album flat out rocks. Bon Scotts vocals are nearly untouchable, The guitar riffs are great, and this was the begining of true heavy metal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AC/DC's finest!

    This album is one of AC/DC's best album of all time and it is the last one of Bon Scott. This album feature 10 classic AC/DC songs, I hope you enjoy this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, very Good

    First of all, AC/DC rocks the house. This album is good, but not the best. I recommend people starting to listen to AC/DC to start with Back In Black, then buy this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    this is one of ac/dc's greatist cds ever! i think it may be their best besides Back in Black.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AC/DC: Highway To Hell

    As far as pure rock bands go, AC/DC ranks up there with KISS and Zeppelin and Sabbath and the other great ones. This album could be the best straight-up, simple, in-your-face rock assault ever. The riffs are great, and Bon's vocals soar in this album. What else can I say that hasn't been said? Buy this album, along with all the other ones from AC/DC. It's truly a classic, from the title track, to Touch Too Much, to Shot Down in Flames, to of course If You Want Blood (You've Got It). Again, check this album out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A cure for the common depression..

    Is exactly what you get when you turn up , and I mean turn up the volume to this, the best of a long line of great AC/DC albums..If it's too loud, then you must be too old, if not, buy,beg,borrow or steal a copy of this..great road music for a saturday cruise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If You Want the Best of AC/DC (You Got It!)

    This is THE definitive AC/DC album, and a prime showcase for the best work of the Bon Scott era of the band. While most everyone knows the title track, and while it is a kicking rock anthem, it's the additional tracks that really place this album as one of AC/DC's best. It features the best of AC/DC's stripped down, no nonsense, hard rocking rhythms, grabbing you with track one, peaking with If You Want Blood(You Got It), and not letting you go until the final chord of Night Prowler. And then you're ready to do it all over again. Later albums may be better known, but none play better ALL the way through than this one. If you don't know this album, you don't know AC/DC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Highway to Hell is AC/DC's Best

    Whenever people think AC/DC, Back In Black is what first comes to mind. After all, their most mainstream hit (You Shook Me All Night Long) is on it, as well as 4 other radio staples, and 5 other not-so-famous classics. However, something is lost in the mix of those great songs. They don't share the flow that Highway to Hell so wonderfully displays. This album is one that you WANT to listen to all the way through; sometimes on Back In Black you may want to skip ''What Do You Do For Money Honey'' or ''Have a Drink On Me''. On Highway to Hell that is not the case; the series of songs is just extraordinary. My personal favorites are the title track, Girls Got Rhythm, If You Want Blood (You Got It) and Love Hungry Man, but don't be fooled--every song on this powerful and fun rockin' album is a winner. If you have to buy just one AC/DC album, this is it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST BUY CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I THINK ACDC IS THE BEST ROCK BAND EVER THIS CD IS A MUST HAVE BECAUSE IF YOU LIKED HIGH VOLTAGE AND DIRTY DEEDS YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of AC/DC's best albums

    The Highway to Hell album is definetely one of AC/DC's best albums, every song is great, from the fast riffs of Beating Around the Bush to the raw power of If You Want Blood Youve Got It to the quick tempo of Get It Hot. This album is totally a must have. A great rock CD.

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