Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? [25th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]

Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? [25th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]

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by Megadeth
     
 

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Arguably Megadeth's strongest effort and a classic of early thrash, Peace Sells combines a punkish political awareness with a dark, threatening, typically heavy metal worldview, preoccupied with evil, the occult, and the like. The anthemic title track and "Wake Up Dead" are the two major standouts, and

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Arguably Megadeth's strongest effort and a classic of early thrash, Peace Sells combines a punkish political awareness with a dark, threatening, typically heavy metal worldview, preoccupied with evil, the occult, and the like. The anthemic title track and "Wake Up Dead" are the two major standouts, and there is also a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Ain't Superstitious," which takes on an air of supernaturally induced paranoia in the album's context. The lines between hell and earth are blurred throughout the album, and the crashing, complex music backs up Dave Mustaine's apocalyptic vision of life as damnation; his limited vocal style is used to great effect, growling and snarling in a barely intelligible fashion under all the complicated guitar work. Vital, necessary thrash. [In 2011, the band released a 25th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set honoring the recording, which featured five discs, including the digitally remastered album and a previously unreleased live show recorded in Cleveland, Ohio, 1987, three LPs, two press photos, a pair of flyers from two classic concerts, a vintage, Japanese concert ticket, a booklet containing new liner notes, photos, and assorted memorabilia and new artwork created especially for the reissue.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2011
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099902933924
catalogNumber:
29339
Rank:
146067

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Wake Up the Dead
  2. The Conjuring
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Devils Island
  5. Good Mourning/Black Friday
  6. Bad Omen
  7. I Ain't Superstitious
  8. My Last Words

Disc 2

  1. Wake Up the Dead
  2. The Conjuring
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Devils Island
  5. Good Mourning/Black Friday
  6. Bad Omen
  7. I Ain't Superstitious
  8. My Last Words

Disc 3

  1. Wake Up the Dead
  2. The Conjuring
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Devils Island
  5. Good Mourning/Black Friday
  6. Bad Omen
  7. I Ain't Superstitious
  8. My Last Words

Disc 4

  1. Intro
  2. Wake Up Dead
  3. Conjuring
  4. Bad Omen
  5. Rattlehead
  6. Killing Is My Business...and Business is Good!
  7. Looking Down the Cross
  8. My Last Words
  9. Peace Sells
  10. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  11. Devil's Island
  12. Last Rites/Loved To Deth
  13. Mechanix

Disc 5

  1. Wake Up the Dead
  2. The Conjuring
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Devil's Island
  5. Good Mourning/Black Friday
  6. Bad Omen
  7. I Ain't Superstitious
  8. My Last Words
  9. Intro
  10. Wake Up Dead
  11. The Conjuring
  12. Bad Omen
  13. Rattlehead
  14. Killing Is My Business...and Business is Good!
  15. Looking Down the Cross
  16. My Last Words
  17. Peace Sells
  18. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  19. Devil's Island
  20. Last Rites/Loved To Deth
  21. Mechanix

Disc 6

  1. Wake Up the Dead
  2. Conjuring
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Devil's Island
  5. Good Mourning/Black Friday
  6. Bad Omen
  7. I Ain't Superstitious
  8. My Last Words

Disc 7

  1. Intro
  2. Wake Up the Dead
  3. Conjuring
  4. Bad Omen
  5. Rattlehead
  6. Killing Is My Business...and Business is Good!
  7. Looking Down the Cross

Disc 8

  1. My Last Words
  2. Peace Sells
  3. These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
  4. Devils Island
  5. Last Rites/Loved to Deth
  6. Mechanix

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Megadeth   Primary Artist
Chris Poland   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
David Ellefson   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dave Mustaine   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Gar Samuelson   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Casey McMackin   Engineer
Dave Mustaine   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Concept
Lars Ulrich   Liner Notes
Ralph Patlan   Engineer
Chris Bellman   Disc Cutting
Tom Recchion   Art Direction
Edward Repka   Illustrations
Dennis Wolfe   Liner Notes
Randy Burns   Producer,Engineer
John Lorenzi   Artwork
Lee Hazelwood   Composer
Andy Somers   Concept

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Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Soundslave More than 1 year ago
Well to my mind the pakcage is super awesome! You have a 5 CD cardboard sleeve, 3 LP vinyl, booklet with words from Dave, Lars and Capitol engineer (as well as some nice live and memorabilia photos) and a sleeve with replica of old flyers and photos. And the cover art looks really nice :D The sound of the new 2011 remaster is really good, of course we live in the "loud war" time but to my ears this remaster sounds better than 2004 remix remaster in terms of compression. 1987 live concert is awesomely great, regarding a little lack of quality (but I guess it's rare to find a clean sounding record aged as almost 30 years :D ), so the performance is amazing, very nice setlist. Randy Burns mixes is a great addition since we didn't get the whole CD earlier and it's nice to hear PSBWB in it's early stage. Overall the boxset really impressed me and after I've listened to remaster, concert and Hi-res DVD while reading the booklet and looking the photos and flyers, I felt like I was back in time :) Must have for every fan of Megadeth and Peace Sells album \m/
Guest More than 1 year ago
This came out the same year as Metallica's Master of Puppets, but in many ways it is a far different record than that, its metal cousin. Megadeth's songs are shorter and less drawn-out, but feature more lightning-fast licks and riffs crammed into those few frightful minutes. The famous title track is rather tame compared to the brutal intensity of 'Wake Up Dead', 'Devil's Island' and 'Black Friday'. The guitar playing is particularly impressive and features lots of good ol' 80s shred. All in all, this is certainly one of the essentials of thrash.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has everything: good guitars, vocals etc. but the level of the songs are low in 3 last tracks. They are too simple.