Rust in Peace [Bonus Tracks]

( 5 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The remixed and remastered Megadeth albums released in 2004 aren't your typical cash-ins. They're stark improvements over the originals: group leader Dave Mustaine did the remixing and remastering himself, making especially significant revisions to the earlier albums, and he includes insightful liner notes for each reissue, including track-by-track commentary for the bonus tracks, as well as lyrics and period photos. The reissue of Rust in Peace improves upon the already impressive original mainly in terms of sound quality. The remixed and remastered production sounds more dynamic and forceful -- important attributes when it comes to thrash metal like this. As far as ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered / Bonus Tracks)
$14.43
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (8) from $2.99   
  • New (4) from $2.99   
  • Used (4) from $6.00   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The remixed and remastered Megadeth albums released in 2004 aren't your typical cash-ins. They're stark improvements over the originals: group leader Dave Mustaine did the remixing and remastering himself, making especially significant revisions to the earlier albums, and he includes insightful liner notes for each reissue, including track-by-track commentary for the bonus tracks, as well as lyrics and period photos. The reissue of Rust in Peace improves upon the already impressive original mainly in terms of sound quality. The remixed and remastered production sounds more dynamic and forceful -- important attributes when it comes to thrash metal like this. As far as the album itself goes, there's not much to improve upon. Rust in Peace was great to begin with and was a huge step forward for Megadeth. The album's predecessor, So Far, So Good...So What!, had been a success, both commercially as well as among the band's then-growing fan base, yet it had its flaws, chiefly in terms of songwriting -- some great songs, some not-so-great songs, an overall sense of inconsistency. Contrarily, Rust in Peace is anything but inconsistent; in fact, if the album has one fault, it's that it's too consistent, with many songs sounding overly similar to one another. Most notably, Rust in Peace opens with the back-to-back "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" and "Hangar 18," beyond doubt the most accomplished songs yet recorded by Megadeth. And wow, these songs sound better than ever here on the reissue! The successive ones aren't big departures from what Mustaine and company featuring two new members: guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza accomplish with the album-opening high points, following that trajectory and refusing to relent. As far as reissue goodies go, Mustaine's liner notes focus on how much he struggled to find a replacement for the "long gone" Jeff Young the guitarist Mustaine had hired for SFSGSW and the subsequent tour, and how skeptical he was of Friedman initially the guitarist had sported a half-orange/half-black hairstyle. He also writes of where he came up with the idea for the album title a bumper sticker and reflects on Megadeth's across-the-board success at the time embarking on the Clash of the Titans tour with Slayer and Anthrax; becoming "one of MTV's darlings"; and enjoying a life of "long hair, tight jeans, tons of chicks and speed metal at its finest". Bonus tracks include the previously unreleased "My Creation" and pre-Friedman demos of a few songs, all of which feature the ax slinging of Peace Sells-era guitarist Chris Poland. Less than an essential purchase, even for diehards, this reissue of Rust in Peace is nonetheless warranted because of its improved sound quality.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359861920
  • Catalog Number: 98619
  • Sales rank: 22,434

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Megadeth Primary Artist
Marty Friedman Guitar, Soloist
David Ellefson Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Nick Menza Drums, Background Vocals
Dave Mustaine Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Technical Credits
Mike Clink Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
David Ellefson Composer
Nick Menza Composer
Dave Mustaine Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Remixing, Audio Production
Micajah Ryan Engineer
Ralph Patlan Engineer
Edward Repka Cover Illustration
Juan Alvarez Video Director
Shannon Ward Art Direction
Bo Caldwell Artwork
Dave McRobb Artwork
Tom Baker Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    one very amazing talented band

    this band is the best of the best enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Wowee! What a thrilling ride i took when I first placed this record on my player. I was flying through the clouds of heavy metal heaven. Buy this CD if you want to have a swell time. A darn good purchase.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the greatest metal albums of all time

    Outstanding guitar work, especially on Hangar 18. Another classic that makes the album great is Holy Wars, the Punishment Due.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews