Warchest

Warchest

by Megadeth
     
 

The canonization of Megadeth that began in 2002 with the remixed edition of the band's debut, Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (1985), continued over the years with further deluxe-packaged, remastered reissues of each studio album, and ultimately led to Warchest, a massive five-disc (four CDs, one DVD) box set…  See more details below

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The canonization of Megadeth that began in 2002 with the remixed edition of the band's debut, Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (1985), continued over the years with further deluxe-packaged, remastered reissues of each studio album, and ultimately led to Warchest, a massive five-disc (four CDs, one DVD) box set boasting over six hours of music, including 33 previously unreleased tracks. There's something for everyone -- from longtime fans to neophytes -- in this box, which is similar in both approach and packaging to Slayer's five-disc Soundtrack to the Apocalypse (2003). The first three discs of Warchest are a chronological survey of the Megadeth catalog to date. The first disc covers the time frame spanning Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (1985), Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? (1986), So Far, So Good...So What! (1988), and Rust in Peace (1990); the second covers Countdown to Extinction (1992) and Youthanasia (1994); and the third covers Cryptic Writings (1997), Risk (1999), The World Needs a Hero (2001), and The System Has Failed (2004). Previously unreleased items are interspersed throughout, keeping with the chronological sequencing. The most notable of these are an unabridged session take of "Anarchy in the U.K." (circa So Far, So Good) that segues into "Problems," another Sex Pistols song; a few Rust in Peace demos ("Holy Wars," "Tornado of Souls," "The Five Magics"); and live performances (circa 1992) of several Countdown to Extinction songs. There's also the entire fourth disc, a high-quality live recording of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London on October 16, 1990. The audio is amazing, with stereo separation of the guitars, and toward the end of the concert, former Diamond Head lead vocalist Sean Harris joins the band on-stage to sing "It's Electric." The fifth disc, the DVD, is another live performance, this one at Hammersmith Odeon in London on September 30, 1992. Warchest also comes with an informative booklet laden with photos and discographical notes. If there's a major complaint that could be filed against Warchest, it's that it includes precious little of Megadeth's three key albums: Peace Sells, Rust in Peace, and Countdown to Extinction. But this complaint doesn't carry much weight, because the songs from those albums are indeed here in alternate versions (for instance, the live recordings are primarily of songs from these three albums), and also because any Megadeth fan will want to have those classic albums in full anyhow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099950318728
catalogNumber:
03187

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good
  2. The Skull Beneath the Skin
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Wake Up Dead
  5. Devils Island
  6. Set the World Afire
  7. Into the Lungs of Hell
  8. Anarchy/Problems
  9. Hook in Mouth
  10. Liar
  11. In My Darkest Hour
  12. No More Mr. Nice Guy
  13. "Dark Themes..."
  14. Holy Wars...the Punishment Due
  15. Tornado of Souls
  16. Five Magics
  17. Hangar 18

Disc 2

  1. "Keeping Score..."
  2. Symphony of Destruction
  3. Go to Hell
  4. Foreclosure of a Dream
  5. Architecture of Aggression
  6. Skin O' My Teeth
  7. High Speed Dirt
  8. Ashes in Your Mouth
  9. Sweating Bullets
  10. Breakpoint
  11. Angry Again
  12. Train of Consequences
  13. Reckoning Day
  14. New World Order
  15. The Killing Road
  16. Strange Ways
  17. Paranoid
  18. Diadems
  19. A Tout le Monde

Disc 3

  1. Trust
  2. Almost Honest
  3. Use the Man
  4. She-Wolf
  5. A Secret Place
  6. One Thing
  7. Duke Nukem
  8. Insomnia
  9. Crush 'Em
  10. Kill the King
  11. Dread and the Fugitive Mind
  12. Never Say Die
  13. Moto Psycho
  14. 1000 Times Goodbye
  15. Coming Home
  16. Kick the Chair
  17. Of Mice and Men

Disc 4

  1. Intro/Rattlehead
  2. Wake Up Dead
  3. Hangar 18
  4. Hook in Mouth
  5. The Skull Beneath the Skin
  6. The Conjuring
  7. In My Darkest Hour
  8. Lucretia
  9. Devils Island
  10. Take No Prisoners
  11. Peace Sells
  12. Black Friday
  13. It's Electric
  14. Anarchy in the U.K.
  15. Holy Wars...the Punishment Due

Disc 5

  1. Intro/Holy Wars...the Punishment Due
  2. Wake Up Dead
  3. Hangar 18
  4. Lucretia
  5. Sweating Bullets
  6. In My Darkest Hour
  7. Tornado of Souls
  8. Ashes in Your Mouth
  9. Peace Sells
  10. Anarchy in the U.K.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Megadeth   Primary Artist
Chris Poland   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
David Ellefson   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Sean Harris   Vocals
Nick Menza   Drums,Background Vocals
Dave Mustaine   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Pitrelli   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass Guitar
Gar Samuelson   Drums
James LoMenzo   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Chuck Behler   Drums
Jimmy DeGrasso   Drums
James Macdonough   Bass Guitar
Jeff Scott Young   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Glen Drover   Guitar,Background Vocals
Shawn Drover   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Desmond Child   Producer
Jeff Balding   Producer
Mike Clink   Producer
Dann Huff   Producer
Bill Kennedy   Producer,Remixing
Paul Lani   Producer
Dave Mustaine   Producer,Remixing
Max Norman   Producer
Tom Recchion   Art Direction
Karat Faye   Producer
Steffan Chirazi   Interviewer
Del James   Interviewer
Randy Burns   Producer
Ian Christie   Liner Notes
John Lorenzi   Illustrations
Ralph Pattan   Remixing

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