Youthanasia [Bonus Tracks]

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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. Like the other post-Rust in Peace albums, Youthanasia didn't get much of a makeover for its reissue. The album sounded great to begin with, so Mustaine didn't have much polishing up to do. What you get with this reissue then is essentially Youthanasia with...
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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. Like the other post-Rust in Peace albums, Youthanasia didn't get much of a makeover for its reissue. The album sounded great to begin with, so Mustaine didn't have much polishing up to do. What you get with this reissue then is essentially Youthanasia with the addition of some insightful liner notes and four bonus tracks, three of them demos. The liners confirm the conventional knowledge that Megadeth were undergoing some big changes at this point in their development. Their previous album, Countdown to Extinction, had been a mammoth commercial success and not least because the band had changed its style of music: the reckless thrash metal of the past was now streamlined à la Metallica -- the riffs were slowed down and simplified, the singing was brought from the periphery to the foreground, the lyrics were thoughtfully personal and political rather than fascinated with evil and hatred, and the band had lost touch with its audience as the thrash scene had been supplanted by the rise of alt-rock and death metal. Furthermore, as Mustaine writes in the first sentence of his liners, "Youthanasia...was plagued with problems from the outset." He then goes on to explain why this period was so frustrating for him -- from the recording process itself to the changing tides within the metal community -- and, in effect, tries to justify why so many fans got off the Megadeth train at this juncture. His reasoning is reasonable, but it belies the underlying obviousness of the matter: the Megadeth of the '90s was not the Megadeth of the '80s, and most fans preferred the drug-addled abandon of Mustaine's snarling youth to his self-serious change of face once he became an MTV-sanctioned superstar in the aftermath of Rust in Peace. That's not to say that Megadeth stopped making great music; in fact, some songs here, "A Tout le Monde" in particular, are among his best written and most heartfelt to date. To deny that would be a rhetorical stretch. But great music doesn't always equate to satisfied fans, and clearly Megadeth were falling out of favor with the public at this point. To revisit Youthanasia now affirms how far Megadeth had evolved since their fan-favorite days of Peace Sells and Rust in Peace -- perhaps beyond the point of turning back, as successive albums only magnified the problems plaguing this era of the band. As far as bonus tracks go, the demo of "A Tout le Monde" is a worthwhile listen, putting this standout song in a new, more personal light.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359862323
  • Catalog Number: 98623
  • Sales rank: 31,484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Reckoning Day (4:34)
  2. 2 Train of Consequences (3:31)
  3. 3 Addicted to Chaos (5:27)
  4. 4 A Tout le Monde (4:22)
  5. 5 Elysian Fields (4:02)
  6. 6 The Killing Road (3:51)
  7. 7 Blood of Heroes (3:49)
  8. 8 Family Tree (4:11)
  9. 9 Youthanasia (4:07)
  10. 10 I Thought I Knew It All (3:42)
  11. 11 Black Curtains (3:37)
  12. 12 Victory (4:29)
  13. 13 Millennium of the Blind (2:15)
  14. 14 New World Order (3:45)
  15. 15 Absolution (3:27)
  16. 16 A Tout le Monde (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Megadeth Primary Artist
Marty Friedman Group Member
David Ellefson Group Member
Nick Menza Group Member
Dave Mustaine Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Group Member
Jimmie Wood Harmonica, Soloist
Marty Freidman Soloist, Group Member
Technical Credits
Marty Friedman Composer
Peter Cronin Reissue Photography
David Ellefson Composer
Gary Gilbert Legal Counsel
Peter Grant Reissue Design
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Nick Menza Composer
Dave Mustaine Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Audio Production
Max Norman Producer, Audio Production
Hugh Syme Art Direction, Digital Illustration
Ralph Patlan Engineer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Neil Zlozower Reissue Photography
William Hames Reissue Photography
Bruce Jacoby Drum Technician
Annamaria DiSanto Reissue Photography
Shannon Ward Art Direction
Lance Dean Reissue Assistant Engineer
Keith Sarkisian Representation
Gary Haber Management
Mike Dewdney Representation
Kristine Ashton Publicity
Todd Brodginski Publicity
Bo Caldwell Artwork
Donn Delson Merchandising
Michael Kaye Guitar Techician
Dave McRobb Contributor, Artwork
Tom Baker Mastering
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