Highway to Hell (album)


Highway to Hell (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Highway To Hell
Type = studio
Artist = AC/DC


Released = July 27, 1979
Recorded = February–April 1979
Genre = Hard rock, heavy metal
Length = 41:42
Label = Albert
Atlantic
Producer = Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Aomazefukhgf6 link]
*"Blender" Rating|5|5 [http://www.blender.com/guide/reviews.aspx?id=2390 link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|5|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/317462 link]
*"Q magazine" Rating|5|5 [http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=124963&resource=124963&fixture_artist=146580 link]
Last album = "If You Want Blood You've Got It"
(1978)
This album = "Highway to Hell"
(1979)
Next album = "Back in Black"
(1980)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = studio


Lower caption = Australian cover

"Highway to Hell" is the sixth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released in July 1979. It is also AC/DC's fifth international studio album. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. It was the last album featuring Bon Scott, who died early the following year.

It was originally released by Albert Productions, who licensed the album to Atlantic Records for release outside of Australia, and was then re-released by Epic Records in 2003 as part of the "AC/DC Remasters" series. On May 25th 2006, "Highway To Hell" was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA. RS500|199 [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6599400/199_acdc 199) Highway to Hell : Rolling Stone ] ]

Overview

"Highway to Hell" is the last AC/DC album recorded with lead vocalist Bon Scott before his death in February 1980. The final words spoken by Scott on the album are "Shazbot, na-nu na-nu," phrases used on the then-popular American sitcom, "Mork and Mindy", by lead character Mork (a visiting extraterrestrial played by Robin Williams).

"Highway to Hell" was the first AC/DC album not produced by Harry Vanda and George Young. Pre-production of the album began in January 1979 with demos cut at Albert Studios in Sydney, Australia, where they met the intended producer, Eddie Kramer. Kramer was fired before a single track had been completed, and Robert John "Mutt" Lange was brought in to replace him. The change proved to be fortuitous, with Lange also producing the band's biggest sellers, "Back in Black" and "For Those About to Rock". The album was recorded during sessions in February 1979 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida and March-April at Roundhouse Studios in London, England.

In Australia, "Highway to Hell" was released with a slightly different album cover, featuring flames and a drawing of a bass guitar neck superimposed over the same group photo used on the international cover. Additionally, the East German release had different and much plainer designs on the front and back, apparently because the authorities were not happy with the sleeve as released elsewhere.

Track listing

All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.

# "Highway to Hell" – 3:28
# "Girls Got Rhythm" – 3:23
# "Walk All Over You" – 5:10
# "Touch Too Much" – 4:27
# "Beating Around the Bush" – 3:56
# "Shot Down in Flames" – 3:22
# "Get It Hot" – 2:34
# "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" – 4:37
# "Love Hungry Man" – 4:17
# "Night Prowler" – 6:27

Personnel

*Bon Scottlead vocals
*Angus Younglead guitar
*Malcolm Youngrhythm guitar, backing vocals
*Cliff Williamsbass, backing vocals
*Phil Rudddrums
*Robert John "Mutt" Lange – producer
* [http://www.dearnley.com/ Mark Dearnley] – engineer

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album
#1979 Pop Albums No. 1Billboard (North America) - singles
#1979 Highway To Hell Pop Singles No. 2
#1992 Highway To Hell(Live) Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 11

References

External links

* [http://www.acdcrocks.com/highwaytohell.html Lyrics] on AC/DC's official website
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