Item of the Day: History
The official AC/DC site posts a 'rarity of the month' every so often, so I figured I could top that and post a rarity of the day. Ok, so not everything will be rare but I figured it would be interesting to see some of the different items floating around that AC/DC or others have put out. Be sure to check the 'Past Items' page in case you miss some.
September 7: Highway to Hell - USACD - Single
1) Highway to Hell
2) Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Track 1 is the Radio Edit, taken from the 'Live' album.
Track 2 is a live version, not available on the 'Live' album.
Year Released: 1992
Catalog Number: 98491-2
Out of most of the single releases' artwork, I find this one "weird" or "freaky" in a way if you look at the face here. Sort of like a "hallucinogenic" or "psychedelic" cover in a way which I like. Question on the second track (HAABPTB) on this one: what gig is this recorded live from? It says "Live recording not available on the Live album", so I was curious where this was taken from. I originally was thinking from the Donington '91 concert which is the'Live' album recording, but it says it is not so I am baffled ;)
^ Correction, I meant the 'Live' album has some of the tracks from the Donington '91 concert and others recorded from the 1990-1991 Tour. Also, I forgot that the Japan version of the 'Live' album features HAABPTB, so this could be the same track found here on the single. Again, I am sure this can be clarified by someone.
They didn't play Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be at Donington that year. According to the info I've collected, they started playing it after Donington, including the Moscow show. My first guess is that it comes from Moscow as there is the pro shot footage as well as soundboard recordings of other songs from that show, but I haven't confirmed it.
^ That's funny Nate cuz you have it on your setlist under the 'Concert History' section under Donington '91 (track 4) which is why I am confused now and the Japan release has it as well, although that does not mean it came from Donington since the 'Live' album is from various gigs.
So it is! My mistake, I could have sworn it wasn't played there. Anyways, Moscow is still my best guess as to where it comes from.
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be WAS played at Donington, it's on the DVD! And most likely this version is the Donington one, cause it was on the Japanese Live Album, I've heard it and it's the Donington version, so it's most likely that it's this one.
^ That's what I thought since I remember seeing the dvd and could have sworn it was played at Donington. Here it is anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2hibBa0M0
Yeah, you guys are right. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I believe this is the same version of Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be that's on one of the cassette singles too.
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