Anthology: Set the World Afire

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Anthology: Set The World Afire
Greatest hits album by Megadeth
Released September 30, 2008
Recorded 1984–2000
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal
Length 2:33:07
Label Capitol
Megadeth chronology
Warchest
(2007)
Anthology: Set The World Afire
(2008)
Endgame
(2009)

Anthology: Set the World Afire is the third greatest hits album by Megadeth. It was released on September 30, 2008, by Capitol Records. It is a 2-disc set with additional songs not offered in previous compilations including demos, live performances and unreleased tracks. The album's name refers to the second song of the band's third studio album, So Far, So Good... So What!.

The album was apparently supposed to include the track "Sleepwalker" from the previous year's release, United Abominations, but this was replaced by "Foreclosure of a Dream" from Countdown to Extinction instead,[1][2] resulting in that track being the exception on the otherwise chronological tracklisting of the album.

Anthology: Set the World Afire sold about 2600 copies in the U.S. in its first week.[3]

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Dave Mustaine, except where noted

Disc 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Original album Length
1. "Mechanix"       Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! (1985) 4:22
2. "Rattlehead"       Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! (1985) 3:43
3. "Peace Sells"       Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986) 4:03
4. "Wake Up Dead"       Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986) 3:40
5. "Devil's Island"       Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986) 5:05
6. "Anarchy in the U.K." (Sex Pistols cover) Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook Rotten, Jones, Matlock, Cook So Far, So Good... So What? (1988) 3:01
7. "Set the World Afire"       So Far, So Good... So What? (1988) 5:48
8. "Into the Lungs of Hell"   (instrumental)   So Far, So Good... So What? (1988) 3:22
9. "In My Darkest Hour"   Mustaine, David Ellefson   So Far, So Good... So What? (1988) 6:26
10. "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due"       Rust in Peace (1990) 6:32
11. "Tornado of Souls"   Mustaine, Ellefson   Rust in Peace (1990) 5:19
12. "Hangar 18"       Rust in Peace (1990) 5:14
13. "Take No Prisoners"       Rust in Peace (1990) 3:26
14. "Go to Hell"   Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Ellefson, Nick Menza Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza Hidden Treasures (1991) 4:36
15. "Sweating Bullets"       Countdown to Extinction (1992) 5:26
16. "Crown of Worms"   Mustaine, Sean Harris   bonus track on 2004 re-release of Countdown to Extinction (1992) 3:17
17. "High Speed Dirt" (demo) Mustaine, Ellefson   previously unreleased (1992). Later version on Countdown to Extinction (1992) 4:46
Disc 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Original album Length
1. "Skin o' My Teeth"       Countdown to Extinction (1992) 3:14
2. "Ashes in Your Mouth"     Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza Countdown to Extinction (1992) 6:10
3. "Breakpoint"   Mustaine, Ellefson, Menza Mustaine, Ellefson, Menza Hidden Treasures (1993) 3:29
4. "Angry Again"       Hidden Treasures (1993) 3:47
5. "Train of Consequences"       Youthanasia (1994) 3:26
6. "Reckoning Day" (live) Mustaine, Ellefson Mustaine, Friedman Live Trax (1998) 4:34
7. "À Tout le Monde"       Youthanasia (1994) 4:28
8. "The Killing Road"       Youthanasia (1994) 3:57
9. "New World Order"   Mustaine, Menza Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson Duke Nukem: Music to Score By (1995) 3:47
10. "Trust"     Mustaine, Friedman Cryptic Writings (1997) 5:12
11. "She-Wolf"       Cryptic Writings (1997) 3:38
12. "Insomnia"       Risk (1999) 4:15
13. "Prince of Darkness"     Mustaine, Friedman Risk (1999) 6:26
14. "Kill the King"       Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (2000) 3:46
15. "Dread and the Fugitive Mind"       Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (2000) / The World Needs a Hero (2001) 4:25
16. "Foreclosure of a Dream"   Mustaine, Ellefson   Countdown to Extinction (1992) 4:17
17. "Symphony of Destruction" (live)     previously unreleased in the US 4:08
18. "Peace Sells" (live)     previously unreleased 4:16

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MEGADETH's 'Anthology' Due Next Month - Aug. 18, 2008". Blabbermouth.net. Bl;abbermouth.net. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "MEGADETH: 'Anthology: Set The World Afire' Track Listing Corrected - Aug. 20, 2008". Blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "MEGADETH: 'Anthology: Set The World Afire' First-Week Sales Revealed - Oct. 8, 2008". Blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Allmusic Review