Family Jewels (AC/DC album)

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Family Jewels
Video by AC/DC
Released 28 March 2005
Recorded Various times and locations
Genre Hard rock
Length 150:00
Label Albert/Epic

Family Jewels is a compilation DVD by the hard rock band AC/DC, featuring the group's music videos, live clips and promotional videos from 1975 to 1991. It was released by Albert Productions and Epic Music Video on 28 March 2005. The first disc contains videos from the Bon Scott era (1975–1980), such as the band's first TV appearance and a performance on television ten days before Scott died.[1] The second disc contains material from the Brian Johnson era (1980–1991) such as the videos for Back in Black.

The compilation is certified 10x Platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 1,000,000 (RIAA Video Longform Platinum = 100,000). The UK magazine Classic Rock awarded Family Jewels the title of 'DVD of the year' in 2005.

The third disc was released on 10 November 2009 as part of the Backtracks box set. It is included in both the Deluxe and Standard Edition. This DVD picks up from where the original 2DVD Family Jewels set leaves off (1991), Family Jewels Disc Three begins with "Big Gun" the theme song to the motion picture Last Action Hero. Also on this disc are three music videos from the Ballbreaker album, three from Stiff Upper Lip and two from Black Ice. There are also several songs from the original Family Jewels set that actually had more than one promotional clip. On the third disc are the alternate videos which appear on DVD for the first time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

All songs by Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young except where noted.

  1. "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Williams)
    • Filmed live on ABC's Countdown in April 1975.
  2. "Show Business"
    • Filmed on 16 June 1975.
  3. "High Voltage"
  4. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)"
    • Countdown promo clip filmed on 23 February 1976.
  5. "T.N.T."
    • Filmed live on ABC's Countdown in early 1976.
  6. "Jailbreak"
    • Countdown promo clip filmed in March 1976.
  7. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
    • Filmed live on ABC's Countdown on 5 December 1976.
  8. "Dog Eat Dog"
    • Filmed for ABC's Countdown on 3 April 1977.
  9. "Let There Be Rock"
  10. "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation"
    • Powerage promo clip filmed on 30 April 1978.
  11. "Sin City"
  12. "Riff Raff"
    • [Live At The Glasgow Apollo] [1978]
  13. "Fling Thing/Rocker"
  14. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
    • Filmed on 28 October 1978 on BBC's Rock Goes to College. (10 November, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, according to the Rock Goes to College article)
  15. "Shot Down in Flames"
  16. "Walk All Over You"
  17. "Touch Too Much"
  18. "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)"
    • The above four tracks are Highway to Hell promo clips filmed in July 1979.
  19. "Girls Got Rhythm"
  20. "Highway to Hell"
    • The above two tracks were filmed live on TVE1's Aplauso on 9 February 1980.

Disc 2[edit]

All songs by Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Malcolm Young except where noted.

  1. "Hells Bells"
  2. "Back in Black"
  3. "What Do You Do for Money Honey"
  4. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
    • The above four tracks are Back in Black promo clips filmed in July 1980.
  5. "Let's Get It Up" (live)
    • Filmed on 21 December 1981.
  6. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (live)
    • Filmed on 17 November & 18, 1983.
  7. "Flick of the Switch"
  8. "Nervous Shakedown"
  9. "Fly on the Wall"
  10. "Danger"
  11. "Sink the Pink"
  12. "Stand Up"
  13. "Shake Your Foundations"
    • The above five tracks are from the Fly on the Wall home video filmed in June 1985.
  14. "Who Made Who"
  15. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
    • Who Made Who promo clip filmed in 1986.
  16. "Heatseeker"
  17. "That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll"
    • Blow Up Your Video promo clip filmed on 7 March 1988.
  18. "Thunderstruck" (Young, Young)
  19. "Moneytalks" (Young, Young)
    • The Razors Edge promo clip filmed on 6 November 1990.
  20. "Are You Ready" (Young, Young)
    • The Razors Edge promo clip filmed on 18 March 1991.

Disc 3[edit]

(only released in Backtracks box-set)

All songs by Angus Young and Malcolm Young except where noted.

  1. "Big Gun"
  2. "Hard as a Rock"
  3. "Hail Caesar"
  4. "Cover You in Oil"
    • The above two videos are Ballbreaker promo clips filmed in November 1995.
  5. "Stiff Upper Lip"
  6. "Satellite Blues"
  7. "Safe in New York City"
  8. "Rock 'n' Roll Train"
    • Black Ice promo clip filmed on 15 August 2008.
  9. "Anything Goes"
    • Black Ice promo clip filmed on 27 February 2009.
  10. "Jailbreak" (Young, Young, Scott)
    • Albert Productions promo clip filmed in early 1976.
  11. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (Young, Young, Scott)
    • Countdown promo clip (City Park version) filmed on 23 February 1976.
  12. "Highway to Hell" (Young, Young, Scott)
  13. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  14. "Guns for Hire" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  15. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (live) (Young, Young, Scott)
  16. "Highway to Hell" (live) (Young, Young, Scott)
    • The above two tracks are Live promo clips filmed on 17 August 1991.

Bonus Features

  1. "The Making of "Hard as a Rock"
  2. "The Making of "Rock 'n' Roll Train"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian DVDs Chart[3] 1
Austrian Music DVDs Chart[4] 1
Belgian (Flanders) Music DVDs Chart[5] 1
Belgian (Wallonia) Music DVDs Chart[6] 3
Danish Music DVDs Chart[7] 1
Dutch Music DVDs Chart[8] 10
Finnish Music DVDs Chart[9] 1
Greek DVDs Chart[10] 2
Hungarian DVDs Chart[11] 2
Irish Music DVDs Chart[12] 1
Italian Music DVDs Chart[13] 1
New Zealand Music DVDs Chart[14] 1
Norwegian Music DVDs Chart[15] 1
Spanish Music DVDs Chart[16] 2
Swedish DVDs Chart[17] 1
US Music Videos Chart[18] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[19] 8× Platinum 120,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[20] Gold 5,000x
Belgium (BEA)[21] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[22] 5× Platinum 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[23] Platinum 14,803[23]
France (SNEP)[24] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Germany (BVMI)[25] 3× Platinum 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] 2× Platinum 10,000x
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[27] Gold 10,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] 2× Platinum 12,000x
United States (RIAA)[29] 10× Platinum 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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