No Bull

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No Bull
Video by AC/DC
Released November, 1996 (VHS)
16 October 2000 (DVD)
16 September 2008 (Blu-ray)
Recorded 10 July 1996 at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain
Genre Hard rock
Length 120:00
Label EastWest (original)
Columbia Music Video (re-release)
Director David Mallet
Producer Rocky Oldham

No Bull is a live video released by AC/DC in November 1996, filmed on Super 16mm at Madrid's Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas on 10 July 1996 during the Ballbreaker world tour. It was directed by David Mallet, produced by Rocky Oldham, mixed by Mike Fraser, and edited by David Gardener and Simon Hilton; production company was Serpent Films.

The show, involving a crane, a large model of "Rosie" and a finale with half a dozen blazing cannons, features 20 live tracks spanning their then 22 year career. It features 4 tracks from Ballbreaker album, as well as other classic songs by the band.

On 8 September 2008 a director's cut edition entitled No Bull: The Director's Cut was released in the DVD and Blu-ray formats. This features the original concert as well as three new extra features.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back in Black"
  2. "Shot Down in Flames"
  3. "Thunderstruck"
  4. "Girls Got Rhythm"
  5. "Hard as a Rock"
  6. "Shoot to Thrill"
  7. "Boogie Man"
  8. "Hail Caesar"
  9. "Hells Bells"
  10. "Dog Eat Dog"
  11. "The Jack"
  12. "Ballbreaker"
  13. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
  14. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
  15. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  16. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
  17. "T.N.T."
  18. "Let There Be Rock"
  19. "Highway to Hell"
  20. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
  • All songs written by Young, Johnson, and Young, except: "Thunderstruck", "Hard as a Rock", "Boogie Man", "Hail Caesar" and "Ballbreaker" by Young, Young; "Shot Down in Flames", "Girls Got Rhythm", "Dog Eat Dog", "The Jack", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Whole Lotta Rosie", "T.N.T.", "Let There Be Rock" and "Highway to Hell" by Young, Scott, and Young.

Personnel[edit]

Special features[edit]

  • Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • "Hard As A Rock" Promo
  • "The Making Of Hard As A Rock" documentary with interviews with Angus Young and Brian Johnson
  • Lyrics, Subtitles and Close Captioning

Director's Cut[edit]

Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound newly mixed and mastered for DVD

  • Brand new hi-def transfer and re-edit for DVD
  • "Angus-cam" versions of:
    • "Shoot to Thrill"
    • "Hail Caesar"
    • "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
    • "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  • Bonus Tracks - Rare Performances From the Ballbreaker Tour:
    • "Cover You In Oil" - from Gothenburg, Sweden
    • "Down Payment Blues" - from Daytona, Florida
  • Full catalog discography

Bonus Track:

    • Big Gun

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[1] 6× Platinum 90,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[2] Gold 5,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[3] 3× Platinum 30,000^
France (SNEP)[4] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Germany (BVMI)[5] Gold 25,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[6] Platinum 5,000x
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] Gold 10,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 5× Platinum 500,000^

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

Notes[edit]

  • Audio versions of "Back in Black," "Hard as a Rock," "Ballbreaker," "Whole Lotta Rosie," and "Let There Be Rock" are available on the Australian Stiff Upper Lip Tour Edition, and also as b-sides of each "Stiff Upper Lip" single.
  • Audio versions of "Hard as a Rock," "Dog Eat Dog", "Ballbreaker," "Whole Lotta Rosie," and "You Shook Me All Night Long" are available on Deluxe Edition of Backtracks.
  • The first releases of No Bull in the U.K. included a limited edition CD single with live versions of "Hard as a Rock," "Hail Caesar," and "Dog Eat Dog."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2008 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Austrian video certifications – AC/DC – No Bull" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 22 January 2013.  Enter AC/DC in the field Interpret. Enter No Bull in the field Titel. Select DVD in the field Format. Click Suchen
  3. ^ "Canadian video certifications – AC/DC – No Bull". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "French video certifications – AC/DC – No Bull" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (AC/DC; 'No Bull')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand video certifications – AC/DC – No Bull". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top 20 DVD Musical" (PDF). PROMUSICAE (in Spanish). Media Control GfK. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "American video certifications – AC/DC – No Bull". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 January 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH