Stiff Upper Lip (album)

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Stiff Upper Lip
Studio album by AC/DC
Released 28 February 2000
Recorded September–October 1999 at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 46:57
Label East West
Producer George Young
AC/DC chronology
Ballbreaker
(1995)
Stiff Upper Lip
(2000)
Black Ice
(2008)
Singles from Stiff Upper Lip
  1. "Stiff Upper Lip"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Safe in New York City"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Satellite Blues"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Blender 2/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [3]
NME (9/10) [4]
Q 4/5 stars [5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [6]

Stiff Upper Lip is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band's thirteenth internationally released studio album and the fourteenth to be released in Australia.

Released on 28 February 2000, it was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". These three songs plus "Meltdown" were played live on the subsequent world tour.

This album was re-released in the US on 17 April 2007 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. It was re-released in the UK in 2005.

The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Angus Young and Malcolm Young

No. Title Length
1. "Stiff Upper Lip"   3:34
2. "Meltdown"   3:41
3. "House of Jazz"   3:56
4. "Hold Me Back"   3:59
5. "Safe in New York City"   3:59
6. "Can't Stand Still"   3:41
7. "Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll"   4:02
8. "Satellite Blues"   3:46
9. "Damned"   3:52
10. "Come and Get It"   4:02
11. "All Screwed Up"   4:36
12. "Give It Up"   3:54

Tour Edition[edit]

In Australia, New Zealand and Europe, a special two-disc tour edition of Stiff Upper Lip was released by Albert Productions in January 2001. The album includes the Stiff Upper Lip disc, and a bonus disc with a non-album track, five live tracks recorded from a concert at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain in 1996, and three music videos.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Angus Young and Malcolm Young, except where noted. 

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Stiff Upper Lip"   3:34
2. "Meltdown"   3:41
3. "House of Jazz"   3:56
4. "Hold Me Back"   3:59
5. "Safe in New York City"   3:59
6. "Can't Stand Still"   3:41
7. "Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll"   4:02
8. "Satellite Blues"   3:47
9. "Damned"   3:52
10. "Come and Get It"   4:02
11. "All Screwed Up"   4:36
12. "Give It Up"   3:54
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Cyberspace" (Non LP Track) 2:59
2. "Back in Black (Live – Plaza de Toros, Madrid, 1996)" (Young, Young, Johnson) 3:41
3. "Hard as a Rock (Live – Plaza de Toros, Madrid, 1996)"   4:51
4. "Ballbreaker (Live – Plaza de Toros, Madrid, 1996)"   4:41
5. "Whole Lotta Rosie (Live – Plaza de Toros, Madrid, 1996)" (Young, Young, Bon Scott) 5:27
6. "Let There Be Rock (Live – Plaza de Toros, Madrid, 1996)" (Young, Young, Scott) 11:53
7. "Stiff Upper Lip" (Music video) 3:50
8. "Safe in New York City" (Music video) 4:01
9. "Satellite Blues" (Music video) 3:55

Video[edit]

Stiff Upper Lip Live
Video by AC/DC
Released 2001
Recorded Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, 14 June 2001
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 140 min.
Label Warner Music Vision
Director Nick Morris
Producer Rocky Oldham
AC/DC chronology
No Bull
(1996)
Stiff Upper Lip Live
(2001)
Live '77
(2003)

Stiff Upper Lip Live is the name of the live video released in 2001 by AC/DC, recorded on 14 June 2001, on their Stiff Upper Lip Tour at the Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. The track listing is as follows:

  1. "Stiff Upper Lip" (Young, Young)
  2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  3. "Problem Child" (Young, Young, Scott)
  4. "Thunderstruck" (Young, Young)
  5. "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (Young, Young, Scott)
  6. "Hard as a Rock" (Young, Young)
  7. "Shoot to Thrill" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  8. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  9. "What Do You Do for Money Honey" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  10. "Bad Boy Boogie" (Young, Young, Scott)
  11. "Hells Bells" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  12. "Up to My Neck in You" (Young, Young, Scott)
  13. "The Jack" (Young, Young, Scott)
  14. "Back in Black" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  15. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (Young, Young, Scott)
  16. "Highway to Hell" (Young, Young, Scott)
  17. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Young, Young, Scott)
  18. "Let There Be Rock" (Young, Young, Scott)
  19. "T.N.T." (Young, Young, Scott)
  20. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (Young, Young, Johnson)
  21. "Shot Down in Flames" (Young, Young, Scott)

Notes[edit]

  • There was an original newsflash that was used for the European tour, but an alternate one was used instead for the film after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. However, the original newsflash was made available on the Bonus disc of the 2007 DVD Plug Me In.

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • George Young – production
  • Mike Fraser – engineering and mixing
  • Dean Maher – assistant engineering
  • Alvin Handwerker – business management

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 10
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 5
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 36
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 1
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 46
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 12
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[19] 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 12
US Billboard 200[23] 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2000 "Stiff Upper Lip" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
2000 "Satellite Blues" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
2000 "Meltdown" Mainstream Rock Tracks 22
2000 "Safe in New York City" Mainstream Rock Tracks 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[24] Gold 30,000x
Australia (ARIA)[25] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[26] Gold 25,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[28] Gold 27,417[28]
France (SNEP)[29] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[30] 3× Gold 450,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[31] Platinum 50,000x
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[32] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ Q review, October 2000[dead link]
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
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