Warchest

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Warchest
Box set by Megadeth
Released October 9, 2007[1]
Recorded 1983-2004
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal
Length 5:35:29
Label EMI, Capitol
Producer Kevin Flaherty
Megadeth chronology
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
(2007)
Warchest
(2007)
Anthology: Set The World Afire
(2008)

Warchest is a box set from the American heavy metal band Megadeth. Warchest features five discs (4 CD + DVD) and features studio tracks, demos and live recordings of a number of the band's songs from its first ten studio albums and rarities EP. The box set was released on October 9, 2007 by EMI/Capitol Records,[1] and sold around 1,100 copies in the United States in its first week.[2]

While the content on discs 1-3 is assorted, disc 4 was recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, England, on October 14, 1990. The location and date is incorrectly listed in the liner notes.[citation needed] The liner notes and packaging list disc 4 as being recorded at Wembley Stadium on October 16, 1990.[citation needed] The concert featured on disc 4 was the last date on the European leg of the "Clash Of The Titans Tour" in 1990.[citation needed] This tour (including Megadeth) played Wembley Arena on October 14, 1990.[citation needed] There was no concert on October 16 or at Wembley Stadium, for that matter.[citation needed] Furthermore, during the concert set, just before Megadeth plays the song "Good Mourning / Black Friday", Dave Mustaine asks the crowd, "Today's Sunday, right?...". This can be clearly heard on the CD. October 14 fell on a Sunday in 1990.[citation needed] The "Clash Of The Titans Tour" also featured Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax and Slayer during the European leg. Disc 5 is a DVD, and features a concert recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, on September 30, 1992. Its audio was encoded to stereo Linear PCM. The DVD does not include Megadeth's full performance from that night.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[4][dead link]

Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic noted that the set offers "something for everyone -- from longtime fans to neophytes". Birchmeyer reserved special praise for disc 4, a 1990 concert at Wembley Arena in London. He described the concert as "amazing" and noted the studio separation of the guitars, and an appearance by Sean Harris of Diamond Head.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Dave Mustaine, except where noted

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Mustaine - vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • David Ellefson - bass guitar, backing vocals on discs 1, 2, 4, 5 and tracks 1-15 on disc 3
  • Chris Poland - lead guitar on tracks 1-5 on disc 1 and tracks 16-17 on disc 3
  • Gar Samuelson - drums on tracks 1-5 on disc 1
  • Jeff Young - lead guitar on tracks 6-11 on disc 1
  • Chuck Behler - drums on tracks 6-11 on disc 1
  • Nick Menza - drums on tracks discs 2, 4, 5, tracks 12-17 on disc 1, and tracks 1-4, 6 on disc 3
  • Marty Friedman - lead guitar on discs 2, 4, 5, tracks 13-17 on disc 1, and tracks 1-9 on disc 3
  • Jimmy DeGrasso - drums on tracks 5, 7-14 on disc 3
  • Al Pitrelli - lead guitar on tracks 10-14 on disc 3
  • Jimmy Lee Sloas - bass guitar on tracks 16-17 on disc 3
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - drums on tracks 16-17 on disc 3

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak position
Finland[citation needed] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Megadeth: 'Warchest' Box Set Due In October. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 28 September 2013
  2. ^ "Megadeth: 'Warchest' First-Week Sales Revealed - Oct. 17, 2007". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. Megadeth - Warchest review. Allmusic
  4. ^ link