It was released both as a single album and as a double album on LP and CD known as AC/DC Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition. The album is supported by a video, AC/DC: Live at Donington. The double album AC/DC Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition was released a month after the single-disc version, in a slipcased two-disc "book" (similar in shape to old CD longboxes) and containing an AC/DC dollar note. Both editions of the album were re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. The recordings on this live album are taken from several shows from AC/DC's 1991 The Razors Edge tour: Glasgow, Edmonton, Birmingham and the Donington and Moscow "Monsters of Rock" shows. Barry Weber of AllMusic writes: "All too often, a live album is a cheaply made, rushed recording that only serves as a testament to a band's decline. AC/DC Live, however, shows what makes this band different from their peers - here they are still entirely capable of pulling off a great live show. This ranks among the best live metal albums of the '90s." The single disc would later become the tracklist for the Harmonix game "AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack".
Disclaimer: guitar and vocal overdubs were added during post-production, so the original audio (found on bootlegs) will be slightly different from the album version. The recordings from the dates listed below were used as a basis before being edited.
These dates are not listed in the album booklet and were confirmed by fans synchronizing bootlegs with the album.
"Bonny" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991)
Trad. arr. Young, Young
"Highway to Hell" (S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland; April 20, 1991)
Young, Young, Scott
"T.N.T." (NEC, Birmingham, England; April 23, 1991)
Young, Young, Scott
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada; June 22, 1991)
The Japanese version includes the bonus track "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (Donington Park, Leicestershire, England; August 17, 1991) which was the b-side of the "Highway To Hell" (live) single. This track was later included on the deluxe edition of Backtracks in 2009.
Even though "Sin City" appears to be performed at the Point Theatre in Dublin on 26th April 1991, as Johnson says in the intro on the album, "We've got a song for you, Dublin", at the real Dublin show he actually said, "OK Dublin, we've got a song especially for you" (a bootleg recording of the show exists). The intro on the album is taken from the performance at King's Hall in Belfast on April 27th, 1991 - Brian mentioning Dublin is a genuine mistake. The performance itself was recorded at the NEC in Birmingham on April 23, 1991.
The sound of the audience and guitar feedback at the very start of "Shoot to Thrill" is taken from the Donington performance where the previous track, "Thunderstruck", was recorded. The performance itself was recorded at the NEC in Birmingham on April 23, 1991.