Bonfire (album)

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Bonfire
Bonfire ACDCboxset.jpg
Box set by
Released18 November 1997 (US)
Recorded1974-1980
GenreHard rock
Length3:50:46
LabelEast West
ProducerHarry Vanda, George Young, Mutt Lange
AC/DC chronology
Ballbreaker
(1995)
Bonfire
(1997)
Stiff Upper Lip
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Vox5/5 stars[2]

Bonfire is a five-disc box set by Australian band AC/DC, released in 1997, and remastered with a release in Digipak format in 2003. It was created as a tribute to the band's earlier singer Bon Scott and included the two disc soundtrack to the movie Let There Be Rock, some early unreleased tracks, a live recording from the Atlantic Records studio in New York and a remastered version of Back in Black.

Overview[edit]

The album was originally released in 1997 with the CDs all packaged individually in jewel cases, complete with full artwork. The original issue also features a poster, a backstage pass, keyring and a few other extras depending on the region. When the album was reissued in 2003, it was packaged in a large digipak, similar to a longbox, which featured either four- or five-disc trays. The four-tray versions contained the remastered Back in Black in its own case with booklet. All versions of the box feature a large book full of liner notes and rare pictures of the band, mostly from before Scott's death.

The boxset was the subject of a bit of derision from AC/DC fans for its limited content - two live albums (one previously released) and a select few rarities, as well as the Scott-inspired Back in Black, which does not feature Scott on vocals. AC/DC defended the release, stating that there was very little recorded by Scott that wasn't already released.

Track listing[edit]

Live from the Atlantic Studios[edit]

Recorded live on 7 December 1977 at the Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York.

All tracks written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott.

No.TitleLength
1."Live Wire" (T.N.T.)6:16
2."Problem Child" (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)4:40
3."High Voltage" (T.N.T.)5:57
4."Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (Let There Be Rock)4:14
5."Dog Eat Dog" (Let There Be Rock)4:42
6."The Jack" (T.N.T.)8:37
7."Whole Lotta Rosie" (Let There Be Rock)5:11
8."Rocker" (T.N.T.)5:33

Let There Be Rock: The Movie - Live in Paris[edit]

Recorded live on 9 December 1979 at the Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France.

All tracks written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott.

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."Live Wire" (T.N.T.)8:04
2."Shot Down in Flames" (Highway to Hell)3:39
3."Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (Let There Be Rock)4:31
4."Sin City" (Powerage)5:25
5."Walk All Over You" (Highway to Hell)5:07
6."Bad Boy Boogie" (Let There Be Rock)13:21
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."The Jack" (T.N.T.)6:05
2."Highway to Hell" (Highway to Hell)3:31
3."Girls Got Rhythm" (Highway to Hell)3:20
4."High Voltage" (T.N.T.)6:32
5."Whole Lotta Rosie" (Let There Be Rock)4:55
6."Rocker" (T.N.T.)10:45
7."T.N.T." (T.N.T.)4:14
8."Let There Be Rock" (Let There Be Rock)7:34

Volts[edit]

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Dirty Eyes" (first title and lyrics to the riffs of "Whole Lotta Rosie") 3:21
2."Touch Too Much" (same title as the track on Highway to Hell with other lyrics and music) 6:34
3."If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" (first recording of the track) 4:28
4."Back Seat Confidential" (Bon's first title and lyrics to the riffs that ended up as "Beatin' Around the Bush") 5:24
5."Get It Hot" (same title as the track on Highway to Hell with other lyrics and music) 4:17
6."Sin City" (live 1978 from The Midnight Special) 4:58
7."She's Got Balls" (live 1977 from The Bondi Lifesaver, Sydney) 7:57
8."School Days" (from T.N.T. (Australian Release))Chuck Berry5:24
9."It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (from T.N.T. (Australian Release) (slightly longer version than the one in High Voltage)) 5:15
10."Ride On" (from Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, followed by brief interviews) 5:47 (10:03)

Back in Black[edit]

All tracks written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson.

No.TitleLength
1."Hells Bells"5:13
2."Shoot to Thrill"5:18
3."What Do You Do for Money Honey"3:36
4."Given the Dog a Bone"3:32
5."Let Me Put My Love Into You"4:15
6."Back in Black"4:16
7."You Shook Me All Night Long"3:30
8."Have a Drink on Me"3:59
9."Shake a Leg"4:06
10."Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"4:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonfire at AllMusic
  2. ^ Ewing, Jerry. VOX, February 1998. Albums. Re-issues. AC/DC - Bonfire (EMI). P. 78