Bonfire (album)

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Box set by AC/DC
Released 18 November 1997 (US)
Recorded 1974-1980
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:50:46
Label East West
Producer Harry Vanda, George Young, Mutt Lange
AC/DC chronology
Stiff Upper Lip
(2000)Stiff Upper Lip2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Vox 5/5 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.

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 released, except “Have a drink on me”, which Bon Scott wrote the lyrics to.

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. Title Length
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. Title Length
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. Title Length
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


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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dirty Eyes" (First title and lyrics to riffs of "Whole Lotta Rosie")   3:21
2. "Touch Too Much" (Same title as the track on Highway to Hell, different lyrics and music)   6:34
3. "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" (First recording)   4:28
4. "Back Seat Confidential" (First title and Lyrics to the riffs of "Beatin' Around the Bush")   5:24
5. "Get It Hot" (Same title as the track on Highway to Hell, different 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" (T.N.T., not otherwise released outside Australia) Chuck Berry 5:24
9. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (longer version from T.N.T.)   5:15
10. "Ride On" (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, followed by brief interviews)   10:03

Back in Black[edit]

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

No. Title Length
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


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