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AC/DC – Back In Black

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Back in Black is the sixth internationally released studio album of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was released on 25 July 1980 and was the first album with singer Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott, who had died five months earlier. The band dedicated the album to their former lead singer.

After the commercial breakthrough of their 1979 album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in February 1980, Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. Instead of disbanding, they decided to continue on and recruited Johnson, who was previously vocalist for Geordie.

The album was composed by Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young, and recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May 1980 with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who had worked on their previous album. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album's all-black cover was designed as a "sign of mourning" for Scott.

As their sixth international studio release, Back in Black was an unprecedented success. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. The album also received positive critical reception during its initial release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of "greatest" albums. Since its original release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution. On 9 December 2019, it was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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Release details

Artist: AC/DC
Label: Albert Productions, Columbia
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: US
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock

Tracklist

A1 Hells Bells
A2 Shoot To Thrill
A3 What Do You Do For Money Honey
A4 Givin The Dog A Bone
A5 Let Me Put My Love Into You
B1 Back In Black
B2 You Shook Me All Night Long
B3 Have A Drink On Me
B4 Shake A Leg
B5 Rock And Roll Ain'T Noise Pollution