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This Day In Music - 9th August

Posted August 09, 2012 @ 00:00 am
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This Day in Music, AC/DC scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Back In Black'.

This Day In Music - 9th August

 

'Back in Black' is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the seventh Australian and sixth internationally released studio album by the band.

 

It was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, (who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33), and was dedicated to him. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest selling album of all time, and the best selling hard rock or heavy metal album, as well as the best selling album ever released by a band.

 

Back In Black was originally mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NY. The album was remastered and re-released in 1994, then again as part of the Bonfire box set in 1997, and as part of the AC/DC Remasters series in 2003 by George Marino. In addition, a Dualdisc version was released in 2004, featuring the album in enhanced LPCM Stereo format and the video documentary The Story of Back in Black.

 

The album has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest-selling album of all time, the highest-selling album by a band, the best-selling hard rock album of all-time, and the best-selling album ever released by an Australian musical act.

 

 

 

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Tags: This Day In Music , ACDC , Back In Black , UK No.1 , Albums

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