AC/DC'S 'Plug Me In' - the Ultimate Career-Spanning DVD Boxed Set from the World's Most Electrifying Rock & Roll Band - Certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA Following #1 Debut on US Top DVD Music Video Chart
"Plug Me In" Debuts at #1 In 12 Countries Worldwide
Dec 4, 2007
Plug Me In -- the ultimate career- spanning DVD box set of live performances, interviews and more from AC/DC, the world's most electrifying rock & roll band -- has been certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. Released on Tuesday, October 16, Plug Me In debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart and #1 on the SoundScan Top DVD Music Videos chart.
Plug Me In -- the first AC/DC release since the band came to Columbia Records earlier this year -- debuted at #1 in 12 countries around the world including the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, and New Zealand.
Plug Me In -- available in either a two DVD or deluxe triple DVD box set - - brings together for the very first time an astonishing five hours of definitive live concert and television performances -- many of them previously unavailable -- chronicling the on-going career (now in its fourth decade!) of a groundbreaking rock & roll powerhouse whose music transcends the test of time.
The Chicago Tribune heralded "....the live-wire energy on display here ... the Bon Scott-era performances electrify. Lead guitarist Angus Young gives hyperactivity a good name while hopping around in his schoolboy uniform. Early '80s concert clips prove Scott's death inspired the boogie-based band to further improve upon its already machinelike precision."
The first disc of Plug Me In is devoted to the band's formative years (1975-1979) with original lead singer, the late Bon Scott capturing the group in its full early glory with more than 20 performances beginning with a performance of "High Voltage" performed in October 1975 on Australia's "King of Pop Awards" and concluding with one of Bon Scott's last concerts with the band before his tragic death on February 19, 1980.
Disc Two of the AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection covers the band's second great epoch: the Brian Johnson era which began with the release of "Back In Black" in 1980 and continues to this day. Plug Me In includes a fantastic array of bonus material including the AC/DC Donington interview on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" (August 1984) and AC/DC's in-concert performance of "Rock Me Baby" with the Rolling Stones.
The deluxe collector's edition of Plug Me In contains a third DVD of 21 additional rare performances spanning both the Bon Scot and Brian Johnson eras as well as an expanded booklet and a treasure trove of facsimile reproductions of authentic AC/DC memorabilia (ticket stubs, concert posters, backstage passes, etc.).
The AC/DC Plug Me In DVD box set is both a Holy Grail for aficionados of AC/DC as well as an ideal and comprehensive introduction to the music and history of a pioneering band that continues to define the electrifying possibilities of rock & roll.
Formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young (still the most formidable electric guitar team in rock), AC/DC released its first album, "High Voltage," in 1975. The group has gone on to sell nearly 70 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five best-selling bands in American music history. The "Back In Black" album has achieved RIAA "Double Diamond" status, for sales in excess of 21 million copies in the United States, and is the U.S.'s fifth largest-selling album ever. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Plug Me In - The History of AC/DC - LIVE! - tracklisting DVD 1 - THE BON SCOTT ERA Over 2 1.2 hours of vintage live footage from 1976-1979 High Voltage [King Of Pop Awards, Australia, October 1975] It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) [Bandstand, Australia, February 1976] School Days [St. Albans High School, Australia, March 1976] T.N.T. [St. Albans High School, Australia, March 1976] Live Wire [Super Pop/Rollin' Bolan, London, July 1976] Can I Sit Next To You Girl [Super Pop/Rollin' Bolan, London, July 1976] Baby Please Don't Go [MyerMusic Bowl, Melbourne, December 1976] Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be [Sight & Sound In Concert, London, October 1977] Rocker [Sight & Sound In Concert, London, October 1977] Rock And Roll Damnation [Apollo Theater, Glasgow, April 1978] Dog Eat Dog [Apollo Theater, Glasgow, April 1978] Let There Be Rock [Apollo Theater, Glasgow, April 1978] Problem Child [Rock Goes To College, Colchester, October 1978] Sin City [Rock Goes To College, Colchester, October 1978] Bad Boy Boogie [Rock Goes To College, Colchester, October 1978] Highway To Hell [Count Down, Holland, August 1979] The Jack [Count Down, Holland, August 1979] Whole Lotta Rosie [Count Down, Holland, August 1979] Bonus Features Interview At Sydney Airport, April 1976 Interview In Covent Garden, London, August 1976 Problem Child [MyerMusic Bowl, Melbourne, December 1976] Baby Please Don't Go [Szene 77, Germany, September 1976] Interview/Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [Promo Film For Melbourne Radio, December 1976] Bon Scott Interview [Countdown, Australia, November 1977] Rock And Roll Damnation [Top Of The Pops, London, June 1978] Live And Interview [Australian Music To The World, Atlanta GA, August 1978] Live Super 8 Bootleg Film [Theatre De Verdure, Nice France, December 1979] DVD 2 - THE BRIAN JOHNSON ERA Over 2 1.2 hours of rare and never-before-seen footage from 1980-2003 Shot Down In Flames [TV Tokyo, February 1981] What Do You Do For Money Honey [TV Tokyo, February 1981] You Shook Me All Night Long [TV Tokyo, February 1981] Let There Be Rock [TV Tokyo, February 1981] Back In Black [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1981] T.N.T. [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1981] Shoot To Thrill [The Summit, Houston TX, October 1983] Guns For Hire [Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, November 1983] Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, November 1983] Flick Of The Switch [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1983] Bedlam In Belgium [Capital Center, Landover MD, December 1983] Back In Black [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] Highway To Hell [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] Whole Lotta Rosie [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) [Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 1991] Gone Shootin' [VH1 UK Take It To The Bridge, London, July 1996] Hail Caesar [NSW Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Ballbreaker [NSW Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution [NSW Entertainment Center, Sydney, November 1996] Hard As A Rock [Stade de France, Paris, June 2001] Hells Bells [Stade de France, Paris, June 2001] Ride On [Stade de France, Paris, June 2001] Stiff Upper Lip [Circus Krone, Munich, June 2003] Thunderstruck [Circus Krone, Munich, June 2003] If You Want Blood (You've Got It) [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] The Jack [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] You Shook Me All Night Long [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] Bonus Features Beavis And Butt-Head "Ballbreaker Tour" Intro Film, 1996 Hells Bells - Interview & Live [Countdown, Brussels, January 1981] Interview [Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington Park, August 1984] Gone Shootin' [Rehearsal, VH1 Studio, London, July 1996] Rock Me Baby (The Rolling Stones With Angus And Malcolm Young) [Downsview Park Toronto Rocks, July 2003] DVD 3 ("Between The Cracks") (Plug Me In - Deluxe Edition - Bonus Disc) Girl's Got Rhythm [Australian TV, 1979] She's Got Balls [St. Albans High School 76] It's A Long Way To The Top [St Albans High School 76] Let There Be Rock [BBC Sight & Sound 77] Bad Boy Boogie [Apollo Glasgow 78] House Is On Fire [Detroit 83] Guns For Hire [Band Rehearsals 84] Bogey Man [Sydney 96] Girl's Got Rhythm [Sydney 96] Highway To Hell [Dublin 1996] Let There Be Rock [Stuttgart 2000] Angus Statue Intro [Stiff Upper Lip Tour Film 2001] AC/DC Live At Houston Summit 83 (Whole Concert Segment): Guns For Hire Shoot To Thrill Sin City House Is On Fire Back In Black Bad Boy Boogie Rock 'N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Flick Of The Switch Hells Bells www.acdcrocks.com www.columbiarecords.com
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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