AC/DC Backtracks CD Boxed Edition Review

I’ve got a really great gift idea for all those rock fans out there! How about the ultimate AC/DC collection?!

Title:AC/DC Backtracks Standard Box Set
Release Date: November 10, 2009
Label: Sony Legacy


Backtracks spans the length and breadth of AC/DC’s career, bringing together rare songs, hard-to-find live performances and the long-awaited debut of “Family Jewels Disc 3,” a DVD showcasing the group’s music videos, live performances, and promotional clips from 1992-2009. (The original double-disc “Family Jewels” was named 2005’s “DVD of the Year” by the UK’s Classic Rock magazine while the RIAA certified the collection 10x Platinum for sales in excess of 1 million copies in the US alone.) The boxed set includes 3 discs of rare AC/DC in one never before released collection. CD 1 includes 12 studio favorites including “Big Guns” and “Cold Mountain”. CD 2 includes 15 live rarities spanning 1976 – 2001! The Family Jewels Disc 3 DVD spans 1993 – 2009 and includes seven bonus videos!

Disc tracks:

1. Stick Around
2. Love Song
3. Fling Thing
4. R.I.P. (Rock In Peace)
5. Carry Me Home
6. Crabsody In Blue
7. Cold Hearted Man
8. Snake Eye
9. Borrowed Time
10. Down On The Borderline
11. Big Gun
12. Cyberspace

1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Sydney Festival 1/30/77)
2. Dog Eat Dog (Apollo 4/30/78)
3. Live Wire (Hammersmith Odeon 11/2/79)
4. Shot Down In Flames (Hammersmith Odeon 11/2/79)
5. Back In Black (Landover, MD 12/21/81)
6. T.N.T. (Landover, MD 12/21/81)
7. Let There Be Rock (Landover, MD 12/21/81)
8. Guns For Hire (Detroit, MI 11/18/83)
9. Sin City (Detroit, MI 11/18/83)
10. Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (Detroit, MI 11/18/83)
11. This House Is On Fire (Detroit, MI 11/18/83)
12. You Shook Me All Night Long (Detroit, MI 11/18/83)
13. Jailbreak (Dallas, TX 10/12/85)
14. Highway To Hell (Moscow 9/28/91)
15. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (Moscow 9/28/91)
16. Safe In New York City (Phoenix, AZ 9/13/2000)

DVD “Family Jewels Disc Three”
Big Gun
Hard As A Rock
Hail Caesar
Cover You In Oil
Stiff Upper Lip
Satellite Blues
Safe In New York City
Rock N Roll Train
Anything Goes
It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)
Highway To Hell
You Shook Me All Night Long
Guns For Hire
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (LIVE Album Promo)
Highway To Hell (LIVE Album Promo)
The Making Of Hard As A Rock
The Making Of Rock N Roll Train

My View

Of course I said yes when I was asked to review AC/DC’s newest boxed set! Not only does my hubby, Super Genius, love them, I do too! I’m forever hearing about how many times he’s seen them in concert while poor me has never even been to ANY concert.. EVER! Pfftt. My hubs is so old school that we only just recently started buying CD’s, and only because his cassette tapes were really starting to sound like crapola! He has a few AC/DC CDs but this set is going to knock his socks off! Yep, I’m keeping it hidden so I can give it to him for Christmas! So Shh! Don’t tell!

I love the packaging on this standard edition! The box graphics look just like a guitar amp, it makes a real statement. Some old favorites (Back in Black) are included on the 2 CDs as well as ones I’ve never heard of (Love Song, can’t wait to hear that!). I’m interested in seeing if Super G. knows them all! I know we’ll both enjoy watching the live performances on the DVD together! I love seeing the way the band members interact with each other close up! So cool! I definitely recommend this set as a wonderful gift for your rocker!

Buy It!
The AC/DC Backtracks standard edition box set is currently on sale at Amazon for $26.99. A deluxe collector’s edition which is housed in a fully operational AC/DC guitar amplifier is sold exclusively at

* FTC compliant disclosure: I was sent a copy of the standard edition AC/DC Backtracks CD set from Sony Music only to facilitate my candid and honest review. All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation was received.

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    So glad I saw this review – I'm going to get this for hubby! He has seen AC/DC *twice* in the past year, and I've not seen them once in my life. So I echo your "Pfftt"! Thanks for the review :)

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