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It is the band's first album to feature vocalist Brian Johnsonfollowing the death of previous vocalist Bon Scott. 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 Youngand recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May with producer Robert John "Mutt" Langewho had worked on their previous album.
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. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tourcementing them among the most popular music acts of the early s. 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. The certification makes Back in Black the only Heavy Metal music album in history to reach that milestone . Robert John "Mutt" Lange Happy Song - Karin Krog & John Surman - Songs About This And That the record, making the band's sound more catchy and accessible to international audiences, and it became their first platinum album in the United States, selling over one million copies, while also peaking at number 17 on that country's pop charts and number eight in the United Kingdom.
As the new decade approached, the group set off for the UK and France for the final tour dates of their breakthrough release. On 19 FebruaryScott went on a drinking binge in a London pub that caused him to lose consciousness, so a friend let him rest in the back of his Renault 5 overnight.
The next morning, Scott was found unresponsive and rushed to Przez Chwilę - Various - Rigoler 80 College Hospital where medical personnel pronounced him dead on arrival. The Have A Drink On Me - My Generation - The Music Of AC/DC - The Hits Re-Loaded ruled that pulmonary aspiration of vomit was the cause of Scott's death, but the official cause was listed on the death certificate as "acute alcoholic poisoning " and classified as " death by misadventure ".
Scott was cremated and his ashes were interred by his family at Fremantle Cemetery in Fremantle, Western Australia. However, friends and family persuaded them to carry on. After Bon Scott's funeral, the band immediately began auditions for a replacement frontman. At the advice of Lange, the group brought in Geordie singer Brian Johnson, who impressed the group. Although they preferred to record their next effort in the UK, there were no studios available, and the Bahamas presented a nice tax advantage.
Upon their arrival, the area was being hit by several tropical stormswreaking havoc on the studio's electricity. And this big old black lady ran the whole place. Oh, she was fearsome, she ruled that place with a rod of iron. So she bought us all these six-foot fishing spears to keep at the fucking door!
It was a bit of a stretch from Newcastle, I can tell you. Johnson felt pressure during the process, having never recorded with the group. None of Scott's writings were used for the album's lyrics, as the group felt it would seemingly profit from his passing. Johnson reported having trouble adjusting to the environment, and even referenced the bad weather on the opening lines of "Hells Bells" "I'm rolling thunder, pourin' rain.
I'm comin' on like a hurricane. My lightning's flashing across the sky. You're only young but you're gonna die. And you cannot knock a man for that, but he drove me nuts.
The general attitude in the studio was optimistic. Engineer Tony Platt was dismayed, however, to find the studio's rooms were not sonically complementary to the group's sound, which was designed to be very dry and compact. Near the end of the Have A Drink On Me - My Generation - The Music Of AC/DC - The Hits Re-Loaded , the band phoned manager Ian Jeffery in search of a bell to include on the album.
These recordings did not suffice due to the sound of a flurry of birds flying away at each bell hit. The foundry brought forward production on the bell, which turned out perfectly Have A Drink On Me - My Generation - The Music Of AC/DC - The Hits Re-Loadedand it was recorded with Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio.
According to Angus Youngthe album's all-black cover was a "sign of mourning" for Scott. Back in Black was first released in the United States on 25 July Only the first four were released as singles. In a retrospective review, Rolling Stone critic Christian Hoard praised the album as the band's greatest work, possibly "the leanest and meanest record of all time—balls-out arena rock that punks could love. Plus teenagers love death.
The album is featured on many "best of" lists. Init was ranked No. The title track was ranked no. Inthe album was ranked No. Back in Black is an influential hard rock and heavy metal album. According to rock journalist Joe Feels So Good (Trunk Bumpin Extended Mix) - Xscape - Feels So Good (R&B Mixes). Lange's production for the album had an enduring impact in the music industry; "to this day, producers still use it as the de facto paint-by-numbers guidebook for how a hard-rock record should sound", Harrington wrote.
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