(1997) Bonfire

Ac/Dc

... read moreOddly, the legend of Bon Scott never haunted AC/DC. They grieved, certainly, but they were able to move on, releasing Back in Black as a tribute in 1980. The record became their biggest hit and helped them become one of the biggest rock & roll bands in the world. By the late '90s, the group remained...

03:51′:13″ 42 Songs

Disk 1

1
Live Wire (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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6:16
2
Problem Child (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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4:40
3
High Voltage (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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5:55
4
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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4:13
5
Dog Eat Dog (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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4:41
6
The Jack (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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8:37
7
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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5:33
8
Rocker (Live From The Atlantic Studios, New York, Ny - December 1977)
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5:30

Disk 2

1
Live Wire (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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8:04
2
Shot Down In Flames (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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3:39
3
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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4:31
4
Sin City (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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5:25
5
Walk All Over You (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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5:06
6
Bad Boy Boogie (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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13:21

Disk 3

1
The Jack (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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6:05
2
Highway To Hell (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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3:30
3
Girls Got Rhythm (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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3:19
4
High Voltage (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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6:32
5
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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4:55
6
Rocker (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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10:45
7
T.N.T. (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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4:13
8
Let There Be Rock (Live At The Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France - December 1979)
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7:32

Disk 4

1
Dirty Eyes (Demo)
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3:21
2
Touch Too Much (Demo)
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6:34
3
If You Want Blood You Got It (Demo)
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4:26
4
Back Seat Confidential (Demo)
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5:23
5
Get It Hot (Demo)
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4:15
6
Sin City (Live From "Midnight Special" - 1978)
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4:53
7
She's Got Balls (From "Bondi Lifesaver" - 1977)
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7:56
8
School Days (From "Tnt" (Australian Release))
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5:21
9
It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
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5:17
10
Ride On
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9:44

Disk 5

1
Hells Bells
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5:09
2
Shoot To Thrill
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5:14
3
What Do You Do For Money Honey
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3:33
4
Givin The Dog A Bone
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3:30
5
Let Me Put My Love Into You
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4:12
6
Back In Black
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4:13
7
You Shook Me All Night Long
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3:28
8
Have A Drink On Me
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3:57
9
Shake A Leg
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4:03
10
Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
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4:22
Released 18 November 1997, ℗ Compilation 1997 J. Albert & Son (Pty.) Ltd./Leidseplein Presse B.V.

Review

Oddly, the legend of Bon Scott never haunted AC/DC. They grieved, certainly, but they were able to move on, releasing Back in Black as a tribute in 1980. The record became their biggest hit and helped them become one of the biggest rock & roll bands in the world. By the late '90s, the group remained popular, and a strange phenomenon had happened -- there were generations of AC/DC fans who came of age after Scott's death, and had only a passing familiarity with the rocker. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they lovingly assembled the five-disc box set Bonfire in 1997. The set is a tribute to Scott, featuring two live albums -- one from New York in 1978, the other from Paris in 1979, which is essentially the soundtrack to the Let There Be Rock film -- a disc of outtakes, and a remastered version of Back in Black. For hardcore fans, this is something of a dream come true, since the live albums are stronger than any of the group's other live releases, with the possible exception of If You Want Blood You've Got It. The disc of alternate takes, outtakes, and stray live cuts offers no real revelations, but there are enough interesting moments to make it worthwhile. And while any AC/DC fan has Back in Black, it's nice hearing it in this context, because it shows that even if the band could carry on splendidly, they were still missing the insane, wild-man charisma of Bon Scott. Nowhere is that charisma better preserved -- both through music and stories -- than on Bonfire. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine