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High Voltage [Original recording remastered]

AC/DC Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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In 1976, when the Eagles, Peter Frampton, and Heart ruled the rock airwaves, along came five scruffy young men (the lead guitarist was maybe all of 18 and dressed in a schoolboy's uniform) from Australia playing some of the rowdiest, hardest, dirtiest rock of all time. Screaming "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)," singer Bon Scott teased like a braggart. Sensing the rock community's growing dissatisfaction with bloated, epic-scaled bands, AC/DC were indeed a high-voltage act: their drummer nailed the beat with fury, their bluesy guitar riffs mutated into something metallic and sharp-edged, and Scott's vocals took the shrillness of early Robert Plant to a leaner and meaner place. "Live Wire" is one of the most electrifying hard rock songs imaginable, "High Voltage" and "TNT" are the musical equivalent of touching exposed nerves with a rusty fork, and "Jack" proves that white rock dudes can, contrary to popular belief, get down. Whew! --Lorry Fleming

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The collection of early tracks that introduced the U.S. to AC/DC! Includes T.N.T.; The Jack; Live Wire; High Voltage , and more.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Old School May 29 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good, down and dirty old school rock and roll. Loving Bon Scott. Get the first 5 albums and you won't be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album May 15 2013
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I'm a long time fan of AC/DC but never got around to buying this album for some reason. It's a must have if you prefer the Bon Scott Era of AC/DC
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4.0 out of 5 stars "High Voltage is an Excellent Debut" March 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
""High Voltage"", AC/DC's first studio-recored album, is an excellent buy. Any fan of AC/DC should buy this album before any other AC/DC album. Though it doesn't stand up to their next album, ""Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"", ""High Voltage"" does beat out ""Let There Be Rock"", ""Powerage"", ""Flick Of The Switch"", and ""Fly On The Wall"". This album was recorded with Angus Young on Guitar, Malcolm Young on Guitar, Bon Scott on Vocals, Rob Bailey on Bass, Peter Clack on Drums, George Young on Bass (For recording only), and Tony Currenti on Drums (For recording only), or Angus Young, Lead Guitar, Malcolm Young, Guitar, Bon Scott, Lead Singer, Phil Rudd, Drums, and Mark Evans, Bass, depending on who you ask. All songs are A. Young - M. Young - B. Scott, except "Can I Sit Next To You Girl", which is A. Young - M. Young.
"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (5:16) (4/5): A powerful track with a catchy riff. Describes the challenges of the rock 'n' roll life.
"Rock 'n' Roll Singer" (5:04) (4/5): A defiant track showing dislike of the "normal" crowd that disapproves of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
"The Jack" (5:52) (3/5): A playful track with a bluesy tone.
"Live Wire" (5:50) (4/5): Another strong track with a screaming chorus.
"T.N.T." (3:34) (5/5): The best song on this album. The Young brothers' blasting guitars compliment the vocals, the whole band gets in on the singing, it has a strong chorus, and feautures Bon Scott's scream and singing voice.
"Can I Sit Next To You Girl" (4:12) (3/5): This song showcases Bon Scott's voice.
"Little Lover" (5:37) (3/5): Another more bluesy song which again showcases Bon's voice and attitude.
"She's Got Balls" (4:51) (3/5): A slightly odd song, which is, apparently, a tribute to Bon Scott's wife.
"High Voltage" (4:03) (4/5): A song that that captures the AC/DC spirit and is similar to "Rock 'n' Roll Singer" in its defiance. A powerful, loud, overall great track.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for any AC/DC fan July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is one of my favorite AC/DC albums. The remastered version sounds so much better than the original CD. The drums, guitars, bass and vocals sound so crisp. Once again all the songs on this album deserve at least one listen to hear Bons great vocal range. Songs like Its a long way to the top,Rock N roll Singer,The Jack,Live Wire the hit single TNT, and High Voltage all gems. The funny thing is AC/DC never came to America to record an Album. Get this album. If your just getting into AC/DC get Let there Be rock. This album stands out from all the rest due to the more heavy guitar sound.
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5.0 out of 5 stars High Voltage June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
AC/DC's debut album, High Voltage, is a stripped-down collection of loud, raw, rude rockers, mostly odes to rock & roll and its attendant hard-partying lifestyle -- to paraphrase the leadoff track, "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)," getting drunk, stoned, beat up, and laid. The band reveled in its own macho obnoxiousness, particularly Bon Scott; at the end of the gleefully sexist, double-entendre-filled "The Jack," Scott grandiosely thanks a hostile, booing dubbed-in crowd. While their sense of humor and clever wordplay made early AC/DC a great deal of sleazy, infectious fun, the band's revolutionary musical attack could not be overlooked -- Angus Young's manic guitar solos overlaid a series of simple, basic boogie grooves delivered with ferocious power and volume, a sound that made the band a popular attraction at British punk clubs around this same time. The formula would be refined on subsequent albums, but High Voltage proves that AC/DC were already in the big leagues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best version of High Voltage is right here. June 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ive always loved High Voltage.The cd I used to have said it was remastered but this is a version that is remastered from that one.The sound is incredible.The guitar,the bass, the vocals,everything.This is the best version of one of their best albums.Nuff said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars IL rock'n' roll BASTARDO June 1 2004
By Carlo
Format:Audio CD
Sono in pochi che riescono a produrre un album d'esordio di tale potenza e non c'era neanche da dubitare che gli AC/DC fossero uno di quei pochi, da questo cd, infatti non sono poche le canzoni che tutt'oggi sono dei must ai concerti degli AC/DC. Ecco la lista delle canzoni con il mio parere:
1) It's a long way to the top (if you wanna rock'n'roll): Canzone che non poteva meglio aprire questo cd, anche se Bon poteva risparmiare di suonare la cornamusa. A
2) Rock'n'roll singer: canzone un po' rioetitiva, ma tutto sommato divertente. A-
3) The Jack: Una delle migliori canzoni scritte dagli AC/DC, Il ritmo lento e grottesco fa un tuutt'uno con l' atmosfera notturna di una partita a carte in un pub. Il primo solista è quanto di meglio possa offrire una canzone in pieno stile blues. A+
4) Live wire: l' inizio in crescendo è una figata, come tutta la canzone, del resto, ma la parte più bella è il solista con un accompagnamento spaccaossa. A+
5) T.N.T.: questa canzone è un po' ripetitiva, ma colpisce il ritornello dove il coro sembra quasi metallico! A
&) Can I sit next to you girl: La canzone più rock'n'roll dell' album, ma, a differenza di Show business in '74 Jailbreak, questa è più originale e riesce a prendere di più. A
7) Little lover: una delle 2 ballad scritte dagli AC/DC: centro! Atmosfera molto romantica e sognante che fanno di questa canzone un capolavoro. A+
8) She's got balls: Ora vi racconterò un piccolo aneddoto riguardante l' origine di questa canzone: la fidanzata di Bon, lamentandosi perchè lui non le aveva dedicato nessuna canzone, dopo aver ascoltato la sua "dedica", cioè She's got balls, non ne volle più sapere del nostro povero Bon in veste di fidanzato! Molto divertente il ritmo. A
9) High Voltage: La miglior canzone del Cd. Unica ed irripetibile. Cos' altro si potrebbe aggiungere? A+
Lunga vita agli AC/DC!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD. A must for any hard rock fan !
This is my first AC DC album I bought and believe me, I'm so glad that I made the right choice. This wondeful CD is full of powerful guitars mixed but a beautiful and very strong... Read more
Published on April 19 2007 by J-C Potvin
4.0 out of 5 stars Awsome, but not perfect
Well, this cd is simply awsome. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period.Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Period. Read more
Published on July 14 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent worldwide debut
High Voltage (1976.) ACDC's first album.
In the mid-seventies, hard rock was very slowly going mainstream. Read more
Published on June 18 2004 by Rocker_Man
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic CD!
Have always loved this CD. Can't play it enough, and can't seem to hear it enough. It just sticks to you, as I'm sure many out there would agree. Read more
Published on May 3 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best AC/DC CD That I've Heard
High Volatge is a great cd containng great riffs and excellent vocals.
It's A Long Way To The Top ( If You Wanna Rock N Roll)
Great song. Read more
Published on April 30 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut album
AC/DC is an odd group. A lot of their songs all have the same beats, but it's a great beat. High Voltage is AC/DC's first album and it is excellent. Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars their best
this cd is my personal favorite ACDC cd. Every song drips with refreshing rock.
Just listen to the first track and your hooked. Read more
Published on April 14 2004 by A. Gross
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