5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Does it sound better? Maybe. But contains an edited track!
The new digipak "High Voltage" release was remastered by Sony. Does it sound good? Yes, it does. Does it sound any better than the 1994 remaster? I can't tell a difference, other than it being a little louder. The pictures in the liner notes of the original Australian "High Voltage" and "TNT" album releases are nice, but how often do you...
Published on Feb 22 2003 by Agentalbert
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album,
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This review is from: High Voltage (Audio CD)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",
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This review is from: High Voltage (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.
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for any AC/DC fan,
This review is from: High Voltage (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.
5.0 out of 5 stars High Voltage,
This review is from: High Voltage (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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best version of High Voltage is right here.,
This review is from: High Voltage (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.
5.0 out of 5 stars IL rock'n' roll BASTARDO,
This review is from: High Voltage (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!!
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic CD!,
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This review is from: High Voltage (Audio 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. Have been reading Highway To Hell (bio about Bon), and this CD really captures a lot of what Bon was feeling while he was struggling to make it big. He was the old man of the group who had been around for a while before striking gold as the lead singer of AC/DC. The song She's Got Balls was written by Bon after his wife requested a song by him in her honor (she divorced him shortly thereafter). She's Got The Jack was written out of respect for all of AC/DC's loyal groupies. Besides being a great CD, there's also a lot in the lyrics. The book is also pretty good, and will give you more insight into the making of this AC/DC classic album/CD.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best AC/DC CD That I've Heard,
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This review is from: High Voltage (Audio CD)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)
I own: High Volatge, Back In Black, and FTATR:WSY all of them are good but High Voltage is the best.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut album,
This review is from: High Voltage (Audio CD)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. There is not a dissapointing track on this album. I owned the regular CD release and just picked up the remasterd version today, and I am quite impress. I have never heard Ac/DC sound better and more crisp. I am for certain going to pick up more of these re-masters. Great CD, a must have for any rock collection.
My top 5:
She's got balls
5.0 out of 5 stars their best,
This review is from: High Voltage (Audio CD)this cd is my personal favorite ACDC cd. Every song drips with refreshing rock.
Just listen to the first track and your hooked.
one warning: You WILL speed while listening to this cd (or any ACDC cd for that matter)- so be carefull!
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High Voltage by AC/DC (Audio CD - 2003)