Having held out even longer than The Beatles did, AC/DC has finally made its catalog available on iTunes..
Having held out even longer than The Beatles did, AC/DC has finally made the majority of its catalog available on iTunes. All told, there are now 16 studio albums, four live albums and three compilations available. Notably missing are T.N.T. from 1975 – although that was an Australia-only album and the songs later made their way to other albums – and Who Made Who, the soundtrack to the movie Maximum Overdrive. Either way, the most important albums are there and are available for immediate purchase.
The individual studio albums run $9.99, or you can pick them up as a collection for $99.99. If you want to include the live albums and other works, that set will run you $149.99. For those of you about to rock … we salute you.
AC/DC Now on iTunes
AC/DC’s Complete Catalog Available Digitally for the First Time; All Tracks Mastered for iTunes
NEW YORK and CUPERTINO, California—November 19, 2012—Columbia Records and Apple® today announced that AC/DC’s entire catalog is now available digitally for the first time exclusively on the iTunes Store® worldwide (www.itunes.com). From their 1976 debut High Voltage to seminal classic Back In Black and 2008 smash hit Black Ice, every one of AC/DC’s 16 studio albums, along with four live albums and three compilation albums, are available for the first time ever on the iTunes Store. All tracks are Mastered for iTunes®, and fans have the ability to download full albums or simply purchase their favorite individual songs. Fans can also choose from two specially packaged digital compilations: The Complete Collection, the complete iTunes-exclusive AC/DC catalog; and The Collection, which includes all 16 studio albums.
AC/DC’s thunderous and primal rock and roll has excited fans for generations with their raw and rebellious brand of music, which also resonates with millions of new fans discovering AC/DC everyday. Their growing legion of fans will now experience the intensity of AC/DC’s music in a way it has never been heard before. AC/DC’s music has been Mastered for iTunes, ensuring the music is delivered to listeners with increased audio fidelity, more closely replicating what the artists, recording engineers and producers intended.
The full catalog which has all been Mastered for iTunes includes:
The Collection (all studio albums for $99.99)
The Complete Collection (all studio albums, live albums and box sets for $149.99)
16 Studio Albums
High Voltage (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Highway To Hell (1979)
Back In Black (1980)
For Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981)
Flick Of The Switch (1983)
74 Jailbreak (1984)
Fly On The Wall (1985)
Who Made Who (1986)
Blow Up Your Video (1988)
The Razors Edge (1990)
Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
Black Ice (2008)
4 Live Albums
If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)
Live (2 Volume Collector’s Edition) (1992)
Live At River Plate (2012)
3 Compilation Albums
Backtracks audio (2009)
Iron Man 2 soundtrack (2010)