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Anthology: Set The World Afire [CD]

Megadeth Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Oct 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B001CJYK72
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Listen  1. Mechanix (Clean Version) 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rattlehead 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Peace Sells (2004 - Remastered) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Anarchy In The U.K. (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Set The World Afire (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Into The Lungs Of Hell (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. In My Darkest Hour (2004 Digital Remaster) 6:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due (2004 Digital Remaster) 6:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Tornado Of Souls (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hangar 18 (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Take No Prisoners (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Go To Hell 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Sweating Bullets (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Crown Of Worms (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. High Speed Dirt (Demo) 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Listen  3. Breakpoint 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Angry Again 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Train Of Consequences (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Reckoning Day (Live) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. A Tout Le Monde (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Killing Road (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. New World Order 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Trust (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. She-Wolf (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Insomnia (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Prince Of Darkness (2004 Digital Remaster) 6:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Kill The King 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Dread & The Fugitive Mind 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Foreclosure Of A Dream (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Symphony Of Destruction (Live) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Peace Sells (Live) 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to digest than Warchest 7 Oct 2008
By spike
Format:Audio CD
Whilst Warchest was like a mcdonalds hamburger that required more than enough people to finish it whole the dave mustaine approved Set The World Afire megadeth anthology is packed to the hilt with hit after hit thrashing hit especially their finest hour on disc one that charts their birth from the beginning onto their near distentagration via disc 2 as the first has tracks like Mechanix, Rattlehead, an evil cover of the Sex Pistols Anarchy In the UK (USA Dave Mustaine sings) whilst being backed up with impressive company from tracks like Devils Island, Wake Up Dead and of course the finger shredding Holy Wars... Punishment Due.

Disc 2 is a b-sides affair which does not dissappoint since despite the lean period with albums like cryptic Writings etc and a few soundtrack songs thrown in that made an appearence in dodgy horror and comedy flicks Trust, Prince of darkness, Kill The King, Breakpoint, Go To Hell still hit the lights in terms of Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedmans riffs melting everything in its way backed up by Menzas drumming and Dave Ellefsons thundering Bass lines which just about held everything and nearly give Megadeth the moment to beat Metallica at their own game only to be stopped in its tracks by internal problems, drugs and different directions in music.

Overall a superb best of since Dave is giving us this till he finishes Megadeths new album which of course production is seen to by no other than Sabbat Guitarist Andy Sneap.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok Album 6 Mar 2013
By mboaj
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I did not know Megadeth that much and bought this to have a broad overview of their music. The collection is ok but I did not like the music that much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 11 Feb 2013
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i bought this as a present, it arrived really quickly,
overall a great service,
very cheap and affordable compared to other sites
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anthology - Set the World Afire 21 Jan 2012
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and he thinks that it is excellent - brilliant service and product
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5.0 out of 5 stars It may be the third, but is also the best. 5 Oct 2008
By Steven Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This compilation covers the First album all the way to the first compilation (Capital Punishment: The Megadeth Years Dread and Fugitive Mind also made it to the ninth (The World Needs a Hero) album) This compilation is heavy on the first five capitol records (Peace Sells to Youthanasia) albums plus hidden treasures on top of 2 tracks from the first (Killing Is My Business), Seventh (Cryptic Writings), and Eighth (Risk) albums including some b-sides(demos, live tracks, and rarities). A majority of the tracks are the remixed versions from 2004. For some reason the original mix of Rattlehead was used instead of the 2002 remix (The 2002 Remix of Mechanix was used though). I recommend this album for first time megadeth buyers that don't want to buy all the albums and doesn't want to buy the more expensive Warchest that is mostly full of rarities,demos and live tracks than the hits and fan favorites.

P.S. Every track that was on the second compilation (Back To The Start: Greatest Hits) is on here except the studio version of Symphony of Destruction.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEGADETH[s FAN DREAM!!!!!! 11 Nov 2012
By Rio Fluz„o - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
WOW!!!! This ANTHOLOGY is really anthologic!!!!!! 2 discs FULL of some of THE BEST MEGADETH SONGS!!!!!!there[s 2 or 3 songs that i miss here, but most of MEGADETH[s BEST is on ANTHOLOGY, plus some cool b-side tunes.....man, if you like MEGADETH, this is TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation 2 Dec 2008
By Cryptic Writings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you're quite new to the band then this cd would be the right choice as it contain all megadeth songs from 85-02, minus the latest 2 albums which under sanctuary record. This cd include 3 live tracks and all songs are remastered version and there are new 2 remastered songs here "breakpoint" and "rattlehead", they sounds awesome here and its not remixed just remastered. Overall i think i still prefer the "back to the start" greatest hits cd, as the album cover is way better and its include up to the system has failed, but this is not bad compilation.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another Compilation... 9 Oct 2008
By Chris E. - Published on Amazon.com
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Seems Capitol is really into milking Megadeth as of late, and it also appears they are into duping us fans by releasing a "demo" of a track that is only a slowed down/pitch altered version of the regular, album release version of High Speed Dirt.

If you already own the albums (remastered or originals), or another better compilation (Capitol Punishment, Back To The Start, or even the Warchest), then just ignore this pathetic release.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Megadeth compilation apart from some questionable omissions 30 Sep 2008
By Taylor T. Carlson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Being kicked out of Metallica was the best thing that ever happened to Dave Mustaine. It wasn't long before he had his own band up and running - and the red-haired guitarist proved he could thrash with the best of `em. From 1983-2002, the band gave audiences two decades of the finest heavy metal on the face of the planet. Needless to say, they're a group that has no shortage of hits compilations.

Set The World Afire is, to my knowledge, the third Megadeth hits compilation (the others were Capitol Punishment and Back to the Start.) This compilation covers material ranging from 1985-2000.

So how does Set The World Afire hold up in comparison to the earlier Megadeth compilations? Considerably better considering it's two discs. The compilation unites a ton of key album cuts with plenty of non-album ones (soundtrack songs, for example.) There are a few gaping omissions that drag it down, though, and keep it from getting a perfect score.

Killing is My Business... And Business is Good! (1985)
Tracks Featured: Rattlehead, Mechanix
Comments: I'm pleased to see this compilation didn't give the band's first album the shaft. We get two great tracks from this classic thrash debut, though The Skull Beneath The Skin and Last Rites/Loved To Death are disappointingly omitted. Still, I'm grateful anything from this album got included at all.

Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Tracks Featured: Wake Up Dead, Peace Sells, Devil's Island
Comments: Great sophomore album, three great tracks. Very pleased to see the underrated gem Devil's Island make the cut. My only complaint is the omission of Good Mourning/Black Friday.

So Far, So Good... So What! (1988)
Tracks Featured: Anarchy in the U.K., In My Darkest Hour, Set The World Afire, Into the Lungs of Hell
Comments: In My Darkest Hour and the band's cover of the Sex Pistols classic Anarchy in the UK are Megadeth classics that belong on any of the band's compilations. The other two entries are not the best from the album, though. Would much rather have seen Mary Jane and Hook in Mouth.

Rust in Peace (1990)
Tracks Featured: Hangar 18, Holy Wars... The Punishment Due, Tornado Of Souls, Take No Prisoners
Comments: Four AWESOME Megadeth songs, you can't have a "best of Megadeth" package without Hanger 18 and Holy Wars! No big complaints here, though I wish the title track had made the cut as well.

Countdown to Extinction (1992)
Tracks Featured: Sweating Bullets, Skin O' My Teeth, Ashes In Your Mouth, Foreclosure of a Dream
Comments: Great album, too many great songs missing. Where are This Was My Life and the title track? Symphony of Destruction, one of the band's biggest hits (if not THE biggest) is missing as well, though it IS represented in the form of an inferior live rendition (more on that later.)

Youthanasia (1994)
Tracks Featured: Train of Consequences, Reckoning Day, A Tout Le Monde, The Killing Road
Comments: Probably the one album where I have no complaints about the tracks selected. These are all Megadeth fan favorites, worthy of their reputation. I won't nitpick the selections here, because this whole album was good, and naturally, we can't put every cut from it on here.

Cryptic Writings (1997)
Tracks Featured: Trust, She-Wolf
Comments: How can you make a Megadeth compilation and not include Almost Honest, I'll Get Even, and Use The Man?

Risk (1999)
Tracks Featured: Insomnia, Prince of Darkness
Comments: A Megadeth compilation without Crush `Em and Breadline? You've got to be kidding. Would also have liked to see Ecstasy, my favorite cut on the album, and the "Time" tracks from its conclusion as well.

The World Needs a Hero (2001)
Tracks Featured: None
Comments: The lack of tracks from this album is probably a legal issue, due to its being released on a different label. A shame, as this album was the perfect coda to a long and excellent career by the band (note that Dread and the Fugitive Mind actually DOES appear here, but I'm not including it in this paragraph since it originated on the Capitol Punishment compilation.

Non-Album Tracks (Various Years)
Tracks Featured: Crown of Worms (Demo), High Speed Dirt (Demo), New World Order (Demo), Symphony of Destruction (Live 1992), Peace Sells (Live 1992), Kill the King (Bonus track on Capitol Punishment compilation), Dread and the Fugitive Mind (Bonus track on Capitol Punishment), Go to Hell (Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey soundtrack), Breakpoint (Super Mario Bros. Movie soundtrack), Angry Again (Last Action Hero soundtrack)
Comments: A nice assortment of non-album tracks, though I don't approve of demos and live versions of tracks being used in lieu of their actual studio album counterparts. As far as the non-album cuts go, some disappointing omissions include the band's cover of Alice Cooper's No More Mr. Nice Guy, the cover of the Sex Pistols' Problems, and the Black Sabbath covers Paranoid and Never Say Die. There are a lot of underrated non-album tracks but I'll keep it short.

Nothing is included from The System Has Failed or United Abominations. As those don't include David Ellefson, they're technically just Dave Mustaine solo albums released under the Megadeth name, and their tracks were rightfully excluded (though I won't deny that there are some great cuts on those releases.)

If you're getting into Megadeth and don't want to lay down the cash for all of their albums, Set The World Afire is the way to go. Despite its problems, the compilation does a good job representing the band. Strongly recommended for any new fan that wants to begin experiencing the musical genius of Dave Mustaine.
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