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  • Audio CD (5 May 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00008AJL9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
2. I Put The Finger On You
3. Let's Get It Up
4. Inject The Venom
5. Snowballed
6. Evil Walks
7. C.O.D.
8. Breaking The Rules
9. Night Of The Long Knives
10. Spellbound

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2003 Digital Remastered Deluxe Digipack 16 page book new liner notes

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr Teeth on 20 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I personally have always prefered this album to Back in Black (only just), I just think that there are 1 or 2 more, slightly,weaker tracks on BIB.Songs like COD & Spellound are almost forgotten classics and some of the rifs are so minimal yet the songs are just awesome. Topping off this album are Brian Johnsons awe inspring vocals. I don't think there was anyone in the world who could have pulled off those vocals like he did, his range was mind blowing and the sheer power in his voice really took the band up a notch I thought. I think everyone talks about Bon Scott in preference to B.J. but I think he gets a rough ride. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Bon Scott's work but let's be absolutely honest, Brian Johnson sang the Bon Scott songs with ease, Bon Scott couldn't have sung the B.J. songs

in the same way.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mindpower on 23 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is one hell of an album. Different to Back In Black in that the songs, whilst having big choruses, were not necessarily radio-friendly as much as tunes like You Shook Me All Night long or even Back In Black itself. The band went for an enormous production, again via Mutt Lange, but although it's a huge sound, it's not lacking in character or over-produced. The songs are interesting, unique in places, diverse, and among the most inspired the band have come up with. A real hard-rock album, a long way apart from something like Powerage, yet still with the band's hallmark all over it. Brian Johnson at his peak was an awesome, one-off vocalist (still sounding like no-one else and doing a decent job today by the way), and although he was perhaps enduring slight vocal chord nodules around this time, his performance on this record is pretty stunning from start to finish. Angus' solos were drenched with the usual superb, wide vibrato and flowing blues runs, and the whole thing hasn't aged at all in the last 25 years. In my opinion, AC/DC made 6 classic albums in a row: Powerage, If You Want Blood, Highway to Hell, Back In Black, For Those About To Rock and Flick of the Switch. An amazing band.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 2000
Format: Audio CD
To any rock initiate's looking to sample Ac/Dc's classic, some say simple rock form, then this should be third on their list of wants after "Highway to Hell" and "Back in Black". The quality of this album however ensures it still receives a five star rating.
Hitting the No. 1 spot in the US in 1981, the Brian Johnson led 'DC continued to produce the kind of rock power riffing that other bands could only wish to aspire to. Listen to the opening track, "For those about to Rock...", at full blast in your car and you'll know exactly what I mean. Even the cannons at the end of the track sound in tune. This is just the start of it, as the remaining tracks are also up there in the "classic" status. Hopefully any real ACDC aficionado would agree that listening to tracks 1 to 10 in succession will keep you bobbing your head in rock unison. This is especially true from relatively unknown tracks such as "Put the Finger on You", "Snowballed" and the stop start fantastic riffing of "COD". To be honest its songs like these that I wish the 'DC would dust off and bring back to the live circuit. Well one can dream!
All in all, "For those about to Rock" is a spectacular album that any new AC/DC fan should own. Especially if they've only just awoken to the fact that "Stiff Upper Lip" ('DC's brilliant new album) has recaptured the sound of old.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. De Ste Croix on 6 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
I've tried and tried to like this album more over the years but it still remains, for me, one of their most dissappointing releases. Lets face it how do you top or even equal the power and glory that is Back In Black? The title track is the best song on the album by a country mile, and is the only one they still play live from this album. Lets Get it Up was a hit in the singles chart, and is a reasonable AC/DC number but pales into insignificance when compared to the incredible back catalogue that preceeds it. Reviews at the time were unimpressive, but due to the bands increased popularity following BIB and their fantastic live shows, this record sold very well especially in the US where, I think it topped the billboard charts. This particular release includes badges, keyrings etc which will only be relevant to the die hards, so if you want to check it out purely for the music go for the earlier remaster for less than a fiver. OK methinks.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Graeme Noble on 5 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Obviously not as good as BIB but still a necessary purchase for any AC/DC fan.
There are 4 excellent tracks on here:
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU)
I PUT THE FINGER ON YOU
EVIL WALKS
COD
There are a couple of other songs that are good, namely NIGHT OF THE LONG LIVES and LETS GET IT UP.
Overall, great album and definately worth buying!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By XBBX on 11 July 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ah, the only AC/DC album containing a song named in honour of a species of fish.

But seriously folks, here's a little secret for y'all. Ignore the remasters of For Those About To Rock because the original 1980's CD is a far more satisfying listening experience. It was mastered by a gentleman named Barry Diament who performed a straight transfer from the original tapes, with none of the extra tweaking or fiddling found on subsequent reissues.

(The disc I purchased from this listing was the 1980's release, but if you're after a specific edition always be sure to email the seller beforehand to check what they're selling matches the listing. Amazon's system sometimes misdates albums - or even shows no release date information, as is the case with this listing).

And what about the quality of the album itself?

It's much maligned as being inferior to Back In Black. But which of the Brian Johnson albums is equal (or superior) to that album anyway? None of 'em.

Judge this album on it own merits as an AC/DC release and you'll probably find it's one of the best from the Brian Johnson years. In the top 3, no doubt.

Speaking of which, let's be completely frank. Picture this scenario; For Those About To Rock was never released as an album, and instead appeared 20 years later as a bonus disc on a Back In Black remaster. A hell of a lot of those same people who today bitch about For Those About To Rock being worse than Back In Black would probably be screaming "Why weren't these songs released at the time! Why wasn't Back In Black a double album!? Why wasn't THIS released as a follow up to Back In Black?!".
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