In response to Marc's ridiculous slagging of the music world's greatest rock band, I must point out that this is not an AC/DC album, it is the soundtrack to Iron Man 2. True, it consists only of AC/DC tracks, but this no bad thing. The music is well suited to the fictional character, lifestyle and adventures of Marvel's Tony Stark/Iron Man. As for accusing AC/DC of commercialism, Marc obviously has no idea of who the band are or what they represent in the heavy rock world. Go back to sleep, Marc. And as for the remarks of A. McKenzie, (who unbelievably claims to be an AC/DC fan), that all but two tracks are AC/DC, I can only assume that he/she does not realise that the band had two vocalists and two stages of musical composition in thier career. Either that or he/she is listening to the wrong CD. Some fan, eh? In fact, all negative reviews of this CD have been put forward by those ignorant of the band. So here's the truth:
As for the album itself, it may be seen by some as a "Greatest Hits" album, but in fact the tracks were chosen to fit the screenplay and general mood of the film (For example "war machine", from AC/DC's latest album "Black Ice" was chosen for the character of War Machine, "Highway to Hell", from the album of the same name, was chosen to reflect Stark's descent into alcoholism, etc, etc). The songs on the CD reflect the storyline of the film, not, as some claim, the storyline of the bands career.If AC/DC did in fact release a Greatest Hits CD it would consist of four or five discs, if not their whole album catalogue! But this CD is a perfect disc for both Iron Man fans and anyone new to the genius of Angus and the boys. In fact, even AC/DC fans such as my humble self can enjoy this CD as a quick fix of that rarity called "guitar-based rock". The track listing is representative of both stages in the band's career (although I would have liked to have heard "High Voltage" in the listing, given the nature of Iron Man's power source, and, also, "Big Gun" to reflect War Machine's weapons!Ha!)
The DVD is excellent, providing fans and newcomers alike with a taste of the band live. The included video for the "Iron Man" promo shows a band that, despite their years, can rock harder than any band out there. Their enjoyment of their music is crystal clear and their rapport with their audience is unique. There is no greater rock'n'roll band.
Overall, a little gem of a soundtrack. The music fits the film perfectly (I don't think a rap or pop soundtrack would suit the nature and content of the film!) and, in terms of AC/DC's output, is superior to their previous contribution to Hollywood (i.e the "Maximum Overdrive" soundtrack "Who Made Who?").
This CD will please both the fans of Iron Man and of AC/DC. Suit up and Rock on.