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Rage Against The Machine - Xx (20Th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set) Box set


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Rage Against the Machine earned acclaim from disenfranchised fans (and not insignificant derision from critics) for their bombastic, fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of punk, hip-hop, and thrash. Rage formed in Los Angeles in the ... Read more in Amazon's Rage Against The Machine Store

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  • Audio CD (26 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B009G7ZYUO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,913 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In 1992 Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album which became a commercial and critical success, leading to a slot in the 1993 Lollapalooza festival. Rage Against the Machine, often cited as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums of all time, it was one of the first albums to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the record, disc one of XX (the Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition) contains the original album re-mastered plus three live bonus tracks; disc two consists of the rare and sought-after 1991 self-produced demos (re-mastered) which lead to the band penning a deal with Epic Records; DVD one contains the complete live show from June 6, 2010 at Finsbury Park, London, England, all of the band’s music videos, and various live clips; DVD two contains the band's first ever public performance and various live clips from 1991-1994. This deluxe box with 12" lift off box also includes a vinyl LP of the original album re-mastered and a full-sized poster of the band.

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Originally released in November 1992, Rage Against the Machine’s debut LP is one of the definitive rock albums of the 90s, and one of the most influential of all time.

Available in three different versions, this 20th anniversary set pairs the remastered album with a range of interesting, though ultimately inessential, video clips. Also included is concert footage and rare bonus tracks, including the band’s original 12-song demo.

Fusing metal’s volume and sheer aggression with the streetwise style of Public Enemy and Beastie Boys, RATM married metal and hip hop to incredible effect. No one since – certainly not the likes of Kid Rock or Limp Bizkit – has come close. An explosive cocktail of savage sonic beatdowns, caustic political invective and razor-sharp social commentary, it’s the sound of righteous anger vented with total conviction.

Although now perhaps better known in the UK as the song that, thanks to a popular grassroots campaign, bagged the 2009 Christmas number one slot, Killing in the Name is the track that broke the band. The first of four singles from the album, it enjoyed heavy radio airplay and became an instant club hit. With its pummelling riffs and notorious “F*** you, I won't do what you tell me” refrain, it’s the band’s signature track and the soundtrack for The Terminator generation.

None of the other singles lifted from this album – Bullet in the Head, Bombtrack and Freedom – is so arresting or immediate. In their own right, however, they’re great songs, and the remainder – particularly Take the Power Back, Know Your Enemy and Wake Up (featured prominently in the zeitgeist-changing movie The Matrix) – are never less than incendiary.

Overall, Rage Against the Machine has aged extremely well. Tom Morello’s inventive guitar work, Zack de la Rocha’s impassioned vocals, and the fierce rhythms laid down by bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk sound as urgent and unique as ever. They didn’t quite manage to change the world, but agitprop rock’s corporate swansong ended with a bang, not a whimper.

--Greg Moffitt

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sicknote on 27 Nov 2012
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Great album, five stars no question. The remaster sounds excellent and the second disc of demos in this set makes for interesting listening. But. The DVD with this edition is not the Finsbury Park show as advertised on Amazon, it's some music videos and various live footage. All good but anyone who buys it wanting to see the London show from 2010 is going to be disappointed, as I was, and needs to upgrade to the significantly more expensive 4 disc set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nin/ja77 on 14 Dec 2012
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In 1992 Rage Against The Machine released their self-titled debut album which would go onto inspire and influence and entire generation of bands and people. Muse's guitar virtuoso Matt Bellamy has often said that seeing Rage Against The machine perform at the 1996 Reading Festival was the moment he knew he wanted to be in a band. It's an album full of powerful political themes provided by the rap vocals of Zack de la Rocha, incendiary riffs from the brilliant Tom Morello who makes the strangest sounds from his guitar, at times it can sound like a turntable as well as being backed by a powerful rhythm section of Bassist Tim Commerford and Drummer Brad Wilk. It is an album that has stood the test of time and was heavily influenced by the likes of Public Enemy, The Clash, the Beastie Boys as well as both Tom Morello and Tim Commerford having a love for Canadian Prog rockers Rush.

Twenty years on and the album gets the real deluxe treatment available in a variety of formats from a basic re-mastered edition to an ultimate 5 disc edition. It probably depends on the level that Rage mean to you as to which edition you want. If you are a collector it's the deluxe box set edition you will want. It's packed to the brim including of course the original album re-mastered as well as the vinyl version of the original album. Out of all the ten tracks on the album there is no filer from the opening track "Bombtrack" to the explosive climax of "Freedom" and everything in between including guest spots from Tool's Maynard James Keenan and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins on the excellent "Know Your Enemy".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By randeesh bharaj on 13 Feb 2014
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I would like to recommend this i enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone out there who likes music from this group
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Very impressed with this album. I thought it was brilliant. Made up I have finally gave it a listen. This 20th Anniversary is greatly packaged with great extra tracks, along with a DVD.
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The music is great!, and it's nice to have a bonus DVD with videos to watch. However the packaging leaves a huge amount to be desired. The set comes in a stiff cardboard package which is about 15% larger than a standard CD size - hence won't fit/sit with the rest of one's CD collection. Also, the discs inside are stuffed in so tightly, they scratch when you remove them. Prescratched CDs!, wonderful!
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By ND on 20 Jan 2013
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If you love RATM then this is for you. Be advised tho, that if you want the Finsbury park DVD you have to pay for the more expensive version as the cheaper one doesn't come with it. It's well worth paying the extra though.
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By Strawberry Blonde Jon on 14 Jan 2013
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Great footage, excellent live dvd's, loved the way the box set was designed, if your a RATM fan you'll love it, just a shame there wasn't any band interviews.
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