News Segment


February 16, 2005

AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD “Family Jewels,” due March 29 in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo’s first TV appearance in its homeland in 1975 and runs through to music videos from early ’90s favorites like “Thunderstruck” and “Moneytalks.”

Disc one focuses on AC/DC’s Bon Scott-led period from 1975-1980, featuring videos for “High Voltage,” “Jailbreak,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Walk All Over You” and “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It),” among others. Live versions of “Riff Raff,” “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Show Business” are also included, as are a host of small-screen appearances, among them a performance on Spanish television just 10 days before Scott died in 1980.

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson-led era is chronicled on the second disc, beginning with videos for “Hells Bells,” “What Do You Do for Money Honey,” “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” and the title cut from the iconic 1980 album “Back in Black.”

In addition are videos for “Who Made Who” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” stemming from the band’s soundtrack to the 1986 Stephen King film “Maximum Overdrive,” a live version of “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” taped in Detroit in 1983 and the DVD debut of videos for “Clipped” and “Fly on the Wall.”

AC/DC has kept a low profile in the past 18 months while working on its next studio album. In the meantime, Epic has overseen a massive reissue campaign for the band’s catalog, which the label says have shipped more than 3.5 million copies since 2003.

Here is the track list for “Family Jewels”:

Disc one:
“Baby Please Don’t Go” (TV, 1975)
“Show Business” (live, 1975)
“High Voltage” (video, 1975)
“It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll)” (video, 1976)
“T.N.T.” (TV, 1976)
“Jailbreak” (video, 1976)
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” (TV, 1976)
“Dog Eat Dog” (TV, 1977)
“Let There Be Rock” (video, 1977)
“Rock’n’Roll Damnation” (video, 1978)
“Sin City” (TV, 1978)
“Riff Raff” (live, 1978)
“Fling Thing/Rocker” (live, 1978)
“Whole Lotta Rosie” (live, 1978)
“Shot Down in Flames” (video, 1979)
“Walk All Over You” (video, 1979)
“Touch Too Much” (video, 1979)
“If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” (video, 1979)
“Girls Got Rhyme” (TV, 1980)
“Highway to Hell” (TV, 1980)

Disc two:
“Hells Bells” (video, 1980)
“Back in Black” (video, 1980)
“What Do You Do for Money Honey” (video, 1980)
“Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (video, 1980)
“Let’s Get It Up” (live, 1981)
“For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” (live, 1983)
“Flick of the Switch” (video, 1983)
“Nervous Shakedown” (video, 1983)
“Fly on the Wall” (video, 1985)
“Danger” (video, 1985)
“Sink the Pink” (video, 1985)
“Stand Up” (video, 1985)
“Shake Your Foundations” (video, 1985)
“Who Made Who” (video, 1986)
“You Shook Me All Night Long” (video, 1986)
“Heatseeker” (video, 1988)
“That’s the Way I Wanna Rock’n’Roll” (video, 1988)
“Thunderstruck” (video, 1990)
“Moneytalks” (video, 1990)
“Are You Ready” (video, 1991)

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