AC/DC - The Razors Edge

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Release date: 30 November 1989

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AC/DC - The Razors Edge: Wikipedia Album Entry

The Razors Edge is an album by AC/DC, released on September 21, 1990. The album was the first (and only) studio album to feature drummer Chris Slade, and includes such songs as "Thunderstruck" and "Moneytalks," which are among AC/DC's most well-known songs. The album reached #2 on The Billboard 200 and #4 on the UK, a smash commercial success that returned the band to the popularity of its glory years of the early 1980s. The album has been certified quintuple platinum (5 million copies sold) in the U.S., and the album was re-released in 2003 as part of AC/DC's Remasters series.

Track listing
All tracks were written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young.

"Thunderstruck" – 4:52
"Fire Your Guns" – 2:53
"Moneytalks" – 3:45
"The Razors Edge" – 4:22
"Mistress For Christmas" – 3:59
"Rock Your Heart Out" – 4:06
"Are You Ready" – 4:10
"Got You by the Balls" – 4:30
"Shot of Love" – 3:56
"Let's Make It" – 3:32
"Goodbye & Good Riddance to Bad Luck" – 3:13
"If You Dare" – 3:08

Personnel
Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass, backing vocals
Chris Slade – drums, percussion

Tour
With the release of the The Razors Edge, AC/DC undertook a world tour, possibly the most publicised tour they had ever done. The success of the tour was fueled by the crowd- pleasing songs, such as "Thunderstruck", "Moneytalks", "Fire Your Guns", "The Razors Edge", and "Are You Ready", which were also included on the AC/DC Live Collector's Edition album. During this tour, three fans were crushed to death before a concert in Salt Lake City, an incident which Malcolm Young still does not talk about.

During the Australian leg of the tour, the band were supported by the controversial Sydney band Candy Harlots. Members of AC/DC were extremely impressed with the band's performance, despite the fact that it was only their fifteenth show since the then new singer Aiz Lynch had joined.

Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Thunderstruck" Mainstream Rock 5
1991 "Moneytalks" Billboard Hot 100 23
1991 "Are You Ready" Mainstream Rock 16


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