AC/DC ‎– High Voltage

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ATCO Records ‎– SD 36-142
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Original US pressing on yellow ATCO label.

Published by E.B. Marks Corp., BMI

Produced by Vanda & Young for Albert Productions at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia.

℗© 1976 J. Albert & Sons (Pty) Ltd.

Printed in U.S.A.

For information on uncredited "Typography" Credit, please see: Gerard Huerta

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ST-C-763667-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ST-C-763668-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A): ST-C-763667-B AT (PR)SP PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B): ST-C-763668-D (PR)SP ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A Etched): PR SP ST-C-763667-B AT 0-2 SML / + PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B Etched): (PR) SP ST-C-763668-G O-4 SML-2
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 191) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATL 50 257, 36142 AC/DC High Voltage(LP, Album) Atlantic, ATCO Records ATL 50 257, 36142 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
7567-90410-4 AC/DC High Voltage(Cass, Album) Atlantic 7567-90410-4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
20.067 AC/DC High Voltage(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 20.067 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
ATL 50 257, 36142 AC/DC High Voltage(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, ATCO Records ATL 50 257, 36142 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
36-142-2 AC/DC High Voltage(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 36-142-2 US 1986 Sell This Version

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EnriqueFreeque

EnriqueFreeque

October 28, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Not the finest album of the Bon Scott era of the band by a long shot. Though I do love the bagpipes that slow build to a smashing crescendo by the end of "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" -- a song that's not just an AC/DC classic but a signature standard of hard rock. The rest of the album I've found to be too slow tempo for my taste, not enough bombast, lacking the raw, crunchier, freewheeling frenetic guitar riffs of more accomplished records like Let There Be Rock or Powerage. I don't dislike High Voltage, it's just not one I'm prone to leave on from start to finish, but I'll listen to the bagpipes and to "Live Wire" or "Can I Sit Next to You, Girl?" any freaking day of the week, or everyday, and never grow tired of them, which is going on thirty years for me now, since the time I bought the lp at Licorice Pizza in the Lakewood Mall. "She's Got Balls" is just plain lame, and "TNT" doesn't do it for me, even though that's the song that still seems to get the most classic rock airplay these days. Solid debut, however, as none of the songs are outright bad, even though a handful are embarrassingly banal and a couple rather bland. Bon Scott's now legendary wit as a lyricist hadn't quite arrived. Not consistently, song by song. He wasn't as clever as he was crass, though that would change significantly by the bands next release the following year, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976). The band's immaturity showed in lead schoolboy/guitarist, Angus Young, too, as he was maybe just too damn young (he was fifteen at the time of the record's first Australian release) to have conjured up the snarling stylings of a later "Riff Raff" or "Down Payment Blues".