MegadethPeace Sells... But Who's Buying?

Label:Capitol Records – ST-12526, Combat – ST-12526, EMI – ST-12526
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180g
Country:USA & Canada
Style:Heavy Metal, Thrash


A1Wake Up Dead3:37
A2The Conjuring5:00
A3Peace Sells4:05
A4Devils Island5:02
B1Good Mourning/Black Friday6:39
B2Bad Omen4:03
B3I Ain't Superstitious2:42
B4My Last Words4:44

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This pressing is part of the 75th Anniversary of Capital Records.
It is a repress of Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?, only distinguishable by the other front sticker and different typeface on labels.
Printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Copies may have a small and large pressing ring visible on the label, others have just the small pressing ring.

Recorded at The Music Grinder, L.A., CA
Mixed at Can-Am Recorders, Tarzana, CA
Additional Recording at Track Records, Rock Steady Studios, L.A., CA
And at Maddog Studios, Venie, CA, Feb. 15, 1986 - Mar. 20, 1986

Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc, a subsidiary of Capitol Undustries-EMI, Inc. Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, California.
℗ 1986 Capitol Records, Inc. © 1986 Capitol Records, Inc.

"Bad Omen" and "Black Friday" inspired by Dijon Carruthers.

I Ain't Superstitious © 1963 by Hoochie Coochie Music Adm. by Bug/Arc Music Corp. (BMI)
Wake Up Dead, The Conjuring, Peace Sells, Devils Island, Good Mourning/Black Friday, Bad Omen, My Last Words, © 1986 by Mustaine Music/Theory Music (BMI)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 077771252617
  • Barcode (Text): 0 77771 25261 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched (except "MASTERED BY CAPITOL" stamped)): 0777-7-12526-1-7-A S-66760 DCM G-1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched (except "MASTERED BY CAPITOL" stamped)): 0777-7-12526-1-7-B S-66761 DCM G-1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (LP, Album)Capitol Records, Capitol Records24 0626 1, 1C 064-24 0626 1Europe1986
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Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (CD, Album)Capitol RecordsCDP 7 46370 2US1986
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Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (LP, Picture Disc, Album)Capitol RecordsESTP 2022UK1986
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Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (LP, Album)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsEST 2022, 24 0626 1Australia1986
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Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? (Cassette, Album)Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsTCEST 2022, 4 13242 4, 50999 4 13242 4 0UK1986
  • HeavyMetalMerchant's avatar
    Excellent reissue! Compared to the original Combat/Capitol 1986 release this reissue has thicker better quality 180g vinyl, not as loud and compressed, less noisy with more dynamic range so you can turn it up on a good system and the difference is noticeable. The packaging is improved as well with thicker cardboard and full lyric insert included a great improvement. Well worth getting if you can find a copy.
    • Metaltillidie's avatar
      Don't know why all the complaints, my copy sounds great and the vocals a not lower in the mix! Ripped to 24/48 and sounds great!
      • kogz23's avatar
        Well it is not unlistenable, but does not sound great. I don’t have an original to compare it to though. Possibly the original recording was this muffled
        • charliejimenez's avatar
          Does anybody here know the release year of this repress?
          • NervousNick's avatar
            I compared this pressing and the original pressing.
            The original is so much louder, it's impressive. The 2017 pressing also sounds a bit muddy and unbalanced.
            It's not that bad to be honest, but nowhere as good as the original.
            • b0ssh0gg's avatar
              Edited 2 years ago
              Maybe going strictly off tech numbers it looks good, as have been posted by the person below, but this record sounds empty and lifeless. Others have stated the original recordings sounded similarly bad, but even so, that would mean the original release AND this release sound empty and lifeless. It is very, very far from the 4.58 listed in votes. I gave it a 3 for the poor sound quality. Another user mentioned the Rust In Peace remaster, and I agree with that user. Rust In Peace sounded excellent, lots of presence and body for each instrument and plenty of clarity and separation. This version of Peace Sells sounds like you're listening to it through a thick sheet of plastic.

              I had been doing some adjustments on my gear, and thought something went awry, so I threw on the Japanese release of Steely Dan's Can't Buy A Thrill to verify the system, and it sounded absolutely stunning. So, it is just this particular release of Peace Sells that sounds terrible.
              • Glennus's avatar
                Sounds great. Dead quiet and dynamic.

                DR12 -0.06 dB -13.69 dB 3:36 01-Wake Up Dead
                DR13 -0.07 dB -15.37 dB 5:01 02-The Conjuring
                DR12 0.00 dB -13.90 dB 4:01 03-Peace Sells
                DR11 -0.81 dB -13.85 dB 5:03 04-Devils Island
                DR12 0.00 dB -13.48 dB 6:38 05-Good Mourning / Black Friday
                DR11 -0.22 dB -14.33 dB 4:03 06-Bad Omen
                DR11 0.00 dB -12.58 dB 2:43 07-I Ain't Superstitious
                DR11 -0.63 dB -14.27 dB 4:45 08-My Last Words
                • Lanakias1's avatar
                  Edited 2 years ago
                  When i get this one i was pretty good with the sound and specially when i compare it with the ugly 2004 remaster/remixed. But to be honest when i put the original LP (that i own) this press sound completely plastic and empty. When the "Wake up dead" come out from the original vinyl, you s*** your pants for real.. You feel you are living inside this chaotic 80s atmosphere.. The depth is really insane. So with few words. This is pretty good item if you can't have the original but if you can, run and get it..
                  • SPRajnert's avatar
                    I haven't heard an original press, but this version sounds pretty okay to me. As far as I'm aware, the album's original mastering was never perfect to begin with, but it's still pretty good to my ears at least. One thing I will say is to clean the thing. It came pretty dirty sounding, so using my vinyl vac (along with a wet clean) definitely improved it in that regard. Other then that, if you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for an original press, this is a pretty decent hold over.
                    • rians21's avatar
                      This version sounds like ass....Side one has some real phase issues...sorry. I just got it new, and am stuck with this. I don't have anything to compare it to other than the Capitol Vault limited edition Rust in Peace which is killer.



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