AC/DCBack In Black

Label:Columbia – E 80207, Albert Productions – E 80207
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180 Gram, Embossed
Style:Hard Rock


A1Hells Bells5:09
A2Shoot To Thrill5:14
A3What Do You Do For Money Honey3:33
A4Givin The Dog A Bone3:30
A5Let Me Put My Love Into You4:12
B1Back In Black4:13
B2You Shook Me All Night Long3:28
B3Have A Drink On Me3:57
B4Shake A Leg4:03
B5Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution4:12

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Remastered from the original master tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound
Embossed artwork on sleeve.

Photography - Chris Walter/Retna
Photography - Frank Griffin/London Features
Photography - Michael Putland/Retna
Photography - Mike Kagan/Retna
Photography - Ross Halfin/Idols

Originally released as Atlantic 16018 on July 25, 1980

Track listing on the back cover is not in play order

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 9699-80207-1 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 696998020719
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched): ⓤ E80207-A RJ ①
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched): ⓤ E80207-B RJ ①
  • Other (Side 1 label): AL 80207A
  • Other (Side 2 label): AL 80207B
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Sides, Stamped): STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Back In Black (LP, Album)AtlanticK 50735UK1980
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Back In Black (LP, Album, Stereo)Albert Productions, Albert ProductionsAPLP.046, APLP-046Australia1980
Back In Black (LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Press, Embossed Cover, Grey Print)AtlanticSD 16018US1980
Back In Black (LP, Album)Atlantic, AtlanticATL 50 735, SD 16018Germany1980
Back In Black (LP, Album)AtlanticATL 50735Portugal1980
  • Devolutionator's avatar
    Edited 5 months ago
    The rumors abound. Who really wrote Back in Black? Did the lyrics go back to the legendary Bon Scott or did Brian Johnson write them himself, or many, a mixture of both? The band has claimed it was all BJ, but internet detectives claim otherwise. Regardless, Back in Black was not only a transition for the band in terms of its front man, but also its sound and production. Previous releases were raw, Back in Black was more polished. The songs were more focused and less hectic - songs like Whole Lotta Rosie would have no place on a record like Back in Black. Still, this is an absolute classic. The title track, You Shook Me, and Hell's Bells would all become radio staples and fan favorites. Back in Black established AC/DC's second coming and all of rock fans welcomed them.
    This release sounds really, really good. I've heard this album hundreds of times and the vinyl may be my favorite presentation of it. Great clarity and punch, sounds just like it should. Hard and heavy. Every collection needs this one in it.
    • brokenbones1's avatar
      A good vinyl. Mine came with some pops and crackles but nothing a good cleaning couldn't fix. Very very well mastered, one of my better vinyls for sure in terms of audio quality.
      • RobertoArredondo's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        One of the Top Selling Albums in the History of The World!! Must be in the Top 5 All Time, 40 or 50 MILLION copies sold or given to friends. AND it ROCKS from start to finish!
        I bought my 1st copy in 1980 when it 1st came out. I went to the El Centro Mall between Pharr & McAllen, Texas one day in 1980, bought me a new turntable in a place called The Sound (something, I've forgotten the full name of the store, but they sold audio equipment, and had LPs as a side business), so anyway, I bought me my new turntable & 2 LPs, "Back in Black" by AC/DC & TALKING HEADS '77. Their covers were COOL! Bright PINK & Jet BLACK! And both of the LPs sounded GREAT!!!!!! Especially on my NEW turntable. I was drinking beer in green bottles in those days, I thought it made me look sophisticated. The German beer was good though, if more expensive.
        Anyway, back to "Back in Black", the only other Hard Rock album I ever played more than "Back in Black" was probably "Houses of The Holy" by LED ZEPPELIN. AC/DC really scored BIG with their NEW lead singer Brian Johnson, What A SCREAMER!!!!!! The band wasn't bad, either. Playing ROCK-N-ROLL to break a bone! They grow up hard in Australia. Just ask Crocodile Dundee!
        I really don't remember Bon Scott that much. I really don't have ANY OTHER AC/DC album but this one! What could possibly TOP it?! I wore out my original copy for 35 years or so, & then I SOLD it for much more than I originally PAID for it, EVEN AFTER having enjoyed it for FREE basically for all those years. "A SOUND investment" I would say.
        Nah, this will do. TURN IT UP! & LET IT ROCK!!
        • cutfour's avatar
          No complaints. Clear. Can hear all the instruments. Don’t need the original unless I’m burning money.
          • Keegan_Lafonde's avatar
            Don’t expect audiophile quality but I mean it sounds good. If you want a copy of this album I mean we’ve all heard it so much so this will get you by. Just throw it on and turn up the volume
            • jhnmiller84's avatar
              I'm pleased with my copy. Flat, quiet, good dynamic range, good separation.
              • Choochtown's avatar
                just opened my sealed copy and it plays and sounds great, no complaints here.
                • Erok_Angulsmyth's avatar
                  Good amount of surface noise on mine. Ackadacka was never meant to be put under the microscope however. Sometimes I wonder I'd we miss the point of it all. I do have a better setup than Vasthope and considerably more vinyl so that makes me an authority on this.
                  • vasthope's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    E 80207 Back in Black /My purchase $24 (sealed brand new) from a record store, is absolute garbage. side 1 is so noisy from the beginning that I can't play it through.I have a very nice system and a lot of vinyl. The label around the hole is all messed up. I am afraid to buy any more ACDC Vinyl. BEWARE.
                    • gstitanic's avatar
                      193 grams weighed in.Vinyl flat fixed edge and cup warp @ 2 hrs 15 min. Started with edge warp at Groovy pouch fold then turned around in pouch at 1 hr 20 min to finish.Scratches on side one at very edges at different points on Dead wax lead in does not not effect tracks at all. Very flat now. No visible or audible heat damage. Center off very slight side one. Center off but better side 2
                      Punchy O.K. Rocky sound. Base feels tight .Not super super quiet but very passable quiet. Side 2 slightly noisier .Liking it ! Shook me all night long “ Rocks”.



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