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AC/DCHigh Voltage

Label:ATCO Records – SD 36-142
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock

Tracklist

A1It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)5:10
A2Rock 'N' Roll Singer5:00
A3The Jack5:50
A4Live Wire5:45
B1T.N.T.3:30
B2Can I Sit Next To You Girl4:06
B3Little Lover5:26
B4She's Got Balls4:46
B5High Voltage4:18
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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

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side A): ST-C-763667-B AT O-SM2-4 (PR) SP A Porky Prime Cut
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side B): ST-C-763668-D O-1-SM2-5 (PR) SP Atlantic Studios D.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Side A): ST-C-763667-B AT (PR)SP A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Side B): ST-C-763668-G @TGP 0-3SM1 (PR)&SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Side A - PR SP is upside-down)): ST-C-763667-B AT 0-2 SM1-1 + PR SP A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Side B - (PR) SP is upside-down): ST-C-763668-G @tGP 0-4 SM2-1 (PR) SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, side A, etched): ST-C-763667-B AT 0-1SM 2-2 ԀS (ᴚԀ) A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, side B, etched): ST-C-763668-G Ct4P 0-4SM1-1 ԀS (ᴚԀ)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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High Voltage (LP, Album, Stereo)Atlantic, ATCO RecordsATL 50 257, 36142Germany1976
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High Voltage (LP, Album)AtlanticK 50257UK1976
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High Voltage (Cassette, Album)ATCO RecordsCS 36-142US1976
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High Voltage (LP, Album)Atlantic, AtlanticHATS 421-210, HATS 421-210 (LS)Spain1976
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High Voltage (Cassette, Album)Atlantic, HispavoxCH984Spain1976

Reviews

mikeSF_'s avatar
mikeSF_
Edited 4 months ago
In 1976, these Aussie rockers were on their way to the big time. This early-ish release has a few goodies and really solidifies the sound that defined pre-Brian Johnson AC/DC.
I had this record as a kid in the early '80s, but I lent it out and it never returned. Was happy to find a clean copy of an older pressing.

The mix is not great, it's pretty muddy and instruments are not well defined, but I do not believe that's a problem of the pressing, but just the way the band sounded then.

ak1nney's avatar
ak1nney
The international debut of AC/DC is a must-have for any fan of the band. Let There Be Rock and Highway to Hell may be "THE" albums of the Bon Scott years, but High Voltage is an amazing collection of songs that give you a glimpse into what would be the future of one of the biggest and most influential bands of all-time. TNT, High Voltage, It's A Long Way To The Top, Live Wire, The Jack... all classics and live staples. The Young brothers' guitars sound amazing turned up on this album. Enjoy.
EnriqueFreeque's avatar
Edited 9 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".