AC/DCBack In Black

Label:Albert Productions – APLP.046, Albert Productions – APLP-046
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Hard Rock


A1Hell's Bells5:10
A2Shoot To Thrill5:17
A3What Do You Do For Money Honey3:36
A4Given The Dog A Bone3:31
A5Let Me Put My Love Into You4:12
B1Back In Black4:17
B2You Shook Me All Night Long3:29
B3Have A Drink On Me4:01
B4Shake A Leg4:04
B5Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution4:12

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First Press version 1.
Red label with yellow strobe marks. Embossed logo and album title on cover.
Comes with fold-out inside sheet, printed with pictures and credits.

Recorded at Compass Point Studios April-May 1980.
Made by E.M.I. (Australia) Limited, Sydney, N.S.W.
© 1980 J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd.
℗ 1980 Albert Productions
Cat. number on cover: APLP.046
Cat. number on label: APLP-046

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, printed): APLP046-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B, printed): APLP046-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): APLP 046 A MAXICUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): APLP 046 B MAXICUT

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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, Specialty Pressing, Embossed Cover, Grey Print)AtlanticSD 16018US1980
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Back In Black (LP, Album, Stereo)Atlantic, AtlanticATL 50 735, SD 16018Germany1980
Back In Black (LP, Album)AtlanticATL 50735Portugal1980
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Back In Black (LP, Album, Hungaroton Pressing)Suzy, AtlanticATL 50735Yugoslavia1980



  • P_Michaud's avatar
    Edited 19 days ago
    I have owned several copies of this album, and just acquired a US RL pressing recently.
    Well, I realize that despite all these experiences, I think it's still this Australian version that I prefer; the American one sounds perhaps louder, more liberated and maybe a little cleaner, but there is something in the sound of this pressing that makes me move madly, which is less the case with the other versions I was able to listen, and even many ones of other Rock albums. The Aussie engineer who did this job is a genius.

    I consider that my quest about this album is now over.
    • jonnyfmusic's avatar
      Edited 27 days ago
      I have a copy that has an embossed logo and album title matte cover, fold-out inside sheet on thin card with pictures and credits, the labels are red with yellow strobe marks.
      Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): APLP 046 A MAXICUT
      Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): APLP 046 B MAXICUT

      Sound quality is excellent, loud and punchy. Highly recommended.
      • maxkraus08's avatar
        Edited one month ago
        I appear to have a 1st run yellow on red label and the inner fold out sleeve. You never know over the years though, as people swap things around. The sound is just absolutely glorious. Other reviewers here are right, this is a must own. The guitars ring out and the mix is absolutely perfect and kick drum as Hell's Bells comes in just hits you in the chest.
        • Crazyprayingmantis's avatar
          Kilker pressing and a must own for ACDC fans imo, I reckon I have the cleanest copy on the planet, not a hint of ringwear on this black cover which is extremely rare, and the vinyl is flawless
          • vladimirh's avatar
            Hello. I'm looking for a 180g release with three tracks without vocals or tell me the matrix of numbers.
            • GoodVibesAU's avatar
              Awesome pressing and an awesome album. Definitely meant to be heard on a good sound system and turntable because this album blows up in your face with those classic Angus and Malcolm young Riffs. Brian Johnson will never be quite the lyricist nor vocalist compared to Bon Scott but he does a damn fine job paying tribute to the legends demise. A classic album which will stand the test of time!
              • xbgsute351's avatar
                Hi I have 3 of these albums all Australian Albert pressings, one has side 1 label on both sides of record but the media is a normal, does this constitute rare?
                • jeir1968's avatar
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  Happy B-day Back In Black! If you don't yet have this classic rocker, shake a leg, wake the dead, and get one already! According to a Revolver article just published, this gem came out on July 21, 1980 (according to the liner notes on mine it was July 25, 1980), months after Bon Scott's sad demise. This one will shake you all night long, give you Hell's Bells, cut your cake, and teach you a very important lesson you need to learn and understand in this life. ROCK AND ROLL AIN'T NOISE POLLUTION!
                  • DJSteil's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    2nd highest selling album of all time - and yet they've never gotten a grammy award. I think that says a fair bit about about those awards.
                    • pwdodge317's avatar
                      I couldn't find a certain pressing, and I was hoping someone could help.

                      Side A:::
                      Label: ST-A-804517-SP
                      Label is distinctively white and black

                      Side B:::
                      Label: ST-A-804518-AR
                      Label is distinctively grey and black

                      Any insights?


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