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
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
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Back In Black (LP, Album, Hungaroton Pressing)Suzy, AtlanticATL 50735Yugoslavia1980
  • 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 2 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 one year 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?
              • Zero_Carbon's avatar
                I have added some extra cover and inner sleeve pics. It appears there are 2 versions of the 1st press Australian album. Both are identical except for the outer and inner sleeves. The 2nd release has a textured embossed outer sleeve and sealed top opening envelope inner sleeve unlike the 1st version which has a flat outer sleeve which is slightly glossier than the 2nd version as well. The inner sleeve on version 1 is a gatefold as per the image vs the record envelope style on version 2. Also the paper is a heavier gauge for the gatefold inner vs the envelope inner. This could theoretically be given it's own release in the database but the vinyl appears to be identical.
                • floydvinyl's avatar
                  Aussie one, Maxicut.
                  First Mother, and the closest related records to the Father,
                  Aussie presses are very very good, and they generally did not stretch the life of the stampers to far, because the population base was so small, they were not compelled to.
                  Aussie issues on many many records are good to get for that very reason... you know that the overall quality of the issue is higher.

                  If they stretch the life of the stampers too far, it will lower the overall standard of the entire issue, and it is just pot luck whether you get the first stamp, or the 500th one.
                  Its sort of an unwritten ideal to not stamp past 300 presses with a stamper, so if they stretch to 500 ..and beyond, then the quality will deplete....and the further you go, the faster it depletes.

                  These sort of generalisations are a bit dangerous, because technology changes the parameters considerably between the introduction of stereo in the mid sixties to the digital take over in the late eighties, but I think that they are pretty accurate for 1980... Aussie vinyl is a bit of a hidden treasure chest of high quality pressings... Aussies are a bit rough around the edges, but they are very musically motivated, and have never tolerated shit live performances... the pub scene for live music is utterly ruthless. the same can be said for quality vinyl.... such a small population is a massive advantage with mass produced vinyl.
                  • ramones_fanatico's avatar
                    so the first press ever is the australian one?
                    which press is the best in your opinion?
                    • badhack's avatar
                      I think this has to be AC/DC's best work. It was certainly their last one before they made a comeback with Razor's Edge. The performance on every song is outstanding and the guitar work is fantastic. AC/DC isn't very political so their message is always relevant: a somewhat hedonistic "let's have a good time".



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