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Old 01-28-10, 01:32 PM
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Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10


AC/DC to release greatest hits ... as the Iron Man 2 soundtrack
AC/DC are to release a greatest hits collection – they're just calling it the soundtrack to Iron Man 2. The forthcoming superhero sequel will be filled with hard-rocking anthems by the Australian band, albeit without a single new song.

Due on 19 April, about a month before Robert Downey Jr lands in cinemas in his red and gold suit, the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 album includes 15 tracks from 10 different albums. These songs range from 1976 single TNT to the 2008 track War Machine, which happens to be the name of a character played by Don Cheadle. Though the soundtrack album only features AC/DC songs, Iron Man 2 does also have an original score, composed by John Debney.

In the first Iron Man film, director Jon Favreau included AC/DC's Back in Black – but he seemed understandably smitten with Black Sabbath's 1970 hit, Iron Man. For the sequel, Favreau seems to have had a change of heart. "[Favreau's] vision and passion for AC/DC's music blend seamlessly into this incredible film," said Columbia Records co-chairman Steve Barnett.

Three decades into their career, AC/DC continue to spurn conventional compilation albums. Despite a raft of hits – and enormously successful tours – they have never packaged their songs under a glittering greatest hits banner. Still, this isn't the first time the band have collected some of their most popular singles for a movie soundtrack: they did the same for writer Stephen King's directorial debut, 1986 horror film Maximum Overdrive.

AC/DC have released a new music video for their 1980 song Shoot to Thrill, filled with footage from the movie and a recent concert appearance in Buenos Aires. But it's an executive at Marvel Studios who underlined the not very rock'n'roll, buzzword-laden corporate synergy of this enterprise: "We are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in [this] franchise's phenomenon," Tim Connors said. "Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man-branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video." We hope he then raised the devil horns.
CD Song Title
01. Shoot To Thrill
02. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation
03. Guns For Hire
04. Cold Hearted Man
05. Back In Black
06. Thunderstruck
07. If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
08. Evil Walks
09. T.N.T.
10. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
11. Have A Drink On Me
12. The Razor's Edge
13. Let There Be Rock
14. War Machine
15. Highway To Hell
Album
Back in Black (1980)
Powerage (1978)
Flick of the Switch (1983)
Powerage (1978)
Back in Black (1980)
The Razors Edge (1990)
Highway to Hell (1979)
For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981)
T.N.T. (1975)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Back in Black (1980)
The Razors Edge (1990)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Black Ice (2008)
Highway to Hell (1979)
DVD
01. Shoot To Thrill (Iron Man 2 Version)
02. The Making Of Shoot To Thrill
03. Highway To Hell (Live At River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires)
04. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation (Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978)
05. If You Want Blood (You've Got It) (Live Video)
06. Back In Black (Live Video From Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas)
07. Guns For Hire (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, November 1983)
08. Thunderstruck (Stereo)
09. Let There Be Rock (Live Video From Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas)
10. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Live At The Circus Krone, Munich, Germany June 17, 2003)

15 tracks w/32 page booklet + DVD featuring exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage, & music videos.

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Old 01-29-10, 12:13 AM
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Funny, their last greatest hits (Who Made Who) was also the soundtrack to a movie.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Yeah, and that movie sucked (supposedly... I didn't see it). Hopefully that won't be the case with Iron Man 2!!!
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Two thirds of those songs weren't "hits" by the way. I don't even think they were released as singles! "Evil Walks", for example, was not a single or a "hit". I remember only hearing it on the radio once and that was when FTATR first came out and the radio station played it from front to back.

They should be calling this a "best of".
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

No "Dirty Deeds"?

Awww

I'd mention "Big Gun", but rumor is they never play that song anyway. I love that song!
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

I wouldn't consider this a greatest hits. I don't consider the soundtrack to "Maximum Overdrive" (the album titled "Who Made Who") a greatest hits album either. This is just AC/DC songs that are featured in a movie.
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Old 01-30-10, 08:55 PM
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

it's not a greatest hits, it's just another Maximum Overdrive soundtrack....
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Buy it at Target for $13.99 & it comes with Movie Cash Coupon for up to $12 value to see Iron Man 2.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Originally Posted by bigjim25 View Post
Buy it at Target for $13.99 & it comes with Movie Cash Coupon for up to $12 value to see Iron Man 2.
I hate AC/DC for the most part but might have to buy this soundtrack for the movie cash. Maybe I'll give the album to my brother or something.
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That is a hell of a deal for those of us who are going to see the film no matter what. I'll buy me a copy for sure.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Originally Posted by bigjim25 View Post
Buy it at Target for $13.99 & it comes with Movie Cash Coupon for up to $12 value to see Iron Man 2.
I'm in as well. Heck, might buy a few copies and use them as stocking stuffers.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Funny, their last greatest hits (Who Made Who) was also the soundtrack to a movie.
And it was a Marvel movie.

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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Is the Movie Cash a Target exclusive? Because i the CD/DVD will be $10.99 at Frys. Could always try a price match, I suppose...
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

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Is the Movie Cash a Target exclusive? Because i the CD/DVD will be $10.99 at Frys. Could always try a price match, I suppose...
yes
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

That is a pretty diverse retrospective and I love the fact they included the clip from the Flick of the Switch tour. I have that show from MTV on a beat up VHS and would love to see that released. That and a full set from the For those about to rock tour.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

best thing.... "you shook me all night long" is not on it
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No Doubt isn't on it, either.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

Originally Posted by cactusoly View Post
best thing.... "you shook me all night long" is not on it
But if it's a greatest "hits", that song should be on there. It was a hit. And it is "great".
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What's the deal on the movie cash? Just wondering if it would be good at Kerasotes. Normally they aren't but thought I'd ask.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

I bought it yesterday at Target and tried going on the hollywoodmoviemoney.com website to see what theaters around me would take it, and it looks like you have to wait until the movie comes out to find out.
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Re: Iron Man 2 Soundtrack (aka AC/DC's Greatest Hits) 04/19/10

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I'd mention "Big Gun", but rumor is they never play that song anyway. I love that song!
That was on the soundtrack for Last Action Hero.
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