Ultimate Career-Spanning DVD Boxed Set of Live Performances & More
from the World's Most Electrifying Rock & Roll Band
AC/DC's 'Plug Me In,' 5 Hours of Rare & Collectible High Voltage Rock & Roll
on 2 DVDs, Available Tuesday, October 16
Deluxe 'Plug Me In - Collector's Edition' -- Including 3 DVDs Containing
over 7 Hours of Rare & Unreleased Material Along With a Treasure Trove of
Facsimile Reproductions of Vintage Memorabilia -- Also Available Tuesday,
NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records will release
Plug Me In -- the ultimate career-spanning DVD box set of live performances,
interviews and more from AC/DC, the world's most electrifying rock & roll
band -- on Tuesday, October 16.
The first AC/DC release since the band came to Columbia Records
earlier this year, the AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection brings together for the
very first time an astonishing five hours of definitive live concert and
television performances -- many of them previously unavailable --
chronicling the on- going career (now in its fourth decade!) of a
groundbreaking rock & roll powerhouse whose music transcends the test of
"AC/DC has delivered the most dynamic rock & roll music in the world,"
said Steve Barnett, Chairman, Columbia Records. "Columbia is honored to be
releasing this definitive career-spanning retrospective featuring many of
AC/DC's finest filmed performances."
Disc One of the AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection begins with a
performance of "High Voltage" performed in October 1975 on Australia's
"King of Pop Awards" show. The first disc of Plug Me In is devoted to the
band's formative years (1975-1979) with original lead singer, the late Bon
Scott capturing the group in its full early glory with more than 20
performances including rare black & white video footage of the notorious
St. Albans High School concert on March 3, 1976; the very first UK
television appearance in July 1976; pristine live full-color stereo concert
performances from Glasgow and Essex University in 1978; and three songs --
including the very first public performance of "Highway To Hell" -- from
Netherlands television in 1979. Bonus material on Disc One includes a Bon
Scott interview from November 1977; extraordinary band interviews from
1976; and four songs recorded live in Nice on December 15, 1979, one
of Bon Scott's last concerts with the band before his tragic death on
February 19, 1980.
Disc Two of the AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection covers the band's
second great epoch: the Brian Johnson era which began with the release of
"Back In Black" in 1980 and continues to this day. In addition to more than
20 performances drawn from three decades of concerts around the world --
including an extremely rare Japanese television appearance from February
1981, blistering 80s and 90s sets from Detroit to Moscow, incredible
footage from 1996's "Ballbreaker" tour (including the "Beavis & Butthead"
intro), and 21st century barnburners in Paris, Munich, and Toronto -- Plug
Me In includes a fantastic array of bonus material including the AC/DC
Donnington interview on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" (August 1984) and
AC/DC's in-concert performance of "Rock Me Baby" with the Rolling Stones.
A deluxe collector's edition of Plug Me In -- containing a third DVD of
21 additional rare performances spanning both the Bon Scot and Brian
Johnson eras as well as a treasure trove of facsimile reproductions of
authentic AC/DC memorabilia -- will also be available for a limited time
beginning Tuesday, October 16.
The AC/DC Plug Me In DVD box set is both a Holy Grail for aficionados
of AC/DC as well as an ideal and comprehensive introduction to the music
and history of a pioneering band that continues to define the electrifying
possibilities of rock & roll.
Formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm
Young (still the most formidable electric guitar team in rock), AC/DC released
its first album, "High Voltage," in 1975. The group has gone on to sell
nearly 70 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five
best-selling bands in American music history. The "Back In Black"album
has achieved RIAA "Double Diamond" status, for sales in excess of 21 million
copies in the United States, and is the U.S.'s fifth largest-selling album
ever. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.