AC/DC – Over The Hills And Far Away (Apocalypse Sound AS 146)

Over The Hills And Far Away (Apocalypse Sound AS 146)  

The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI – November 24, 1990

Total Running Time 2 hours 10 minutes  

Thunderstruck, Shoot To Thrill, Back In Black, Fire Your Guns, Sin City, Heatseeker, Who Made Who, Jailbreak, The Jack, The Razor’s Edge, That’s The Way I Wanna Rock And Roll, Money Talks, Hells Bells, High Voltage, You Shook Me All Night Long, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Whole Lotta Rosie, Let There Be Rock, Highway To Hell, T.N.T., For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)  

The mid 80’s saw AC/DC go through a transitional period, further personal changes (Phil Rudd leaving) and a few records with average content (Fly On The Wall, Who Made Who, Blow Up Your video) but in 1990 they finally released a great rock record, The Razor’s Edge. The record spawned the hits Thunderstruck and Money Talks and the rockers Fire Your Guns, The Razor’s Edge, Are You Ready and had the expected good ol’ AC/DC sleaze with Mistress For Christmas. In the fall of 1990 I got my first credit card and soon maxed it out on a stereo and concert tickets, one of the shows I got tickets for was this gig at the Palace in Auburn Hills, a good 30 minute drive north of Detroit.

We had great seats, half the way back in the center on the main floor. This pro shot recording has been circulating for years and is the live feed that is broadcast to the luxury boxes, and is probably one of many that was done by a enterprising fan who had access to one and managed to bring along a VCR. There are many shows from this venue from this era including Judas Priest and Metallica. The picture is very good, a notch below excellent but very enjoyable there are a couple of very minute lines that go vertically but are not much of a bother. The sound is very good also but sounds like it was compressed, you have to turn it up loud for good sound and between songs there is a metallic sound.

But overall it did not detract from me enjoying this great performance. AC/DC hits you in the jaw right away, Thunderstruck, Shoot To Thrill, Back In Black, Fire Your Guns and Sin City. A couple more recent tracks are next to be followed by Jailbreak, a track that gives Angus time to slip into something more comfortable. The band hits their stride in the second half of the show, gone are the songs from the recent records all that is left are the ones that will knock your head off, Dirty Deeds, Whole Lotts Rosie and Let There Be Rock end the show, Angus has loosened up and the solos flow easily from is finger tips.

A brief break and the band returns with the anthem Highway to Hell with the large Angus head blow up from the album cover towering over the band. TNT and For Those About To Rock cap off the show and nothing is left. Over two hours of high energy boogie laced rock and roll. The packaging is what you come to expect from Apocalypse Sound, tri fold with pictures from the tour and the torn graphics like you see on the cover to the Razors Edge. I am very pleased with this release and is a fine tour memento and with the band new recording getting released soon and another tour on the horizon what better way to get you in the mood.

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