BACK IN BLACK

Back in Black is a hard rock album by Australian band AC/DC. It is the seventh Australian and sixth internationally released studio album by the band.

Released on 25 July 1980, Back in Black was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33, and was dedicated to him. The band considered disbanding following Scott’s death, but they ultimately decided to continue and shortly thereafter hired Brian Johnson as their new lead singer and lyricist. Producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who had previously worked with AC/DC on Highway to Hell, was again brought in to produce. The recordings were made at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, and Electric Lady Studios in New York, where the album was also mixed.

The album was remastered and re-released in 1994, then again in the Bonfire box set in 1997, and as part of the AC/DC remasters series in 2003 by George Marino. In addition, a Dualdisc version was released in 2004, featuring the album in enhanced LPCM Stereo format and the video documentary The Story of Back in Black.

The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest selling album of all time, and the best selling hard rock or heavy metal album, as well as the best selling album ever released by a band. On 13 December 2007, the RIAA certified it 22× Multi Platinum, recognising sales of 22 million in the United States.

After the success of their previous album, Highway to Hell, Bon Scott and company began developing a new album. Some of the songwriting had been completed when Scott died unexpectedly from alcohol poisoning. When Brian Johnson became lead singer, the group decided to finish the songwriting they had started under Scott and Back in Black was the final result. It contains some of AC/DC’s biggest hits, including “Hells Bells”, “Shoot to Thrill”, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, and the title track “Back in Black”. The final song on the album, “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, the highest placing of any song on the album. According to Angus Young the album’s all-black cover was a “sign of mourning” for Scott, as black is the traditional Western colour of mourning. It is AC/DC’s best selling album, the second best-selling album of all time, and the biggest selling album by any band, with more than 49 million copies sold worldwide. In 2006 Back in Black was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as the fifth best-selling album in the United States, with 22 million copies sold. Despite its massive commercial success, it is not AC/DC’s highest charting album in the U.S, peaking at number 4; their next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, hit number 1 in 1981, as did the band’s 2008 album Black Ice. However, it hit number 1 on the UK charts.

The song “Let Me Put My Love into You” was rated number 6 in the Parents Music Resource Center Filthy Fifteen list in 1985.

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