‘Back In Black’ Released On Cassette For Record Store Day

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There’s been a lot of record store day announcements in the past few days but this has to be the coolest one yet…

The 1980 rock classic ‘Back in Black’ by AC/DC will be released on cassette as part of Record Store Day this year. It will be a limited edition run of only 2,500 copies. It’s the first of the band’s albums to feature singer Brian Johnson.

Second only to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in all time album sales, ‘Back in Black’ is the biggest selling Rock album of all time. The album sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Launched with the single, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, the release reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 22 million copies in the U.S. It was certified 22-times-platinum in 2007 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Produced by Mutt Lange, The band’s seventh studio album was released just five months after the passing of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, who died shortly before the group were set to enter the recording studio.

The record’s black cover is the band’s tribute to Scott, who was poised for international stardom with the group following the success of 1979’s ‘Highway To Hell.’

Record Store Day will take place on Saturday 21st April.

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