Remastered re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by legendary American Thrash Metal band.
Released on September 24, 1990, the album was the band's only collaboration with record producer Mike Clink who was the first producer to successfully produce a Megadeth album from start to finish, without being fired. It was the first album to feature guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza, following the firing of both Jeff Young and Chuck Behler in 1989.
Album entered the Billboard 200 at number 23, and was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA in 1994.
Two singles were released from the album: "Hangar 18" and "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due", which have become staples of the band's live performances. "Rust In Peace" was very well received by both critics and fans and was responsible for bringing Megadeth to the attention of a mainstream Metal audience, and it is considered one of the most influential Heavy Metal albums of all time.
The album was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards, and "Hangar 18" was nominated for the same award at the 34th Grammy Awards. Allmusic described the record as "easily Megadeth's strongest musical effort", and it was noted as one of "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die".
A remixed and remastered re-edition features four bonus tracks!
CD comes with 20 pages booklet.
Capitol Records, 1990/2004 (7243-5-79879-29). Made in EU. Pressed in Netherlands. First Copy Controlled press of 2004 re-release!
1. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due 6:32
2. Hangar 18 5:11
3. Take No Prisoners 3:27
4. Five Magics 5:39
5. Poison Was The Cure 2:56
6. Lucretia 3:56
7. Tornado Of Souls 5:19
8. Dawn Patrol 1:51
9. Rust In Peace... Polaris 5:44
10. My Creation 1:36
11. Rust In Peace... Polaris (Demo) 5:25
12. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (Demo) 6:16
13. Take No Prisoners (Demo) 3:25
Total playing time: 57:17