25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition re-release of the second full-length album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
One of the most influential Thrash Metal albums of the decade. The first big commercial success of Megadeth, followed by a first world tour.
Arguably Megadeth's strongest effort and a classic of early Thrash, "Peace Sells..." combines a Punkish political awareness with a dark, threatening, typically Heavy Metal world-view, preoccupied with evil, the occult, and the like. The anthemic title track and "Wake Up Dead" are the two major standouts, and there is also a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Ain't Superstitious", which takes on an air of supernaturally induced paranoia in the album's context. The lines between hell and earth are blurred throughout the album and the crashing, complex music backs up Dave Mustaine's apocalyptic vision of life as damnation - his limited vocal style is used to great effect, growling and snarling in a barely intelligible fashion under all the complicated guitar work.
This was the last Megadeth album to feature drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland, who were fired shortly after the album was released.
"Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" is highly regarded as a Thrash Metal classic and as an album that gave prominence to Extreme Metal. It has been featured in several publications' best album lists, including Robert Dimery's "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" and Martin Popoff's "Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".
Special Edition 2CD Set includes digitally remastered in 2011 original album + bonus disc "Live At The Phantasy Theatre, Cleveland 1987" with previously unreleased live show from the band’s first tour.
Capitol Records, LLC/ EMI Records Ltd., 1986/1987/2011 (5099902934525). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Wake Up Dead 3:40
2. The Conjuring 5:04
3. Peace Sells 4:04
4. Devils Island 5:06
5. Good Mourning / Black Friday 6:41
6. Bad Omen 4:04
7. I Ain't Superstitious 2:45
8. My Last Words 4:49
1. Intro 1:48
2. Wake Up Dead 3:38
3. The Conjuring 5:21
4. Bad Omen 3:49
5. Rattlehead 4:11
6. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good 3:14
7. Looking Down The Cross 4:29
8. My Last Words 4:42
9. Peace Sells 4:27
10. These Boots Were Made For Walking 4:07
11. Devils Island 5:18
12. Last Rites / Loved To Death 5:19
13. Mechanix 4:32
Total playing time: 91:08