Second official compilation album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
The title "Capitol Punishment" is a pun with "Capital Punishment" and it refers to the fact that there was an album left on the contract for Megadeth to release via Capitol before they can leave. So the label released this compilation. Hence this is the last release via Capitol. "Kill the King" and "Dread and the Fugitive Mind" were new recordings done for this release. With the exception of material from the band's debut album, "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!", which was released on Combat Records rather than Capitol, the compilation contains songs from all Megadeth's previously released albums at the time. In addition to the new track "Kill the King", Capitol insisted on the inclusion of "Dread and the Fugitive Mind", a track recorded for the "The World Needs A Hero" album, then in the production stage. The band agreed simply to release themselves from their obligations to Capitol, but the enmity between band and label was memorialized in the title of the album, intended to demonstrate that working with Capitol was a form of punishment :). At the end of the album, there is a hidden medley track, "Capitol Punishment", which is 4:46.
As of December 2005, Capitol Punishment had sold over 200,000 copies in the U.S.
This sure is a great CD and the world needs Megadeth back!!
Capitol Records, 2000 (7243 5 25916 2 6). Made in EU. Pressed in Czech. First press.
1. Kill The King 3:43
2. Dread & The Fugitive Mind 4:23
3. Crush 'em 4:59
4. Use The Man 4:35
5. Almost Honest 4:02
6. Trust 5:11
7. A Tout Le Monde 4:27
8. Train Of Consequences 3:26
9. Sweating Bullets 5:03
10. Symphony Of Destruction 4:02
11. Hangar 18 5:14
12. Holy Wars ... The Punishment Due 6:36
13. In My Darkest Hour 6:16
14. Peace Sells 4:04
15. Capitol Punishment (Hidden Track) 4:46
Total playing time: 70:47