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MEGADETH 'PEACE SELLS... BUT WHO'S BUYING?' 25TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE

MEGADETH'S VITAL 'PEACE SELLS... BUT WHO'S BUYING?' ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2CD AND DIGITAL AUDIO PACKAGES, AND A DELUXE 5DISC+3LP BOX SET

Commemorative Release Includes New Liner Notes by

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Metallica's Lars Ulrich

Megadeth On Tour In Europe and North America Through Summer

 

Hollywood, California - April 19, 2011 - Megadeth's vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12 by Capitol/EMI. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band's first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Metallica's Lars Ulrich.

The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album's tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8"x10" photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth's Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art.

Released in 1986, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? was Megadeth's second album and the band's first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.

In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album's title track: "I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about 'Peace Sells' because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song."

      "If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line"

"Amen!," continues Mustaine. "I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I'll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope."

"Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album," writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition. "Nothing more, nothing less. It has stood the test of time. And will continue to do so."

Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band's 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following.

For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future - musically, lyrically, and culturally. The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard's album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, "Almost Honest," "Trust," "Breadline," and "Crush 'Em."

With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they've been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year's double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

On April 23, Megadeth will again join forces with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax for The Big Four Festival in Indio, California, and The Big Four have confirmed several European shows for July. Megadeth will also play more than 20 North American dates in July and August on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Disturbed, Godsmack, Machine Head, In Flames and Trivium.

www.megadeth.com



MEGADETH: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? [2CD; digital]


Booklet with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered)

Disc 2 (previously unreleased 1987 concert)

Wake Up Dead Wake Up Dead
The Conjuring The Conjuring
Peace Sells Bad Omen
Devil's Island Rattlehead
Good Mourning/Black Friday Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good
Bad Omen Looking Down The Cross
I Ain't Superstitious My Last Words
My Last Words Peace Sells
  These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
  Devils Island
  Mechanix
  Last Rites / Loved To Deth



MEGADETH: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? [deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set]


Two 8x10 photos / two 8 1/2 x 11 reproduced vintage concert flyers / one reproduced vintage ticket stub / 20-page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered - tracklist above)

Disc 2 (Dave Mustaine mixes & masters for 2004 album reissue - tracklist above

Disc 3 (Randy Burns mixes, remastered)

Wake Up Dead [previously released as bonus track on '04 reissue]

The Conjuring [previously released as bonus track on '04 reissue]

Peace Sells [previously released as bonus track on '04 reissue]

Devil's Island [previously unreleased]

Good Mourning/Black Friday [previously released as bonus track on '04 reissue]

Bad Omen [previously unreleased]

I Ain't Superstitious [previously unreleased]

My Last Words [previously unreleased]

Disc 4 (previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklist above)

Disc 5 (hi-res audio: original album + previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklists above)

LP 1 (original album, remastered - tracklist above)

LPs 2 & 3 (previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklist above)



MEGADETH ON TOUR: UPCOMING DATES


JULY

4         Hamburg, Germany - Docks

THE BIG FOUR: METALLICA • SLAYER • MEGADETH • ANTHRAX

APRIL

23       Indio, California - Empire Polo Club

JULY

2         Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Veltins Arena

3         Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium

6         Milan, Italy - Fiera Open Air Arena

8         Knebworth, UK - Sonisphere Knebworth House

9         Amneville, France - Sonisphere Snowhall Parc

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL (rockstarmayhemfest.com)

DISTURBED • GODSMACK • MEGADETH • MACHINE HEAD • IN FLAMES • TRIVIUM

JULY

10       Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

12       Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

13       Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater

15       Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion

16       Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino

17       Englewood, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheater

19       Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

20       Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

22       Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center

23*     Toronto, ON - Downsview Park (*Heavy T.O. Festival - heavyto.com)

24       Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater

27       Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

29       Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion

30       Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

31       Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center

AUGUST

2         Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater

3         Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Pavilion

5         Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

6         Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

7         Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center

9         Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre

10       Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion

12       Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre

13       Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

14       West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre