It continues to be one of the most popular 'best of' packages, at times selling close to 500,000 copies globally per year. The album has been reissued several times and was digitally remastered for compact disc by Legacy Recordings, issued on August 1, 2006, with a bonus track. In Japan, the album has been reissued as Open Arms: Greatest Hits with the song "Open Arms" appearing as the first song on the album. A second Journey compilation album, Greatest Hits 2, was released in 2011.
Back in Black was recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas in spring 1980. The area was hit by tropical storms at the time, making the sessions difficult at times. Johnson penned the album's lyrics and melodies, while guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young composed the music. Its musical content consists of hard rock-styled numbers with lyrics relating to sex, alcohol, partying and rock and roll. Lange demanded perfection in the band's recordings, particularly on Johnson's vocals.
Chronicle, Vol. 1 is a singles collection with thirteen A-sides and seven B-sides. Compared to the two previously released Creedence Gold compilations, Chronicle Vol. 1 includes all of the group's charted hits.
It is the best-selling album in the band's catalog, making 8x multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The compilation was ranked at number 59 in the updated version of Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time. It has sold 6,357,000 copies in the US since 1991 when Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales for Billboard.
Developed during live performances, an early version of the suite was premiered several months before studio recording began; new material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at Abbey Road Studios in London. The group made sophisticated approaches to recording via custom tape loops and relatively new 16-track tape recorders. Analogue synthesizers were given prominence in several tracks, and a series of recorded interviews with the band's road crew and others provided the philosophical quotations used throughout.
It should not be confused with a 1971 release by the Peter Green incarnation of the band, also titled Greatest Hits, but containing an entirely different tracklisting. The 1988 album in fact omits anything before 1975 including "Albatross", one of the band's biggest hits.
The album has proven to be a major success since the time of its release. Although it only peaked at No. 14 in the US album chart, it sold steadily and has to date been certified octuple platinum for shipping 8 million copies there. In the UK it reached No. 3 upon release and has returned several times to the UK album chart—as recently as April 2013. It has been certified triple platinum for shipping 900,000 copies there. The album has sold approximately 20 million copies worldwide.
The album contains two new tracks, "As Long As You Follow", and "No Questions Asked". The track listing for the US release differs slightly from that of other territories.
The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of the 1975 record Fleetwood Mac, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife between Fleetwood Mac members; these experiences shaped the album's lyrics.
The incorporation of the "new" tracks was portrayed in the 1996 documentary Blood Brothers. "Murder Incorporated" and "This Hard Land" were, in fact, unused 1982 songs from the Born in the U.S.A. sessions, with the latter being re-recorded here more than a decade later, and both subsequently became Springsteen concert staples. "Blood Brothers", on the other hand, was played only as the final closing song of both the 1999-2000 Reunion Tour and 2002-2003 Rising Tour, both times with an extra verse added. "Secret Garden" achieved notoriety via the soundtrack of the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Alternate versions of several of these new tracks were released on the 1996 Blood Brothers EP.
Released on 24 September 1990 on Atco Records, it is, thus far, the only studio album to feature drummer Chris Slade. The album includes "Thunderstruck" and "Moneytalks," which are among AC/DC's most well-known tracks. The album reached #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, a smash commercial success that returned the band to the popularity of its glory years of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The album has been certified 5x platinum in the US, and was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. Malcolm Young, having completed his rehabilitation for alcoholism, once again played rhythm guitar and co-wrote all the songs on the album.
The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA on December 4, 2003, and it has sold 2,234,000 copies in the US as of August 2014.