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'Live at River Plate'
(Columbia Records)
Release Date: November 19th 2012

Tina Saul

tina saul

ac/dc river plate

On October 28th 2008, AC/DC took to the road to embark on the mammoth 'Black Ice' World Tour, the third highest grossing concert tour in history, which saw more than 160 performances in 108 cities, to over five million people.

During part of this epic tour, 200,000 fans happened to catch this show at three sold out nights, after a thirteen year hiatus to their shores. I am of course talking about the shows at Club Atlético River Plate in Buenes Aires in December 2009.

Luckily, AC/DC were armed with 32 HD cameras to capture this momentous return, and in May 2011 we all got the chance to relive it through the 'Live At River Plate' DVD, which showed truly stunning live footage of the shows and is a DVD I could watch over and over again. Well now, I can listen to it over and over again, as today sees the release of the CD version, so my 'Live At River Plate' arsenal is now complete.

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It's been nearly twenty years since AC/DC released a live album and I think they've picked the perfect gig to showcase just why they are one of the best bands to ever walk the planet, and the only thing I can say is BUY IT.

If you're not a fan of live music at home, then this is an album that could change your opinion, as the blend of band vs crowd is perfect, which is often done so badly. And they are tight as you could ever expect a band to be and is a demonstration of why they deserve to be so widely revered all across the globe.

I've listened to this several times now and it makes me want to go back to Download 2010, where I clearly remember the sheer joy all around watching their takeover of the Friday night.

You can get 'Live At River Plate' as a double CD, or as a very special three disc red vinyl addition for those of you that still have a turntable. And now, for the first time ever, you can even get it digitally, as AC/DC have made this and their entire back catalogue available on iTunes today.

Rock N Roll Train
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
Back In Black
Big Jack
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shot Down In Flames
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
Shoot To Thrill
War Machine
Dog Eat Dog
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

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It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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