Columbia Records and Apple Inc. have reached an agreement to make AC/DC’s entire catalog available digitally on iTunes.
Fans can get all studio albums for $99.99 (around 80 EUR), The Complete Collection (all studio albums, live albums and box sets) for $149.99 (roughly 117 EUR) or any song, individually.
Apple today announced AC/DC as being available for the first time ever on the iTunes Store. Music fans can choose how to download their music (i.e. albums or individual songs) just like with every other artist on the iTunes Store.
Two specially-packaged digital compilations are being made available — The Complete Collection (the complete iTunes-exclusive AC/DC catalog); and The Collection (all 16 studio albums).
Apple says, “AC/DC’s thunderous and primal rock and roll has excited fans for generations with their raw and rebellious brand of music, which also resonates with millions of new fans discovering AC/DC everyday.”
“Their growing legion of fans will now experience the intensity of AC/DC’s music in a way it has never been heard before,” according to the Mac maker.
Apple also confirms that AC/DC’s entire work has been digitally enhanced to sound better than ever before.
All tracks have been Mastered for iTunes, “ensuring the music is delivered to listeners with increased audio fidelity, more closely replicating what the artists, recording engineers and producers intended,” says the Cupertino giant.
The full catalog, as disclosed by Apple, can be found below (with U.S. pricing). Visit this address to access AC/DC on iTunes.
The Collection (all studio albums for $99.99)
The Complete Collection (all studio albums, live albums and box sets for $149.99)
16 Studio Albums
High Voltage (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Highway To Hell (1979)
Back In Black (1980)
For Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981)
Flick Of The Switch (1983)
74 Jailbreak (1984)
Fly On The Wall (1985)
Who Made Who (1986)
Blow Up Your Video (1988)
The Razors Edge (1990)
Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
Black Ice (2008)
4 Live Albums
If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)
Live (2 Volume Collector’s Edition) (1992)
Live At River Plate (2012)
3 Compilation Albums
Backtracks audio (2009)
Iron Man 2 soundtrack (2010)."