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Iron Man 2 - AC/DC
Member Name: elfen09
Iron Man 2 - AC/DC
Advantages: Good selection of songs and videos
Disadvantages: A little repetitive for the AC/DC fan
I got the Collector's Edition of this for my birthday, and it was a well-wanted present.
AC/DC are one of the world's best known rock bands. They've been going for what feels like forever, so it only seems right that they do the soundtrack for one of the year's most anticipated film sequels.
The main niggle I had is that there are no new tracks on there, only tracks that have been done before. It would have been nice to see an Iron Man 2 exclusive track that wouldn't be released anywhere else, and it would have made this just that little bit sweeter.
The Collector's Edition comes in an A4 hardback book format, similar to an annual. The first disc contains 15 songs, some featured in the album, some not, but it's a good mix of AC/DC songs. The second DVD features some live and some video versions of 9 songs on the album, and also contains a 'Making of' of Shoot To Thrill. This second disc is a good addition and makes it a little more desirable.
In the attached book (not really a booklet) there are liner notes for each song, and a reprint of the comic "The Invincible Iron Man" (Issue 1 from 1968) but it has a speciall commissioned and created AC/DC related cover done by Adi Granov. There's also a back-cover cartoon by Angus Young, and a sheet of stickers, as well as an AC/DC/Iron Man related poster.
This is a good buy for the die-hard Iron Man fan, or even an AC/DC fan. The book looks hardwearing, but at the moment it's been put away so it can't get damaged. It's not cheap at £34.99, but is worth it for the DVD of live videos and the AC/DC related copy of Iron Man issue 1.
Summary: Good for Iron Man or casual AC/DC fans