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Hello Bill,
I've been here before.

Recently, I've been searching on I came across a 'Greatest Hits' type package by AC/DC. Now I know that they have never released an album like this before.

One reviewer stated that this was a 'test' done by Sony and that there was only about 500 or so produced. The reviewer also said that it was produced in Russia - Sony's "least busy factory."

I know that the Russians make hundreds of bootleg CDs/LPs. I am not sure if what the reviewer said is true or not. I think this release is a modern bootleg. Can you clarify this for me?
Thank you for your time!

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your question. AC/DC have not released any official 'greatest hits' albums, neither have there been any Sony or promotional official releases titled as such. Likely, the album in question is a pirate release from Russia, Bulgaria, China or other country that often issues such counterfeits.

Best Regards, Bill


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