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AC/DC/Australian vinyl mixes and 1976 scrapped EP?


Hello. I have a few questions. As I listen to my Aussie Dirty Deeds, I noticed that the songs are mixed differently stereo-wise. In "Jailbreak" Malcolm is more centered in the stereo mix while on the remastered CD (2003 Epic '74 Jailbreak') he's on the left channel. The guitars slide near the end of "Ride On" are easier to hear on the Australian version. Why is it this way?

Also, I read online somewhere that sometime in 1976, AC/DC were preparing songs for a possible EP. Songs that were recorded were "Carry Me Home", "Cold Hearted Man", "Dirty Eyes" and "Love At First Feel". Do you have anymore info on this forgotten EP? It intrigues me.


Hi Michael,

Thank you for your question.
Things of this nature, where you will find different mixes of songs on different versions of CD (or LP) releases of different albums are typically by accident. A sound engineer who is mixing down an album for a remaster release may not realize that the original was mixed a certain way, and the remix will end up different. Sometimes it may also be intentional, however I think the results here are mostly user error on the sound engineer, not knowing how the original mix was intended. A similar instance can be found in one of the remastered versions of AC/DC's "Go Down" track found on "Let There Be Rock", which extends the fade-out until the song ends. All other versions of "Go Down" resulted in a fade-out.

As for the thought of the band releasing the EP of extra/'B sides tracks in the 1970's, that was an idea that was brought to the table, but never came to light. There's not much else to the story aside from the thought of releasing the tracks that were not otherwise available on albums at the time.



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