Early Megadeth Albums To Be Issued on Picture Disc Vinyl for First Time
After their 1985 debut album 'Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!,' Megadeth signed with Capitol Records. Universal Enterprises is now set to issue five of the band's iconic Capitol-era albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S. on Nov. 11.
The titles being released include 1986's 'Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?,' 1988's 'So Far, So Good, So What!,' 1990's 'Rust in Peace,' 1992's 'Countdown To Extinction' and 1994's 'Youthanasia.' All five albums went platinum, with 'Countdown To Extinction' being the band's best-seller at more than 2 million copies in the U.S.
Each album is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and will feature the remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings. Here are the pre-order links at Amazon: 'Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?,' 'So Far, So Good, So What!,' 'Rust In Peace,' 'Countdown To Extinction,' 'Youthanasia.' Each disc is priced at $35.98.
Megadeth were supposed to be part of Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise that sets sail Sept. 22, but had to pull out because of some health issues Mustaine is having. A statement from the band says, “Due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery, and upon his doctor’s strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has canceled all performances for the next 8 weeks."
The statement continues, "With rest and treatment, he is expected to recover and resume performing soon. The band was looking forward to the concerts and cruise, and is disappointed that they will not be able to see their fans. Megadeth expect to return to the road and will see their fans soon!”
However, bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Chris Broderick will still be taking part in the cruise as part of the Metal Alliance all-star band that also includes Philip Anselmo, Joey Belladonna, Chuck Billy, Jon Donais, Scott Ian, Mark Zavon, Frank Bello, Rex Brown, Charlie Benante and Mike Portnoy.