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Megadeth - Warchest

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Megadeth - Warchest

Megadeth - Warchest

Capitol Records
Megadeth has really been cleaning out the vaults lately. They've released a comprehensive DVD and a live CD/DVD in the past couple of years along with their latest CD United Abominations. The latest must-own for Megadeth fans is Warchest, a 4 CD and 1 DVD box set. The tracks on the set were hand-selected by frontman Dave Mustaine, including 30 audio and video tracks making their global release debuts, and an additional three tracks that have never before been released in the U.S.

Along with Megadeth's greatest hits, there are also digitally remastered album cuts, soundtrack and compilation songs, unreleased live and studio performances and interview clips spanning more than 20 years. Disc 4 of the set is a live show from a night on the 1990 “Clash of the Titans” tour. The DVD is a 1992 concert recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

In addition to the tremendous amount of music and video, Warchest also has cool “vac-u-form” packaging with a 3-D ammo belt on its front and a 36-page booklet with an essay by author Ian Christe along with a discography and a lot of photos. This is a really well put together set. Instead of just repackaging existing material, there is ton of previously unreleased stuff that makes it worth buying even if you already own everything Megadeth has put out. With a retail price of almost $64, it is expensive, but for so much material, it is well worth it for fans of the group.

Warchest Track Listing

Disc One
1. Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!
2. The Skull Beneath The Skin
3. Peace Sells
4. Wake Up Dead
5. Devils Island
6. Set The World Afire
7. Into The Lungs Of Hell
8. Anarchy/Problems [session take] *
9. Hook In Mouth
10. Liar
11. In My Darkest Hour
12. No More Mr. Nice Guy
13. “dark themes…” *
14. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due [Casey McMackin demo] *
15. Tornado Of Souls [demo] *
16. Five Magics [demo] *
17. Hangar 18

Disc Two
1. “keeping score…” *
2. Symphony Of Destruction
3. Go To Hell
4. Foreclosure Of A Dream
5. Architecture Of Aggression [demo] ^
6. Skin O’ My Teeth [live at Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI 5/23/92]
7. High Speed Dirt [live at Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI 5/23/92]
8. Ashes In Your Mouth [live at the Cow Palace, S.F., CA 12/4/92]
9. Sweating Bullets [live at the Cow Palace, S.F., CA 12/4/92]
10. Breakpoint [session take] *
11. Angry Again
12. Train Of Consequences
13. Reckoning Day
14. New World Order
15. The Killing Road
16. Strange Ways
17. Paranoid
18. Diadems
19. A Tout Le Monde

Disc Three
1. Trust
2. Almost Honest
3. Use The Man
4. She-Wolf
5. A Secret Place [live at Woodstock, NY 7/25/99]
6. One Thing ^
7. Duke Nukem
8. Insomnia
9. Crush ‘Em
10. Kill The King
11. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
12. Never Say Die
13. Moto Psycho
14. 1000 Times Goodbye
15. Coming Home ^
16. Kick The Chair
17. Of Mice And Men

Disc Four
all tracks recorded live at Wembley Stadium, London, England 10/16/90
1. intro/Rattlehead
2. Wake Up Dead *
3. Hangar 18 *
4. Hook In Mouth *
5. The Skull Beneath The Skin *
6. The Conjuring *
7. In My Darkest Hour *
8. Lucretia *
9. Devils Island *
10. Take No Prisoners *
11. Peace Sells *
12. Black Friday *
13. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due *
14. It’s Electric *
15. Anarchy In The U.K. *

Disc Five [DVD]
all tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 9/30/92
1. intro/Holy Wars…The Punishment Due *
2. Wake Up Dead *
3. Hangar 18 *
4. Lucretia *
5. Sweating Bullets *
6. In My Darkest Hour *
7. Tornado Of Souls *
8. Ashes In Your Mouth *
9. Peace Sells *
10. Anarchy In The U.K. *

* previously unreleased ^ previously unreleased in the U.S.

Recording Personnel
Dave Mustaine – vocals, lead & rhythm guitars (1983-present)
Glen Drover – guitars & bkg vocals (2005-present)
Al Pitrelli – lead & rhythm guitars (2000-2002)
Marty Friedman – lead & rhythm guitars (1990-1999)
Jeff Young – lead & rhythm guitars (1988)
Chris Poland – lead & rhythm guitars (1984-1987, 2004)
James LoMenzo – bass guitar & bkg vocals (2006-present)
James MacDonough – bass guitar (2004-2006)
Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar (2004)
David Ellefson – bass guitar & bkg vocals (1983-2002)
Shawn Drover – drums & bkg vocals (2005-present)
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums (2004)
Jimmy DeGrasso – drums (1998-2002)
Nick Menza – drums & bkg vocals (1989-1998)
Chuck Behler – drums (1988)
Gar Samuelson – drums (1984-1987)

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