Going Live

During The Razors Edge world tour, the band had recorded several shows. Among the shows recorded was the historic date in Moscow. And director David Mallet using no less than 22 cameras filmed Donington.

The release date for the first live album featuring Brian Johnson was set for October 29, 1992. It was simply titled “Live”. Bruce Fairbairn handled the production. The album was released in various formats, a fourteen song single CD, a fourteen song single cassette, a specially packaged twenty-three song double CD and a specially packaged twenty-three song double cassette.

On October 5, the “Highway To Hell (live)” single followed the album’s release, and in addition, the live video shot at Donington, titled “AC/DC Live At Donington”, came out at the end of the year. The video, shot on high-quality 35-millimeter film, did a good job of capturing the atmosphere of the AC/DC live experience, in a manner considerably more advanced than its predecessor “Let There Be Rock”.

During the summer of 1993, AC/DC recorded a new song, “Big Gun”, for the soundtrack of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie “Last Action Hero”. The hugely expensive film proved to be a monumental flop, but its soundtrack album (also featuring tracks by Alice In Chains, Queensrÿche, Anthrax, Def Leppard, Megadeth, Tesla, Fishbone and Cypress Hill) was considerably more successful. Rick Rubin produced “Big Gun”. It was released as a single by ATCO on June 28, 1993. The video for “Big Gun” actually featured Schwarzenegger himself wearing a schoolboy uniform similar to that worn by Angus.

In addition, a long-form video titled “For Those About To Rock We Salute You” was put out. It was an 84 minute documentation of the historic Moscow show, featuring footage from all the bands on the bill: AC/DC, Metallica, the Black Crowes, Pantera, and E.S.T.