The second soundtrack-album by the legendary Australian Hard Rock band.
It was released to the film of the same name “Iron Man 2”. The album was announced on 26 January and is seen as being used in the same sense as “Who Made Who” was for Stephen King's “Maximum Overdrive”, not a greatest hits collection but a compilation album which contains both hits and lesser known tracks. Unlike “Who Made Who”, however, there are no new songs.
The album features an almost half-and-half mix of songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras of AC/DC. The album features fifteen tracks from ten different albums, ranging from 1975 to 2008, and was mixed by Mike Fraser. Only two songs ("Shoot to Thrill" and "Highway to Hell") were used completely in the film, while one song ("Back in Black") was actually featured in the previous film. "Thunderstruck", "War Machine", and "The Razors Edge" were used in trailers and commercials for the film.
“Iron Man 2” debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart upon its release, giving AC/DC their third No. 1 album in the U.K. after “Back in Black” and “Black Ice”. The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 76,000 copies in its first week of release. It became the band's eighth top 10 set in the U.S. It reached No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Albums and stayed No. 1 for five consecutive weeks. The album has sold over 3 million copies!
Marvel Film/Albert Productions/Sony Music/Columbia Records, 2010 (88697 66214 2). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Shoot To Thrill 05:19
2. Rock 'n' Roll Damnation 03:38
3. Guns For Hire 03:26
4. Cold Hearted Man 03:35
5. Back In Black 04:17
6. Thunderstruck 04:53
7. If You Want Blood (You've Got It) 04:35
8. Evil Walks 04:25
9. T.N.T. 03:35
10. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be 04:15
11. Have A Drink On Me 04:00
12. The Razors Edge 04:24
13. Let There Be Rock 06:07
14. War Machine 03:11
15. Highway To Hell 03:28
Total playing time: 63:08