Album details

Artist AC/DC
Album Powerage
Year 1978
Album DR 12
Min. track DR 11
Max. track DR 12
Track DR
12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 11
Codec Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
Source Vinyl
Label Atlantic
Label code
Catalog number K 50483
Bar code
Country United Kingdom
Comment Original UK vinyl release, which many feel is the superior version of Powerage. This first UK pressing also includes different mixes than all later versions, including small variations in vocals, guitar tracks, or both, and occasionally extra sections and longer or shorter fades. It has a ‘harder’ sound than the later version, most markedly on “Down Payment Blues” (which excludes the bluesy coda heard on later pressings) and “What’s Next to the Moon,” which omits solos and backing vocals heard on later pressings. In some territories, Powerage omitted “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation”. This was due to a rushed job in getting the LP to pressing plants in time for the release date (due to their rising popularity following the Let There Be Rock LP), hence “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” (which was not yet completed) was omitted, “Cold Hearted Man” was added, and the rushed mixes are different than the ‘finished’ mixes that were thereafter used. "Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation" was subsequently released as a 12" single. This UK version was never released on CD. All CD versions were mastered from the later master tapes which contained extra backing vocals and guitar riffs, and the track order is different on the CD's than from the early vinyl releases.
Log file
foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-03-09 17:32:30

Analyzed: AC/DC / Powerage {UK}

DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
DR12      -0.76 dB   -14.08 dB      3:23 01-Gimme A Bullet
DR12      -0.93 dB   -14.59 dB      5:40 02-Down Payment Blues
DR12      -0.38 dB   -14.16 dB      5:23 03-Gone Shootin'
DR11      -1.53 dB   -14.41 dB      5:14 04-Riff Raff
DR12      -0.71 dB   -15.20 dB      4:47 05-Sin City
DR12      -1.19 dB   -14.38 dB      4:12 06-Up To My Neck In You
DR12      -0.97 dB   -14.65 dB      3:42 07-What's Next To The Moon
DR12      -1.13 dB   -14.76 dB      3:32 08-Cold Hearted Man
DR11      -1.29 dB   -14.80 dB      4:00 09-Kicked In The Teeth

Number of tracks:  9
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate:        96000 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   24
Bitrate:           2966 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
Algorithm TT DR Offline Meter (or compatible)
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