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MEGADETH “UNPLUGGED IN BOSTON” (Cleopatra Records, Inc.)

Once only available to Megafanclub members of the American heavy metal band Megadeth who formed in Los Angeles in 1983, acoustic album “Unplugged In Boston” gets it’s full release on CD and Vinyl via LA indie label Cleopatra Records, Inc. Recorded on The World Needs A Hero acoustic tour at Bill’s Bar in Boston, MA on May 9, 2001 featuring a no-nonsense concert experience of ten live recorded tracks with the then line-up of vocalist Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson, guitarist Al Pitrelli who filled former guitarist Marty Friedman’s place and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso who was with the band between 1998 and 2002.

Megadeth has sold over 38 million records worldwide, receiving twelve Grammy nominations and earning platinum certification in the United States for six of its fifteen studio albums. Dave Mustaine’s dynamo metal array, captures a totally unique intimate, stripped down acoustic performance of favorites such as Dread And The Fugitive Mind, Promises and Moto Psycho tracks originally off the 2001 album The World Needs a Hero which steered towards the band’s thrash metal roots. Accompanied by Trust, Use The Man, Almost Honest and She-Wolf coming from 1997 Cryptic Writings, the bands seventh studio album. As well as Time: The Beginning from Risk, the band’s last album to be released by the label Capitol Records in 1999. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due, found on 1990’s Rust in Peace featuring the iconic cover image of a prime painting of Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead wearing a business suit inside Hangar 18 and last but not least Symphony Of Destruction from 1992’s Countdown to Extinction which focused more than ever on melody, exposing fans to another side of the band. “Unplugged In Boston” available on digipak CD and vinyl in an array of color options to choose from.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DREAD AND THE FUGITIVE MIND
  2. TRUST
  3. TIME: THE BEGINNING
  4. USE THE MAN
  5. HOLY WARS… THE PUNISHMENT DUE
  6. ALMOST HONEST
  7. PROMISES
  8. SHE-WOLF
  9. MOTO PSYCHO
  10. SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION

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By Kim Sullivan

Kim Sullivan was born in Manchester, NH. Spent the first ten years of her life living in Lawrence, MA, then became a southern girl in the late '70s with a move to Raleigh, NC. Kim has a taste for music that runs rampant, as well as a voracious appetite for live music, usually accompanied by traveling to different states sometimes two in one day to catch a show performance.