By Patrick Prince
Dave Mustaine, Megadeth’s leader and founder, has come a long way from where he was at when “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” came out (1986). Much of it has been recorded in the press, or in his autobiography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir.” Now, 25 years later, he celebrates the release of “Peace Sells …” anniversary edition — remastered and expanded to include two CD and digital audio packages, a deluxe five CD and three LP box set (which includes a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour) — on July 12 by Capitol/EMI.
The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks, as well as an 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art.
Not only that but you get liner note praise from none other than Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: “Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, ‘Peace Sells …’ is a great heavy metal album,” writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition. “Nothing more, nothing less. It has stood the test of time. And will continue to do so.”
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