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Today you can find AC/DC’s massive back catalogue on iTunes, but they held out on making their tracks available for individual download. Angus didn’t want you to just hear the iconic Back in Black riff.
No, he wanted you to take in the spine-tingling opening notes to Hells Bells, the high voltage riff of Shoot To Thrill, the… Well, you get the picture. “We don’t make singles, we make albums," Angus said back in 2008. "iTunes refuses to allow us to sell our albums as complete works, so we’re not up there. Way back in the 70s, we drew some figures on the back of an envelope for our record company. We showed them how much they would earn from us if we sold one million singles and then we showed them how much they would earn if we sold one million albums. We honestly believe that the songs on our albums belong together. They represent us at a certain time and place in our career. They are not a bunch of individual downloads...
“The funny thing is that since iTunes came into existence, we’ve actually increased our back catalogue sales without being on the site. We were sternly warned by our management team and our record label that the complete opposite would be the case!”