The Razors Edge

by AC/DC

Original Release Date: 1990-09-21

The Razors Edge

The Razors Edge is the twelfth studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. Released on 24 September 1990, through Albert Productions/CBS Records International in Australasia and Atlantic Records in Europe, it was recorded in 1990 in Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, Canada, and was mixed and engineered by Mike Fraser and produced by Bruce Fairbairn. It was a major comeback for the band, featuring the hits “Thunderstruck”, “Are You Ready” and “Moneytalks”. This is the only studio album to feature Welsh drummer Chris Slade, who was the drummer for AC/DC from 1989 to his dismissal in 1994. Critical commentary for the album was generally mixed, with Alex Henderson of AllMusic complimenting Brian Johnson and Angus Young, while John Mendelsohn from Rolling Stone criticises its similarity to the band’s past works. The album reached number 2 on the US Billboard 200 and number 4 on the UK Albums Chart, a smash commercial success that returned the band to a peak equivalent to that of their late 1970s and early 1980s popularity. The album earned multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the US. To support The Razors Edge, the band undertook the Razors Edge World Tour, starting in November 1990.


  1. Thunderstruck (4:52)
  2. Fire Your Guns (2:53)
  3. Moneytalks (3:45)
  4. The Razors Edge (4:22)
  5. Mistress For Christmas (3:58)
  6. Rock Your Heart Out (4:06)
  7. Are You Ready (4:10)
  8. Got You By The Balls (4:29)
  9. Shot Of Love (3:57)
  10. Let’s Make It (3:32)
  11. Goodbye And Good Riddance To Bad Luck (3:14)
  12. If You Dare (3:11)

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Key Value
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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Remastered Special Edition Stereo (Gold, 50th Anniversary Edition)
Label Columbia
Catalog Number 19658834611
Notes Remastered from the original master tapes 50th Anniversary Special Edition Gold Coloured Vinyl Includes Unique Insert And Custom Labels
Discogs URL AC/DC - The Razors Edge