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So Far, So Good... So What!

Megadeth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
July 24th, 2004
Catalog ID:
72435 79874 24
Version desc.:
Remixed/Remastered
Label:
Capitol Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
21 reviews (avg. 86%)
1. Into the Lungs of Hell 03:29   instrumental
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2. Set the World Afire 05:49   Show lyrics
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3. Anarchy in the U.K. (Sex Pistols cover) 03:01   Show lyrics
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4. Mary Jane 04:25   Show lyrics
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5. 502 03:28   Show lyrics
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6. In My Darkest Hour 06:17   Show lyrics
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7. Liar 03:21   Show lyrics
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8. Hook in Mouth 04:40   Show lyrics
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9. Into The Lungs Of Hell (Paul Lani Mix) 03:31   instrumental
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10. Set the World Afire (Paul Lani Mix) 05:52   Show lyrics
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11. Mary Jane (Paul Lani Mix) 04:08   Show lyrics
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12. In My Darkest Hour (Paul Lani Mix) 06:11   Show lyrics
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Original line-up
Band members
David Ellefson Bass, Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 4, 6), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
Chuck Behler Drums, Percussion
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8)
Jeff Young Guitars
Guest/Session
Steve Jones Guitars (lead) (on track 3)
Miscellaneous staff
Paul Lani Producer
Tim Carr Executive producer
Michael Wagener Mixing
Dave Mustaine Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Original line-up
David Ellefson Bass, Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 4, 6), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
Chuck Behler Drums, Percussion
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8)
Jeff Young Guitars
Original line-up
Steve Jones Guitars (lead) (on track 3)
Original line-up
Paul Lani Producer
Tim Carr Executive producer
Michael Wagener Mixing
Dave Mustaine Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Read Tired and Inconsistent 72% StainedClass95 July 27th, 2014
Read Which is better? 90% LordThurisaz March 23rd, 2013
Read A massively underrated effort 72% psychosisholocausto February 23rd, 2013
Read The moment Megadeth became... 99% Seducerofsouls85 June 16th, 2011
Read Dark, Dirty and Fucking... 98% heavens_coffin November 9th, 2009
Read A big disappointment! 50% evermetal November 2nd, 2009
Read HOOK! IN! MOUTH! 89% Wra1th1s May 9th, 2008
Read Almost a top 3 album 88% morbert June 1st, 2007
Read The quintessential Megadeth... 90% The_Grand_Destructor April 21st, 2007
Read Weakest of the first four... 89% natrix April 17th, 2007
Read The Unsung Classic. 94% hells_unicorn April 17th, 2007
Read A Milestone in Megadeth's... 90% Human666 March 8th, 2007
Read So Far, So Good.....So... 85% Kingarty January 29th, 2007
Read Their Last Gasp 75% corviderrant December 12th, 2006
Read Classic Megadeth 94% GuntherTheUndying December 11th, 2006
Read So Very Good 98% DawnoftheShred November 7th, 2006
Read It has potential to be classic 88% sepultribe February 8th, 2005
Read Rather kickass, actually. 86% Nightcrawler October 23rd, 2004
Read So Far, So Good . . .Side 2??? 87% jkristian July 8th, 2004
Read Aweful album! So why can't... 84% emmitt246 November 25th, 2002
Read A highly underrated... 85% UltraBoris August 11th, 2002

Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at The Entreprise, North Hollywood, CA.
Recorded at Music Grinder, Los Angeles, CA.

A video was made for "In My Darkest Hour".

The album reached #18 in the UK charts, and #28 in the US.

"Set the World Afire" is one of the band's earliest compositions, and was initially titled Megadeth, when the band was named Mechanix. When they switched to Megadeth, the song was retitled.

502 is U.S. police code for DUI (Driving Under the Influence of alcohol).

"Liar" is dedicated to Chris Poland, who was fired from the band for stealing Dave Mustaine's guitars.

"In My Darkest Hour" was written in late September, 1986, after Dave heard about Cliff Burton's death.

"Hook in Mouth" addresses censorship, and more specifically, the PMRC (:Parents Music Resource Center), a US organisation who campaigned heavily against metal bands' lyrics.

Dave Mustaine had originally wanted to cover the Sex Pistols' "Problems", then tried to record a medley of "Problems" and "Anarchy in the U.K. ", and eventually settled on just the latter. Sex Pistols' singer Johnny Rotten refused to provide them with a lyric sheet, however, leading to some mistakes in the Megadeth version. (Megadeth eventually covered "Problems", and it was included in the "Hidden Treasures" compilation.)

The original sound version is now out of print.

Recording information:

Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at The Entreprise, North Hollywood, CA.
Recorded at Music Grinder, Los Angeles, CA.

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