MEGADETH Deluxe Reissue Of Classic Debut ‘Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good’ To Arrive In May

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Century Media Records and Legacy Recordings are partnering together to release the 2018 deluxe reissue of Megadeth’s classic debut album, Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good, on June 8th.

Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good – The Final Kill” has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine’s intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixing master Mark Lewis (Whitechapel) and remastered by Ted Jensen. for This is the be-all, end-all presentation of the recording, one that provides the ideal, optimal listening experience and reveals unheard parts and performances throughout the record.

This reinterpretation of Megadeth‘s landmark debut includes the full album, along with 7 live audio tracks from VHS tapes recently located by Dave Mustaine. In addition to the bonus live tracks, the 2018 reissue also features Megadeth’s 1984 3-track demo and the once-removed cover of Lee Hazelwood’s, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” that has been added back to the record with re-cut vocals intended to maintain the integrity of both the original song and Megadeth’s own venomous rendition.

The packaging for this must-have collector’s item is further enhanced by a new album cover featuring a fully executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album’s initial release. Also included are classic flyers and band photos pulled from the archives of timeless metal moments from Megadeth’s storied 35 year history.

Dave Mustaine sums things up in one brief comment saying: “I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all!

Find the CD and Vinyl tracklists for this deluxe re-issue below while Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good – The Final Kill is available for pre-order HERE.

CD tracklisting:

“Last Rites / Loved To Deth” (Remastered)
“Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” (Remastered)
“The Skull Beneath The Skin” (Remastered)
“Rattlehead” (Remastered) – Explicit Content
“Chosen Ones” (Remastered)
“Looking Down The Cross” (Remastered)
“Mechanix” (Remastered)
“These Boots” (Remastered)
“Last Rites / Loved To Deth” (live) (1987 London, UK)
“Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“The Skull Beneath The Skin” (live) (1990 London, UK)
“Rattlehead” (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany) – Explicit Content
“Chosen Ones” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“Looking Down The Cross (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“Mechanix” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“Last Rites / Loved To Deth” (demo) (Remastered)
“The Skull Beneath The Skin” (demo) (Remastered)
“Mechanix” (demo) (Remastered)

Vinyl tracklisting:

LP1 – Side A
“Last Rites / Loved To Deth” (Remastered)
“Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” (Remastered)
“The Skull Beneath The Skin” (Remastered)
“Rattlehead” (Remastered)

LP2 – Side B
“Chosen Ones” (Remastered)
“Looking Down The Cross” (Remastered)
“Mechanix” (Remastered)
“These Boots” (Remastered)

LP2 – Side A
“Last Rites / Loved To Deth” (live) (1987 London, UK)
“Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“The Skull Beneath The Skin” (live) (1990 London, UK)
“Rattlehead” (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany)
“Chosen Ones” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)

LP2 – Side B
“Looking Down The Cross” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“Mechanix” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
“Last Rites / Loved To Deth” (demo) (Remastered)
“The Skull Beneath The Skin” (demo) (Remastered)
“Mechanix” (demo) (Remastered)

, , , , , , , , , ,

About Pat 'Riot' Whitaker

Formerly known as Dragon so you probably already know my deal. METAL & ROCK! Nearly 40 years involved in it, every style, genre & sub genre you can imagine. I'm as real as it gets... come put me to the test.
View all posts by Pat 'Riot' Whitaker →