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Vinyl: AC/DC - Powerage 1978 Australian 1st Press Original Blue Albert Label ACDC Oz

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AC/DC – Powerage

Original 1978 Australian Blue label, Albert Productions 12" LP Vinyl Record.
Top condition.

Albert Productions Blue Label, Original Australian First Pressing.

Superb condition throughout, barely ever played vinyl record - Excellent

Lovely labels - Excellent (see pics)

Top Quality Audio, Original "Maxicut" Australian Issue.

With a different tracklist to the rest of the world, and a patented cutting technique that was revolutionary, designed specifically for Rock, these cuts are loud, and are streets ahead of anything ever done anywhere then , or since - this is how it was intended, and as good as you will ever hear this album. Near Mint

Sleeve is VG+ No splits, tears, rips or writing. (see pics)

Insured postage is available through Australia Post (at cost), and at your discretion.


A1 Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 3:35
A2 Down Payment Blues 6:20
A3 Gimme A Bullet 3:00
A4 Riff Raff 5:14
B1 Sin City 4:40
B2 Next To The Moon 3:15
B3 Gone Shootin' 4:05
B4 Up To My Neck In You 4:58
B5 Kicked In The Teeth 3:45

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – EMI (Australia) Limited
  • Manufactured By – EMI (Australia) Limited
  • Distributed By – EMI (Australia) Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Albert Productions
  • Copyright (c) – J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Albert Studios


  • Art Direction – Bob Defrin
  • Bass – Cliff Williams
  • Drums – Phil Rudd
  • Engineer – Mark Opitz
  • Guitar – Angus Young, Malcolm Young
  • Management – Michael A. Browning*
  • Photography By – Jim Houghton
  • Producer – Vanda & Young
  • Vocals – Bon Scott
  • Written-By – Angus Young, Bon Scott, Malcom Young*


First pressing with dark blue center labels.

Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia, February/March 1978.

Tracks A2, A3 and B2 to B5 of the Australian and New Zealand version are different to the rest of the world.

Back sleeve:
®Albert Productions
©1978 J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd.
Manufactured and Distributed by EMI (Australia) Limited

Center label:
First published ?1978 Albert Productions in Australia
©1978 J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd.
Made by E.M.I. (Australia) Limited, Sydney, N.S.W.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etchings): MAXI CUT BY EMI AUSTRALIA APLP 030 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etchings): MAXI CUT BY EMI AUSTRALIA APLP 030 B

A few words about condition. Grade & score out of 100 GRADING Mint is a Rigid Band - The next Four Grades are all Narrow Bands, that slightly widen as the condition gradually deteriorates - Good is still Good, but there is a rapid widening of the Grade Bands, as the condition deteriorates over the last Four grades. MINT 100 The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Only graded on records that are sealed or clearly unplayed. NEAR MINT 97 to 99 EXCELLENT 90 to 96 The record shows virtually no signs of having been played, there is no lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have the slightest of tiny defects. The record shows some slight signs of having been played, but there is very little, (if any) lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have very slight wear. VERY GOOD PLUS 80 to 89 VERY GOOD 69 to 79 The record shows signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear, light creasing. The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects. This is an above average used record, that has been well looked after. GOOD 56 to 68 The record has been played so much that the sound quality has deteriorated, but the record will still play through, and it will not be a completely unpleasant listening experience, even at the bottom of this grade (56). The cover and contents may suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc. FAIR 41 to 55 The record is still playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even stick, skip or jump.. This is starting to be an unpleasant listening experience at the top of the grade (55) and will not be a pleasant listening experience at all by the end of it (41). T he cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced. POOR 25 to 40 The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing. BAD 0 - 24 The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler. The Sleeve is non existent (0) or what is left, is only just recognisable. A few words about postage. Within Australia, the best value for multiple purchases is a 5KG satchel, where as many as 15 to 20 LPs can be posted for $22.00 registered post. (well packed in a box, inside the satchel)

My Policies on postage are simple. I post at cost. The user pays. I package well. Any item that you purchase without choosing the option of "Signed for" or "Registered" Post, is at your risk. I do accept that "signed for" can be expensive, especially internationally, but whether you take the option of this insurance, is entirely up to you. I do not wish to withdraw the option of standard postage for the cheaper records, but it must be at your risk.