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Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years

Capitol, October 24, 2000

Produced by Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy

Dave Mustaine - vocals, guitars
David Ellefson - bass
Al Pitrelli - guitars, backup vocals
Jimmy DeGrasso - drums

Total running time: 67:17
Japanese version running time: 70:57

Cover illustration: Kalynn Campbell

Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years

Lyrics


# Track: Music, lyrics by: Length:
1. Kill the King1 Mustaine 3:43
2. Dread and the Fugitive Mind1 Mustaine 4:23
3. Crush'em Mustaine, Friedman, Bud Prager 4:57
4. Use the Man Mustaine, Friedman 4:38
5. Almost Honest Mustaine, Friedman 4:03
6. Trust Mustaine, Friedman 5:11
7. A Tout Le Monde Mustaine 4:28
8. Train of Consequences Mustaine 3:26
9. Sweating Bullets Mustaine 5:03
10. Symphony of Destruction Mustaine 4:02
11. Hangar 18 Mustaine 5:14
12. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due Mustaine 6:36
13. In My Darkest Hour Mustaine, Ellefson 6:16
14. Peace Sells Mustaine 4:04
15. Wake Up Dead2 Mustaine 3:40
16. Capitol Punishment3 Megadeth 5:17

1 new tracks recorded by the line-up above
2 Japanese bonus track
3 hidden medley track


People have been wondering why there is a song on Capitol Punishment..., called "Capitol Punishment," that is a medley of the songs on the album. To understand it you must keep in mind that the song's original destination was to be on Megadeth's final studio album with Capitol, and as intended to sum up their career. When the song was created a Greatest Hits album wasn't even a thought.. Due to the situation, the band has made it a bonus "hidden track" on Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years. It is a gift, from the band to the fans.

Songs such as "99 Ways to Die" and "Angry Again" are not on the album because they belong to other record companies (as they were originally released on soundtracks) and therefore are not considered a part of the "Capitol Years". The band was also forced to overlook some songs because of limited album space. Most record companies will pay for 11 tracks, and anything else is added by the band. So, Megadeth opted to have 14 tracks on Capitol Punishment... (15 including the bonus track) as a gesture to their loyal fans.

Another aspect about this album that is different from the past is that the band has enlisted the talents of a producer that they haven't worked with before, Bill Kennedy. To give a little background on Kennedy, he has worked with such bands as Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Damn Yankees, Cheap Trick, Testament, Deep Purple, Morbid Angel, and Danzig... just to name a few.


Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! :: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? :: So Far, So Good... So What! :: Rust in Peace :: Countdown to Extinction :: Youthanasia :: Hidden Treasures :: Cryptic Writings :: Risk :: Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years :: The World Needs a Hero :: Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Deluxe Edition) :: Rude Awakening :: Still Alive... And Well?

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