Megadeth Albums


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?

Risk

Capitol, August 31, 1999

Produced by Dann Huff and Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine - vocals, guitars
David Ellefson - bass
Marty Friedman - guitars
Jimmy DeGrasso - drums

Total running time: 51:33
Japanese version running time: 55:26

Cover design: Tommy Steele

Risk

Lyrics


# Track: Music, lyrics by: Single: Video: Length:
1. Insomnia Mustaine   info 4:36
2. Prince of Darkness Mustaine, Friedman     6:25
3. Enter the Arena Mustaine, Bud Prager     0:52
4. Crush'em Mustaine, Friedman, Bud Prager info info 4:57
5. Breadline Mustaine, Friedman, Bud Prager info info 4:24
6. The Doctor Is Calling Mustaine, Friedman, Bud Prager     5:40
7. I'll Be There Mustaine, Friedman, Bud Prager     4:19
8. Wanderlust Mustaine, Friedman     5:22
9. Ecstasy Mustaine, Friedman     4:28
10. Seven Mustaine, Ellefson     5:00
11. Time: The Beginning Mustaine, Friedman     3:04
12. Time: The End Mustaine     2:26
13. Duke Nukem Theme1 Mustaine     3:53

1 Japanese bonus track


This album debuted at #16 on US Billboard charts and was certified Gold in 1999.

"Last album, Lars Ulrich from Metallica said something to me through the press. He said he thinks I am talented but that I should take more risks, which I took as good advice. As this new record evolved, it became more and more appropriate to call it Risk. And after all, the band is called Megadeth - we aren't afraid to take chances." (Mustaine, 1999)

"We are heading in a much more melodic direction with this record. We've played fast and heavy for so long that I think that we would be painting ourselves into a corner if we continued to do that. We can't make Rust in Peace for the rest of our lives and I think our fans will understand that. We've been able to constantly grow, and at the same time, most of our records have gone platinum, and I'm extremely proud of that." (Mustaine, 1999)

"I've always been very accomplished with my guitar playing, but my singing, I don't know whether it was lack of confidence or lack of consideration. I really never gave much attention to it, but now, I can honestly say that I sang my ass off on this record." (Mustaine, 1999)

"Sometimes it was something as simple as changing the position of the vocal mike in the studio so I wasn't straining my vocal chords. I also took vocal lessons before I went into the studio, which helped me to improve my posture and technique." (Mustaine, 1999)

"And with so many songs off Cryptic Writings being widely accepted all around the country on radio, we went into Risk thinking, 'Well, we went a couple of steps ahead on Cryptic Writings, now we can go many steps forward as far as melody.' A lot of our material now is less about the riff carrying the song. It's more about the actual vocal. Now it's like we're a singer with a backup band instead of the band always carrying the tune." (Ellefson, 1999)

This album was released as Enhanced CD, with a multimedia track containg an interview with the band members and Dann Huff.


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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