“Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!”, is an undisputed classic and Megadeth’s powerful debut. On June 8, Century Media and Legacy Recordings have announced the 2018 deluxe reissue of the much beloved record.
“Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good – The Final Kill” has been completely restored and tailored to Dave Mustaine‘s intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark Lewis and remastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals unheard parts and performances throughout the record.
This, what will be a rare gem and much sought after collector’s item includes the full album along with seven live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in Dave Mustaine‘s own attic. In addition to the bonus live tracks, the 2018 reissue also features Megadeth‘s 1984 three-track demo and the once-removed cover of Lee Hazlewood‘s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” that has been added back to the record with recut vocals intended to maintain the integrity of both the original song and Megaeth‘s own snarling rendition. The package 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. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from Megadeth‘s storied 35-year history.
“The Final Kill” is the complete vision of Mustaine, who has contributed liner notes delving into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions.
“I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all,” Mustaine said.