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So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth-So Far, So Good So What -Frontal
Released January 19, 1988
Recorded 1987
Length 34:26
Number of tracks 8
Label Capitol
Chronology
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So Far, So Good... So What! is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1988. A remixed and remastered version including several bonus tracks was released in 2004. It is the band's only album recorded with Jeff Young and Chuck Behler, who were fired immediately after the subsequent tour.

This album features one of the first songs Dave Mustaine wrote for Megadeth, which was "Set The World Afire", being the first song he wrote after being fired from Metallica. He later admitted writing the lyrics during his journey home from the departure.

"In My Darkest Hour" was written by Dave Mustaine shortly after Cliff Burton's death, who was the bassist for Metallica, which Mustaine was a part of from 1981 until 1983 just before Metallica recorded its debut album Kill 'Em All.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Composer Length
1. Into the Lungs of Hell (Instrumental) Dave Mustaine 3:29
2. Set the World Afire Mustaine 5:48
3. Anarchy In the U.K.
(Sex Pistols cover)
Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook 3:00
4. Mary Jane Mustaine, David Ellefson 4:25
5. 502 Mustaine 3:28
6. In My Darkest Hour
(6:26 on 2004 reissue)
Mustaine, Ellefson 6:16
7. Liar Mustaine, Ellefson 3:20
8. Hook In Mouth Mustaine, Ellefson 4:40
Total length:
34:26

2004 remixed/remastered edition bonus tracks

No. Title Composer Length
9. Into the Lungs of Hell (Paul Lani mix) Mustaine 3:32
10. Set the World Afire (Paul Lani mix) Mustaine 5:53
11. Mary Jane (Paul Lani mix) Mustaine, Ellefson 4:08
12. In My Darkest Hour (Paul Lani mix) Mustaine, Ellefson 6:11
Total length:
54:20

PersonnelEdit

Megadeth

Additional musicians

  • Steve Jones (of the Sex Pistols) - guitar solo on the "Anarchy in the U.K." cover

Production

  • Produced by Paul Lani and Dave Mustaine
  • Engineered by Paul Lani with Matt Freeman
  • Mixed by Michael Wagener
  • Executive produced by Tim Carr
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen

Remix and Remaster

  • Produced by Dave Mustaine
  • Mixed by Ralph Patlan and Dave Mustaine
  • Engineered by Ralph Patlan with Lance Dean
  • Edited by Lance Dean with Scott "Sarge" Harrison
  • Mastered by Tom Baker

ReferencesEdit