| September 30, 2008|
30 September 2008
| Heavy metal, Thrash metal, Speed metal, Hard rock|
Megadeth albums, Thrash metal albums
Anthology: Set the World Afire is the third greatest hits album by Megadeth. It was released on September 30, 2008, by Capitol Records. It is a 2-disc set with additional songs not offered in previous compilations including demos, live performances and unreleased tracks. The album's name refers to the second song of the band's third studio album, So Far, So Good... So What!.
The album was apparently supposed to include the track "Sleepwalker" from the previous year's release, United Abominations, but this was replaced by "Foreclosure of a Dream" from Countdown to Extinction instead, resulting in that track being the exception on the otherwise chronological track listing of the album.
Anthology: Set the World Afire sold about 2600 copies in the U.S. in its first week.
All music and lyrics by Dave Mustaine, except where notedDave Mustaine - lead vocals and lead and rhythm guitar on all tracks
Marty Friedman - guitar on tracks 10–17 disc one and 1–13 and 16–18 disc two
Chris Poland - guitar on tracks 1–5 on disc one
Al Pitrelli - guitar on tracks 14 and 15 on disc two
Jeff Young - guitar on tracks 6–9 on disc one
David Ellefson - bass guitar/background vocals on all tracks
Nick Menza - drums on tracks 10–17 on disc one and 1–11 and 16–18 disc two
Gar Samuelson - drums on tracks 1–5 on disc one
Jimmy DeGrasso - drums on tracks 12–15 on disc two
Chuck Behler - drums on tracks 6–9 on disc one
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