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Anthology: Set the World Afire

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Released  September 30, 2008
Length  2:33:07
Artist  Megadeth
Label  Capitol Records
Recorded  1984–2000
Anthology Set the World Afire (2008)  Endgame (2009)
Release date  30 September 2008
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Genres  Heavy metal, Thrash metal, Speed metal, Hard rock
Similar  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.

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Track listing

All music and lyrics by Dave Mustaine, except where noted


  • Dave 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
  • Songs

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