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Master of Puppets

Metallica

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 3rd, 1986
Catalog ID:
60439-1
Version desc.:
Vinyl
Label:
Elektra Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
25 reviews (avg. 84%)
Side A
1. Battery 05:12   Show lyrics
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2. Master of Puppets 08:35   Show lyrics
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3. The Thing That Should Not Be 06:36   Show lyrics
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4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 06:27   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Disposable Heroes 08:16   Show lyrics
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6. Leper Messiah 05:40   Show lyrics
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7. Orion 08:27   instrumental
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8. Damage, Inc. 05:32   Show lyrics
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Band members
James Hetfield Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 7), Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986) Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 8)
Lars Ulrich Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Kirk Hammett Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 8)
Miscellaneous staff
Rich Likong Photography
Ross Halfin Photography
George Marino (R.I.P. 2012) Mastering
Mark Wilzcak Mixing (assistant)
Michael Wagener Mixing
Don Brautigam (R.I.P. 2008) Cover art
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Engineering
Rob Ellis Photography
James Hetfield Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 7), Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986) Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 8)
Lars Ulrich Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Kirk Hammett Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 8)
Rich Likong Photography
Ross Halfin Photography
George Marino (R.I.P. 2012) Mastering
Mark Wilzcak Mixing (assistant)
Michael Wagener Mixing
Don Brautigam (R.I.P. 2008) Cover art
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Engineering
Rob Ellis Photography
Read Still a Masterpiece of the... 99% rifrab3 July 31st, 2014
Read One of Metallica's finest. 90% Necro44 July 25th, 2014
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Read A classic with questionable... 82% LordThurisaz March 23rd, 2013
Read “Metallica is Ruined Forever” 70% Evil_Carrot March 14th, 2013
Read Metallica - Master of Puppets 90% Orbitball February 7th, 2012
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Read And now for something... 30% Wra1th1s August 12th, 2008
Read Deserving of the acclaim... 99% OutlawXanadu July 15th, 2008
Read What every album wants to... 99% NecroFile June 2nd, 2008
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Read A step down, but still... 85% Mikesn February 20th, 2007
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Read A Turning Point In Metal 99% Erin_Fox October 28th, 2006
Read Where it all started to go... 63% hells_unicorn September 23rd, 2006
Read Apologetics for a victim of... 90% Napero September 10th, 2006
Read The album that killed heavy... 0% UltraBoris March 21st, 2004
Read Reinforcing the genius of RTL 100% OlympicSharpshooter December 31st, 2003
Read The Benchmark 100% Pyrus June 2nd, 2003
Read Truly a classic. 85% Nightcrawler February 24th, 2003
Read Master of Puppets: The... 98% KingDiamond6983 December 9th, 2002
Read Cliff Burton's swansong. 96% raZe October 28th, 2002

Originally released in Europe as a double 45rpm vinyl in gatefold cover. US and later vinyl pressings were single 33rpm vinyl.

The album's central themes are "Dishonesty" and "Deception".

As a reaction to the PMRC language warning labels, Metallica put a sticker in the shape of a stop sign on early pressings of this album that read: "The only track you probably won't want to play is 'Damage, Inc.' due to the multiple uses of the infamous 'F' word. Otherwise, there aren't any 'shits', 'fucks', 'pisses', 'cunts', 'motherfuckers', or 'cocksuckers' anywhere on this record."

"The Thing That Should Not Be" is based on H.P. Lovecraft's short story "Shadow Over Innsmouth".

The swelling bass intro to "Damage, Inc." is based on a Johann Sebastian Bach piece, titled "Come, Sweet Death". Cliff Burton studied Bach as a teenager.

Recording information:

Recorded September-December 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Sterling Sound

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