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Master of Puppets

Metallica

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
November 10th, 2017
Catalog ID:
BLCKND005R-3
Version desc.:
Remastered, Expanded Edition, Digipak
Label:
Blackened Recordings
Format:
3CD
Reviews:
42 reviews (avg. 81%)
Disc 1 - Master of Puppets Remastered
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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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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Disc 2 - Riffs, Demos, Rough Mixes & Interviews
1. Battery [Early June 1985 Demo] 04:42  
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2. Master of Puppets [Late June 1985 Demo] 08:21  
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3. The Thing That Should Not Be [September 1985 Drum Room Demo] 06:22  
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4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Late June 1985 Demo] 09:02  
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5. Disposable Heroes [May 1985, Writing in Progress II] 05:42  
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6. Leper Messiah [1985, from James' Riff Tapes II] 00:56  
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7. Orion [November 1985 Work in Progress Rough Mix] 08:23  
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8. Damage, Inc. [1985, from James' Riff Tapes] 01:55  
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9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Fang cover) [Work in Progress Rough Mix] 02:58  
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10. The Prince (Diamond Head cover) [Work in Progress Rough Mix] 04:50  
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11. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff 19:30  
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Disc 3 - Live from the Damage, Inc. Tour
1. Battery (live) 04:40  
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2. Master of Puppets (live) 08:25  
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3. For Whom the Bell Tolls (live) 05:15  
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4. Ride the Lightning (live) 06:16  
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5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (live) 06:00  
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6. The Thing That Should Not Be (live) 06:16  
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7. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth (live) 02:58  
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8. Damage, Inc. (live) 04:07  
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9. Fade to Black (live) 06:33  
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10. Seek & Destroy (live) 06:18  
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11. Creeping Death (live) 06:03  
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12. The Four Horsemen (live) 05:01  
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13. Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover) (live) 03:38  
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14. Whiplash (live) 04:44  
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Original line-up
Band members
James Hetfield Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-8), Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics, Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 7)
Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986) Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 8), Bass
Lars Ulrich Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Kirk Hammett Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 8)
Miscellaneous staff
Ross Halfin Photography
Rich Likong Photography
Mark Wilzcak Mixing (assistant)
Don Brautigam (R.I.P. 2008) Cover art
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Engineering
Rob Ellis Photography
George Marino (R.I.P. 2012) Mastering
Michael Wagener Mixing
Additional line-up
Guest/Session
Jason Newsted Bass, Vocals (backing) (Disc 3, tracks 4, 5, 10, 12)
John Marshall Guitars (rhythm) (Disc 3, tracks 3, 13)
Miscellaneous staff
Alex Tenta Art direction, Design (reissue)
Greg Fidelman Executive producer (reissue)
Dan Nykolayko Audio Direction
Lindsay Chase Mastering Coordinator
Howie Weinberg Remastering (Disc 1)
Original line-up
James Hetfield Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-8), Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics, Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 7)
Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986) Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 8), Bass
Lars Ulrich Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Kirk Hammett Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 8)
Additional line-up
Jason Newsted Bass, Vocals (backing) (Disc 3, tracks 4, 5, 10, 12)
John Marshall Guitars (rhythm) (Disc 3, tracks 3, 13)
Original line-up
Ross Halfin Photography
Rich Likong Photography
Mark Wilzcak Mixing (assistant)
Don Brautigam (R.I.P. 2008) Cover art
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Engineering
Rob Ellis Photography
George Marino (R.I.P. 2012) Mastering
Michael Wagener Mixing
Additional line-up
Alex Tenta Art direction, Design (reissue)
Greg Fidelman Executive producer (reissue)
Dan Nykolayko Audio Direction
Lindsay Chase Mastering Coordinator
Howie Weinberg Remastering (Disc 1)
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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 from September to December, 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mixed at Amigo Studios in North Hollywood, California.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Disc 1 remastered at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Disc 2 & 3 mastered at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Disc 3:
Tracks 1, 2 recorded live on April 21st, 1986 at Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States.
Tracks 3, 13 recorded live on August 3rd, 1986 at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, United States.
Tracks 4, 12 recorded live on January 25th, 1987 at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany.
Tracks 5, 10 recorded live on November 8th, 1986 at Country Club, Reseda, California, United States.
Tracks 6, 7, 8, 11, 14 recorded live on May 25th, 1986 at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Track 9 recorded live on September 26th, 1986 at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 6 02557 93244 7

Added by: Torquia Modified by: Dying_Hope
Added on: 2017-12-15 20:46:57 Last modified on: 2023-07-30 14:27:57