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Metallica ‎- Master Of Puppets: Expanded Edition (3xCD + Booklet)

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Embossed Expanded Edition of Master of Puppets includes 3 CDs featuring the newly remastered album + previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews & live tracks. Includes a 28-page booklet.

From its turbulent pace to thematically unified lyrics, complex arrangements to expertly controlled aggression, technical proficiency to uncompromising intensity, Metallica's Master of Puppets looms as one of the most quintessential metal statements. Mean, scary, fierce, and fearless, the 1986 album is the sound of Metallica coming into its own.

Themed around the abuse of power, Master of Puppets' songs are sonically complex, technically proficient and heavy - all played at maximum speed and intensity. From the explosive opener "Battery" through to the epic closer "Damage Inc," Master of Muppets is an onslaught of metal mastery. It would also serve as Metallica's last with founding bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident in Sweden while touring in support of the album.

DISC ONE: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED)

  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)
  5. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  6. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  7. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

DISC TWO: RIFFS, DEMOS, ROUGH MIXES & INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) (4:42)
  2. Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:21)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (6:22)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo) (9:02)
  5. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II) (5:42)
  6. Leper Messiah (1985, from James' Riff Tapes II) (0:56)
  7. Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:23)
  8. Damage, Inc. (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (1:55)
  9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (2:58)
  10. The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:50)
  11. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff (19:30)

DISC THREE: LIVE FROM THE DAMAGE, INC. TOUR
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (4:40)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (8:25)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (5:15)
  4. Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (6:16)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (6:00)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (6:16)
  7. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (2:58)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (4:07)
  9. Fade To Black (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (6:33)
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (6:18)
  11. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (6:03)
  12. The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (5:01)
  13. Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (3:38)
  14. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (4:44)

Battery

Master of Puppets

The Thing That Should Not Be

Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Disposable Heroes

Leper Messiah

Orion

Damage, Inc.

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