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METALLICA Sets Release Date For 'Master Of Puppets' Reissue!

Just in time for the Holidays!

August 30, 2017

The eagerly awaited and anticipated reissue of METALLICA's career-defining 'Master of Puppets' album finally has a release date-November 10th-just in time for Headbangers to include it on their holiday 'wish lists!' The Metallicats have also revealed that their fans will have 3 different options to choose from: a 'standard,' remastered disc, an 'expanded' version, and of course, the now de rigeur 'Deluxe' edition. On the 'expanded' version, fans will receive (in addition to the remastered disc) a second disc with rough mixes, demos and an interview, and a third disc of various live songs from the “Damage, Inc.” tour and a 28-page booklet. Formats for the release will be CD, vinyl, and digital download. Also...a 108-page book will be available as an 'add-on' to either set, or to be purchased separately. For the 'Deluxe' set, the contents feature the remastered album on both CD & vinyl, a complete (2 LP) concert from Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom, three discs of rough mixes, demos, and outtakes, 4 MORE CD's of METALLICA concert performances, a concert on cassette (!) and 2 DVDs with more concerts and interviews! Whew! And there's STILL more! (Check out the complete track listing, etc. for the 'Deluxe' set as well as the video of the 'unboxing' of the Deluxe set below) Full details of the Deluxe set can also be seen and pre-ordered at the METALLICA website. Rock On!

Metallica, ‘Master of Puppets,’ Deluxe Edition Track Listing

‘Master of Puppets’ Remastered (LP and CD)

“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“The Thing That Should Not Be”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Disposable Heroes”
“Leper Messiah”
“Orion”
“Damage, Inc.”

Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Ill., May 25, 1986

LP One
“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“The Thing That Should Not Be”
“(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth”
“Damage, Inc.”

LP Two
“Fade to Black”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“The Four Horsemen”
“Guitar Solo”
“Am I Evil?”
“Whiplash”

Rough Mixes From the Vault (CD)

“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“The Thing That Should Not Be”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Disposable Heroes”
“Leper Messiah”
“Orion”
“Damage, Inc.”
“The Money Will Roll Right In”
“The Prince”

Riffs, Demos & Outtakes From Lars’ & James’ Vaults (2 CDs)

Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, N.J., April 21, 1986 (CD)

“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Ride the Lightning”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”

Live at the Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va., Aug. 3, 1986 (CD)

“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Bass Solo”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”

Jason’s Audition & Live at the Country Club, Reseda, Calif., Nov. 8, 1986 (CD)

“Master of Puppets” (Jason’s First Audition)
“Battery” (Jason’s First Audition)
“Seek & Destroy” (Jason’s Second Audition)
“Creeping Death” (Jason’s Second Audition)
“Fight Fire With Fire” (Jason’s Second Audition)
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Ride the Lightning”
“Guitar Solo”
“Whiplash”
“Seek & Destroy”
“The Four Horsemen”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”

Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany, Jan. 25, 1987 (CD)

“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Ride the Lightning”
“Bass Solo”
“Whiplash”
“The Thing That Should Not Be”
“Creeping Death”
“The Four Horsemen”
“Guitar Solo”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”
“Blitzkrieg”

Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 26, 1986 (Cassette)

“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Ride the Lightning”
“(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth”
“Whiplash”
“The Thing That Should Not Be”
“Fade to Black”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“The Four Horsemen”
“Guitar Solo”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”
“Blitzkrieg”
“Fight Fire With Fire”

Live & Interviews (2 DVD)

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich., April 4, 1986 (DVD)

“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Ride the Lightning”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”

Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark, July 6, 1986

“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth”
“The Four Horsemen”
“Fade to Black”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”
“Whiplash”

MTV Heavy Metal Mania (Three Parts)

Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, Nov. 17, 1986

“Battery”
“Master of Puppets”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Ride the Lightning”
“Bass Solo”
“Whiplash”
“The Thing That Should Not Be”
“Fade to Black”
“Seek & Destroy”
“Creeping Death”
“The Four Horsemen”
“Guitar Solo”
“Am I Evil?”
“Damage, Inc.”
“Fight Fire With Fire”