137 Songs, 11 Hours 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Long considered one of the greatest metal albums of all time, Metallica’s 1986 opus was also their last with bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed just a few months after its release. This behemoth collection includes newly remastered versions of classic album cuts like the throttling “Battery,” the excoriating anti-war anthem “Disposable Heroes,” and the killer space-prog instrumental “Orion.” But it's the more than 100 additional live tracks, demos, and “work in progress” recordings—including raw early versions of Master of Puppets songs from guitarist James Hetfield’s personal riff tapes—that really put this one over the edge.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Long considered one of the greatest metal albums of all time, Metallica’s 1986 opus was also their last with bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed just a few months after its release. This behemoth collection includes newly remastered versions of classic album cuts like the throttling “Battery,” the excoriating anti-war anthem “Disposable Heroes,” and the killer space-prog instrumental “Orion.” But it's the more than 100 additional live tracks, demos, and “work in progress” recordings—including raw early versions of Master of Puppets songs from guitarist James Hetfield’s personal riff tapes—that really put this one over the edge.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Name in progress ,

8 Songs Not Enough? Try 137!

Master of Puppets is an album that defies time as it still packs a vicious bite in today's metal market. In fact I have a CD copy of it I listen to in my car. But if you're complaining about the price, remember that this is the box set edition. Of course it's going to be ~$100. With the amount of stuff that's offered on this edition of the remaster, do you actually want to listen to this many live performances and demos you don't even have to buy to listen to in full? If you do want to buy it all, I won't stop you. Just remember how much your getting for how much. For others not craving this much material, there's still a smaller deluxe edition or you could buy the main 8 songs individually. However I think the silver lining here is that many people are happy to see that this album still has such strong support after 30 years. Now if they could start that ...And Justice For All remaster.

Trencher ,

What about remastering AJFA???

Yes this is one of the greatest albums of all time, but will you just please focus on what we all want and need??? Re-master And Justice For All and add some freaking bass to it Once And For All!!!!

GavinSyme1 ,

The best Metallica album

It's better ordering the physical version then spend $100 on a digital copy

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