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.

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Battery
1
5:12
 
Master of Puppets
2
8:35
 
The Thing That Should Not Be
3
6:36
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
4
6:27
 
Disposable Heroes
5
8:16
 
Leper Messiah
6
5:39
 
Orion
7
8:27
 
Damage, Inc.
8
5:32
 
Battery (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
1
3:51
 
Master of Puppets (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
2
8:18
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
3
4:14
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986]
4
7:06
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
5
6:14
 
(Anesthesia)—Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
6
2:57
 
Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
7
4:25
 
Fade to Black (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
8
6:47
 
Seek & Destroy (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
9
7:21
 
Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
10
6:22
 
The Four Horsemen (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
11
5:20
 
Guitar Solo (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
12
3:11
 
Am I Evil? (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
13
3:42
 
Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)
14
4:44
 
Battery (October 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
1
5:09
 
Master of Puppets (November 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
2
8:43
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (December 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
3
6:21
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [November 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix]
4
6:29
 
Disposable Heroes (November 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
5
8:25
 
Leper Messiah (December 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
6
5:45
 
Orion (November 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
7
8:21
 
Damage, Inc. (October 1985, Work In Progress Rough Mix)
8
4:14
 
The Money Will Roll Right In (Work In Progress Rough Mix)
9
2:56
 
The Prince (Work In Progress Rough Mix)
10
4:46
 
Battery (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
1
0:16
 
Battery (1985 from James' Riff Tapes II)
2
1:07
 
Master of Puppets (1985 from Kirk's Riff Tapes)
3
0:37
 
Master of Puppets (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
4
1:40
 
Master of Puppets (1985 from James' Riff Tapes II)
5
0:29
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
6
0:34
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [1985 from James' Riff Tapes]
7
2:07
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [1985 from James' Riff Tapes II]
8
1:57
 
Disposable Heroes (1985 from Kirk's Riff Tapes)
9
1:26
 
Disposable Heroes (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
10
0:32
 
Leper Messiah (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
11
0:53
 
Leper Messiah (1985 from James' Riff Tapes II)
12
0:54
 
Orion (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
13
1:15
 
Damage, Inc. (1985 from James' Riff Tapes)
14
1:53
 
Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing In Progress)
15
4:11
 
Battery (May 1985, Writing In Progress)
16
6:25
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [May 1985, Writing In Progress]
17
6:16
 
Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing In Progress II)
18
5:40
 
Battery (Early June 1985 Demo)
19
4:41
 
Disposable Heroes (Early June 1985 Demo)
20
8:38
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Early June 1985 Demo]
21
5:04
 
Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing In Progress)
22
1:30
 
Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing In Progress II)
23
12:08
 
Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985 Demo)
24
8:44
 
Disposable Heroes (Late June 1985 Demo)
1
8:56
 
Battery (Late June 1985 Demo)
2
4:42
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Late June 1985 Demo]
3
8:59
 
Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo)
4
8:18
 
Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985, Writing In Progress)
5
2:40
 
Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo)
6
5:34
 
Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985 Demo)
7
4:35
 
Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo II)
8
5:55
 
Orion (September 1985 Drum Room Demo)
9
8:17
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985, Writing In Progress)
10
4:17
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo)
11
6:20
 
The Money Will Roll Right In (September 1985 Drum Room Jam)
12
2:49
 
The Prince (September 1985 Drum Room Jam)
13
4:57
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [September 1985 Drum Room Jam]
14
1:22
 
Orion (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes)
15
0:54
 
Orion (Late 1985, Kirk & Lars In the Control Room)
16
1:02
 
The Ecstasy of Gold
1
1:35
 
Battery (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
2
4:40
 
Master of Puppets (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
3
8:42
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
4
4:24
 
Ride the Lightning (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
5
6:33
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986]
6
5:40
 
Seek & Destroy (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
7
3:49
 
Creeping Death (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
8
6:47
 
Am I Evil? (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
9
4:13
 
Damage, Inc. (Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - Apr. 21st, 1986)
10
5:05
 
Battery (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
1
4:25
 
Master of Puppets (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
2
7:59
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
3
5:09
 
Bass Solo (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
4
0:59
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986]
5
9:26
 
Seek & Destroy (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
6
7:49
 
Creeping Death (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
7
8:19
 
Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
8
3:45
 
Damage, Inc. (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - Aug. 3rd, 1986)
9
5:56
 
Master of Puppets (Jason's First Audition)
1
7:36
 
Battery (Jason's First Audition)
2
4:13
 
Seek & Destroy (Jason's Second Audition)
3
6:10
 
Creeping Death (Jason's Second Audition)
4
5:37
 
Fight Fire with Fire (Jason's Second Audition)
5
4:02
 
Master of Puppets (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
6
7:51
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
7
4:50
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986]
8
6:04
 
Ride the Lightning (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
9
6:20
 
Guitar Solo (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
10
2:29
 
Whiplash (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
11
4:07
 
Seek & Destroy (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
12
6:34
 
The Four Horsemen (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
13
5:02
 
Am I Evil? (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
14
3:44
 
Damage, Inc. (Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA - Nov. 8th, 1986)
15
4:38
 
Master of Puppets (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
1
4:45
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
2
4:30
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987]
3
5:48
 
Ride the Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
4
6:24
 
Bass Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
5
5:05
 
Whiplash (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
6
3:59
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
7
5:42
 
Creeping Death (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
8
7:41
 
The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
9
4:58
 
Guitar Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
10
2:46
 
Am I Evil? (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
11
3:41
 
Damage, Inc. (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
12
5:09
 
Blitzkrieg (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - Jan. 25th, 1987)
13
4:25
 
The Ecstasy of Gold
1
1:41
 
Battery (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
2
4:27
 
Master of Puppets (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
3
7:39
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
4
4:19
 
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986]
5
5:51
 
Ride the Lightning (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
6
6:12
 
(Anesthesia)—Pulling Teeth (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
7
5:11
 
Whiplash (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
8
3:45
 
The Thing That Should Not Be (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
9
5:57
 
Fade to Black (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
10
6:42
 
Seek & Destroy (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
11
6:48
 
Creeping Death (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
12
7:00
 
The Four Horsemen (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
13
4:46
 
Guitar Solo (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
14
1:05
 
Am I Evil? (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
15
3:34
 
Damage, Inc. (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
16
4:35
 
Blitzkrieg (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
17
4:05
 
Fight Fire with Fire (Fan Recording - Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - Sept. 26th, 1986)
18
4:40
 

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