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Metallica / Master of Puppets: 15-disc super deluxe edition box set

Massive 15-disc super deluxe • Over 150 audio tracks • Reasonable value

Metallica will put out one of the most comprehensive box sets of any album EVER in November, when they reissue their third album, Master Of Puppets, as a 15-disc super deluxe edition.

This top-of-the-range package includes no less than 10 CDs, two DVDs, three vinyl records (with download cards), one cassette, a hardcover book, a folder with handwritten lyrics and a lithograph. Oh, and you get six badges…

If we start with the vinyl… you get the newly remastered album on a single 180g vinyl record alongside a 2LP vinyl set of Live at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago from 1986. The latter is 140g.

Of the ten CDs…one is obviously the remastered album. This box also delivers three CDs of rough mixes, riffs, demos and outtakes. That’s 50 tracks worth – remember Master Of Puppets is just an eight-track album! There is a further four CDs of previously unreleased soundboard live recordings (all from late ’86 / early ’87) one of which includes Jason Newsted’s audition (after bass player Cliff Burton was tragically killed in a bus accident on the promotional tour for Master Of Puppets). The last two CDs contain interviews with the band, many of which feature Cliff.

The cassette tape carries unique content, in this case a fan recording of Live at Solnahallen in Stockholm from 26 September 1986. There is a download code provided for this.

The two DVDs deliver tons of video of live performance and some interviews for good measure and the hardcover book is 108-pages with rare and the usual never-before-seen photos and essays. The lyric folder is quite nice too, as you will see if you watch the video above.

The only other box set that comes to mind, that is based on one single album and rivals this in terms of scale, is U2‘s 2012 ‘uber’ deluxe of Achtung Baby. That was also 15 discs and mixed CD, DVD and vinyl. The presentation of that set was quite complicated and arguable rather convoluted, and crucially it was close to double the price of this Metallica box since it retailed at £260+. At the moment you can pre-order the Master Of Puppets box set for £138 in the UK which although by no means cheap, seems decent value for the amount of content being delivered. Amazon Canada has the very cheapest price of $171 CA – which equates to about £104 – although for those of us in Europe, shipping and import duty would cancel that out.

You can opt for the three-CD edition. The two bonus discs on that set cherry-pick demos, interviews and live material from the bigger box and comes with a 28-page booklet. Also, single LP and CD remasters are being made available.

Master Of Puppets will be reissued on 10 November 2017.

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Master of Puppets / super deluxe edition box set

VINYL: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED) (180g)
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card

SIDE ONE

  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)

SIDE TWO

  1. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  2. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  3. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

VINYL: LIVE AT THE ARAGON BALLROOM, CHICAGO, IL – MAY 25TH, 1986 (2 LP) (140g)
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

DISC ONE / SIDE ONE

  1. Battery (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:54)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until after we started playing.
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (8:18)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:22)

DISC ONE / SIDE TWO

  1. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:12)
  2. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:15)
  3. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (2:57)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:14)

DISC TWO / SIDE THREE

  1. Fade to Black (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:01)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:22)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:20)

DISC TWO / SIDE FOUR

  1. The Four Horsemen (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (5:23)
  2. Guitar Solo (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:12)
  3. Am I Evil? (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:42)
  4. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:44)

CD: 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)

CD: METALLICA INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased

DISC ONE

  1. Metal Forces Magazine Interview with Lars (40:57)
  2. Interview with Cliff (18:34)
  3. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff (19:30)

DISC TWO

  1. WYSP Philadelphia “Metal Shop” Radio Interview with Lars & James (14:07)
  2. Sounds Magazine Interview with Kirk, Cliff & Lars (50:41)
  3. Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars (5:53)
  4. Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars & Jason (4:11)

CD: ROUGH MIXES FROM THE VAULT
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (5:11)
  2. Master of Puppets (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:44)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (6:21)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (6:29)
  5. Disposable Heroes (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:26)
  6. Leper Messiah (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (5:45)
  7. Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:21)
  8. Damage, Inc. (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:14)
  9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (2:57)
  10. The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:46)

CD: RIFFS, DEMOS & OUTTAKES FROM LARS’ & JAMES’ VAULTS
Previously Unreleased

DISC ONE

  1. Battery (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:16)
  2. Battery (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (1:07)
  3. Master of Puppets (1985, from Kirk’s Riff Tapes) (0:37)
  4. Master of Puppets (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:40)
  5. Master of Puppets (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (0:29)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Be (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:35)
  7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (2:07)
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (1:58)
  9. Disposable Heroes (1985, from Kirk’s Riff Tapes) (1:27)
  10. Disposable Heroes (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:32)
  11. Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (0:53)
  12. Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (0:54)
  13. Orion (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:15)
  14. Damage, Inc. (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:54)
  15. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (4:11)
  16. Battery (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (6:26)
  17. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (6:16)
  18. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II) (5:40)
  19. Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) (4:41)
  20. Disposable Heroes (Early June 1985 Demo) (8:38)
  21. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Early June 1985 Demo) (5:05)
  22. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress) (1:31)
  23. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress II) (12:08)
  24. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985 Demo) (8:44)

DISC TWO

  1. Disposable Heroes (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:59)
  2. Battery (Late June 1985 Demo) (4:42)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo) (9:00)
  4. Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:19)
  5. Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985, Writing in Progress) (2:40)
  6. Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo) (5:34)
  7. Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985 Demo) (4:35)
  8. Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo II) (5:55)
  9. Orion (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (8:17)
  10. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985, Writing in Progress) (4:18)
  11. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (6:21)
  12. The Money Will Roll Right In (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) (2:50)
  13. The Prince (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) (4:58)
  14. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) (1:23)
  15. Orion (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) (0:54)
  16. Orion (Late 1985, Kirk & Lars in the Control Room) (1:02)

CD: LIVE AT THE MEADOWLANDS, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – APRIL 21ST, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (1:35)
  2. Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:40)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (8:42)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:24)
  5. Ride The Lightning (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (6:33)
  6. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986 (5:41)
    *Note: The tape ran out before we finished the song.
  7. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (3:50)
    *Note: The recording didn’t begin until we were halfway through the song.
  8. Creeping Death (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (6:47)
  9. Am I Evil? (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:13)
  10. Damage, Inc. (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (5:05)

CD: LIVE AT HAMPTON COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA – AUGUST 3RD, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

  1. Battery (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (4:26)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (7:59)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (5:10)
  4. Bass Solo (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (0:59)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (9:26)
  6. Seek & Destroy (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (7:50)
  7. Creeping Death (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (8:20)
  8. Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (3:46)
  9. Damage, Inc. (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (5:56)

CD: JASON’S AUDITION & LIVE AT THE COUNTRY CLUB, RESEDA, CA – NOVEMBER 8TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recordings

  1. Master of Puppets (Jason’s First Audition) (7:36)
  2. Battery (Jason’s First Audition) (4:13)
  3. Seek & Destroy (Jason’s Second Audition) (6:11)
  4. Creeping Death (Jason’s Second Audition) (5:38)
  5. Fight Fire With Fire (Jason’s Second Audition) (4:03)
  6. Master of Puppets (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (7:51)
  7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (4:50)
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:04)
  9. Ride The Lightning (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:21)
  10. Guitar Solo (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (2:30)
  11. Whiplash (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (4:08)
  12. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:34)
  13. The Four Horsemen (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (5:03)
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (3:45)
  15. Damage, Inc. (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (4:39)

CD: LIVE AT GRUGAHALLE, ESSEN, WEST GERMANY – JANUARY 25TH, 1987
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording

  1. Master of Puppets (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:46)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until we were halfway through the song
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:30)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:49)
  4. Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (6:25)
  5. Bass Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:06)
  6. Whiplash (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:00)
  7. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:42)
  8. Creeping Death (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (7:42)
  9. The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:59)
  10. Guitar Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (2:47)
  11. Am I Evil? (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (3:41)
  12. Damage, Inc. (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:10)
  13. Blitzkrieg (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (4:25)

CASSETTE: LIVE AT SOLNAHALLEN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1986
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Fan Recording

SIDE A

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (1:42)
  2. Battery (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:27)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (7:40)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:20)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (5:52)
  6. Ride The Lightning (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:12)
  7. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (5:11)
  8. Whiplash (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (3:45)
  9. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (5:58)

SIDE B

  1. Fade To Black (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:43)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:48)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (7:00)
  4. The Four Horsemen (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:47)
  5. Guitar Solo (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (1:06)
  6. Am I Evil? (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (3:35)
  7. Damage, Inc. (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:36)
  8. Blitzkrieg (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:05)
  9. Fight Fire With Fire (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (4:41)
    *Note: This song was taken from another audience recording of the same gig unearthed in Lars’ vault.

DVD: LIVE & INTERVIEW DVDS

DVD ONE

LIVE AT JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI – APRIL 4TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased except “Creeping Death,” “Am I Evil?” and “Damage, Inc.”

  1. Master of Puppets (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (5:57)
    *Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing.
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (4:08)
  3. Ride The Lightning (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (7:05)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (10:28)
  5. Seek & Destroy (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (6:51)
  6. Creeping Death (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (7:59)
  7. Am I Evil? (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (3:56)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (5:36)

LIVE AT ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, FESTIVALPLADSEN, ROSKILDE, DENMARK – JULY 6TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased except “(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth” & “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (1:43)
  2. Battery (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:37)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (8:24)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:12)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (6:20)
  6. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (3:25)
  7. The Four Horsemen (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:59)
  8. Fade To Black (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (7:25)
  9. Seek & Destroy (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (3:12)
  10. Creeping Death (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (6:07)
    *Note: Filming stopped during the encore break.
  11. Am I Evil? (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (2:09)
    *Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing.
  12. Damage, Inc. (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (5:26)
  13. Whiplash (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark – July 6th, 1986) (4:07)
    *Note: Filming cuts during the guitar solo.

MTV HEAVY METAL MANIA
Excerpts Previously Available on Cliff ‘Em All, All Other Footage Previously Unreleased

  1. Part I (19:03)
  2. Part II (14:16)
  3. Part III (18:16)

DVD TWO

LIVE AT AICHI KINRO KAIKAN, NAGOYA, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 17TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased

  1. Battery (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:32)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (8:10)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:18)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (5:58)
  5. Ride The Lightning (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:20)
  6. Bass Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:30)
  7. Whiplash (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:57)
  8. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:18)
  9. Fade To Black (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (7:17)
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:02)
  11. Creeping Death (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (8:14)
  12. The Four Horsemen (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:31)
  13. Guitar Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (4:09)
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:48)
  15. Damage, Inc. (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (5:06)
  16. Fight Fire With Fire (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (6:05)

MASA ITO INTERVIEW
Previously Unreleased

  1. Excerpt from “Music Tomato World” (8:13)

MTV NEWS INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased

  1. James & Kirk (8:34)
  2. Lars & Jason – Part 1 (17:09)
  3. Lars & Jason – Part 2 (14:15)

Master of Puppets – 3CD reissue

Disc: 1
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: 2
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: 3
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
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
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)

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61 responses to Metallica / Master of Puppets: 15-disc super deluxe edition box set

  1. Chris Squires says:

    Thrilled for Metallica fans but miffed at the thought “Why can’t this ever be done for a band or an album that I actually like”. 15 discs of “The Kick Inside” would do nicely.
    Still the metal guys are showing the way….. Nice work.

    • Klaus says:

      Hi Chris,

      you can arrange a nice 13-CD-box of “The Kick Inside” yourself, ripping each track on its own CD-R and print out the best photos of Kate on the internet and take them to your local camera dealer who can make a nice book out of them ;-)
      Honestly? 15 CD-set of anything Kate-related? I don’t think so.

  2. Carl Homes says:

    I saw this for £150 yesterday but £138 means i can’t refuse. Great value but just wish they did a 5.1 for this. My 2nd favourite album from Metallica

    If they give the same treatment to ” ….And Justice For All” you can take my money now!

  3. Chris says:

    Cassette Tape? Why no VHS Cassette with promo videos?

    • LMTR14 says:

      I would’ve loved that!!!

      maybe because there were no singles (except for a limited edition mop 7″) or videos off that album…!

  4. Lars says:

    When is Load being remastered?

  5. Paul E. says:

    With the recently released Midnight Oil set named “Full Tank”…is it fair to call this Metallica’s “Full Keg”? This thing better come with first aid for the listener and life insurance. Headbanger’s of the World rejoice. My order has been placed. \m/

  6. Dr Magus says:

    Now THIS is how to do a deluxe box set. Are you watching QPL?

  7. Ben Williams says:

    Now this is how Flowers In The Dirt should have been done.

    Being an 80s album like Master of Puppets, the cassette and badges would have been cool extras and a reminder of the times, the live stuff would have been great and the price tag would have made sense.

    I am very jealous of Metallica fans! Look how good your deluxe sets are!

  8. Hassan says:

    Ordered. One of the 5 greatest records of the 1980’s.

    Anyone know how ltd this is? Not very, I bet.

  9. Paul E. says:

    Let me also say this before someone else does: “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!” Actually, I do (all six please).

  10. CJ Feeney says:

    More like the Crimson 70’s boxes (Road to Red, Starless) than U2 I think, but it looks like fantastic content for their fans. The only negative is opting for retro format (cassette) over modern high res or 5.1. All the same good package/good price.

  11. Peter says:

    This is the best thrash metal punk hardcore call it what you like record of all time.metallica would never be the same again. This is how to do a box set

  12. Stumpybunker says:

    No marbles?!

    This is pretty much how to do a box set!

  13. Paul English says:

    There was a French promo 7″ of Master Of Puppets / Welcome Home (Sanitarium) – both edited versions. Was this an official release? If so, they should have included them in this.

  14. Neil says:

    You had me at ‘reasonable value’ :)

  15. Tim-meh says:

    Impressive set as were Kill ‘Em All & Ride The Lightening but unlike the previous two I’m pleased they done a 3 CD set. As much as I love this album I wouldn’t be thrilled in endless riff tapes and live versions of Search & Destroy. One remastered killer album and a full quality live set will do nicely. The book is nice but if you’ve got the Matt Taylor Back to the Front tome its a bit needless. Fingers crossed when …AJFA gets the deluxe treatment they remember to turn-up the bass.

  16. Sampp says:

    Preordered the super-deluxe straight away, I had been waiting for your mentions and EU-Amazon’s prices to come out. Thanks Paul!
    I have the previous 2 SD:s and of course will get this one.
    Im pretty, if not even absolutely happy with the previous sets and once I saw the material for this Master Of Puppets, I was stunned how much there is material. It’s overhelming and welcome surprise.
    It seems to be very well made and this is the kind of release that other groups/artists would surely deserve.

  17. Charles Christopher says:

    I’m not that fussed, but my partner will probably pee a little when he hears this news.
    Now I don’t have to worry about what to get him for Christmas.

  18. CraigH says:

    Even better than expected, I’d already preordered and for once amazon UK starts at a decent price. The last two boxes were initially listed at over 200 quid each.
    I’m definitely in for And Justice (I don’t expect any bass remix though) and possibly the black album, after that they’ll need to combine albums or drop the price for me to keep the set going.

  19. madman says:

    This is an awesome set. Even though I’d probably never watch/listen to the interviews, the demos and live stuff more than make up for it. Too bad my wallet is stretched thin right now.

  20. Michel says:

    Hi Paul, just one point about U2’s Achtung baby über deluxe edition : it was also focusing on Zooropa, although to a smaller extent,

  21. Xavi says:

    Too many “Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing”, “Filming cuts during the guitar solo”, “Someone didn’t hit record until we were halfway through the song”, “The tape ran out before we finished the song”, “Someone didn’t hit record until after we started playing”.

  22. Rob says:

    Why no single disc remaster for the casual Metallica fan? Or is there no such thing as a casual Metallica fan?

  23. Kevin Barrett says:

    This looks great, but as others have said, I look forward to Justice and the Black SD even more, all excellent albums!

  24. karl probst says:

    I love the fact that you tell us what to expect and it’s a lot of music although back then the boys sure did drink a lot lol. Still too rich for my blood but if it when on sale for half price I would be interested.

  25. Matthew Collier says:

    Based on the history of Metallica and post 80s mastering, I’d be very wary of buying something like this from them, until someone has reported they haven’t ruined one of their best albums (again), with brickwall crappy mastering! :(

    I still have the cassette of this somewhere I bought back in about ’86, and of course, a couple of versions of the CD too.

    However, £100+ and no BluRay hi-res version, at least (if not the hi-res multichannel re-mix as well!!?? :@ )

    I won’t be buying, fingers crossed for those that do! (it’s a great album :) )

    • tom m hans says:

      I absolutely agree – Metallica remasters are horrid throughout. Also, an endless supply of the same old same old live tracks – nah. Not really – I am good with my initial CD and original vinyl. Which still sounds awesome.

      • SimonP says:

        What the hell is the point of doing a hi-res mix of a dirgy head banger album recorded in the 80s?

        You do know that your ears (no matter how much your brain tells you otherwise) can’t hear any difference between 24/192 and 16/44.1 right? Even if they could, you’d need a high end hifi set up to take advantage of it and who listens to Metallica on one of those?

        Hi-res, schmi-res!

  26. Peter Muscutt says:

    Surely they could have squeezed a few more live shows into the box?? I mean, really (!) Seriously though, seems they are spoiling us with this lot. Not the hugest Metallica fan, but I know plenty who are (one has the agonising decision between this set or a new hallway carpet…the joys of married life!)

  27. Jakob says:

    I’m oddly relieved the 15-disc set is an abundance of riches, it turns out, I maybe don’t need. “Riff Tapes” I suspect are like the kind of “historic interest” barrel scraping sub-demo recording I’m generally super annoyed by on box sets. I’m more of a 3-disc Master of Puppets fan it turns out. Phew, says my wallet.

  28. Andy says:

    “Day Two” purchase for me. I held out for the other two they have released so far and got them both for under $100 each. For example I got Ride The Lighting last December for $75 from PopMarket (back in the day when they had actual bargains… not so much now).

    Aiming for $120 for this one, given the extra content, so I’m going to stay awake each night awaiting one of Paul’s Deal Alert emails ;-)

  29. Tony Orwell says:

    looks like a fantastic box set, they have done the work to make it good value for money, i dont like metallica however but i can see the appeal of the item.

  30. Rik Skyline says:

    I’m holding for the 150 disc box set in 20 years time.

  31. SEWERYN GÓRAL says:

    USA price is about 177 dolars, no 139 – error in price list

  32. Kevin says:

    I have to agree on the demo/riff discs. I’d much rather have more well recorded archive live audio and video. I value live material over demos for just about every band I’m a fan of. Exceptions would be the Beatles and Dylan. But, that’s about it.

  33. Zongadude says:

    “The only other box set that comes to mind, that is based on one single album and rivals this in terms of scale, is U2‘s 2012 ‘uber’ deluxe of Achtung Baby. ”

    There’s another box set that comes to mind, for one single album, that has yet to be beaten in terms of content and scope: “Starless” by King Crimson, based upon the “Starless and bible black” album: 27 discs ! (23 cds, 2 dvds, 2 blu-rays).

    Contains: original album, stereo and 5.1 remixes of the album, a LOT of live material, complete or uncomplete concerts, Hi-res versions and 5.1 versions of many concerts and of the studio stuff on the Blurays. Video materials, a book, a lot of fac-similé documents and memorabilia, etc….

    So this “Master of puppets” reissue, as cool as it is, is just barely “huge” compared to the “Starless”box. (and don’t get me started on the “Road to red” or the “THRAK” box, etc…. with are similar, and contains also studio outtakes an alternate versions ;)

    • Ex-Oligarch says:

      The great thing about the archival King Crimson boxes is that the band’s concerts involved such extensive improvisation (and indeed have continued to do so to this day). The musicians were constantly reworking and experimenting with the arrangements, tempos and solos. So a set with scores of live sets of the same basic songs from a single tour can be fascinating and rewarding listening to even a moderately committed fan.

      Metallica’s concert performances did not vary dramatically from night to night, so I think the ration of concert recordings in this set should satisfy all but the group’s most diehard followers (and the fanatics probably already have stacks of Metallica’s concert bootlegs anyhow). I’m not sure how many purchasers will listen to the two cds of interviews more than once, if that; and I expect the cd of riffs will mostly be of interest to budding guitarists trying to learn the songs. Still, they seem appropriate as bonus material for the set, and with luck will shed more light on the album’s genesis and importance than would another essentially duplicative concert recording.

  34. Peter Mulholland says:

    That U2 album is now £811 on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FVA63A/

  35. Dan says:

    This has got me hopeful for a Justice box set next year, hoping the bass finally gets fixed!

  36. Adam says:

    Too much of a good thing for me. It’s a really good album, but I wouldn’t listen regularly to the extra material, so I’ll stick with my MFN CD.

  37. LMTR14 says:

    don’t fucking call it comprehensive, they even leave off some of the songs on the live albums which HAVE been bootlegged in complete versions just because they are too lazy to clear the rights or properly source the stuff. every average collector had much more already than was offered in the first 2 boxes

  38. LMTR14 says:

    ok, this box is more comprehensive than the first two, but my point still stands. I doubt the live shows will be complete this time either

  39. Richard Cosgrove says:

    I’ve ummed and ahhed over this for the last few days, but going to go with the 3CD version I think. On a plus note, I just managed to bag a sealed Hysteria 30th Deluxe edition on eBay for £55! :-)

  40. Gisabun says:

    Wait in 10 years for a newer box set with 20 discs. :-)

    • LMTR14 says:

      at least you get new stuff then, with iron maiden you get 20 best of in that period of time. AND 20 different songs played live

  41. Martin says:

    Decided to go for this one especially as the other previous release have been £179ish. I picked up Ride the Lightning on Amazon France for sub £100 so complements nicely now will await AJFA and Black album

  42. Thiago says:

    I hope this reissue comes to Apple’s knowledge and starts seriously thinking about bringing The Beatles’ “White Album” on the same proportion as they did, when the band was working on those songs released in 1968

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