Metallica / The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited

Metallica‘s 1987 EP The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited has been remastered and will be reissued in April.

This collection featured the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Killing Joke, Budgie, Diamond Head and The Misfits. Thanks to chart format running-time ‘rules’ this was a four-track EP in the UK (no Killing Joke), so this new five-track edition is effectively making its debut in Britain.

To add to the nostalgia factor, this is being issued in a lenticular ‘longbox’. The CD longbox was American anomaly and was devised to allow retailers to display the then new CD format in 12-inch vinyl racking.

The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited will be reissued on 13th April 2018. 

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The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited (Lenticular Longbox )


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The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited [VINYL]


1. Helpless (originally released by Diamond Head)
2. The Small Hours (originally released by Holocaust)
3. The Wait (originally released by Killing Joke)
4. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (originally released by Budgie)
5. Last Caress/Green Hell (originally released by The Misfits)

22 responses to Metallica / The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited

  1. Dan T. says:

    Unfortunately, this is DECADES overdue.

    And it doesn’t need to be remastered (if this “remaster” follows the mastering of Metallica albums over the last 15 years, then it will be a sludge-fest worthy of popping your eardrums and causing seizures from over-compression).

    At least we have the content from “Garage, Inc.” which is a must-have CD set.

  2. Richard says:

    Holy overpriced re-release Batman. Can I get this on Napster? ;)

  3. madman says:

    I bought this on vinyl back in the day and have the “Garage Inc” compilation, so I don’t need this. But is “Garage Inc” really out of print? And if it is, wouldn’t it make more sense (contents wise, economically) to reissue that instead? IMHO, this is for the seriously hardcore fans only, and they already have this.

  4. DC says:

    @DAF – Garage Inc (which includes this EP plus another 20 tracks or so) was already remastered, along with their 1990-present albums in 2012 in Hi-Res FLAC

  5. probablyrustin says:

    The irony of the title is not lost on music fans…

  6. Tim-Meh says:

    The original UK issue was a 12” only release with the Killing Joke cover lopped off so it was eligible for the charts so really this will be the first time its been released in this country as the actual full EP. I bought the lomgbox on import back in the day.

  7. CraigH says:

    All variations still available on official EU store

  8. Vishal says:

    Their European web-store seems to have the items in stock, no idea what would be the shipping cost though. I tried to order in US and they are asking $5-6 shipping (media mail) for each which is quite high IMHO. ahh, nostalgia …is such a b*tch! :)

    • Vishal says:

      meant they are asking $5-6 for each item so, for example, if you want the CD longbox and the orange vinyl then total shipping itself is $11-12 for both items

  9. Bubalitoys says:

    Try “Music Glue”……. you will find what you after…..

  10. Jay Shakter says:

    Everything already sold out.

  11. DAF says:

    Anyone know if they’re planning to remaster the Garage Inc. compilation which contained all of these tracks and a whole lot more?

  12. Neil McL says:

    There are loads of different versions on the website but is US based and postage prohibitive

  13. Rob says:

    On Metallica’s website it is stated that is will be also out on vinyl (black, orange and picture disc) and cassette:

  14. Martin says:

    ‘The wait is over …’ Three decades and now we can sell you a CD single for almost three times the original price for 5 tracks Way hay….

  15. Keith Jenner says:

    It was always called re-revisited.

    From memory, Garage Days Revisited was the covers on the Creeping Death single.

    • cameron vallance says:

      Garage days revisited was a demo where only Dave played all of the guitar, James only sang and Ron was still on bass.

  16. elliott buckingham says:

    surely should now be called the £16.99 ep

    • elliott buckingham says:

      the vinyl is I think $15 in America so this is very overpriced for what is really only a cd single cant be much more than 20 minutes on this release

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