Metallica – Master of Puppets original Japan LP with obi


An original 1986 Japanese pressing of Master of Puppets by Metallica, including the original obi and three inserts.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Master of Puppets by Metallica, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Master of Puppets is an original 1986 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.  The obi is M-.

This copy includes a foldout lyric insert and two photo inserts.  Some copies came with a questionnaire postcard; this copy does not have one.

The disc is M-, with a few spindle marks on the side two label, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a very rare Metallica LP, and the first copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1986, Master of Puppets was the third album by Metallica, and the last to feature original bassist Cliff Burton.

The album reached #29 on the U.S. charts, but has since sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone. gave Master of Puppets a 5 star review:

Even though Master of Puppets didn’t take as gigantic a leap forward as Ride the Lightning, it was the band’s greatest achievement, hailed as a masterpiece by critics far outside heavy metal’s core audience. It was also a substantial hit, reaching the Top 30 and selling three million copies despite absolutely nonexistent airplay. Instead of a radical reinvention, Master of Puppets is a refinement of past innovations….. Some critics have called Master of Puppets the best heavy metal album ever recorded; if it isn’t, it certainly comes close.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
28 AP 3169
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in