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.
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|
||28 AP 3169|
|Year of Release:||1986|