Offered for sale is a 45 RPM, 2 LP limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of Master of Puppets by Metallica.
About this copy: This copy of Master of Puppets is a 2008 U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label of an album that was originally released in 1986.
The cover is M- with trace wear at the upper corners. The paper “Louder Faster Heavier” banner is included.
The original plastic sleeve with hype sticker is included.
The two 180 gram 45 RPM discs are M- and look unplayed. Clean discs!
A nice copy of a scarce Metallica LP.
Background: Starting in 2008, Metallica released their entire catalog in the form of limited edition, high quality, half speed mastered 180 gram pressings.
These were issued at both 33 1/3 speed and also at 45 RPM for better sound quality.
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:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||2008|