Metallica – Metallica (Black Album) U.S. 4 LP 45 RPM half speed mastered box set


Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the U.S. limited edition 45 RPM half speed mastered 4 LP pressing of Metallica, also known as the “Black Album” by Metallica.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the U.S. limited edition 45 RPM half speed mastered 4 LP box set pressing of Metallica by Metallica.

About this copy: This copy of Metallica is a 2008 U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

The box is M-.  The original “Louder Faster Heavier” banner is M-.  The insert is M-.

The four album covers (only one is shown in photos) are M-.

The four 180 gram 45 RPM discs are M- and look unplayed.  Clean discs!

A nearly perfect copy of a rare Metallica set.

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 1991, Metallica was the fifth studio album by Metallica.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #1in the U.S. gave Metallica a 4 1/2 star review:

After the muddled production and ultracomplicated song structures of …And Justice for All, Metallica decided that they had taken the progressive elements of their music as far as they could and that a simplification and streamlining of their sound was in order. While the assessment made sense from a musical standpoint, it also presented an opportunity to commercialize their music, and Metallica accomplishes both goals. The best songs are more melodic and immediate, the crushing, stripped-down grooves of “Enter Sandman,” “Sad but True,” and “Wherever I May Roam” sticking to traditional structures and using the same main riffs throughout; the crisp, professional production by Bob Rock adds to their accessibility. “…. In retrospect, Metallica is a good, but not quite great, album, one whose best moments deservedly captured the heavy metal crown, but whose approach also foreshadowed a creative decline.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 2008
Format: Stereo
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Weight 49 oz
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 1.5 in