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Master of Puppets (Remastered Expanded Edition)

Released November 09, 2017

Released November 09, 2017

Master of Puppets (Remastered)
Riffs, Demos, Rough Mixes & Interviews
Live from the Damage, Inc. Tour
Liner Notes

James Hetfield – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Lars Ulrich – Drums
Cliff Burton – Bass
Kirk Hammett – Lead Guitar

DISC ONE: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED)

Producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
Engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
Recorded & Mixed at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark from September to December of 1985
Mixed by Michael Wagener at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Assistant Mixing Engineer: Mark Wilzcak

Remastered by Howie Weinberg and Gentry Studer at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CA Reissue
Executive Producer: Greg Fidelman
Mastering Coordinator: Lindsay Chase

All lyrics by Hetfield
All arrangements by Hetfield/Ulrich
Cover Concept: Metallica and Peter Mensch
Cover Illustration: Don Brautigam

Metallica HQ Director: Marc Reiter
Product Management: Brant Weil
Project Coordinator: ELENI PSALTIS
Photography: Ross Halfin
Reissue Art Direction & Design: Alex Tenta
Audio Direction: Dan Nykolayko

Legal Representation: Peter Paterno of King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP Booking
Agents: Dennis Arfa at AGI | John Jackson AT K2 Agency
Business Management: Eric Wasserman at WG&S, LLP
Management: Q Prime Inc.

All songs © Creeping Death Music (Global Music Rights)
© 1986 Blackened Recordings

DISC TWO: RIFFS, DEMOS, ROUGH MIXES & INTERVIEWS

Track 1 recorded in the garage at The Carlson House, El Cerrito, CA IN EARLY JUNE 1985

Tracks 2 & 4 recorded in the garage at The Carlson House, El Cerrito, CA in late June 1985

Track 3 recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in September 1985

Track 5 recorded in the garage at The Carlson House, El Cerrito, CA in May 1985

Tracks 6 & 8 recorded at The Carlson House, El Cerrito, CA in 1985

Track 7 recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. Rough mix by Flemming Rasmussen on November 5th, 1985.  Keyboards by James Hetfield.

Tracks 9-10 recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. Rough mixes by Greg Fidelman in May 2016 at HQ, San Rafael, CA. These are cover songs that we worked on during the recording of Master of Puppets that we never finished recording by the time we wrapped up the album.  “The Money Will Roll Right In” only features James & Lars and “The Prince” features James, Lars & Cliff. There is no lead guitar and there are no vocals. Special thanks to Greg Fidelman for making these tracks listenable again after all of these years.

Track 11 conducted by Scott Heller on May 13th, 1986.

Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA Transferred, fixed and/or mixed by Greg Fidelman, Kent Matcke and Tal Miller

All Songs Copyright © 1986 Creeping Death Music (Global Music Rights) except for “The Money Will Roll Right In” published by Udderly Good Music and “The Prince” published by Happy Face Music Ltd/Zomba Enterprices, Inc.

DISC THREE: LIVE FROM THE DAMAGE, INC. TOUR

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986.

Tracks 3 & 13 recorded live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986. Rhythm Guitar: John Marshall

Tracks 4 & 12 recorded live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987. Bass/Backing Vocals: Jason Newsted

Tracks 5 & 10 recorded live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986

Bass/Backing Vocals: Jason Newsted

Tracks 6-8, 11 & 14 recorded live at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986.

Track 9 recorded live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986 by a fan in the audience.

Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA Transferred, fixed and/or mixed by Kent Matcke

All Songs Copyright © 1986, 1984, 1983 Creeping Death Music (Global Music Rights) except “Am I Evil?” published by Happy Face Music Ltd/Zomba Enterprises, Inc.

℗ & © 2017 Blackened Recordings