Music

Sad But True

Released February 07, 1993

Released February 07, 1993

Liner Notes

James Hetfield – Guitar, Vocals
Lars Ulrich – Drums
Kirk Hammett – Guitar
Jason Newsted – Bass

SAD BUT TRUE
Producer: Bob Rock with Hetfield & Ulrich
Engineer: Randy Staub
Recorded at One on One, Los Angeles, CA from October 1990 to June of 1991

SO WHAT
Roughly produced by Bob Rock with Hetfield & Ulrich
Engineer: Randy Staub

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS (ELEVATOR VERSION)
Producer: Bob Rock with Hetfield & Ulrich
Engineer: Randy Staub
Orchestration arranged by Michael Kamen

"One guitar, one voice... This is how Jaymz originally intended the song to be (sans the chorus and brass band - aka the L.S.O.) - so much for first impressions!!!"

HARVESTER OF SORROW (LIVE), CREEPING DEATH (LIVE) and SAD BUT TRUE (LIVE)
Recorded live on September 28, 1991 at Tushino Airfield in Moscow, Russia
Recorded by Fleetwood Mobiles
Mixed by Randy Staub

Note: SAD BUT TRUE (LIVE) was incorrectly labeled on vinyl & CD as being recorded live at A Day on the Green in Oakland, CA. The recording was actually from the 1991 Moscow Show.

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS (LIVE)
Recorded live on August 27, 1992 at Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM
Rhythm Guitar: John Marshall
Mixed by Randy Staub

"This is taken from the second show back after Jaymz' barbeque party in Montreal, and is the "vinyl" (?!) debut of Metallica as a five-piece - featuring Jaymz' somewhat permanent guitar stand-by, and the scapegoat for everybody's mistakes, John Marshall.

SAD BUT TRUE (DEMO)
Recorded by on August 13, 1990 in Lars' basement

"This is the 5th installment of demo versions we/you wish you had never heard... and guess what? We're all out of clever/stupid liner notes. N.B! Same credits as all the previous crap... i.e. Jaymz - rhythm guitar, "vocals," and guitar "solo." Lars - drums. Kirk & Jason - day off!!!"

Photography: Mark Seliger

All songs © Creeping Death Music (ASCAP) except SO WHAT © Link Music Ltd.
© 1993 Metallica