Blackened RecordingsMetallica has revealed the details of the upcoming Master of Puppets deluxe reissue package.
A remastered version of the original 1986 album, Metallica’s third, will be available as a vinyl LP, CD and digital download.
The big news involves the two premium editions.
There will be a three-CD “Expanded Edition,” including previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, and a disc featuring a mix of live songs that are sequenced into a typical set list from the Damage, Inc. tour.
A “Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set” ups the ante to three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics and a set of six buttons. The Box Set also including a 108-page hardcover book.
There are work-in-progress rough mixes not only of album tracks but of previously unreleased covers — Diamond Head‘s “The Prince” and Fang‘s “The Money Will Roll Right In.”
The disks of demos also include not just versions of songs in development but early “riff tapes.”
There’s material from Jason Newsted‘s band audition, live soundboard recordings of four previously unreleased concerts; and the DVDs contain material from three separate concerts.
The Master of Puppets reissues will be available November 10. Pre-orders are available now and will get you instant downloads of the remastered “Disposable Heroes” and a version of “The Thing That Should Not Be” recorded live at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, May 25, 1986.
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