With the news that Metallica is remastering Masters of Puppets, their 1986 classic, and are packaging the set in several kinds of sets has made the community of fans delighted. Even more, the Super Deluxe Box will be massive in every sense of the word. Best of all, for the gradient level of fans, the album will be a targeted to all with matching price points.
On November 10, Rhino Records in conjunction with Blackened Records, will reissue Master Of Puppets to thoroughly provide the most definitive of the album.
Watch for the standard release of CD, DD, and vinyl LP. To expand for the growing fan, there will be a 3CD edition that provides the original album remastered, a CD with a collection of eleven demos, riffs from personal tapes, a few rough mixes of tracks, and an interview, and a 3rd CD with selected live performance tracks from various stops along the Damage, Inc tour. But for the SERIOUS fan, there’s this:
The Remastered Deluxe Box of Master of Puppets will provide all of the following:
- 10 CDs
- 3 LPs
- 2 DVDs
- 1 Cassette
- 108 page hardbound book
- A set of 6 collectible buttons
- Replica folder of handwritten lyrics
The ten CDs offer the original album remastered, two CDs of interviews, three richly explored CDs of rough mixes, riff tracks, demos, outtakes, four CDs of live performance shows.
The three LPs will provide the remastered Master of Puppets, with the LPs 2 and 3 providing the complete Aragon Ballroom (Chicago) show from May 5, 1986.
The cassette will provide a live show from Stockholm, Sweden (9/26/1986).
The 2 DVDs will provide video for lives shows, MTV interviews, and other interests.
It may hold the prize for the most adorned definitive box for an album ever.