Metal lords Metallica have announced the reissuing of their 1986 album, the three times certified platinum Master of Puppets, on seven (!) different format packages.
You’ll be able to get it as a standard vinyl LP, standard CD, a triple CD ‘expanded edition’, a limited edition deluxe box set, and as digital iterations of those latter three options.
The ‘expanded edition’ will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. But it’s the limited edition deluxe box set that’s the real motherlode; it includes three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, a set of six buttons (that’s badges to us Ausfolk), and a 108-page hardcover book including never-before-seen photos and previously unreleased interviews. You can watch Metallica frontman James Hetfield unbox the treasure chest below.
Master of Puppets has sold over 10 million copies worldwide since its release in ’86, and is certified six times platinum in the States, and three times platinum by the good people at ARIA.
Master of Puppets (reissue) is available November 10 via Blackened Recordings/Universal.