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Metallica - Ride the Lightning Deluxe Edition Vinyl 3LP + 10" LP + 6CD + DVD Box Set

Blackened Records

  • $ 14998


Metallica Ride the Lightning Deluxe Edition Vinyl 3LP + 10" LP + 6CD + DVD Box Set

Metallica Ride the Lightning Deluxe Box Set Is For Whom the Bell Tolls: Numbered Archival Treasure Includes Multiple Concerts, Hardcover Book, Creeping Death Picture Disc, Remastered Album, More

Anchored by a remastered version of Metallica's breakout 1984 album on CD and 180g vinyl LP, this numbered deluxe edition box set of Ride the Lightning will never fade to black. Accompanied by a hardcover book featuring handwritten lyrics and never-before-seen photos and three posters, this archival Metallica treasure also includes a plethora of largely previously unreleased live material: A December 1984 concert from London, 1985 show from Los Angeles, 1985 date from San Francisco, and a disc of the quartet's 1985 Castle Donnington performance.

In addition, a DVD documents a September 1985 festival appearance from Germany and Metallica's Day on the Green engagement. Another CD contains demos and mixes from drummer Lars Ulrich's personal vault, and yet another disc offers even more insight via lengthy period interviews. Collectors also get a faithfully reproduced version of the Creeping Death picture-disc LP. Ride the Lightning has never felt bigger, better, or more substantial than on this deluxe edition box set.

The first metal album to take the art form to both uncompromising extremes while retaining an accessible tunefulness, Ride the Lightning elevated heaviness to previously unforeseen heights and established the group as visionaries. Exploring death and mortality from myriad points of view – nuclear war on "Fight Fire with Fire," on-field battle on "For Whom the Bell Tolls," electric-chair execution on the title track, drowning on "Trapped Under Ice", suicide on the classic "Fade to Black" – the 1984 thrash masterwork retains a level of intelligence and mature perspective that compliment the band's refined assault and toughened hooks.

Rapid-fire guitar riffs, roaring solos, James Hetfield's trademark vocal growl, Ulrich's sparse fills, and Cliff Burton's lead-guitar-style bass lines form an impenetrable wall of sound, power, and strength.

Ranked #4 in metal expert Martin Popoff's The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time, Ride the Lightning showed metal could be aggressive, energetic, fast or slow, melodic, and inarguably artistic at once. As he writes: "Whether bludgeoningly fast, mountain-movingly slow, or two speeds at opposite ends of mid-velocity's sweet spot, Metallica were well beyond the dependent, one-dimensional riff-centricity of Kill ‘Em All, crafting anthems that lesser-banged heads could potentially love, or at least untangle." It has since sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. alone and remains a musical touchstone.

Metallica Ride the Lightning Deluxe Edition Content Listing:

VINYL 1: RIDE THE LIGHTNING Remastered 180g

1. Fight Fire With Fire
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Fade To Black
5. Trapped Under Ice
6. Escape
7. Creeping Death
8. The Call of Ktulu

VINYL 2: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 10TH, 1985 *Previously unreleased

1. The Ecstasy of Gold
2. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
3. Ride The Lightning (Live)
4. Phantom Lord (Live)
5. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
7. No Remorse (Live)
8. Fade To Black (Live)
9. Seek & Destroy (Live)
10. Creeping Death (Live)
11. Am I Evil? (Live)
12. Motorbreath (Live)

VINYL 3: CREEPING DEATH Picture Disc

1. Creeping Death
2. Am I Evil?
3. Blitzkrieg

CD 1: RIDE THE LIGHTNING Remastered

1. Fight Fire With Fire
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Fade To Black
5. Trapped Under Ice
6. Escape
7. Creeping Death
8. The Call of Ktulu

CD 2: METALLICA INTERVIEWS *Previously unreleased

1. Metal Forces Interview with Lars, November 1984
2. WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview with Cliff & Kirk, February 1985
3. Metal Madness Interview with Lars, March 1985

CD 3: DEMOS & ROUGH MIXES FROM LARS’ VAULT *Previously unreleased

1. Ride The Lightning (Studio Demo)
2. When Hell Freezes Over (Studio Demo)
3. Creeping Death (Studio Demo)
4. Fight Fire With Fire (Studio Demo)
5. Ride The Lightning (Garage Demo)
6. When Hell Freezes Over (Garage Demo)
7. Fight Fire With Fire (Garage Demo)
8. Ride The Lightning (Boom Box Demo)
9. Blitzkrieg (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
10. Am I Evil? (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)

CD 4: LIVE AT KABUKI THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 15TH, 1985 *Previously unreleased

1. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
3. Phantom Lord (Live)
4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
5. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
7. No Remorse (Live)
8. Fade To Black (Live)
9. Creeping Death (Live)
10. Guitar Solo (Live)
11. Am I Evil? (Live)
12. Motorbreath (Live)

CD 5: LIVE AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE, LONDON, UK - DECEMBER 20th, 1984 *Previously unreleased

1. Phantom Lord (Live)
2. The Four Horsemen (Live)
3. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live
5. No Remorse (Live)
6. The Call of Ktulu (Live)
7. Seek & Destroy (Live)
8. Whiplash (Live)
9. Creeping Death (Live)
10. Guitar Solo (Live)
11. Metal Militia (Live)

CD 6: LIVE AT CASTLE DONINGTON, UK – AUGUST 17TH, 1985 *Previously unreleased

1. Creeping Death (Live)
2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
5. Fade To Black (Live)
6. Seek & Destroy (Live)
7. Whiplash (Live)
8. Motorbreath (Live)

DVD (TITLE TBD)

Metallica Live at MTV’s Day On The Green at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA – August 31st, 1985

1. Creeping Death
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls

MTV Day On The Green Interview with Lars and James

Metallica Live at Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany *Previously unreleased

1. Creeping Death
2. Ride The Lightning
3. Disposable Heroes
4. No Remorse
5. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls
7. The Four Horsemen
8. Fade to Black
9. Seek & Destroy
10. Whiplash
11. Fight Fire With Fire
12. Guitar Solo
13. Am I Evil?
14. Motorbreath


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