Metallica ‎– Master Of Puppets

Elektra ‎– 60439-1, Elektra ‎– 9 60439-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Battery 5:10
A2 Master Of Puppets
Written-By – Burton*, Hammett*
A3 The Thing That Should Not Be
Written-By – Hammett*
A4 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Written-By – Hammett*
B1 Disposable Heroes
Written-By – Hammett*
B2 Leper Messiah 5:38
B3 Orion
Written-By – Burton*
B4 Damage, Inc.
Written-By – Burton*, Hammett*

Companies, etc.



℗© 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records, a division of Warner Communications
Manufactured by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records, a division of Warner Communications
All songs published by Creeping Death Music, ASCAP
Recorded September-December 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Sterling Sound

Cat # on vinyl labels: 60439-1
Cat # on spine: 9 60439-1

Includes inner sleeve with lyrics
Red/black Elektra labels

For Specialty Records Corporation pressing, see here: Master Of Puppets

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Print): 0 7559-60439-1
  • Barcode (Scan, Format: UPC_A): 075596043915
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): ST-E-60439-1-A-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): ST-E-60439-1-B-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): STE-60439-A-DMM-1, B-22841, Sterling Sound - Dmm-1, Δ 11835 0-, ED M1 SF1 SM4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): STE-60439-B-DMM-1, Δ 11835-X 0-, Sterling Sound-Dmm-1, ED M1 SF1 SM4, B-22842

Other Versions (5 of 295) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Metallica Master Of Puppets (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Metallica) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
838 141-4 Metallica Master Of Puppets(Cass, Album) Vertigo 838 141-4 Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
none Metallica Master Of Puppets(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Metallica) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
838 141-1 Metallica Master Of Puppets(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Blu) Vertigo (3) 838 141-1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SK111 Metallica Master Of Puppets(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ESKA Records SK111 Poland Unknown Sell This Version


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May 22, 2017
There's so many different pressings for this album can somebody given me the skinny on what the worthwhile ones are to go for, preferably vinyl but CD too?


April 18, 2017
Can anyone help me out? I have an early pressing with this runout:
STE-60439-A-DMM-1 SP0-2 Sterling Sound - Dmm-1 ED M1 SF1 SM5

I don't know if I'm missing something but when I get time I'm gonna make a new entry.


March 21, 2017
Master Of Puppets First Pressing listed on ebay U.K if anybody is after a copy.
Seller (not me) confirms condition is fair.
Couple of images to look at.


February 2, 2017
edited 4 months ago
I'm hoping someone sells a nice copy for less than $100+..
I was looking at the Blackened press but apparently it sucks so I'm not gonna play with fire.


August 17, 2016
bad classification the first edition NO barcode, check out the photos of this edition


January 18, 2015
Same here, we got the blackenedRecs versions this week at our store & they sound so damn lame compared to the original USelektra & the UKmusicfornations version.
Check out the 2x45rpm UK 80s versions of the first 3 albums ( maybe the best sounding versions ever!!! )
Because i work as a matering engineer for different labels here in switzerland i ocasionaly do some transfers & restaurations for clients from Vinyl to Digital and therefor i'm lucky to randomly have access to different pressings from around the world. So yes, i dont have a clue what the hell went wrong with the repressing or the qualitycheck for these blackenedRecs versions. cheers, rob


September 8, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
B000025ZVE - Vertigo - 838 141-2 = secretly remastered (loudness war) - Yes, you buy this brand new with the same old cat number on it, but It's not like the one you bought in 1988, The sound on this new one is secretly remastered.