Metallica ‎– Ride The Lightning

Bernett Records ‎– SB 18026, Music For Nations ‎– SB 18026
Vinyl, LP, Album

Elenco tracce

A1 Fight Fire With Fire 4:44
A2 Ride The Lightning 6:36
A3 For Whom The Bell Tolls 5:10
A4 Fade To Black 6:56
B1 Trapped Under Ice 4:03
B2 Escape 4:23
B3 Creeping Death 6:36
B4 The Call Of Ktulu 8:52

Società, ecc.



First French issue with a green sleeve.

There is two versions one with "Printed in France" on the back, and one without it.

Printed lyric inner sleeve included.

"Imprimé en France" Aude 681.17.08.

Released on cassette format also with green artwork.

℗ 1984 Music for Nations.

Codice a barre e altri identificatori

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etchings): MPO MU SB 18026 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etchings): MPO MU SB 18026 B
  • Price Code: MU 219
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL

Altre versioni (5 di 404) Visualizza tutto

N. cat Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat Paese Anno
MRI 769 Metallica Ride The Lightning(LP, Album) Megaforce Records MRI 769 US 1984 Vendi questa versione
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991 Vendi questa versione
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008 Vendi questa versione
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo (3), PolyGram (2), Phonogram (2) 838 140-1, none Russia 1994 Vendi questa versione
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986 Vendi questa versione


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11 ottobre 2019

On the french Wikipedia page for this album, it's said that "3000 copies were printed with green"... But it's only wiki


26 aprile 2019
OK, just one thing: I can't believe there were only 400 copies, because when it went out, in 1984, there were copies in each store. And there were A LOT of record stores in those days, believe me!
I bought one of them in Paris for something like 50FF - 7.60€ [!!!] and there were 10 more ex. on the shelf...
So I guess the real number must be around 4.000, not only 400.



19 marzo 2019
Didn’t mean to be such a “jerk” about it. Was in a bad mood that day. I’ve gone over this though and everything matches including The inner sleeve. Both sides are correct with the correct etching on the black inner ring. Made in France. Everything going down that full explanation fits. All I was saying is that it is true that that made 400 though I could easily see this as over the years being actually 420 and not 400. 400 is a round number and it may have just become easier for people to remember or be in their head as “400”. I’ve also seen a ton of these from the late reviews pressings to pay homage to this pressing or perhaps to swindle. I don’t know, but thee are a lot. I’ve never seen another one like the one I got my hands on that matches everything to a tee including the inner sleeve with Same numbers and the cassette number. That’s why there are so many. I’d love to see another one some day on here to compare. I just can’t find one anywhere at all. Youd think of thye we’re making money off making fakes there would be pics galore everywhere of this album with all the checkmarks checked. I’ve seen a lot of pics but they are all of the later printings. I’m no expert so I will leave room to be wrong, but I believe my logic is correct here.


19 febbraio 2019
I have one if these 400 and yes, there were only 400. There is a re print and that’s why there seem to be so many more. If anyone can explain how to upload pics I will so people will know what to look for. The made in France, The album and cassette number, the lightning bolts in the right place yadda yadda...: don’t get cranky because you don’t have one.. (those saying there cannot be only 400) again, reprints after the fact to make more money off the “green” mysterious cover. This is the real deal. Red label, Bernett 18026 I believe (not looking at the moment) both sides. Inner sleeve has all words and thanks to the European crew etc etc... the 18026 is even inlaid in the record itself on both sides but have to look very closely.


4 novembre 2018
Did anybody noticed that the stereo channels are reversed compared to other supports or releases ?
Listen to Creeping Death, the first isolated riff from James (0:19) plays on the right, instead of left in other releases.


7 ottobre 2017
My reissue album, both labels on the album ( side 1 and 2) have the side 1 label. Anybody out there know about this mistake?


31 marzo 2017
Pretty boring to read bullshit about that record and cassette.
Stop to believe that only 400 copies exist and yes the green cover cassette is official.


17 novembre 2016
Mine has no printed inner sleeve w/lyrics... I'm not the first owner, so I don't know if the guy /or girl has simply lost it or if the lyric sleeve came only with some copies. If you have some infos ! ;-)


31 agosto 2016
very rare lp , i had a copy in perfect shape 32 years old


29 giugno 2016
My version doesn't have "Printed in France" on back. Everything else listed here is the same.