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MetallicaMaster Of Puppets

Genre:Rock
Style:Thrash, Speed Metal
Year:

Tracklist

Battery5:10
Master Of Puppets8:38
The Thing That Should Not Be6:32
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)6:28
Disposable Heroes8:14
Leper Messiah5:38
Orion8:12
Damage, Inc.5:08

Credits (23)

Notes

Originally released on 3rd of March 1986.
It was the last album with the bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident in Sweden during the album's promotional tour.

Artwork, designed by Metallica & Peter Mensch and painted by Don Brautigam, depicts a cemetery field of white crosses tethered to strings, manipulated by a pair of hands in a blood-red sky. Instead of releasing a single or video in advance of the album's release, Metallica embarked on a five-month American tour in support of Ozzy Osbourne. The European leg was canceled after Burton's death in September 1986, and the band returned home to audition a new bassist.

Master of Puppets peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its music and political lyrics.
It was certified six times platinum by the RIAA in 2003 for shipping six million copies in the United States, and was later certified six times platinum by Music Canada and platinum by the BPI.
In 2015, Master of Puppets became the first metal recording to be selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

It is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential thrash metal albums of all time.

Main runouts of 1986 vinyl releases per country.

US
STE 60439 Elektra.
ST-E-60439-1-A Elektra.
STE-60439-A DMM-1 Elektra.
STE-60439-A-DMM-1 Elektra.
STE-60439-A-DMM Elektra.
R-134552-A, S̶T̶E̶-̶6̶0̶4̶3̶9̶-̶A̶-DMM-1 Elektra.

UK
MFN 60 Music for Nations.
RR 9717 MFN 60 Music for Nations + Elektra.
R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ MFN 60 Music for Nations + Elektra.
R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ MFN 60 Music for Nations.
R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ RR 9717 MFN-60 Music for Nations, misprint.
R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ RR 9717 MFN-60 Music for Nations + Elektra, misprint.
R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ RR 9717 MFN-60 Music for Nations + Elektra, misprint + mispress.

EU
RR 9717 Music for Nations + Roadrunner.
RR 9717 MFN 60 Music for Nations + Roadrunner.

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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Roadrunner Records – RR 9717, Music For Nations – RR 9717Europe1986Europe1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-03-04, CassetteMaster Of Puppets
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    Elektra – 9 60439-4, Elektra – 60439-4US1986US1986
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    Elektra – 96 04391Canada1986Canada1986
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60PUK1986UK1986
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60UK1986UK1986
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    Elektra – 60439-1, Elektra – 9 60439-1US1986US1986
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    New Electric Way – 2320France1986France1986
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60UK1986UK1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-05-21, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    CBS/Sony – 28AP 3169Japan1986Japan1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-08-01, CDMaster Of Puppets
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    CBS/Sony – 32DP 448Japan1986Japan1986
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    WEA – 60439-1Australia1986Australia1986
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    Elektra – 60439-1, Elektra – 9 60439-1US1986US1986
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    Elektra – 60439-4Australia1986Australia1986
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60UK1986UK1986
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    Elektra – E4-60439, Elektra – 60439-4US1986US1986
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    Elektra – 96 04394Canada1986Canada1986
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    Philips – 842219-4Colombia1986Colombia1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-04-11, CDMaster Of Puppets
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    Music For Nations – CD MFN 60, Music For Nations – CDMFN 60UK1986UK1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60PUK1986UK1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
    LP, Album, Promo, SP - Specialty Pressing
    Elektra – 60439-1, Elektra – 9 60439-1US1986US1986
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, CassetteMaster Of Puppets
    Cassette, Album
    Music For Nations – MU 444France1986France1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    CBS/Sony (2) – 28AP 3169, CBS/Sony (2) – HM 26South Korea1986South Korea1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-06-17, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Elektra – 96 04391Canada1986Canada1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60UK1986UK1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, CassetteMaster Of Puppets
    Cassette, Album
    New Electric Way – C 2320France1986France1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    New Electric Way – 2320France1986France1986
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    Music For Nations – TMFN 60Europe1986Europe1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-02-21, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Elektra – 60439-1, Elektra – 9 60439-1US1986US1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-02-28, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60 UK1986UK1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roadrunner Records – RR 9717, Music For Nations – MFN 60Europe1986Europe1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986-06-00, CDMaster Of Puppets
    CD, Album
    Elektra – 9 60439-2, Elektra – 60439-2US1986US1986
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, CassetteMaster Of Puppets
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, Dolby HX Pro, B NR
    Elektra – E4-60439Canada1986Canada1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
    LP, Album, Misprint, Elektra Logo
    Music For Nations – MFN 60UK1986UK1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, CassetteMaster Of Puppets
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    New Electric Way – 193204France1986France1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
    LP, Album, Club Edition
    Elektra – E1 60439Canada1986Canada1986
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    Cover of Master Of Puppets, 1986, VinylMaster Of Puppets
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    Music For Nations – MFN 60UK1986UK1986
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