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MetallicaMaster Of Puppets

Label:Music For Nations – MFN 60
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Thrash, Heavy Metal

Tracklist

A1Battery5:10
A2Master Of Puppets
Soloist, Guitar [1st Solo]Hetfield*
8:38
A3The Thing That Should Not Be6:32
A4Welcome Home (Sanitarium)6:28
B1Disposable Heroes8:14
B2Leper Messiah5:38
B3Orion
Soloist, Bass [4th Solo]Burton*
Soloist, Guitar [2nd Solo]Hetfield*
8:12
B4Damage, Inc.5:08
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Notes

The runout(s) of this release combine the cat# & runout of the EU (deleted or not prefix) and the UK release.
(examples in links)

Similar to Master Of Puppets but with different runouts.
Similar to Master Of Puppets but with white lettering on back sleeve.
Similar to Master Of Puppets but without barcode, pressing rings etc.

Inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and photos.
Merchandise leaflet with 1986 European tour dates.

Recorded, Sept.-Dec. 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mixed at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Issued under license from Megaforce Records.
℗ 1986 Music For Nations.
© 1985 Creeping Death Music. ASCAP.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): ̶ ̶R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ MFN 60-A7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): RR 9717 MFN-60-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): RR 9717MFN 60 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): RR 9717 MFN 60 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): RR 9717 ̶ ̶R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ MFN-60-A-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): MFN 60 B10
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): ̶R̶R̶ ̶9̶9̶1̶7̶ RR 9717 C MFN-60-A.4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): MFN 60 B10 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): RR 9717 MFN 60 A3 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): MFN-60 . B.6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): MFN 60/RR 9717 A/5 JA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): MFN-60.B.6 ^
  • Matrix / Runout: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 518)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Master Of Puppets (LP, Album)Roadrunner Records, Music For NationsRR 9717Europe1986
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Master Of Puppets (Cassette, Album, SR)Elektra, Elektra9 60439-4, 60439-4US1986
Master Of Puppets (LP, Album)Elektra96 04391Canada1986
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Master Of Puppets (LP, Album, Picture Disc, Reissue)Music For NationsMFN 60PUK1986
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Master Of Puppets (LP, Album)Music For NationsMFN 60UK1986
steves22's avatar
steves22
This pressing, mine is variant 3 of those listed above, sounds good and ballsy. Cliff's base is good and meaty and the whole thing sounds really good even on average equipment!
Unclephil51's avatar
Unclephil51
On a real note, someone really typed this is a quiet pressing? Get a 2008 remastered version and tell me what you hear then. You will beg to listen to this copy. I have heard the DMM ‘87 version, Specialty white label promo, Specialty, Allied, Columbia house, all the blackened garbage, both Warner versions, 2004 box set version and this is a really solid copy. I’d say it comes 3rd place next to Columbia house and Specialty press. The DMM version is a league of its own and I’m still unsure if it’s my preferred way of listening. This pressing gets an A from me.
Unclephil51's avatar
Unclephil51
I don’t understand the trash talk on this pressing. It is a heavy hitter. You guys really need to type your equipment I.E “hot pink crosley cruiser with red Jensen speakers” like come on. Sansui 8080, Rega P1, Cerwin Vega LS-12 and Klipsch Forte II
Floydianfella's avatar
Floydianfella
Bought this pressing as a teenager in '86 and have loved this copy ever since. Truth of the matter is the pressing is AWFUL (what happens when you squeeze 55 minutes of great music onto a single disc) but the quietness, the gritty distortion the murkiness of this press is what I grew up with and strange as it sounds, subsequent better sounding remasters just don't cut for me. If you're new to this album or wanting it on vinyl for the first time don't pay a fortune for this pressing; it's seriously not worth it, newer ones are far superior but if you've owned it from day one, well it's the best...
Maslakoff's avatar
Maslakoff
Am I the only person here who thinks that this version sounds plainly terrible ? It's quietly recorded, noisy and very tiresome to listen to (due to very muted dynamics). I have a French original of Kill'em All that is a complete opposite of this nonsense.
henderson4819's avatar
henderson4819
Edited 4 years ago
I bought a Master of Puppets vinyl at Best Buy a month ago. And, The record opening is on the top instead of on the right side. They had other Master of Puppets vinyls that were stamped different years on the back i/e copyright 1991, 2014, 2017. Anyways, I found one that had copyright 1986. So, I purchased that one. My question is, ."Is it possibly a first pressing or a error or just one of the few that was stamped 1986? They only had one that was stamped 1986.
spook666's avatar
spook666
My copy matches the descriptors above - no barcode, no country on labels, all white text on back cover. However, the hand-etched matrix is: MFN 60/RR 9717 A15, MFN 60 B-6. Does anyone have this version or any info??
killingstrings's avatar
Can't really find out what version I have. It has all texts on the cover on white, Music For Nations MFN 60 with no countries on labels. But the Matrix is RoadRunner: RR 9717 A1 [] Timtom/ RR 9717 B1 - bought it second hand so if there was a tour leaflet is long gone...
marcodallo89's avatar
marcodallo89
I have a copy with 2 serial, one is deleted :
rr9917(delete) rr9717 mfn-60 a.4
????
Why ? Has it more value?
mattfen10's avatar
mattfen10
I have the UK pressing if this but both the A and B sides have the same 4 tracks on them:
1Battery
2master of puppets
3the things that should not be
4 welcome home (sanitarium)
Anyone able to shed some light on this?
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