Label:Elektra – 61113-1, Elektra – 9 61113-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Hard Rock, Heavy Metal


A1Enter Sandman5:29
A2Sad But True5:24
A3Holier Than Thou3:47
B1The Unforgiven6:26
B2Wherever I May Roam6:42
B3Don't Tread On Me3:59
C1Through The Never4:01
C2Nothing Else Matters
Orchestrated ByMichael Kamen
C3Of Wolf And Man4:16
D1The God That Failed5:05
D2My Friend Of Misery6:47
D3The Struggle Within3:51

Companies, etc.



Recorded at One On One Recording, Los Angeles, October '90 - June '91.

On inner sleeve: All lyrics © 1991 Creeping Death Music, ASCAP
On labels: All songs © 1991 Creeping Death Music, ASCAP

℗ © 1991 Elektra Entertainment.

Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-61113-1 7
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, etched [SRC logo, STERLING stamped]): [SRC logo] ST-E-61113-A-1 1-1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, etched [SRC logo, STERLING stamped]): [SRC logo] ST-E-61113-B-1 1-1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout, etched [SRC logo, STERLING stamped]): [SRC logo] ST-E-61113-C-1 1-1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout, etched [SRC logo, STERLING stamped]): [SRC logo] ST-E-61113-D-1 1-1 STERLING
  • Other (Embossed Around Center Hole Side B): E A S T
  • Other (Embossed Around Center Hole Side D): E A S T

Other Versions (5 of 540)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Metallica (2×LP, Album)Vertigo510 022-1Brazil1991
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Metallica (2×LP, Album)Vertigo510 022-1Europe1991
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Metallica (CD, Album)SonySRCS 5577Japan1991
Metallica (CD, Album)ElektraCD 61113Canada1991
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Metallica (Cassette, Album, Dolby HX Pro)Elektra, Elektra9 61113-4, 61113-4US1991



  • Darrdod53's avatar
    This is the ONE. No pressing is better. The 2008 is not, the simply vinyl is not, the latest pressing certainly isn't. Buy this record and thank me later lol. This is the Nirvana Nevermind of Metal. Iconic, rare, punchy af pressing. Couldn't be happier to have one in NM shape.
    • PriestMode's avatar
      Sounds insanely good compared to any of the other versions out there. One of the best sounding records ever made as far as I’m concerned, worth every penny
      • benjamin.harrison199's avatar
        Only 5,000 were printed for this first Elektra release. Bought used copy in March 2014 played it a few times. Definitely amazed of how the value has gone up 30 + years.
        • agb1262's avatar
          This pressing sound amazing. All dynamics are there. Better than the reissue for sure.
          • iron_raider's avatar
            Edited one year ago
            This album is very special to my teen years.This album in a first press USA Elektra was shockingly very rare as most people, including myself, bought this on cd or cassette when it came out so that's why its so rare.Yes I had to have the original first pressing as Im funny about that and I admit I was blown away with hearing this on vinyl!And more than any other I can say as I've heard it only digitally for decades.It was very warm and crisp, I was so satisfied I want another copy in better condition as my copy I just bought has been loved many times.If you find this USA Elektra first pressing at a decent price GET IT and quick!
            • Unclephil51's avatar
              Best pressing tied with 2008 Warner/ Universal box set. Has better bottom end than 2008 box set but everything else is comparable. And I love the 2008 box set because it has a very clean sound with magnificent bass. This does too. There’s just something slightly better about it but they’re both really solid pressings. If you’re willing to pay a little extra get this, otherwise get the 2008 box set, especially if it’s at a good price. They’re both cool.
              • kingstring23's avatar
                Always been a fan of the massive sound on this album, but it’s made even better on vinyl. I haven’t owned any other versions, but this pressing sounds spectacular on my system!


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