Metallica to Release a Deluxe Box Set of "Master of Puppets"

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Metallica’s 1986 album Master of Puppets has been expanded for its 30th-anniversary release.

Master of Puppets was the third Metallica album. Hetfield wrote all of the lyrics for the album.

Every song from Master of Puppets has been performed live. Most are now staples of the Metallica setlist.

Singer James Hetfield was at the unboxing:


The Master of Puppets reissue will be available physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include a 108-page hardcover book including never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons.

The set will be released on November 10.

The track lists:

LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET

Vinyl: Master of Puppets (Remastered) with Digital Download Card
  • Side 1
    • Battery
    • Master of Puppets 
    • The Thing That Should Not Be
    • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Side 2
    • Disposable Heroes
    • Leper Messiah 
    • Orion
    • Damage, Inc. 
Vinyl: Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, May 25, 1986 (2 LPs & Digital Download Card)

Disc 1
  • Side 1
    • Battery (Note: Someone didn’t hit record until after we started playing)
    • Master of Puppets
    • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Side 2
    • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    • The Thing That Should Not Be 
    • (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
    • Damage, Inc.
Disc 2
  • Side 3
    • Fade to Black
    • Seek & Destroy
    • Creeping Death
  • Side 4
    • The Four Horsemen
    • Guitar Solo
    • Am I Evil?
    • Whiplash 
CD: Master of Puppets (Remastered)
  • Battery
  • Master of Puppets
  • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Disposable Heroes
  • Leper Messiah
  • Orion 
  • Damage, Inc.
CD: Metallica Interview
  • Disc 1
    • Metal Forces Magazine Interview with Lars
    • Interview with Cliff
    • Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff
  • Disc 2
    • WYSP Philadelphia “Metal Shop” Radio Interview with Lars & James
    • Sounds Magazine Interview with Kirk, Cliff & Lars
    • Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars
    • Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars & Jason
CD: Rough Mixes From the Vault
  • Battery (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • Master of Puppets (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) 
  • The Thing That Should Not Be (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • Disposable Heroes (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) 
  • Leper Messiah (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • Damage, Inc. (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) 
  • The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) 
CD: Riffs, Demos & Outtakes From Lars' & James' Vaults

Disc 1
  • Battery (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes)
  • Battery (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II)
  • Master of Puppets (1985, from Kirk’s Riff Tapes)
  • Master of Puppets (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes)
  • Master of Puppets (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) 
  • The Thing That Should Not Be (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes)
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) 
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) 
  • Disposable Heroes (1985, from Kirk’s Riff Tapes)
  • Disposable Heroes (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) 
  • Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes)
  • Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II)
  • Orion (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes)
  • Damage, Inc. (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) 
  • Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress) 
  • Battery (May 1985, Writing in Progress)
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (May 1985, Writing in Progress) 
  • Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II)
  • Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) 
  • Disposable Heroes (Early June 1985 Demo)
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Early June 1985 Demo)
  • Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress) 
  • Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress II)
  • Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985 Demo)
Disc 2
  • Disposable Heroes (Late June 1985 Demo) 
  • Battery (Late June 1985 Demo)
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo)
  • Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo)
  • Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985, Writing in Progress)
  • Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo) 
  • Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985 Demo)
  • Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo II) 
  • Orion (September 1985 Drum Room Demo)
  • The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985, Writing in Progress) 
  • The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) 
  • The Money Will Roll Right In (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) 
  • The Prince (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) 
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) 
  • Orion (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes)
  • Orion (Late 1985, Kirk & Lars in the Control Room)
CD: Live at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, April 21, 1986
  • The Ecstasy of Gold
  • Battery
  • Master of Puppets
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Ride The Lightning
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Note: The tape ran out before we finished the song)
  • Seek & Destroy (Note: The recording didn’t begin until we were halfway through the song)
  • Creeping Death
  • Am I Evil?
  • Damage, Inc. 
CD: Live at Hampton coliseum, Hampton, VA, August 3, 1986
  • Battery
  • Master of Puppets
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Bass Solo
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Seek & Destroy
  • Creeping Death 
  • Am I Evil?
  • Damage, Inc.
CD: Jason's Audition & Live at the Country Club, Reseda, CA, November 8, 1986
  • Master of Puppets (Jason’s First Audition)
  • Battery (Jason’s First Audition)
  • Seek & Destroy (Jason’s Second Audition)
  • Creeping Death (Jason’s Second Audition)
  • Fight Fire With Fire (Jason’s Second Audition)
  • Master of Puppets
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Ride The Lightning
  • Guitar Solo
  • Whiplash 
  • Seek & Destroy
  • The Four Horsemen
  • Am I Evil? 
  • Damage, Inc.
CD: Live at the Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany, January 25, 1987
  • Master of Puppets (Note: Someone didn’t hit record until we were halfway through the song)
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Ride The Lightning
  • Bass Solo 
  • Whiplash 
  • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Creeping Death
  • The Four Horsemen 
  • Guitar Solo
  • Am I Evil? 
  • Damage, Inc. 
  • Blitzkrieg 
Cassette: Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden, September 26, 1986 (includes digital download card)
  • Side A
    • The Ecstasy of Gold
    • Battery 
    • Master of Puppets
    • For Whom The Bell Tolls
    • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 
    • Ride The Lightning 
    • (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
    • Whiplash
    • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Side B
    • Fade To Black
    • Seek & Destroy
    • Creeping Death 
    • The Four Horsemen 
    • Guitar Solo
    • Am I Evil? 
    • Damage, Inc.
    • Blitzkrieg
    • Fight Fire With Fire (Note: This song was taken from another audience recording of the same gig unearthed in Lars’ vault)
DVD: Live and Interviews

DVD 1
  • Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, April 4, 1986
    • Master of Puppets (Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing)
    • For Whom The Bell Tolls
    • Ride The Lightning
    • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI – April 4th, 1986) (10:28)
    • Seek & Destroy 
    • Creeping Death 
    • Am I Evil?
    • Damage, Inc.
  • Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark, July 6, 1986
    • The Ecstasy of Gold
    • Battery
    • Master of Puppets
    • For Whom The Bell Tolls
    • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    • (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
    • The Four Horsemen 
    • Fade To Black
    • Seek & Destroy
    • Creeping Death (Note: Filming stopped during the encore break)
    • Am I Evil? (Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing)
    • Damage, Inc. 
    • Whiplash (Note: Filming cuts during the guitar solo)
  • MTV Heavy Metal Mania
    • Part I
    • Part II
    • Part III
DVD 2
  • Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, November 17, 1986
    • Battery
    • Master of Puppets
    • For Whom The Bell Tolls
    • 4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    • Ride The Lightning
    • Bass Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan – November 17th, 1986) (3:30)
    • 7. Whiplash
    • The Thing That Should Not Be
    • Fade To Black
    • Seek & Destroy
    • Creeping Death
    • The Four Horsemen
    • Guitar Solo
    • Am I Evil?
    • Damage, Inc.
    • Fight Fire With Fire
  • Masa Ito Interview
    • Excerpt from “Music Tomato World”
  • MTV News Interviews
    • James & Kirk
    • Lars & Jason – Part 1 (17:09)
    • Lars & Jason – Part 2 (14:15)
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REMASTERED 3-CD EXPANDED EDITION

Disc 1: Master of Puppets (Remastered)
  • Battery
  • Master of Puppets
  • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Disposable Heroes
  • Leper Messiah 
  • Orion
  • Damage, Inc.
Disc 2: Riffs, Demos, Rough Mixes & Interviews
  • Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) 
  • Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo)
  • The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) 
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo)
  • Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II)
  • Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II)
  • Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) 
  • Damage, Inc. (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes)
  • The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  • Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff
Disc 3: Live from the Damage, Inc. Tour
  • Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986)
  • Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) 
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986)
  • Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987)
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) 
  • The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986)
  • (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986)
  • Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986)
  • Fade To Black (Fan Recording – Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) 
  • Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986)
  • Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) 
  • The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987)
  • Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986)
  • Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986)
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REMASTERED VINYL
  • Side 1 
    • Battery
    • Master of Puppets
    • The Thing That Should Not Be
    • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Side 2
    • Disposable Heroes 
    • Leper Messiah
    • Orion
    • Damage, Inc. 
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REMASTERED CD
  • Battery
  • Master of Puppets
  • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Disposable Heroes
  • Leper Messiah
  • Orion
  • Damage, Inc. 

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