Metallica details ‘And Justice For All’ reissue

Expanded editions feature previously unreleased material

Metallica is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough fourth album …And Justice For All with the announcement of its definitive reissue, out November 2nd on the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

The re-release of …And Justice For All has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality, as overseen by Greg Fidelman, and will be available in multiple digital and physical configurations. Pre-orders of all configurations will receive an instant download of “Dyers Eve (Remastered),” while pre-orders of the expanded and deluxe editions will receive an additional instant download of “Eye of the Beholder (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988).”

The …And Justice For All reissue will be available physically as a standard double 180-gram LP, standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a standard album (available to stream and download), an 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, previously unreleased live tracks, and an expanded booklet of never-before-seen Ross Halfin photos. The one-pressing-only Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include the remastered double 180-g LP, a “One” picture disc, 3 LPs featuring their iconic performance from Seattle in 1989 remixed by Greg Fidelman, 11 CDs including three live performance sets from The Troubadour in West Hollywood, Long Beach Arena and Hammersmith Odeon in London, 4 DVDs featuring previously unreleased footage shot on drummer Lars Urlich’s camcorder, live performance sets at Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, Stone Balloon in Newark, interviews and raw live performances, a set of four patches, a Pushead print, a tour laminate, lyric sheets, a download card for all material in the set, and a deluxe 120-page book with never-before-seen photos and never-before told stories from the people who were there.

…And Justice For All was originally released — despite what the internet might tell you — September 7th, 1988, on Elektra Records. Certified 8x Platinum in the United States, the album marked a series of firsts for Metallica: The first full length Metallica recording to feature bassist Jason Newsted, the first Metallica album to crack the U.S. Top 10 where it peaked at No. 6, the band’s first video and top 40 single (“One”), their debut performance on the Grammy Awards, as well as their first Grammy loss (Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental for …And Justice for All), and first Grammy win (Best Metal Performance for “One”). It also received more widespread critical acclaim than any of its predecessors, with Rolling Stone hailing the album as “a marvel of precisely channeled aggression,” Spin calling it “a gem of a double record,” and ultimately placing in the Village Voice annual Pazz & Jop critics poll of the year’s best reviewed albums.

The band hinted at the album’s reissue earlier this week when they posted a video of the set at a pressing plant with #comingsoon on Twitter. Fans can watch guitarist Kirk Hammett unbox the Deluxe Edition below and read track listing underneath.

CD 1: …And Justice For All (Remastered)

  1. Blackened
  2. …And Justice for All
  3. Eye of the Beholder
  4. One
  5. The Shortest Straw
  6. Harvester of Sorrow
  7. The Frayed Ends of Sanity
  8. To Live Is to Die
  9. Dyers Eve

CD 2: Demos & Rough Mixes (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Blackened (November 1987 Demo)
  2. …And Justice for All (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
  3. Eye of the Beholder (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
  4. One (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  5. The Shortest Straw (December 1987, Writing in Progress)
  6. Harvester of Sorrow (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  7. The Frayed Ends of Sanity (November 1987 Demo)
  8. To Live Is to Die (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
  9. Dyers Eve (January 1988 Demo)

CD 3: Live From The Damaged Justice Tour (Previously Unreleased except where noted)

  1. Blackened (Live – Seattle ’89)
    Previously released on Live Shit: Binge & Purge. Newly mixed by Greg Fidelman.
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – December 7th, 1988)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988)
  4. Leper Messiah (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – December 7th, 1988)
  5. Harvester of Sorrow (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988)
  6. Eye of the Beholder (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988)
  7. Seek & Destroy (Live at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA – May 24th, 1988)
  8. Creeping Death (Live at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX – February 5th, 1989)
    Previously released as a b-side to one of the many singles for One. Newly remastered.
  9. One (Live – Seattle ’89)
    Previously released on Live Shit: Binge & Purge. Newly mixed by Greg Fidelman.
  10. …And Justice for All (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – December 7th, 1988)
  11. Whiplash (Live at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA – May 24th, 1988)
  12. Breadfan (Live at Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA – August 30th, 1989)
    Previously released on The 6 1/2 Year Anniversary EP as part of The Good, The Bad & The Live box set. Newly remastered.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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