Ride the Lightning

~ Release group by Metallica

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Ride the Lightning12" Vinyl8
  • US1984-07-30
Megaforce RecordsMRI 769[none]
Ride the Lightning12" Vinyl8
Music for NationsMFN 275016583102715
Ride the LightningCD8
  • US1984-11-19
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)9 60396-2075596039628
Ride the Lightning12" Vinyl8
Music for NationsMFN 27[none]
Ride The Lightning2×12" Vinyl4 + 4
  • JP1984-12-21
NEXUS (King Records’ progressive rock label, Japanese music only since 2001)K25P 501[none]
Ride the LightningVinyl8
Music for NationsMFN 27[none]
Ride the LightningVinyl8
Vertigo (British rock label)838 140-1042283814011
Ride the LightningCassette8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)9 60396-4075596039642
Ride the LightningCD8
Music for NationsCD MFN 27[none]
Ride the LightningCD8
  • JP1988-11-21
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)25DP 53404988009629155
Ride the Lightning (Industria Argentina)CD8
Vertigo (British rock label), Phonogram838 140-2
Ride the LightningCD8
Vertigo (British rock label)838 140-2042283814028
Ride the LightningCD8
Vertigo (British rock label), Phonogram838 140-2042283814028
Ride the Lightning (BIEM/STEMRA, Made in France by PRS)CD8
Vertigo (British rock label), Phonogram838 140-2042283814028
Ride the LightningCassette8
Vertigo (British rock label)838 140-4042283814042
Ride the Lightning (BIEM/STEMRA)CD8
Vertigo (British rock label), Phonogram838 140-2042283814028
Ride the Lightning (BIEM/STEMRA; Made in ABCD Music, Israel)CD8
Vertigo (British rock label), Helicon Records (Israeli label), Phonogram838 140-2042283814028
Ride The LightningCD8
Metallica Inc.CDEPR 11777509967211779
Ride the LightningCD8
Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01)CD 60396075596039628
Ride the LightningCD8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)9 60396-2075596039628
Ride the LightningCD8
  • US2000-02-22
DCC Compact ClassicsGZS-1136010963113624
Ride the LightningCD8
  • JP2003-11-06
Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.)SICP 4764547366012934
Ride the LightningDigital Media10
  • CA2006-07-25
Ride the LightningCD8
  • JP2006-08-09
Vertigo (British rock label)UICR-10534988005440020
Ride the LightningCD8
Vertigo (British rock label)838 140-28808678200898
Ride the Lightning (45 RPM Series)2×12" Vinyl4 + 4
  • US2008-04-15
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)424636-1093624988267
Ride the LightningCD8
Vertigo (British rock label)DP 00768808678237801
Ride the LightningSHM-CD8
  • JP2010-09-22
Vertigo (British rock label)UICY-946634988005628633
Ride the LightningCD8
  • JP2011-11-02
Universal International (Japanese label; release must say “制作:Universal International” AND have no logos other than “Universal Music”)UICY-20223[none]
Ride the LightningCD8
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)BLCKND004-2856115004484
Ride the Lightning (Remastered 2016)CD8
  • XE2016-04-15
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)00602547885227602547885227
Ride the Lightning (deluxe / remastered, Mastered for iTunes)6×Digital Media8 + 12 + 13 + 12 + 11 + 8
  • JP2016-04-15
602547914583
Ride the Lightning (deluxe / remastered)Digital Media64
  • JP2016-04-15
602547914590
Ride the Lightning (deluxe edition, Metallica store)7×Digital Media8 + 12 + 3 + 10 + 12 + 11 + 8
  • US2016-04-15
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)[none]
Ride the Lightning (deluxe edition)4×12" Vinyl + 6×CD + DVD8 + 7 + 5 + 3 + 8 + 3 + 10 + 12 + 11 + 8 + 20
  • US2016-04-15
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)BLCKND004RD-1858978005066
Ride the LightningCD8
  • US2016-04-15
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)BLCKND004R-1858978005141
Ride The Lightning (Metallica store / Remastered)Digital Media8
  • US2016-04-15
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)
Ride the Lightning (Remastered Deluxe Edition)6×Digital Media8 + 12 + 13 + 12 + 11 + 8
  • US2016-04-15
Blackened (Metallica's own imprint/record label)
Ride The Lightning12" Vinyl8
Blackened Recordings (copyrights holder, do not use as label!)00602547885241602547885241
Ride the LightningCD8Vertigo (British rock label)838 140-2042283814028
Ride the Lightning (BIEM/STEMRA; Made in France by PMDC)CD8Vertigo (British rock label), Phonogram838 140-2042283814028
Promotion
Ride the Lightning (1993 Australasian Tour Gold Edition)CD8
Vertigo (British rock label)838 140-2

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Michael Alago (music produer)
Dave Henson, Jr.
creative direction:Metallica
associated singles/EPs:Creeping Death
live performances:2012-06-23: Orion Music + More: Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
included in:Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set
part of:Z-Trip’s Top Nine 80s Records (number: 9) (order: 9)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/6440 [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/1507 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/metallica/ride_the_lightning/ [info]
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Metallica/Ride_the_Lightning/544 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000190995 [info]
Wikidata:Q190989 [info]

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