Master of Puppets

~ Release by Metallica (see all versions of this release, 53 available)

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
#TitleRatingLength
A1Battery
engineer:
Flemming Rasmussen
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
assistant mixer:
Mark Wilczak
mixer:
Michael Wagener
drums (drum set):
Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric bass guitar:
Cliff Burton (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric guitar:
Kirk Hammett (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27) and James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lead vocals:
James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
arranger:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Metallica (in 1986)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Sweet Silence Studios (at Strandlodsvej, 1976–1999) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Battery (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music and PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd.
4.355:10
A2Master of Puppets
engineer:
Flemming Rasmussen
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
assistant mixer:
Mark Wilczak
mixer:
Michael Wagener
drums (drum set):
Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric bass guitar:
Cliff Burton (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric guitar:
Kirk Hammett (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27) and James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lead vocals:
James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
arranger:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Metallica (in 1986)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Sweet Silence Studios (at Strandlodsvej, 1976–1999) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 256)
recording of:
Master of Puppets (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music and PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd.
4.758:38
A3The Thing That Should Not Be
engineer:
Flemming Rasmussen
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
assistant mixer:
Mark Wilczak
mixer:
Michael Wagener
drums (drum set):
Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric bass guitar:
Cliff Burton (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric guitar:
Kirk Hammett (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27) and James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lead vocals:
James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
arranger:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Metallica (in 1986)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Sweet Silence Studios (at Strandlodsvej, 1976–1999) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
The Thing That Should Not Be (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music
3.756:32
A4Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
engineer:
Flemming Rasmussen
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
assistant mixer:
Mark Wilczak
mixer:
Michael Wagener
drums (drum set):
Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric bass guitar:
Cliff Burton (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric guitar:
Kirk Hammett (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27) and James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lead vocals:
James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
arranger:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Metallica (in 1986)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986) and Music for Nations (in 1986)
recorded at:
Sweet Silence Studios (at Strandlodsvej, 1976–1999) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music
4.456:28
B1Disposable Heroes
engineer:
Flemming Rasmussen
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
assistant mixer:
Mark Wilczak
mixer:
Michael Wagener
drums (drum set):
Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric bass guitar:
Cliff Burton (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric guitar:
Kirk Hammett (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27) and James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lead vocals:
James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
arranger:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Metallica (in 1986)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Sweet Silence Studios (at Strandlodsvej, 1976–1999) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Disposable Heroes (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music
4.18:14
B2Leper Messiah
engineer:
Flemming Rasmussen
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
assistant mixer:
Mark Wilczak
mixer:
Michael Wagener
drums (drum set):
Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster) (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric bass guitar:
Cliff Burton (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
electric guitar:
Kirk Hammett (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27) and James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lead vocals:
James Hetfield (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
arranger:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Metallica (in 1986)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Sweet Silence Studios (at Strandlodsvej, 1976–1999) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Leper Messiah (from 1985-09-01 until 1985-12-27)
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music
3.75:38
B3Orion
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer:
Michael Wagener
recording of:
Orion
composer:
Cliff Burton, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music
38:12
B4Damage, Inc.
producer:
Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer:
Michael Wagener
recording of:
Damage, Inc.
lyricist:
James Hetfield
composer:
Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Danish musician, songwriter, record producer and podcaster)
publisher:
Creeping Death Music and PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd.
45:08

Credits

Release

rights society:ASCAP (USA rights society; do not use this as a label or work publisher!)
manufactured by:Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records (not for release label use! a division of Warner Communications Inc.)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1986)
mastered at:Sterling Sound (original NYC studio; split/relocated to Nashville and Edgewater in 2018) in Chelsea, New York, New York, United States
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/1549636 [info]
other databases:https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Metallica/Master_of_Puppets/547 [info]

Release Group

artist & repertoire support:Dave Henson, Jr.
creative direction:Peter Mensch
Metallica
covers:Kerrang! Presents: 'Remastered' by Various Artists
Master of Puppets by Dream Theater
live performances:2006-06-03: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany
2006-06-04: Rock im Park: Nürnberg, Germany
2006-06-06: Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany
2006-06-08: Arnhem, Holland
2006-06-10: Download Festival, Donington, UK
2006-06-11: Download Festival Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2006-06-13: Tallin, Estonia
2006-06-17: Heineken Jammin Festival, Imola, Italy
2006-08-12: Tokyo Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan
2006-08-13: Osaka Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan
Master of Puppets by Dream Theater
included in:Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 97) (order: 97)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 167) (order: 167)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 167) (order: 167)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/6495 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Metallica/Master-of-puppets [info]
reviews:http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2016/03/metallica-master-of-puppets.html [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/j59x [info]
other databases:http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/album-groupe-Metallica-nom_album-Master_of_Puppets-l-en.html [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/metallica/master_of_puppets/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/1462/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000667490 [info]
Wikidata:Q187507 [info]