- Released: October 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Q - 7/01, p.88
Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time" - "...Metallica's finest 55 minutes....showing them at their most acerbic...and at their most face-pullingly heavy..."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.55
"Fifty-four near-perfect minutes, MASTER OF PUPPETS is a genuine classic that will survive even the mortal lives of its creators."
- 2.Master of Puppets
- 3.The Thing That Should Not Be
- 4.Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
- 5.Disposable Heroes
- 6.Leper Messiah
- 8.Damage, Inc.
MASTER OF PUPPETS was Metallica's last album with bass player Cliff Burton. Burton was killed in a traffic accident. He was replaced by Jason Newsted.
Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Cliff Burton (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums).
Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark from September through December, 1985.
Personnel: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Lars Ulrich (drums); Cliff Burton (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Michael Wagener .
Audio Remasterer: George Marino.
Recording information: Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark (09/1985-12/1985).
Illustrator: Don Brautigam.
Photographers: Robert Ellis ; Ross Halfin.
Arrangers: James Hetfield; Lars Ulrich.