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Metallica, 'Master of Puppets [Remastered Deluxe Box Set]'
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Metallica, 'Master of Puppets [Remastered Deluxe Box Set]'

With thrashers like "Battery" and "Disposable Heroes," Metallica's 1986 classic broke them out of the underground and paved the way for stadium superstardom. They revisited Master of Puppets for a set that includes 10 CDs, a coffee-table book and even a live cassette. There are rare covers – like a furious version of Fang's hardcore classic "The Money Will Roll Right In" – and demos that reveal how the songs were written; "Master of Puppets" goes from a James Hetfield guitar riff to a 12-minute epic. The band also decided to include a tape of bassist Cliff Burton's final concert before a fatal tour-bus accident, and a disc featuring replacement Jason Newsted's first gig two months later. "There's been some additional emotion with this reissue," says drummer Lars Ulrich. "You pause and think of all the craziness, but also how fortunate we are to still be out here doing it." 

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