Metallica Release Songs From Remastered ‘…And Justice for All’ Album
Metallica have released streams of two songs from their upcoming ...And Justice For All reissue, which comes out November 2 and is currently available for pre-order. One of the songs is the remixed "Dyer's Eve," the last song from the album.
It's difficult to tell from the stream, but the audio appears to be clearer than that on the original CD; however, the recording is still lacking reverb and the guitars and drums are cranked in the mix, making it difficult to hear Jason Newsted's bass lines (the then-new-member's bass playingn being buried in the mix has long been a complaint that fans have had with the album).
The second stream Metallica posted is a live version of "Eye Of The Beholder," which was recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1988 and features a stronger bass presence. The performance is tight and aggressive and although it's a little echoey it captures the energy and excitement of the band live.
Metallica are re-issuing ...And Justice For All to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The album originally came out on September 7, 1988. The reissue will be available in multiple configurations: CD, 3CD expanded edition, 2 x 180g LP, cassette, on digital platforms and a limited edition deluxe box set.
The deluxe box set contains the remastered double 180g LP, a "One" 10-inch picture disc backed with a live recording of "Seek & Destroy" recorded in Dallas, a live show recorded in Seattle in 1989 across 3LPs, 11 CDs of unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews and live tracks, 4 DVDs, four patches, a Pushead print, a tour laminate, lyric sheets, download card and a 120-page book.
A full list of contents for each configuration of the album can be found on the band’s website.
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