METALLICA ...And Justice For All (1988) (ELEKTRA) (9 TRACKS) 128 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

METALLICA ...And Justice For All (1988) (ELEKTRA) (9 TRACKS) 128 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00379
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METALLICA ...And Justice For All (1988) (ELEKTRA) (9 TRACKS) 128 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

...And Justice For All (1988) (ELEKTRA) (9 TRACKS)

Album Description:

...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on August 25, 1988 through Elektra Records. It is the first Metallica studio album to feature Flotsam & Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted because of the death of the band's bassist Cliff Burton in 1986. (Newsted had previously participated on the cover album THE $5.98 E.P.: GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED EP which was his first work with Metallica.) ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL was certified 8x platinum by the RIAA on June 9, 2003.

The front cover depicts the statue of Lady Justice (also known by fans as Doris) cracked, bound by ropes, her breasts exposed, and both of her scales filled with dollars. The words "…And Justice for All" are written in graffiti to the right. The cover was made by Stephen Gorman after a concept by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. It was also the first Metallica album not to feature an instrumental track (although "To Live Is to Die" is mostly instrumental, with the lyrics consisting only of a short spoken word section). ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL was the last Metallica album that Rasmussen worked on as a co-producer. The album was initially released on one vinyl disc, but soon after re-released (without additional tracks) as a double-album.


The album's dark lyrical material features a conceptual uniformity around notions of political and legal injustice, as seen through the prism of war, censored speech, and nuclear brinkmanship. This is musically accompanied by what may be the most complex song structures in Metallica's discography. The arrangements are particularly complicated for a thrash metal album, being likened to progressive metal in their complexity and involved arrangements that often brought the song lengths close to 10 minutes. Utilizing intricate yet crunching riffs, layered guitar melodies and intelligent lyrics, Metallica forged an identity as the leader of 80's metal. JUSTICE also marked a turning point for drummer Lars Ulrich, who began replacing his off-kilter playing with a more straightforward groove approach, and for the band, who made their first video (for "One") and thus scored their first hit.

The album was co-produced by Flemming Rasmussen. Rasmussen, who had also co-produced the previous RIDE THE LIGHTNING and MASTER OF PUPPETS albums, was initially unavailable. Metallica chose not to wait and started working with Mike Clink, who had caught attention as the producer of the Guns N' Roses album APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION. But things did not work out: Clink was eventually replaced by Rasmussen. He was credited for engineering the drums and for helping recording two cover songs ("Breadfan" and "The Prince") that ended up as b-sides of the "Harvester of Sorrow" CD single. The songs were later included on the 1998 double-album GARAGE INC. (along with other covers the band had recorded over the years).

Recorded at One To One Studio, Los Angeles, California between January & May 1988.

Track Listing:

1. Blackened - 6:40   
2. ...And Justice for All - 9:44   
3. Eye of the Beholder - 6:25   
4. One - 7:24   
5. The Shortest Straw - 6:35   
6. Harvester of Sorrow - 5:42   
7. The Frayed Ends of Sanity - 7:40   
8. To Live Is to Die - 9:48   
9. Dyers Eve - 5:12

Performance Credits:

Metallica -------------- Primary Artist
Kirk Hammett -------------- Guitar
James Hetfield -------------- Guitar, Vocals
Jason Newsted -------------- Bass
Lars Ulrich -------------- Drums

Technical Credits:

Metallica -------------- Producer
Mike Clink -------------- Engineer
Kirk Hammett -------------- Composer
James Hetfield -------------- Composer
George Marino -------------- Remastering
Flemming Rasmussen -------------- Producer, Engineer
Lars Ulrich -------------- Composer
Toby Wright -------------- Engineer
Mike Hughes -------------- Engineer
METALLICA ...And Justice For All (1988) (ELEKTRA) (9 TRACKS) 128 Kbps MP3 ALBUM ...And Justice For All (1988) (ELEKTRA) (9 TRACKS)Metallica Album Description: ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metal
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