There’s never been a time where a Metallica release has not sold at or over a million copies. That’s particularly true of their “Black Album“, which sold upwards of 16 million in the US market alone (over 50 million units worldwide). For a month or so, Metallica has teased the upgrade to that 1991 “Black Album” set (or, if you’d prefer, the self-titled Metallica).

On September 10, Blackened Records will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Black Album” with extraordinary offerings incased within several formats and packages. Those will include the original album on CD, 180g-weight 2LP, a 3CD Expanded Edition, DD, Cassette (CS), and an all-inclusive 14CD/6LP/6DVD Deluxe Box.

The music will be newly remastered with the 3CD collecting an extra 27 tracks of demos, rough mixes, and live performance tracks. The goodies inside the massive box set will include four tour laminates, three lithographs, lanyard, three guitar picks, lyrics folder and sheets, and a 120-page book. The music will include 3 live LPs, the “Sad But True” picture disc, CDs with David Fricke and Steffan Chirazi interviews (2CDs), riffs and demos (2CDs), rehearsals and radio edits (1CD), rough and alternate mixes (2CDs), live shows (6CDs). The DVDs include videos and making of docs (1DVD), live shows (3DVDs), Behind the Videos and Home Movies (1DVD), and music (Wherever We May Roam) [1DVD].

Metallica (The Black Album) [30th Anniversary] – Metallica

CD1 (Metallica Remastered)
01 Enter Sandman
02 Sad But True
03 Holier Than Thou
04 The Unforgiven
05 Wherever I May Roam
06 Don’t Tread on Me
07 Through the Never
08 Nothing Else Matters
09 Of Wolf and Man
10 The God That Failed
11 My Friend of Misery
12 The Struggle Within

CD2 (Interviews – David Fricke Tapes)
01 Kirk
02 Jason
03 Lars
04 James

CD3 (Interviews – Steffan Chirazi Tapes)
01 Lars
02 Jason
03 Kirk
04 James

CD4 (Riffs & Demos)
James’ Riff Tracks
01 The Unforgiven
02 Nothing Else Matters
03 Sad But True
04 Holier Than Thou 
05 Don’t Tread on Me
06 The Unforgiven
07 The Struggle Within 
08 The Unforgiven 
09 The God That Failed
10 Wherever I May Roam 
Kirk’s Riff Tapes
11 Enter Sandman
12 Through the Never 
13 Of Wolf and Man
14 Enter Sandman 
Jason’s Riff Tapes
15 My Friend of Misery (From Jason’s Riff Tapes)
Writing in Progress
16 Enter Sandman (July 6th, 1990
17 Sad But True (July 6th, 1990)
18 The God That Failed (July 6th, 1990)
19 Don’t Tread on Me (July 6th, 1990)
20 The Struggle Within (July 6th, 1990)
21 Holier Than Thou (July 6th, 1990)
22 Sad But True (July 10th, 1990)
Demos
23 Sad But True (July 12th, 1990)
24 Don’t Tread on Me (July 12th, 1990)
25 Enter Sandman (July 12th, 1990)
26 Nothing Else Matters (July 12th, 1990)
Writing in Progress
27 Of Wolf and Man (July 12th, 1990)
28 Through the Never (July 12th, 1990)
29 The Struggle Within (July 24th, 1990)
30 Wherever I May Roam (July 24th, 1990)
31 Wherever I May Roam (July 30th, 1990)
32 The Struggle Within (July 30th, 1990)

CD5 (Riffs & Demos continued)
Demos
01 Enter Sandman (August 13th, 1990)
02 Sad But True (August 13th, 1990)
03 Don’t Tread on Me (August 13th, 1990)
04 Nothing Else Matters (August 13th, 1990)
05 Holier Than Thou (August 13th, 1990)
06 Wherever I May Roam (August 13th, 1990)
07 The Struggle Within (August 13th, 1990)
Writing in Progress
08 The God That Failed (August 22nd, 1990)
09 Of Wolf and Man (August 22nd, 1990)
10 My Friend of Misery (August 29th, 1990)
11 The Unforgiven (August 29th, 1990)
Demos
12 Through the Never (August 31st, 1990)
13 Of Wolf and Man (August 31st, 1990)
14 The God That Failed (August 31st, 1990)
Writing in Progress
15 The Unforgiven (September 3rd, 1990)
16 My Friend of Misery (September 3rd, 1990)

CD6 (Pre-Production Rehearsals and Radio Edits)
Pre-Production Rehearsals
01 Enter Sandman 
02 Sad But True
03 Holier Than Thou
04 Nothing Else Matters 
05 Wherever I May Roam
06 Don’t Tread on Me 
07 Through the Never
08 The Unforgiven 
09 Of Wolf and Man 
10 The God That Failed 
11 My Friend of Misery
12 The Struggle Within
Radio Edits
13 Enter Sandman
14 The Unforgiven 
15 Nothing Else Matters 
16 Wherever I May Roam 

CD7 (Rough and Alternate Mixes)
01 So What (Early Take – October 12th, 1990)
02 Killing Time (Take 18 – October 12th, 1990)
03 Through the Never (Take 53 – October 22nd, 1990)
04 Holier Than Thou (Take 9 – October 27th, 1990)
05 My Friend of Misery (Take 4 – October 27th, 1990)
06 The Struggle Within (Take 12 – November 10th, 1990)
07 Of Wolf and Man (Take 2 – December 6th, 1990)
08 The God That Failed (Take 26 – December 6th, 1990)
09 Don’t Tread on Me (Take 6 – December 15th, 1990)
10 Enter Sandman (Take 15 – January 21st, 1991)
11 Enter Sandman (Take 35 – January 21st, 1991)
12 Late Night Skynyrd Jam (January 23rd, 1991)
13 The Unforgiven (139 BPM Take – January 29th, 1991)
14 Nothing Else Matters (Take 19 – January 29th, 1991)
15 Sad But True (Take 36 – February 5th, 1991)
16 Wherever I May Roam (Take 3 – February 5th, 1991)

CD8 (Rough and Alternate Mixes continued)
01 Enter Sandman (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix)
02The God That Failed (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix)
03 The Struggle Within (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix)
04 The Unforgiven (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix)
05 Wherever I May Roam (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix)
06 Don’t Tread on Me (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix)
07 Through the Never (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix)
08 Sad But True (May 23rd, 1991 Rough Mix)
09 Of Wolf and Man (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix)
10 My Friend of Misery (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix)
11 Holier Than Thou (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix)
12 Nothing Else Matters (No Orchestra Mix – July 8th, 1991)
13 Nothing Else Matters (Orchestra/Clean Guitar/Vocal Mix – July 8th, 1991)
14 Nothing Else Matters (Elevator Version)

CD9 (Some Shit from Day on the Green at Oakland, CA – October 12, 1991)
01 Creeping Death
02 Harvester of Sorrow
03 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
04 Sad But True
05 Wherever I May Roam
06 Bass Solo 
07 Through the Never 
08 The Unforgiven
09 Master of Puppets
10 Seek & Destroy 
11 For Whom the Bell Tolls 
12 Fade to Black 
13 Whiplash 

CD10  (Live at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA – January 11, 1992)
01 The Ecstasy of Gold
02 Enter Sandman
03 Creeping Death
04 Harvester of Sorrow
05 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 
06 Sad But True 
07 Wherever I May Roam
08 The Four Horsemen 
09 Bass Solo 
10 Through the Never
11 The Unforgiven
12 Justice Medley 

CD11 (Live at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA – January 11, 1992 continued)
01 Drum Solo
02 Guitar Solo
03 For Whom the Bell Tolls
04 Fade to Black
05 Whiplash 
06 Encore Jam
07 Master of Puppets
08 Seek & Destroy 

CD12 (Live at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA – January 11, 1992 continued/Covers/B-sides)
Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA – January 11, 1992
01 One
02 Last Caress 
03 Am I Evil?
04 Battery
05 Encore Jam #2 
06 Breadfan 
Remastered
07 Stone Cold Crazy
08 So What 
09 Killing Time
Live at Wembley Stadium in London – 1992
10 Stone Cold Crazy
Live at The Liebenau Graz in Austria – September 11, 1991
11 Harvester of Sorrow
Live at Aggie Memorial in Las Cruces, NM – September 27, 1992
12 Nothing Else Matters

CD13 (Live at Maimarktgelände in Mannehim, Germany – May 22, 1993)
01 Of Wolf and Man 
02 Wherever I May Roam
03 The Thing That Should Not Be 
04 The Unforgiven
05 Disposable Heroes 
06 Bass Solo 
07 Instrumental Medley 
08 Guitar Solo 
09 The Four Horsemen 

CD14 (Live at Maimarktgelände in Mannehim, Germany – May 22, 1993 continued)
01 For Whom the Bell Tolls 
02 Fade to Black 
03 Master of Puppets 
04 Seek & Destroy 
05 Battery
06 Nothing Else Matters
07 Sad But True 
08 Last Caress
09 One
10 Enter Sandman 
11 So What 

DVD1 (A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Outtakes)
The Making of “Don’t Tread on Me”
The Making of “Sad But True”
The Making of “Enter Sandman”
Enter Cameraman
The Making of “The Unforgiven”
The Making of “Nothing Else Matters”
Rehearsal Day with Queen
Metallica Play the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness – April 20th, 1992

DVD 2 – (Live at Gentofte Stadion in Copenhagen, Denmark – August 10, 1991, and Bonus Shit)
01 The Ecstasy of Gold
02 Enter Sandman
03 Creeping Death
04 Harvester of Sorrow
05 Fade to Black
06 Sad But True
07 Master of Puppets
08 Seek & Destroy
09 For Whom the Bell Tolls
10 One
11 Whiplash
12 Encore Jam
13 Last Caress
14 Am I Evil?
15 Battery
Bonus Shit
16 Holier Than Thou
17 Blitzkrieg
18 Leper Messiah
19 Master of Puppets
20 Am I Evil?
21 Breadfan
22 So What
23 Stone Cold Crazy
24 Am I Evil?
25 Helpless

DVD3 (Live at Frankenhalle at Nuremberg, Germany – November 29, 1992)
01 The Ecstasy of Gold
02 Of Wolf and Man
03 Creeping Death
04 Harvester of Sorrow
05 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
06 Sad But True
07 Wherever I May Roam
08 The Unforgiven
09 Justice Medley
10 Solos (Bass & Guitar)
11 Through the Never
12 For Whom the Bell Tolls
13 Fade to Black
14 Master of Puppets
15 Seek & Destroy
16 Whiplash
17 Nothing Else Matters
18 Am I Evil?
19 Last Caress
20 One
21 Damage, Inc.
22 Enter Sandman

DVD4 (Live at Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium – July 4, 1993)
01 The Ecstasy of Gold
02 Creeping Death
03 Harvester of Sorrow
04 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
05 Of Wolf and Man
06 Wherever I May Roam
07 Disposable Heroes
08 The Unforgiven
09 Bass Solo
10 Instrumental Medley
11 Guitar Solo
12 For Whom the Bell Tolls
13 Fade to Black
14 Master of Puppets
15 Seek & Destroy
16 Battery
17 Nothing Else Matters
18 Sad But True
19 One
20 Enter Sandman
2 So What

DVD5 (Music Videos and Halfin’s Home Videos)
Music Videos
01 Enter Sandman
02 The Unforgiven
03 Nothing Else Matters
04 Wherever I May Roam
05 Sad But True
06 The Unforgiven (Theatrical Version)
BEHIND THE VIDEOS
07 Enter Sandman (Psycho Band Pass)
08 Enter Sandman (Hetfield)
09 Enter Sandman (Ulrich)
10 Enter Sandman (Hammett)
11 Enter Sandman (Newsted)
12 Enter Sandman (Final Concept)
13 The Unforgiven (B-Roll)
HALFIN’S HOME MOVIES
14 Los Angeles, CA
15 Moscow, Russia
16 Oakland, CA
17 Oakland, CA II
18 Miami, FL
19 Perth, Australia
20 Jakarta, Indonesia
21 Bangkok, Thailand

DVD6 (Wherever We May Roam)
01 Enter Sandman
02 Creeping Death
03 Holier Than Thou
04 Harvester of Sorrow
05 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
06 Sad But True
07 The Four Horsemen
08 Of Wolf and Man
09 For Whom the Bell Tolls
10 The Unforgiven
11 The Shortest Straw
12 Damage, Inc.
1 3Through the Never
14 Fade to Black
15 Whiplash
16 Master of Puppets
17 Seek & Destroy
18 Motorbreath
19 Nothing Else Matters
20 Wherever I May Roam
21 Last Caress
22 One
23 Disposable Heroes
24 The Thing That Should Not Be
25 Battery
26 So What

LP1/LP2 (Metallica Remastered – Original Album)
LP3 (Sad But True Picture Disc)
LP4 (Live at Wembley Stadium in London, England – April 20, 1992 [45RPM]
LP5/LP6 (Live at Tushino Airfield in Moscow, Russia – September 28, 1991) [45RPM]


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