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Metallica – The Black Album (1991) Deluxe Box Set (2021) Remastered [24-44]

By Request: Metallica is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Released on August 12, 1991, by Elektra Records, it is commonly referred to as The Black Album because of its packaging design. Its recording took place at One on One Studios in Los Angeles over an eight-month span that frequently found Metallica at odds with their new producer Bob Rock. The album marked a change in the band’s music from the thrash metal style of their previous four albums to a slower, heavier, and more refined sound.

Metallica promoted Metallica with a series of tours. They also released five singles to promote the album: “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam”, and “Sad but True”, all of which have been considered to be among the band’s best-known songs. The song “Don’t Tread on Me” was also issued to rock radio shortly after the album’s release but did not receive a commercial single release.

In celebration of 30 years of “The Black Album”, welcome the definitive re-release: Metallica (Remastered).

Release Date: September 10, 2021

Track Listings:
Disc 1: Metallica (Remastered)

  1. Enter Sandman 5:32
  2. Sad But True 5:25
  3. Holier Than Thou 3:48
  4. The Unforgiven 6:27
  5. Wherever I May Roam 6:44
  6. Don’t Tread on Me 4:00
  7. Through the Never 4:05
  8. Nothing Else Matters 6:29
  9. Of Wolf and Man 4:17
  10. The God That Failed 5:09
  11. My Friend of Misery 6:50
  12. The Struggle Within 3:53

Disc 2: Live at Wembley Stadium, London, England / April 20th, 1992

  1. Enter Sandman (Live at Wembley Stadium, London, England / April 20th, 1992) 6:59
  2. Sad But True (Live at Wembley Stadium, London, England / April 20th, 1992) 5:34
  3. For Nothing the Else Matters (Live AT Wembley Stadium then, London, England / April 20Th, 1992) 6:24

Disc 3: Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 1:54
  2. Enter Sandman (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 5:21
  3. Creeping Death (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 7:57
  4. Harvester of Sorrow (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 7:04
  5. Fade to Black (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 7:45
  6. Sad But True (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 6:01
  7. Master of Puppets (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 4:14
  8. Seek & Destroy (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 7:58
  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 5:48
  10. One (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 8:15
  11. Whiplash (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 5:42
  12. Encore Jam (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 1:30
  13. Last Caress ( Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 1:28
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 4:44
  15. Battery (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, Russia / September 28th, 1991) 7:14

Disc 4: Riffs & Demos

  1. The Unforgiven (From James’ Riff Tapes) 1:08
  2. Nothing Else Matters (From James’ Riff Tapes) 4:55
  3. Sad But True (From James’ Riff Tapes) 0:56
  4. Holier Than Thou (From James’ Riff Tapes) 1:48
  5. Don’t Tread on Me (From James’ Riff Tapes) 1:13
  6. The Unforgiven (From James’ Riff Tapes II) 0:22
  7. The Struggle Within (From James’ Riff Tapes) 1:32
  8. The Unforgiven (From James’ Riff Tapes III) 2:10
  9. The God That Failed (From James’ Riff Tapes) 0:43
  10. Wherever I May Roam (From James’ Riff Tapes) 0:25
  11. Enter Sandman (From Kirk’s Riff Tapes) 1:12
  12. Through the Never (From Kirk’s Riff Tapes) 1:27
  13. Of Wolf and Man (From Kirk’s Riff Tapes) 0:30
  14. Enter Sandman (From Kirk’s Riff Tapes II) 0:40
  15. My Friend of Misery (From Jason’s Riff Tapes) 4:38
  16. Enter Sandman (July 6th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:34
  17. Sad But True (July 6th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 2:00
  18. The God That Failed (July 6th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:16
  19. Don’t Tread on Me (July 6th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:05
  20. The Struggle Within (July 6th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 0:42
  21. Holier Than Thou (July 6th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:40
  22. Sad But True (July 10th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 0:53
  23. Sad But True (July 12th, 1990, Demo) 5:12
  24. Do not Tread on Me (July 12th, 1990, Demo) 4:09
  25. Enter Sandman (July 12th, 1990, Demo) 4:50
  26. Nothing Else Matters (July 12th, 1990, Demo) 6:04
  27. Of Wolf and Man (July 12th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 2:21
  28. Through the Never (July 12th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 3:00
  29. The Struggle Within (July 24th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:25
  30. Wherever I May Roam (July 24th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 2:17
  31. Wherever I May Roam (July 30th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 6:06
  32. The Struggle Within (July 30th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 3:47

Disc 5: Riffs & Demos

  1. Enter Sandman (August 13th, 1990, Demo) 5:04
  2. Sad But True (August 13th, 1990, Demo) 4:54
  3. Don’t Tread on Me (August 13th, 1990, Demo ) 3:59
  4. Nothing Else Matters (August 13th, 1990, Demo) 5:54
  5. Holier Than Thou (August 13th, 1990, Demo) 3:48
  6. Wherever I May Roam (August 13th, 1990, Demo) 5:36
  7. The Struggle Within (August 13th, 1990, Demo) 3:45
  8. The God That Failed (August 22nd, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:20
  9. Of Wolf and Man (August 22nd, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:01
  10. My Friend of Misery (August 29th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 4:05
  11. The Unforgiven (August 29th, 1990, Writing in Progress) 3:44
  12. Through the Never (August 31st, 1990 , Demo) 3:39
  13. Of Wolf and Man (August 31st, 1990, Demo) 4:05
  14. The God That Failed (August 31st, 1990, Demo) 4:45
  15. The Unforgiven (September 3rd, 1990, Writing in Progress) 5:45
  16. My Friend of Misery (September 3rd, 1990, Writing in Progress) 1:47

Disc 6: Pre-Production Rehearsals + Radio Editsriffs & Demos

  1. Enter Sandman (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 4:59
  2. Sad But True (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 5:18
  3. Holier Than Thou (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 3:47
  4. Nothing Else Matters (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 6:11
  5. Wherever I May Roam (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 6:08
  6. Don’t Tread on Me (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 4:08
  7. Through the Never (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 3:50
  8. The Unforgiven (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 6:43
  9. Of Wolf and Man (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 4:16
  10. The God That Failed (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 5:11
  11. My Friend of Misery (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 6:24
  12. The Struggle Within (Pre-Production Rehearsal) 3:59
  13. Enter Sandman (Radio Edit) 4:02
  14. The Unforgiven (Radio Edit) 5:01
  15. Nothing Else Matters (Radio Edit) 5:01
  16. Wherever I May Roam (Radio Edit) 5:00

Disc 7: Rough & Alternate Mixes

  1. So What (Early Take – October 12th, 1990) 3:02
  2. Killing Time (Take 18 – October 12th, 1990) 3:09
  3. Through the Never (Take 53 – October 22nd, 1990) 4:14
  4. Holier Than Thou (Take 9 – October 27th, 1990) 4:01
  5. My Friend of Misery (Take 4 – October 27th, 1990) 6:38
  6. The Struggle Within ( Take 12 – November 10th, 1990) 3:26
  7. Of Wolf and Man (Take 2 – December 6th, 1990) 4:30
  8. The God That Failed (Take 26 – December 6th, 1990) 5:04
  9. Don’t Tread on Me (Take 6 – December 15th, 1990) 4:03
  10. Enter Sandman (Take 15 – January 21st, 1991) 3:37
  11. Enter Sandman (Take 35 – January 21st, 1991) 1:30
  12. Late Night Skynard Jam (January 23rd, 1991) 4:09
  13. The Unforgiven (139 BPM Take – January 29th, 1991) 5:19
  14. Nothing Else Matters (Take 19 – January 29th, 1991) 4:56
  15. Sad But True (Take 36 – February 5th, 1991) 5:18
  16. Wherever I May Roam (Take 3 – February 5th, 1991) 4:59

Disc 8: Rough & Alternate Mixes

  1. Enter Sandman (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix) 5:35
  2. The God That Failed (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix) 5:02
  3. The Struggle Within (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix) 3:55
  4. The Unforgiven (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix) 6:21
  5. Wherever I May Roam (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix) 6:22
  6. Don’t Tread on Me (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix) 4:08
  7. Through the Never (May 14th, 1991 Rough Mix) 4:03
  8. Sad But True (May 23rd, 1991 Rough Mix) 5:24
  9. Of Wolf and Man (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix) 4:19
  10. My Friend of Misery (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix) 6:43
  11. Holier Than Thou (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix) 3:48
  12. Nothing Else Matters (No Orchestra Mix – July 8th 1991) 6:41
  13. Nothing Else Matters (Orchestra / Clean Guitar / Vocal Mix – July 8th, 1991) 6:46
  14. Nothing Else Matters (Elevator Version) 6:31

Disc 9: Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991

  1. Creeping Death (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 3:33
  2. Harvester of Sorrow (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 7:02
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 7:10
  4. Sad But True (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 5:39
  5. Wherever I May Roam (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 6:58
  6. Bass Solo (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland , CA / October 12th, 1991) 4:27
  7. Through the Never (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 4:40
  8. The Unforgiven (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 7:47
  9. Master of Puppets (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th , 1991) 4:04
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 7:33
  11. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 5:59
  12. Fade to Black (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 7:34
  13. Whiplash (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA / October 12th, 1991) 4:52

Disc 10: Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992 + Covers + B-Sides

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 1:45
  2. Enter Sandman (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 5:28
  3. Creeping Death (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 8:04
  4. Harvester of Sorrow (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 6:25
  5. The Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live AT Arco Arena has, The Sacramento, CA / January 11Th, 1992) 7:45
  6. Sad But True The (Live AT Arco Arena has, The Sacramento, CA / January 11Th, 1992) 5:24
  7. Wherever I May Roam (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 6:27
  8. The Four Horsemen (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 7:28
  9. Bass Solo (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 8:17
  10. Through the Never (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 4:23
  11. The Unforgiven (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 7:31
  12. Justice Medley (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 9:30
  13. Drum Solo (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 12:47
  14. Guitar Solo (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 5:51
  15. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 5:28
  16. Fade to Black (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 7:54
  17. Whiplash (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 4:51
  18. Encore Jam (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 1:09
  19. Master of Puppets (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 4:05
  20. Seek & Destroy (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 12:48
  21. One (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 9:30
  22. Last Caress (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) (:30
  23. Am I Evil? (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 4:52
  24. Battery (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 5:16
  25. Encore Jam # 2 ( Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 1:45
  26. Breadfan (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA / January 11th, 1992) 4:11
  27. Stone Cold Crazy (Remastered 2021 ) 2:19
  28. So What (Remastered 2021) 3:09
  29. Killing Time (Remastered 2021) 3:05
  30. Stone Cold Crazy (Live at Wembley Stadium, London, England – April 20th, 1992) 3:03
  31. Harvester of Sorrow (Live at The Liebenau, Graz, Austria / September 11th, 1991) 6:01
  32. Nothing Else Matters (Live at Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM – August 27th, 1992) 6:11

Disc 11: Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany – May 22nd, 1993

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 1:41
  2. Creeping Death (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 7:07
  3. Harvester of Sorrow (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 7:02
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 6:51
  5. Of Wolf and Man (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 4:17
  6. Wherever I May Roam (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 6:53
  7. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 8:25
  8. The Unforgiven (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 7:04)
  9. Disposable Heroes (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 8:58
  10. Bass Solo (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 7:44
  11. Instrumental Medley (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 6:48
  12. Guitar Solo (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 1:17
  13. The Four Horsemen (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 5:03
  14. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 5:58
  15. Fade to Black (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 7:08
  16. Master of Puppets (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 4:23
  17. Seek & Destroy (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 17:35
  18. Battery (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 5:42
  19. Nothing Else Matters (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 6:30
  20. Sad But True (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 6:03
  21. Last Caress (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 1:25
  22. One (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 10:15
  23. Enter Sandman (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 6:14
  24. So What (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim , Germany / May 22nd, 1993) 3:31

HD Tracks [24-44]

James Hetfield, vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, guitar solo on “Nothing Else Matters”
Kirk Hammett, lead guitar
Jason Newsted, bass
Lars Ulrich, drums, percussion

2 thoughts on “Metallica – The Black Album (1991) Deluxe Box Set (2021) Remastered [24-44]

  1. Astro

    Holy heavy metal! Had no idea this 30th anniversary version was going to have 11 discs. As one of the Metalli-freaks who’s had this album since the day it came out, I look forward to exploring this jumbo collection.

    Thank you for posting. This old metal head is grateful. \m/

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