Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Ride The Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, originally released in July 1984 via Megaforce Records.

Kill 'Em All may have revitalized heavy metal's underground, but Ride The Lightning was even more stunning, exhibiting staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect heavy metal for years to come. Incredibly ambitious for a one-year-later sophomore effort, Ride The Lightning finds Metallica aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression.

Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The lyrics push into new territory as well - more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. But the true heart of Ride The Lightning lies in its rich musical imagination.

There are extended, progressive epics; tight, concise groove-rockers; thrashers that blow anything on Kill 'Em All out of the water, both in their urgency and the barest hints of melody that have been added to the choruses. Some innovations are flourishes that add important bits of color, like the lilting, pseudo-classical intro to the furious "Fight Fire With Fire", or the harmonized leads that pop up on several tracks. Others are major reinventions of Metallica's sound, like the nine-minute, album-closing instrumental "The Call Of Ktulu", or the haunting suicide lament "Fade To Black". The latter is an all-time metal classic; it begins as an acoustic-driven, minor-key ballad, then gets slashed open by electric guitars playing a wordless chorus, and ends in a wrenching guitar solo over a thrashy yet lyrical rhythm figure.

Basically, in a nutshell, Metallica sounded like they could do anything. Heavy metal hadn't seen this kind of ambition since Judas Priest's late-'70s classics, and Ride The Lightning effectively rewrote the rule book for a generation of thrashers. If Kill 'Em All was the manifesto, Ride The Lightning was the revolution itself.

Check out the tracks: “Creeping Death”; “Ride The Lightning”; Fade To Black” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.

Ride The Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, originally released in July 1984 via Megaforce Records. This 2016 remastered Ultimate Edition Box Set released by Blackened Records includes 6CDs, 3LPs and a DVD, and is pressed in Europe.

The Box Set contains:

  • The Original Album – remastered on CD and 180 gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Double Live LP – from the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA on March 10th, 1985
  • Creeping Death EP 12” Picture Disc on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl
  • Live CD – from Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA on March 15th 1985
  • Live CD – from The lyceum Theatre, London, UK on December 20th, 1984
  • Live CD – from Castle Donington, UK on August 17th, 1985
  • Interview CD
  • Demo CD
  • DVD -  Live From Metal Hammer Festival in St. Goarshausen, Germany on September 14th, 1985;    Selections from Live At Day On The Green at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA on August 31st, 1985;    MTV News Interview with Lars & James;    Lars’ first TV interview – DR TV; and    Lars interview segment – DR TV
  • Lyric Book
  • 72 Page Book – filled with never before seen photos & essays from those who were there during the making of this metal masterpiece.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

LP 1: Ride The Lightning - Remastered

A1

Fight Fire With Fire

4:44

A2

Ride The Lightning

6:36

A3

For Whom The Bell Tolls

5:10

A4

Fade To Black

6:56

B1

Trapped Under Ice

4:03

B2

Escape

4:23

B3

Creeping Death

6:36

B4

The Call Of Ktulu

8:52

 

 

 

LP 2 & 3: Live At the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA – March 10th, 1985

A1

The Ecstasy Of Gold

1:36

A2

Fight Fire With Fire

4:39

A3

Ride The Lightning

7:08

A4

Phantom Lord

5:34

B1

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

3:41

B2

For Whom The Bell Tolls

4:29

B3

No Remorse

6:24

C1

Fade To Black

7:21

C2

Seek & Destroy

6:46

D1

Creeping Death

6:20

D2

Metal Militia

3:19

D3

Motorbreath

 

 

LP 4: Creeping Death (12” Picture Disc)

A1

Creeping Death

6:36

B1

Am I Evil?

7:45

B2

Blitzkrieg

3:35

 

CD 1: Ride The Lightning – Remastered

CD1-1

Fight Fire With Fire

4:41

CD1-2

Ride The Lightning

6:36

CD1-3

For Whom The Bell Tolls

5:10

CD1-4

Fade To Black

6:56

CD1-5

Trapped Under Ice

4:03

CD1-6

Escape

4:23

CD1-7

Creeping Death

6:36

CD1-8

The Call Of Ktulu

8:52

 

CD 2: Metallica Interviews

CD2-1

Metal Forces Interview With Lars, November 1984

31:14

CD2-2

WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview With Cliff & Kirk, February 1985

11:48

CD2-3

Metal Madness Interview With Lars, March 1985

20:47

 

CD 3: Demos & Rough Mixes From Lars’ Vault

CD3-1

Ride The Lightning (Studio Demo)

6:47

CD3-2

When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call of Ktulu”) (Studio Demo)

8:41

CD3-3

Creeping Death (Studio Demo)

7:10

CD3-4

Fight Fire With Fire (Studio Demo)

5:01

CD3-5

Ride The Lightning (Garage Demo)

7:33

CD3-6

When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call of Ktulu”) (Garage Demo)

9:21

CD3-7

Fight Fire With Fire (Garage Demo)

5:27

CD3-8

Ride The Lightning (Boom Box Demo)

7:43

CD3-9

Blitzkrieg (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)

3:38

CD3-10

Am I Evil? (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)

8:06

 

CD 4: Live At Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA – March 5th, 1985

CD4-1

Fight Fire With Fire

3:44

CD4-2

Ride The Lightning

6:48

CD4-3

Phantom Lord

4:45

CD4-4

The Four Horsemen

6:01

CD4-5

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

1:40

CD4-6

For Whom The Bell Tolls

4:15

CD4-7

No Remorse

6:14

CD4-8

Fade To Black

6:43

CD4-9

Creeping Death

5:33

CD4-10

Guitar Solo

2:47

CD4-11

Am I Evil?

3:34

CD4-12

Motorbreath

3:02

 

CD5: Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK – December 20th, 1984

CD5-1

Phantom Lord

4:12

CD5-2

The Four Horsemen

6:28

CD5-3

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

4:15

CD5-4

For Whom The Bell Tolls

4:32

CD5-5

No Remorse

6:07

CD5-6

When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call Of Ktulu”)

7:47

CD5-7

Seek & Destroy

7:03

CD5-8

Whiplash

4:35

CD5-9

Creeping Death

5:14

CD5-10

Guitar Solo

1:22

CD5-11

Metal Militia

9:01

 

CD6: Live At Castle Donington, UK – August 17th, 1985

CD5-1

Creeping Death

5:52

CD5-2

Ride The Lightning

7:07

CD5-3

For Whom The Bell Tolls

4:42

CD5-4

The Four Horsemen

5:57

CD5-5

Fade To Black

7:08

CD5-6

Seek & Destroy

6:59

CD5-7

Whiplash

4:30

CD5-8

Motorbreath

4:03

 

DVD: Metallica Live & Interviews

Live At The Hammer Festival, St. Goarshausen, Germany – September 14th, 1985

DVD-1

Creeping Death

 

DVD-2

Ride The Lightning

 

DVD-3

Disposable Heroes

 

DVD-4

No Remorse

 

DVD-5

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

 

DVD-6

For Whom The Bell Tolls

 

DVD-7

The Four Horsemen

 

DVD-8

Fade To Black

 

DVD-9

Seek & Destroy

 

DVD-10

Whiplash

 

DVD-11

Fight Fire With Fire

 

DVD-12

Guitar Solo

 

DVD-13

Am I Evil?

 

DVD-14

Motorbreath

 

 

Live At MTV’s Day On The Green, Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA – August 31st, 1985

DVD-15

Creeping Death

 

DVD-16

Ride The Lightning

 

DVD-17

For Whom The Bell Tolls

 

 

 

 

Interviews

DVD-18

MTV News & Interview With Lars & James

 

 

Danish TV

 

DVD-19

Lars’ First Television Interview – DR TV

 

DVD-20

Lars Interview Segment – DR TV

 

SKU 858978005066
Record Label Blackened Recordings
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number BLCKND004RD-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 15 April 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 27 July 1984
Barcode # 858978005066
Shipping Weight 3.6250kg
Shipping Width 0.055m
Shipping Height 0.335m
Shipping Length 0.330m
Shipping Cubic 0.006080000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Individually Numbered Box Set, Remastered, 6 Compact Discs, LP1: Original Album, LP2: Double Live Album, LP3: Picture Disc EP, DVD: Live Concert 1985, Lyric Book, 3 Posters, 72 Page Book, Digital Download Card, Limited to 30,000 Copies
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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