||METALLICA RELEASE 'MASTER' AND 'JUSTICE' JIGSAW PUZZLES
16th October 2012
Metallica have released the 'Master Of Puppets' 500-piece puzzle and the '...And Justice For All' 200-piece puzzle via their official webstore at Metallica.com.
'Master Of Puppets' was the last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a tour bus crash in September 1986 and was replaced by Jason Newsted. The producer of both albums, Flemming Rasmussen, said about Burton, "He was surely one of a kind, and even though Jason is a great bass player, it was impossible to fill out Cliff's shoes."
Many fans consider 'Master Of Puppets' to be Metallica's greatest album, which the band itself acknowledged when it played the record in its entirety on a summer 2006 tour of Europe. The Pulse Of Radio asked frontman James Hetfield if the band would ever like to play another album in its entirety in concert. "It's pretty important that the fan be involved in that, you know," he said. "It was more of a fan's asking for that than us wanting to do it. You know, that was a pretty important album in our career, so pretty historic for a lot of people and that made sense. But as far as, you know - I'd love to play any and every one of them, but you know, it does really come down to the fans really holding that dear to their heart or not."
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'...And Justice For All' was originally released on August 25, 1988 through Elektra Records. It was the band's first studio LP to feature Jason Newsted, who replaced Cliff Burton.
The album's dark subject material, featuring references to nuclear apocalypse, injustice in the law system, limited freedom, war, insanity and hate, was accompanied by what were the most complex song structures in Metallica's discography at the time of the LP's release.
The album is also noted for its near lack of bass guitar and dry production and therefore has been called a "slightly flawed masterpiece and the pinnacle of Metallica's progressive years" by AllMusic.com.
Metallica also released Metallica Monopoly last year which you can buy from Amazon by clicking here.