Friday, 7 March 2008

Metallica to reissue on vinyl

Metallica are going to reissue their back catalogue. On vinyl!
While we're finishing up the new album, we told the dudes at the record company we thought it might be cool to dust off the old tapes and get all retro with some vinyl re-releases...

The first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning are scheduled for release on 15 April in the US and soon after the rest of the world.
There will be two like the original on a single disc spinning at 33 1/3, the other a two disc, 180 gram vinyl, 45 rpm package all in a double gatefold. The music was half speed mastered from the original analog tapes at Mobile Fidelity to bring you audiophile quality.

I still have all the early Metallica albums on vinyl, sitting in a box in our wardrobe, including a double gatefold reissue of Master of Puppets.

1 comment:

Nic said...

I finally got myself (um, I mean, we got ourselves) a decent stereo, mainly so we could get the old vinyl out. It is so worth it. Nothing like the snap, crackle and pop of the real thing.

Don't tell Jude though.