Metallica Release 1986 Live Performance of “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:46:59
Metallica released an audio recording of their 1986 live performance of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" in a promotion of their forthcoming reissue box-set, Master of Puppets. The band performed the song at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, during the last night of the Ozzy Osbourne Ultimate Sin Tour. Frontman James Hetfield had recently broken his arm earlier on the tour, so the recording features rhythm guitar duties as performed by John Marshall.
The Master of Puppets reissue is due out November 10th, 2017, and is available for pre-order now on Metallica's website. For the new release, the classic album has been remastered for both CD and vinyl, and will ship or download with a collection of rough mixes, plus a third disc with live recordings of a typical set from the Damage, Inc. Tour of 1986-87.
For superfans, the limited edition deluxe box set includes all sorts of extra goodies, from demos, interviews, and additional live tracks to a 108-page hardcover full of unseen photos and essays. From the band's press release: "All in all, there are three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph with art by Pushead, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and if that isn't enough to push you over the edge, we've also thrown in a set of six buttons (!)."
Metallica is currently on tour in Europe supporting their most recent album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 on November 18th, 2016.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff