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Metallica - Ride The Lightning album mp3
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Ride The Lightning
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Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
Released:
1986
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US
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Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 27, 1984, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair being struck by lightning flowing from the band logo. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand

Ride the Lightning was released on July 27, 1984 by Megaforce Records and re-released by Elektra Records on November 19, 1984. It has sold over 5 million copies in the . and have been certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. In July 1983, Metallica released their debut studio album, titled Kill 'Em All through Megaforce Records. On February 20, 1984, the band began work on their second album, titled Ride the Lightning, at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This is also the last Metallica album to feature songwriting contributions from Dave Mustaine, who would later form Megadeth. Ride the Lightning Q&A.

Released July 27, 1984. Released July 27, 1984. James Hetfield – Guitar, Vocals Lars Ulrich – Drums Kirk Hammett – Guitar Cliff Burton – Bass. Producer: Metallica Production Assistants: Flemming Rasmussen & Mark Whitaker Engineer: Flemming Rasmussen. Recorded & Mixed at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in the Spring of 1984 Megaforce Release Mastered by Tom Coyne Frankford Wayne Elektra Release Mastered by Bob Ludwig Remastered in 1995 by George Marino. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King’s novel The Stand. Although rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band’s musical growth and lyrical sophistication.

Tracklist

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

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Music For Nations
  • Licensed From – Megaforce Records
  • Published By – Take Out Music

Credits

  • Bass – Cliff Burton
  • Drums – Lars Ulrich
  • Guitar [Lead] – Kirk Hammett
  • Producer – Metallica
  • Producer [Assistant] – Mark Whitaker
  • Producer [Assistant], Engineer – Flemming Rasmussen
  • Vocals, Guitar [Rhythm] – James Hetfield

Notes

Barcode on rear sleeve.
Made in England on label.
Rear of cover:
Issued under licence from Megaforce Records
Comes with innersleeve and a Metallica/Music for Nations Merchandise-sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016583 102715

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MRI 769 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album) Megaforce Records MRI 769 US 1984
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo , PolyGram , Phonogram 838 140-1, none Russia 1994
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Fight Fire With Fire
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
4:44
A2 Ride The Lightning
Written-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
6:36
A3 For Whom The Bell Tolls
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
5:10
A4 Fade To Black
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:56
B1 Trapped Under Ice
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:03
B2 Escape
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:23
B3 Creeping Death
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:36
B4 The Call Of Ktulu
Written-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
8:52

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Music For Nations Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Megaforce Records
  • Published By – Take Out Music
  • Pressed By – MPO
  • Recorded At – Sweet Silence Studios
  • Mixed At – Sweet Silence Studios
  • Mastered At – CBS Studios, London

Credits

  • Bass – Cliff Burton
  • Booking [Agency Representation] – Ian Sales, Neil Warnock, The Agency*
  • Cover, Design – Ad Artists
  • Crew [Sonic Decapitation Team] – Dan Lee , Gem "Fat Bastard" Howard, Mark Whitaker, Tim Sweeney
  • Design Concept [Cover Concept] – Metallica
  • Drums – Lars Ulrich
  • Engineer – Flemming Rasmussen
  • Lead Guitar – Kirk Hammet*
  • Management – Crazed Management*
  • Mastered By – Tim Young
  • Photography By [Backcover - Cliff] – Harold O*
  • Photography By [Backcover - James & Kirk] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Backcover - Lars] – Pete Cronin
  • Photography By [Inner - B&w Group] – Fin Costello
  • Photography By [Inner - Dressing Room] – Robert Hoetink
  • Photography By [Inner - Live Pix Group] – Anthony D. Sommella
  • Producer – Metallica
  • Producer [Assistant] – Flemming Rasmussen, Mark Whitaker
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – James Hetfield

Notes

This version has a red and yellow label with the band name written in standard font (instead of using the logo) and has a barcode on the sleeve.

Includes a Metallica / Music For Nations official merchandise leaflet.

℗ 1984 Music For Nations Ltd.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016583 102715
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, etched): MPO MFN 27 A¹ TY
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, etched): MPO MFN 27 B¹ TY

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MRI 769 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album) Megaforce Records MRI 769 US 1984
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo , PolyGram , Phonogram 838 140-1, none Russia 1994
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986

Tracklist

A1 Fight Fire With Fire 4:44
A2 Ride The Lightning 6:36
B1 For Whom The Bell Tolls 5:10
B2 Fade To Black 6:56
C1 Trapped Under Ice 4:03
C2 Escape 4:23
D1 Creeping Death 6:36
D2 The Call Of Ktulu 8:52

Credits

  • Bass – Cliff Burton
  • Drums – Lars Ulrich
  • Engineer – Flemming Rasmussen
  • Lead Guitar – Kirk Hammett
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Producer – Metallica
  • Producer [Assistant] – Flemming Rasmussen, Mark Whitaker
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – James Hetfield
  • Written-By – Burton* (tracks: A1 to B2, D1, D2), Mustaine* (tracks: A2, D2), Hetfield*, Hammett* (tracks: C2 to D1), Ulrich*

Notes

2008 double vinyl reissue on 180 gram vinyl with gatefold sleeve. Remastered at half-speed, each record is 45 rpm. Lyrics are printed on the inner gatefold.

Part of Metallica "45 RPM Series".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 093624988267

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MRI 769 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album) Megaforce Records MRI 769 US 1984
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo , PolyGram , Phonogram 838 140-1, none Russia 1994
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986

Tracklist

1 Fight Fire With Fire 4:44
2 Ride The Lightning 6:36
3 For Whom The Bell Tolls 5:10
4 Fade To Black 6:56
5 Trapped Under Ice 4:03
6 Escape 4:23
7 Creeping Death 6:36
8 The Call Of Ktulu 8:52

Notes

HARD RECORDS

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4001617317204

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MRI 769 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album) Megaforce Records MRI 769 US 1984
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo , PolyGram , Phonogram 838 140-1, none Russia 1994
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Fight Fire With Fire
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
4:44
A2 Ride The Lightning
Written-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
6:36
A3 For Whom The Bell Tolls
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
5:10
A4 Fade To Black
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:56
B1 Trapped Under Ice
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:03
B2 Escape
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:23
B3 Creeping Death
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:36
B4 The Call Of Ktulu
Written-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
8:52

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Distributed By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Marketed By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Recorded At – Sweet Silence Studios
  • Mixed At – Sweet Silence Studios
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Pressed By – CBS Records, Artarmon
  • Published By – Copyright Control

Credits

  • A&R – Michael Alago
  • Bass – Cliff Burton
  • Booking [Agency Representation] – Ian Sales, Marsha Vlasic, Neil Warnock, The Agency, London*
  • Concept By – Metallica
  • Cover, Design – Ad Artists
  • Drums – Lars Ulrich
  • Engineer – Flemming Rasmussen
  • Lacquer Cut By – Δ
  • Lead Guitar – Kirk Hammett
  • Legal – Peter Paterno
  • Management – Q Prime Inc.
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Photography By [Backcover, Cliff] – Harold O*
  • Photography By [Backcover, James] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Backcover, Kirk] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Backcover, Lars] – Pete Cronin
  • Photography By [Inner, B&W Group] – Fin Costello
  • Photography By [Inner, Dresing Room] – Robert Hoetink
  • Photography By [Inner, Live Pix Group] – Anthony D. Sommella
  • Producer – Metallica
  • Producer [Assistant] – Flemming Rasmussen, Mark Whitaker
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – James Hetfield

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): 60396-1 MX212193
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): 60396-1 MX212194
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, etched): Δ MX 212193 60396-1 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, etched): Δ MX 212194 60396-1 S2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MRI 769 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album) Megaforce Records MRI 769 US 1984
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo , PolyGram , Phonogram 838 140-1, none Russia 1994
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Fight Fire With Fire
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
4:44
A2 Ride The Lightning
Written-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
6:36
A3 For Whom The Bell Tolls
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
5:10
A4 Fade To Black
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:56
B1 Trapped Under Ice
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:03
B2 Escape
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:23
B3 Creeping Death
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:36
B4 The Call Of Ktulu
Bass [Lead] – Cliff BurtonWritten-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
8:52

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Important Record Distributors, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Important Record Distributors, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Precious Metal Music
  • Copyright (c) – Precious Metal Music
  • Recorded At – Sweet Silence Studios
  • Mixed At – Sweet Silence Studios
  • Pressed By – Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Lacquer Cut At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs

Credits

  • Bass – Cliff Burton
  • Cover [Concept] – Metallica
  • Design [Cover] – Ad Artists
  • Drums – Lars Ulrich
  • Engineer – Flemming Rasmussen
  • Engineer [Concert Sound], Management [Production Manager] – Mark Whitaker
  • Lacquer Cut By – ¢*
  • Lead Guitar – Kirk Hammet*
  • Management – Crazed Management*
  • Management [Agency Representation] – Ian Sales, Neil Warnock
  • Management [Tour] – Gem "Fat Bastard" Howard
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Photography By [Backcover, Cliff] – Harold O*
  • Photography By [Backcover, James] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Backcover, Kirk] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Backcover, Lars] – Pete Cronin
  • Photography By [Inner, B&w Group] – Fin Costello
  • Photography By [Inner, Dressing Room] – Robert Hoetink
  • Photography By [Inner, Live Pix Group] – Anthony D. Sommella
  • Producer – Metallica
  • Producer [Assistant] – Flemming Rasmussen, Mark Whitaker
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – James Hetfield
  • Technician [Drums] – Tim Sweeney
  • Technician [Guitars] – Dan Lee

Notes

℗ © 1984 Precious Metal Music/ASCAP
Manufactured and marketed by Important Record Distributors, Inc.
Jacket and sleeve made in Canada
Recorded and mixed at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark during spring 1984
Mastered at Frankford Wayne, NYC

Including a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and photos.
Some copies came with mail-in merchandise flyer (see pic from my 1st press retail copy).

Promo copies have a post-manufacture hot-foil gold stamp on the back of the sleeve: "Loaned For Promotion Only. Not for sale. Ownership and all rights reserved".

Silver center labels with label address printed on

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A): MRI-769-A ᐉ MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK ¢ L.I.✩ A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B): MRI-769-B ᐉ A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A): MRI-769-A ᐉ MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK ¢ L.I.✩ A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B): MRI-769-B ᐉ A-1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
016 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 016 Poland 1991
838 140-9 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Ukrainian Records, Vertigo, Phonogram 838 140-9 Ukraine 2008
838 140-1, none Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Vertigo , PolyGram , Phonogram 838 140-1, none Russia 1994
193374 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(Cass, Album, RE) New Electric Way 193374 France 1986
STARCD 5290 Metallica Ride The Lightning ‎(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo STARCD 5290 South Africa 1992


  • Iesha
Anyone knows if this version has swapped channels? Many thanks.
  • Silver Globol
The notes say no barcode, but the pictures clearly show a barcode.