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  • Performer: Metallica
  • Title: Ride The Lightning
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: TTA MP1 AC3 MP1 WMA WAV XM
  • Released: 1997
  • Style: Thrash, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
  • MP3 album: 1324 mb
  • FLAC album: 1530 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Metallica - Ride The Lightning mp3 album

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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. In 1984, the French record label Bernett Records misprinted the color of the album cover in green, rather than blue. 400 copies with the green cover were pressed. Because of their rarity, this misprint caused these green albums to become a guaranteed collectors item.

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.

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.

Tracklist Hide Credits

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

Credits

  • Artwork [Cover Concept] – Metallica
  • Artwork [Cover Design] – Ad Artists
  • Bass – Cliff Burton
  • Drums – Lars Ulrich
  • Engineer [Engineered By] – Flemming Rasmussen
  • Guitar [Lead] – Kirk Hammett
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Other [A & R Coordinator] – Michael Alago
  • Other [Agency Representation] – ATI/Marsha Vlasic/The Agency/Neil Warnock/Ian Sales, London
  • Other [Legal Representation] – Peter Paterno/Los Angeles
  • Other [Management] – Q Prime Inc.
  • Photography By [Back Cover, Cliff] – Harold O*
  • Photography By [Back Cover, James] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Back Cover, Kirk] – Rick Brackett
  • Photography By [Back Cover, Lars] – Pete Cronin
  • Photography By [Dressing Room] – Robert Hoetink
  • Photography By [Innersleeve, B & W Group] – Fin Costello
  • Photography By [Live Pix Group] – Anthony D. Sommella
  • Producer – Metallica
  • Producer [Assisted By] – Flemming Rasmussen, Mark Whitaker
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – James Hetfield

Notes

© 1984 Metallica.
All rights reserved. Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending,
public performance and broadcasting prohibited.
© 1989 Metallica.

Recorded and mixed at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark during spring 1984.
Mastered at Masterdisk.
All songs published by PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd.

Total running time: 47:29

Counterfeit edition manufactured in Russia.
Manufactured as a standard Jewel case with four-page booklet, inside pages are blank.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 9031-76454-2 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 09031-76454-21
  • Matrix / Runout: CH-91
  • Label Code: LC 1633
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • SPARS Code (CD): DDD
  • SPARS Code (Back Side): ADD
  • Distribution Code: PG 889

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

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

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blackened Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Blackened Recordings
  • Licensed To – Universal International Music B.V.
  • Record Company – Universal International
  • Marketed By – Universal Music LLC
  • Distributed By – Universal Music LLC

Credits

  • Liner Notes – 伊藤政則*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4 988031 272602
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4988031272602
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

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

1 Fight Fire With Fire
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
4:44
2 Ride The Lightning
Written-By – Burton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
6:36
3 For Whom The Bell Tolls
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
5:10
4 Fade To Black
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:56
5 Trapped Under Ice
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:03
6 Escape
Written-By – Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
4:23
7 Creeping Death
Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
6:36
8 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
  • Mastered 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
  • 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)

Silver center labels with label adress printed on

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

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Metallica
  • Copyright (c) – Metallica
  • Distributed By – ТОВ "Астра Рекордс"

Credits

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

Notes

Released in standard jewel case with black tray.
For sale in Ukraine.
Email address on back cover: [email protected] ua.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42283 81409 7
  • Barcode (String): 042283814097
  • Label Code: LC1633
  • Other: PG899
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: Astra 331621
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPILU003

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
838 140-1, 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

Tracklist

A1 Fight Fire With Fire
A2 Ride The Lightning
A3 For Whom The Bell Tolls
A4 Fade To Black
B1 Trapped Under Ice
B2 Escape
B3 Creeping Death
B4 The Call Of Ktulu

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Pt. Suara Sentral Sejati
  • Licensed To – Pt. Suara Sentral Sejati

Notes

Another Official Indonesia Variants:

King's
1.King's Clear Cassette

PT. Suara Sentral Sejati
1. Black PolyGram Cassette with Rp. 8000 on the spine
2. Clear Black PolyGram Cassette
3. Clear Transparent PolyGram Cassette

Universal Music Indonesia
1. Clear Transparent With Blue Front Cassette
2. Black Cassette

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
A2 Ride The Lightning
A3 For Whom The Bell Tolls
A4 Fade To Black
B1 Trapped Under Ice
B2 Escape
B3 Creeping Death
B4 The Call Of Ktulu

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



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