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METALLICA Ride the Lightning DCC Gold PROMO Disc CD Rare Orion Original Master

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Condition: Like New : Split the cost with friends
An item that looks as if it was just taken out of shrink wrap. No visible wear, and all facets of the item are flawless and intact. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Excellent condition
Genre: Rock Release Date: 22/02/2000
Style: Hard Rock Record Label: DCC Compact Classics
Artist: Metallica UPC: 010963113624
Format: CD Special Attributes: 24K Gold Disc, Promo, Remastered, Special Edition

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Album Features
Release Year:2000
Record Label:DCC Compact Classics
Genre:Hard Rock, Rock & Pop

Track Listing
1. Fight Fire with Fire
2. Ride the Lightning
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
4. Fade to Black
5. Trapped Under Ice
6. Escape
7. Creeping Death
8. The Call of Ktulu

Playing Time:48 min.
Distributor:Ryko Distribution
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
SPAR Code:n/a

Album Notes
Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Cliff Burton (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums).Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in Spring 1984.Metallica turned the metal world on its ear with their debut album, KILL 'EM ALL and then blew its mind with the follow-up, RIDE THE LIGHTNING. The riffs and arrangements are more intricate, the lyrics are more intelligent and biting and James Hetfield's growl is meaner. The set starts out with two tunes that would have been right at home on KILL 'EM ALL, but the next two are slower and more involved. "Ride The Lightning" is a slow (by Metallica's standards) dirge about the futility of war. "Fade To Black" is a ballad (!) that builds to an instrumental coda featuring the guitar melodies that the band would later base their sound around. It's also Hetfield's first attempt at singing in tune. The most ambitious song is a dense instrumental, "The Call Of Ktulu," that starts with a single arpeggiated guitar and slowly adds layer upon layer, building in intensity until it all comes crashing down nine minutes later.

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"Ride the Lightning" - CD  (DCC Audiophile Gold Disc)  (Promo / "Not for Sale")

DCC Compact Classics - GZS - 1136

Remastered.  "From the Original Master Tapes"

Out of Print.  24k Gold Audiophile CD

Mega-Rare - PROMO "Not for Sale" CD issue!


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Original 24k Gold, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc (Promo / Not for Sale) CD issue.  "Audiophile Limited Edition" CD.  Remastered.  Out-of-Print.  Rare PROMO CD issue.  Stamped with "Promotional Use Only.  Not for Sale" around the center (clear) hub.  Original Master Recording CD.   Playable on ANY CD player.  SUPERIOR Audiophile Sound Quality!  GZS- 1136.  All Original & Complete.


ITEM CONDITION:  (see “condition notes” below)

EXCELLENT.   All-Original & complete.  (Promo DCC Gold CDs were NOT issued with slipcases).  ALL items in "excellent" condition.  The UNPLAYED CD shows minimal signs of use (if any).   CD; jewel case; front & rear inserts - are all in "excellent" condition.  ALL items: Truly LIKE NEW.   Beautiful condition.  All Original & Complete.



This is a MEGA-RARE & VERY hard-to-find, out-of-print, PROMO, original-issue, complete DCC 24k Gold Audiophile CD.  Exceptional Remastered Audiophile Sound Quality.  Playable on ANY CD player.  Check out the amazing 4.5-star review for this outstanding, classic & essential METAL release below.  Don't miss it!  HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE!  I am always happy to combine shipping & ship worldwide.






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Review  (4.5 stars - out of 5 stars) by Steve Huey

 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. The lyrics push into new territory as well -- more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing.  But the true heart of Ride the Lightning lies in its rich musical imagination.  There are extended, progressive epics; tight, concise groove-rockers; thrashers that blow anything on Kill 'Em All out of the water, both in their urgency and the barest hints of melody that have been added to the choruses.  Some innovations are flourishes that add important bits of color, like the lilting, pseudo-classical intro to the furious "Fight Fire with Fire," or the harmonized leads that pop up on several tracks.  Others are major reinventions of Metallica's sound, like the nine-minute, album-closing instrumental "The Call of Ktulu," or the haunting suicide lament "Fade to Black." The latter is an all-time metal classic; it begins as an acoustic-driven, minor-key ballad, then gets slashed open by electric guitars playing a wordless chorus, and ends in a wrenching guitar solo over a thrashy yet lyrical rhythm figure. Basically, in a nutshell, Metallica sounded like they could do anything. Heavy metal hadn't seen this kind of ambition since Judas Priest's late-'70s classics, and Ride the Lightning effectively rewrote the rule book for a generation of thrashers. If Kill 'Em All was the manifesto, Ride the Lightning was the revolution itself.





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  • "Sealed" - New; unopened; unplayed. "Mint" 
  • "Excellent" - Practically new; very few or no signs of wear.
  • "Very Good" - A few light signs of wear &/or use. A few scuffs.  Slight wear.
  • "Good" - Some noticible marks on the play-side of the CD.  Normal wear / use.
  • "Fair" - several noticable scuffs on play-side of the CD.  Moderate or heavy apparent use
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Superior AUDIOPHILE Sound Quality.  HIGHLY Collectible!


Promo issue.   VERY Rare!


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