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Boxset Madness Pt. 1: Metallica

My recent trip across the pond yielded a few new boxsets.

First on the list was the RecordStoreDay’s Black Friday 2014 release of Metallica’s “Through The Never” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – or as most people would call it, a live album! ;p

All tracks on the soundtrack are live recordings from the 2012 Canada shows Metallica performed for the Through the Never film shoot, with the exception of “Orion” that was recorded live at soundcheck.


Released in two versions, a 33rpm version and a more limited, 45rpm edition – I opted for the latter.

Not sure if the packaging was the same for both, but my version comes with hand sprayed inner sleeves and the actual die-cut template used to spray the “Metallica-ed” no entry sign that adorns each sleeve and the box front.

Limited to 4000 (so not that limited then ;p), I picked up number 496


All in all a great set, with a decent tracklisting and very good sound quality/ mastering. Nice.