Master of Puppets (1986)

Master of Puppets is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on March 3, 1986 by Elektra Records. Recorded at the Sweet Silence Studios with producer Flemming Rasmussen, it was the first Metallica album released on a major label. Master of Puppets was the band’s last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash in Sweden during the album’s promotional tour. The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2003 for shipping six million copies in the United States. The album was eventually certified 6× platinum by Music Canada and gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Australia 1998

Australia 1998

Label: Vertigo / Mercury / Phonogram / PolyGram / Universal

Catalog #: 838 141-2

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France 1989

France 1989

Label: Vertigo / Phonogram

Catalog #: 838 141-2

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Germany 2002

Germany 2002

Label: Vertigo / Phonogram / Universal

Catalog #: 838 141-2

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Japan 1988

Japan 1988

Label: CBS / Sony

Catalog #: 25DP5234

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Philippines 2008

Philippines 2008

Label: Vertigo

Matrix: SEALED

Catalog #: 838 141-2

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Russia 2001

Russia 2001

Label: Vertigo / Universal

Matrix: SEALED

Catalog #: 838 141-9

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UK 1989

UK 1989

Label: Vertigo / Phonogram

Catalog #: 838 141-2

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USA 1986

USA 1986

Label: Elektra / Asylum

Catalog #: 960439-2

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Unlicensed

Unlicensed

Label: Vertigo / Phonogram

Catalog #: 838 141-2

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