…And Justice for All (album)
And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on September 7, 1988 by Elektra Records. The album was certified 8× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2003 for shipping eight million copies in the U.S. It has been reissued on November 2, 2018 on vinyl, CD, and cassette formats.
About …And Justice for All (album) in brief
And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on September 7, 1988 by Elektra Records. It is the first Metallica album to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in 1986. Metallica recorded the album with producer Flemming Rasmussen over four months in early 1988 at One on One Recording Studios in Los Angeles. It features aggressive complexity, fast tempos, and few verse-chorus structures, with a dry and bass-light mix. The cover, designed by Stephen Gorman based on a concept by Metallica guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, depicts Lady Justice bound in ropes. The album was certified 8× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2003 for shipping eight million copies in the U.S. The single \”One\” earned Metallica its first Grammy Award in 1990. The band had intended to record the album earlier, but was sidetracked by the large number of festival dates scheduled for the summer of 1987, including the European leg of the Monsters of Rock festival. The first underground metal album to achieve chart success in the United States, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200, and was certified8× platinum in 2003. The reissue reached number 37 and 42 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales and Top Rock Albums charts, respectively. It has been reissued on November 2, 2018 on vinyl, CD, and cassette formats, as well as receiving a deluxe box set treatment with bonus tracks and unreleased video footage.
The track list for the reissue includes two cover songs, the songs “The Shortest Straw” and “The Prince‑tune”, which were later included on the 1998 cover cover of Garage Days Re-Revisited. The song “B-side” was released as a single, with three of its songs released as singles: “Harvester of Sorrow”, “Eye of the Beholder”, and “One” The track listing for the box set also includes a track for the album titled “Garage Days” which was released in 1998 as a promotional single, and the track “The Long and Winding Road” has been released as the promotional single for the “Guns N’ Roses” album “Appetite for Destruction” It was included in The Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop critics’ poll of the year’s best albums, and lost out to Jethro Tull in the ill-fated Best Hard RockMetal Performance Vocal or Instrumental category in 1989. The group’s previous studio album, Master of Puppets, was their last under their contract with the record label Music for Nations. Manager Peter Mensch wanted them to sign with British record distributor Phonogram Records, and offered them well over £1 million, which at that time was the biggest deal we’d ever offered anyone. His explanation was that the final figure for combined British and European sales of all three Metallica albums was more than 1.5 million copies.