Metallica are celebrating 30 years of The Black Album with two new releases: a remastered reissue of the original, and The Metallica Blacklist, a collection of 53 covers by a massively eclectic range of artists that draws from all corners of the music world.
Both of the releases will arrive digitally on 10 September, with physical versions following the next month.
The remastered Black Album will land in multiple configurations including digitally, as a 180-gram 2LP, a standard CD, a 3CD expanded edition and a limited-edition boxset. This set includes the album remastered on 180G 2LP, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs (containing rough mixes, demos, interviews, live shows), six DVDs (containing outtakes, behind the scenes, official videos, live shows), a 120-page hardcover book, four tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a Metallica lanyard, a folder with lyric sheets, and a download card for the digital edition of the album.
The Metallica Blacklist bears a gargantuan 53 tracks, and almost as many genres, with a massive selection of artists covering their favourite tracks from The Black Album. A list that contains Jason Isbell, Rina Sawayama, Phoebe Bridgers, The Hu, Idles, St Vincent, Moses Sumney, Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Chase & Status and Igor Levit goes some way to demonstrating just how diverse the selection of artists is.
Proceeds from The Metallica Blacklist will all go to charity, being divided between charities of the artists choice and Metallica’s own All Within My Hands Foundation. Hear a snippet of what the album has to offer below
The Metallica Blacklist will be available digitally on 10 September, with physical formats to be released on 1 October. These include a 4CD edition and a limited-edition 7LP vinyl pressing.
Pre-orders will instantly receive Miley Cyrus’ version of Nothing Else Matters featuring WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith, and Juanes’ interpretation of Enter Sandman. Hear Miley Cyrus cover the balladic Nothing Else Matters below.
Find out more and preorder here.