On Sale Thursday, 6/23 at 1:00PM PDT – “…And Justice for All” on Green Vinyl. Only 1,000 of these sets were pressed. 500 copies will be sold to members of The Metallica Club at Metallica.com (make sure you log in before heading over to the store) and 500 copies will be sold to the public at BecauseSoundMatters.com.
This deluxe limited edition GREEN vinyl release of ‘Justice’ comes as a 4LP, 45 rpm, 180-gram high performance vinyl box set.
METALLICA‘s fourth album, “…And Justice for All”, was originally released on August 25, 1988 through Elektra Records. It was the band’s first studio LP to feature Jason Newsted, who replaced the group’s former bassist Cliff Burton. The album’s dark subject material, featuring references to nuclear apocalypse, injustice in the law system, limited freedom, war, insanity and hate, was accompanied by what were the most complex song structures in METALLICA‘s discography at the time of the LP’s release. The album is also noted for its near lack of bass guitar and dry production and therefore has been called a “slightly flawed masterpiece and the pinnacle of METALLICA‘s progressive years” byAllMusic.com‘s reviewer.
The front cover depicts the statue of Lady Justice cracked and bound by ropes, with both of her scales filled with dollars and both of her breasts exposed. The words “…And Justice for All” are written in graffiti to the right. The cover is made by Stephen Gorman after a concept by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.
The album has sold over 8 million copies in the U.S. alone, according to the RIAA and was the best-selling METALLICA record upon its release.