...and Justice for All

Label
Universal Music Colombia S.A.
Release date
21 Dec 2009
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
83:17

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Blackened 6:40 357,090
2 ...and Justice for All 9:45 255,793
3 Eye of the Beholder 6:25 278,152
4 One 7:23 732,118
5 The Shortest Straw 6:34 272,959
6 Harvester of Sorrow 5:44 319,109
7 The Frayed Ends of Sanity 7:41 237,862
8 To Live Is to Die 9:48 260,028
9 Dyers Eve 5:13 248,174
10 One (Live Version) 7:59 91
11 ...And Justice For All (Live) 10:05 7,114

About this album

…and Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Elektra Records released the album on August 25, 1988. This is the first Metallica studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted, since it is the first after the tragic death of 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, is accompanied by the most complex song structures to this date in Metallica’s discography. 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” by allmusic.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 US alone according to the RIAA and was the best selling Metallica record upon its release. Metallica released four singles from …And Justice for All, “Eye of the Beholder”, “Harvester of Sorrow”, “…And Justice for All” and “One”.

Production

The production of the album is noted for its unusual, and at times “one-dimensional”, post-production mix.

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  • alan_xD

    This crushes Master of Puppets. [3]

    6 Apr 12:56pm Reply
  • kashmirowy_sok

    Tends to trag a bit but i used to love it anyways when i was a kid still a great piece of music for me

    2 Apr 2:39pm Reply
  • TallicLizzy

    VVV LOL

    18 Mar 11:16pm Reply
  • ExtremeSuicide

    Dried boring album

    24 Feb 5:51pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    This crushes Master of Puppets. [2] easily.

    15 Feb 7:13am Reply
  • ABHORRANCE666

    My personal favorite Metallica album. I love the production. One of my favorite guitar sounds ever, palm muting shakes the subwoofer. Lars actually sounds like a halfway decent drummer here (probably a straight month of drum tracking, with a ton of edits). This album rocks. My favorite Kirk solos.

    13 Jan 10:53pm Reply
  • Xd3rr1kX

    I love this album so much.

    12 Jan 9:32am Reply
  • nlventura93

    The solos are so good on this record, it's a shame what happened later (black album).

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ericshep

    Oh god please wake me!!! the nightmare is i was awake all this time!!!!

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • petikee69

    The best Metallica album!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • KrossPoison

    Would be their best if they remastered it and made the bass like it should be. The songs are great but it sounds so tinny I never make it past the first two or three songs anymore.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    imagine a world in which they kept this album's progressive direction with their following records and even maybe got a proper producer instead of bob rock. beautiful [2]

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ardorcom

    the best song here : ONE. helicopter sounds. http://missjoaquim.com

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Razors15

    The last legacy from Metallica, after this they suck. Especially after they collaborate with Lou Reed

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Mr-Tinkertrain-

    This crushes Master of Puppets.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • imlost13

    best metallica

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Nochek

    I adore the dry sound on this album. Thank you so much for this, Flemming Rasmussen.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • StevenEllis92

    25 years today!

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DanStu1990

    So many great songs. In many ways the real Metallica kinda died as they became more commercial afterwards.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • gidrenkin

    Sick album!

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
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