...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 6:40 378,010
2 ...and Justice for All 9:45 273,504
3 Eye of the Beholder 6:25 293,343
4 One 7:23 778,990
5 The Shortest Straw 6:34 287,841
6 Harvester of Sorrow 5:44 336,663
7 The Frayed Ends of Sanity 7:41 250,687
8 To Live Is to Die 9:48 273,701
9 Dyers Eve 5:13 261,046
10 One (Live Version) 7:59 113
11 ...And Justice For All (Live) 10:05 12,822

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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  • Idiots-Rule

    The funniest thing about this album is that I always found "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" to be my favorite off it, the one song that is the least acknowledged from this record. Great album!

    28 Jun 1:41pm Reply
  • AriusXII

    last good album [6] best metallica album [7]

    27 Jun 9:17am Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Release date 21 Dec 2009 Wut?? Anyway, second favourite album.

    17 May 9:13am Reply
  • GhostFame

    My favourite Metallica album

    14 May 8:39pm Reply
  • shplimplena

    Check this out! httpswww.youtube.comwatchv=nU6ISo2vYk0

    22 Apr 5:25pm Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    The production ist hard to getting used to. Apart of that "best metallica album [7]"

    14 Apr 4:02pm Reply
  • sanicdaheghod

    last good album [5] best metallica album [6]

    10 Apr 10:37pm Reply
  • UnleashTheW0lvz

    The best and the last decent album by Metallica, despite the bad production.

    6 Apr 4:10pm Reply
  • YumeBitchu

    It's definitely less accessible than the other albums especially with the bass issues but for some reason, I love its cold and angry tone. All of their 80's output are still the perfect though.

    28 Mar 1:51am Reply
  • samiskywalker

    last good album [4] best metallica album [5]

    4 Mar 9:41pm Reply
  • LiamRandolph

    Hands down my favorite Metallica album. It's probably the closest they've ever gotten to creating a legitimate concept album.

    1 Mar 3:22am Reply
  • Galchenyuk

    last good album [4] best metallica album [4]

    14 Feb 5:04am Reply
  • 811Records

    last good album [3] best metallica album [3]

    19 Jan 3:15am Reply
  • metawirt

    ...and Justice for all illegal downloaders!

    10 Jan 5:06pm Reply
  • dersonveloso

    Rob >>>>>> Jason

    7 Jan 4:43pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    ...And No Justice For Jason

    2 Jan 3:24am Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    The is the only Metallica album I can say I love entirely. This was Metallica's masterpiece for sure.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ssafikmetal

    last good album [2] best metallica album [2]

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GonchyII

    "after half of "One" the song is cool, not like before: boooooring & sounds like NEM" WHAT. I can't even.

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Steambull

    You can make out when the bass notes are hit, but it's mixed so low that it's hard to hear more than the same noise regardless what note is hit. Very unfortunate...

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
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