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Ride The Lightning
Produced By:
Metallica

Metallica is:
James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Kirk Hammett
Cliff Burton
  1. Fight Fire With Fire (04:44) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton)
  2. Ride the Lightning (06:36) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Mustaine)
  3. For Whom the Bell Tolls (05:10) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton)
  4. Fade to Black (06:56) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Hammett)
  5. Trapped Under Ice (04:30) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett)
  6. Escape (04:23) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett)
  7. Creeping Death (06:36) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Hammett)
  8. The Call of Ktulu (08:52) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Mustaine)
  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)* (5:34) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton)
  10. Creeping Death (Live)* (8:11) Lyrics
    (Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Hammett)



* iTunes Bonus Track. Recorded live on August 29, 1989 in Seattle, WA. Mixed by Mike Gillies.

PRODUCED BY METALLICA
ASSISTED BY FLEMMING RASMUSSEN AND MARK WHITAKER
ENGINEERED BY FLEMMING RASMUSSEN
RECORDED AND MIXED AT SWEET SILENCE STUDIOS, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK DURING SPRING 1984
MEGAFORCE RELEASE MASTERED BY TOM COYNE FRANKFORD WAYNE, NYC
ELEKTRA RELEASE MASTERED AT MASTERDISK BY BOB LUDWIG
COVER CONCEPT: METALLICA
COVER DESIGN: AD ARTISTS
MEGAFORCE RELEASE MANAGEMENT: CRAZED MANAGEMENT, 60 YORK STREET, OLD BRIDGE, NEW JERSEY 08857, USA
ELEKTRA RELEASE MANAGEMENT: Q PRIME INC.
AGENCY REPRESENTATION: ATI/MARSH VLASIC
LONDON AGENCY REPRESENTATION: THE AGENCY/NEIL WARNOCK/IAN SALES, LONDON

"METALLICA'S FIGHT FOR WORLD DOMINATION HAS BEEN MADE EASIER BY THE FOLLOWING WONDERFUL HUMAN BEINGS"

Cliff Burnstein
Peter Paterno
Michael Alago
Peter Mensch
John Cochrane
Gary Casson

"EAST COAST"
JON "THE WELL IS DRY" & MARSHA "THE STRENGTH" ZAZULA + HI TO RIKKI, TONY "THAT'S WHY THE EAST WON THE CIVIL WAR" INGENERE, METAL "DO DA LINES CHARLIE!!!" JOE, BULLDOZER BOB (TO THE RESCUE!!!), KEITH "THERE'S A FILE IN THE CAKE" CRAGY, ROCKIN' RAY DILL, MR. bILL "WHERE'S MY SCRAPPLE?" PIERCE, SCOTT IAN + ANTHRAX AND CREW, TWISTED "FUCKIN" SISTER AND CREW, BILL MONITOR AND LEON AT "R.S.A.", REB AND THE SNYDER FAMILY, JON DITMAR, LOU "BORDERLINE BLUES" LITES, KEVIN "I'LL SUE EM" HODAPP, KARIN, VICKI AND ALL AT "R&R HOTEL", BOB OJO, RED, BOB MULDOWNEY AND KAM, RIAN, GENE, ERKNEE, AND EVERYONE AT IMPORTANT RECORD DIST.,INC.

"WEST COAST"
K.J. DOUGHTON, ROD MCDONALD, RON "MCGOUNEY" MCGOVNEY, RICK BRACKETT, DAVE "THINGS I COULD REVEL" MARRS, JOHN "WHERE'S MY POSTER" MARSHALL, RICH "BANGER" BURCH, BRIAN LEW AND SAM KRESS, PHIL AT IMPORTANT IN TEXAS, RON QUINTANA, CLIFF AND JANE CULTRERI, JEFF "PYRO SQUAD" WELLER, TONI AT B.G.P., JOE AT W.C.D., RICK LIKONG, CLIFF AND ANNA MARIE ANDERSON, RICH BANDONI AT LEOS, WEIRD HAROLD O., EXODUS, EUNICE FOX, PIC AND PAC (PUKE), SPECIAL THANKX AND OUR LOVE TO MRS. WHITAKER, MRS. HAMMETT, PAM, CONNIE, TRACY.....AND CLIVE TOO!

"EUROPE"
MARTIN HOOKER, STEVE MASON, GEM HOWARD AND LINDA, NEIL WARNOCK AND IAN SALES AT THE AGENCY, TONY BATEMAN, FAYE AND ALL AT--EH--BRONZE!, KENY ANTHONY AND NANNE, FREDDY HANSSON, FLEMMING RASMUSSEN AND ALL AT "SWEET SILENCE", XAVIER RUSSELL, MALCOLM DOME, DANTE BONUTTO, PETE CRONIN AND RAY PALMER AT KERRANG, KING DIAMOND, TIMI "DICK" GRABBER, MICHAEL DENNER, HANK SHERMANN AND KIM RUZZ A.K.A. MERCYFUL FATE, KEN "3 a.m." JACK, FIN COSTELLO, CEES WESSELLS AT ROADRUNNER, URSULA ROHR AND ALEC VON TAVEL AT DISCTRADE, BAZ WARD AND ALL AT JOHN HENRY, RAY ROBINSON AT THE MUSIC BANK, PREBEN ULRICHSEN AT AGE JENSEN, KEN BRAN AND STEVE AT "MARSHALL", YORKIE, RAVEN AND CREW, VENOM AND CREW, MALTESE FALCON, ARTILLERY, LOFTY, MRS. VERHUUSEN, TONY "AT THE MARQUEE,", MIKE AND DAVE AT SHADES, MIKE AND ANDRE (21-11) AT 'AARDSCHOK,' DANNY AND PHILLIPE AT 'ENFER,' BERNARD DOE AT "METAL FORCES," AND ALL OTHER EUROPEAN HEAVY METAL PRESS.

ALSO THANX TO MEXICAN FOOD AND CARLSBERG. AND A LOUD "METAL UP YOUR ASS" TO ALL "METAL MILIA" FAN CLUB MEMBERS AND METALLIBANGERS EVERYWHERE.

LARS ULRICH PLAYS TAMA DRUMS EXCLUSIVELY

CREW:
"SONIC DECAPITATION TEAM"
GEM "FAT BASTARD" HOWARD - TOUR MANAGER
MARK WHITAKER - CONCERT SOUND ENGINEER AND PRODUCTION MANAGER
DAN LEE - GUITARS
TIM SWEENEY - DRUMS

Legal representation: Peter Paterno/Los Angeles
A&R Coordinator: Michael Alago

Foto Credits:

Back cover:

Lars - Pete Cronin
Kirk - Rick Brackett
Cliff - Harold O
James - Rick Brackett

Inner Sleeve:

B&W Group - Fin Costello
Live Pix Group - Anthony D. Sommella
Dressing Room - Robert Hoetink

All songs © Creeping Death Music ASCAP
Kill 'Em All (1983) Ride The Lightning (1984) Master Of Puppets (1986)
Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987) ... And Justice For All (1988) Metallica (1991)
Live Shit: Binge & Purge (1993) Load (1996) ReLoad (1997)
Garage Inc. (1998) S&M (1999) St. Anger (2003)
Death Magnetic (2008) Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (1969)