Metallica’s Fourth and Final Vinyl Club 2.0 Release Is Here
Members of Metallica's Vinyl Club received a message on Tuesday, Jan. 17, letting them know that the fourth—and final—release of the club will begin shipping soon. According to the email, the record should start to land on doorsteps and front porches in the next couple of weeks.
This is always an exciting moment for vinyl fans, but this particular announcement brings with it a bit of sadness as it's not just the final release of Metallica's Vinyl Club 2.0, but it marks the end of the club, at least for the foreseeable future.
But rather than focus on the club's impending hiatus, we're excited to share details on the latest piece of Metallica wax.
The Metallica Vinyl Club — Release No. 4 — Feb. 1, 2023
In 2021, Metallica released the massive deluxe box set of the "Black Album." Celebrating its 30th anniversary—and continuing the box set series of their albums—this release featured the remastered record on 180-gram vinyl, a "Sad But True" picture disc, three live records, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a beautiful 120-page hardcover book and a ton of memorabilia from the era, like tour laminates, guitar picks and more.
It appears that Metallica are still in celebration mode as the next Vinyl Club record gives fans even more goodies from the "Black Album" years. Leftovers From the Black Album Box Set will feature four tracks from the era that were not featured in that massive box set.
Side A features the "String & Vocal Mix" of "Nothing Else Matters" (featuring orchestration arranged by the late Michael Kamen) and the "December 19th, 1990 Rough Mix" of "My Friend of Misery."
On Side B, fans will get two live performances of old-school songs: "No Remorse" recorded live at Day on the Green in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 12, 1991, and "The Shortest Straw" recorded live at Castle Farms Music Theater in Charlevoix, Mich., on June 27, 1992.
As with St. Anger Live Rarities and Live at Bridge School Benefit 1997, this Vinyl Club release was mastered by Billy Joe Bowers at Casa de Amor in Atlanta and Greg Fidelman served as Executive Producer.
The cover of the album features classic photos of Metallica taken by Ross Halfin.
Leftovers From the Black Album Box Set Album Cover
Like every other Vinyl Club release, fans won't know what Lars Ulrich has to say in the liner notes or what special surprise is packed in the jacket until the record hits mailboxes. Until it ships, though, enjoy this footage of Metallica's performance of "No Remorse" at Day on the Green in 1991.