Real fans MUST have all the studio recordings of the four horsemen. However, each of them (the recordings of course, lol) has been pressed many time (circa 35)... So, only die hard collectors try to find them all.
KILL'EM ALL Vertigo, UICR-1052, Mini LP with OBI, Japan, Re-released on Aug 9th, 2006. Limited Edition in cardboard
KILL'EM ALL, Warner Bros, Red Vinyl Deluxe version, limited to 1.000 copies worldwide, Jul, 15th, 2010
RIDE THE LIGHTNING
RIDE THE LIGHTNING, Sony SICP 476, Japanese version with OBI, sealed, Re-released on Nov 6th, 2003.
MASTER OF PUPPETS
MASTER OF PUPPETS, Sony CBS 25DP5234, Japanese version with OBI, sealed
MASTER OF PUPPETS, Vertigo, UICR 1054, Mini LP with OBI, Japan, Re-released on Aug 9th, 2006. Limited Edition in cardboard
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, Vertigo 836 062-2, France
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, Vertigo 836 062-2, Australia
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, Elektra 9 60812-2, with longbox , 1988
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, Sony SICP 478, Japan, Re-released in 2003
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, Vertigo 836 062-2, Gold CD W/ Fake signatures on cover, Australia
METALLICA (Sony records, SRCS 5577, Japanese version with OBI)
METALLICA (Vertigo 510 022-2 Gold CD and Sticker, Fake signatures on cover, Australia)
METALLICA (Vertigo MECAN 1, Gold CD W/ Fake signatures on cover. Metallican)
METALLICA (Sony records, SICP 479, Japanese version with OBI, sealed, Re-released on Nov 6th, 2003)
METALLICA (Vertigo 510 022-2, re-issue with missprinted snakes on cover, France)
METALLICA (Vertigo 510 022-2, No snakes on cover, Argentina)
METALLICA (Vertigo 510 022-2, Special Slipcover, Brazil)
METALLICA, Vertigo, UICR 1056, Mini LP with OBI, Japan, Re-released on Aug 9th, 2006. Limited Edition in cardboard
METALLICA, Elektra 61113-9, DVD Audio version, with "12 million-selling album" sticker, USA
METALLICA : Vertigo 510 022-2, leather embossed cover, with sticker and swirled CD, Germany
LOAD : Vertigo 532 618-2 (signed by all 4 members, including Jason)
LOAD (Sony records, SICP 480, Japanese version with OBI, sealed, Re-released on Nov 6th, 2003.)
LOAD White Vynil Boxset, Warner Bros, 45RPM, 4-LP Set, 523504-1, Limited to 100 copies worldwide, Jun14th, 2010
RELOAD (Sony records, SICP 481, Japanese version with OBI, sealed, Re-released on Nov 6th, 2003.)
RELOAD White Vynil Boxset, Warner Bros, 45RPM, 4-LP Set, 523511-1, Limited to 100 copies worldwide, July 5th, 2010
S & M
S & M (Unofficial Hong Kong version, 2000)
S & M, Vertigo, UICR 1062/3, Mini LP with OBI, Japan, Re-released on Aug 9th, 2006. Limited Edition in cardboard
SAINT ANGER (Vertigo 0602498653272, Digipack with French sticker)
SAINT ANGER Vertigo DU8565 0602498653258, Korean version, Digipack with stickers, Wristband and promo stuff
SAINT ANGER (Japanese version with OBI, SICP 373~4)
DEATH MAGNETIC (Vertigo 00602517840201, Super Jewel Case, Germany)
DEATH MAGNETIC (Vertigo 00602517737280, digipack, Germany) (Also included in theThe German Coffin Box)
CREEPING DEATH Original
This is the original german version. It was released in 1990 and has two front covers. The first one is taken from the "Jump in the fire" single CD and the second is the one of the "creeping death" single CD. Nowadays, this is a quite hard-to-find item.
CREEPING DEATH Bootleg
Music For Nation, CD12KUT112, England, Unofficial
Bootleg version I have never seen elsewhere. No barcode on the back cover but the "Carnaby Street" address. (this is not that rare but the CD is black and titled "Creeping")
THE $5,98 EP - GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED Original
Mercury 888 788-2, germany, Matrix number : 888 788-2 03#
This is the original & german version of 1987.
THE $5,98 EP - GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED Bootleg
Mercury 888 788-2, germany, Matrix number : MY 1294
This is a very-well-made bootleg (the mistake "Last cares" had been copied too). The matrix number is the only way to make the difference, because the front & back covers and the CD number are the same as the original.
This hard-to-find item is one of my favorites...
THE $5,98 EP - GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED, 2nd press, Japan
CBS 23DP5235 with OBI, 2.153 Yen version
2nd press of the japanese version. Highly sought after CD !! Another version, similar to this one exists. However, its Obi strip indicates 2.300 instead of 2.153 Yens. Both are extremly rare.
THE $9,98 CD - GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED Original
Elektra E2 60757, Official canadian version
Matrix number : 2 60757-2 SRC=04 M3S4
THE $9,98 CD - GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED Bootleg
Unofficial version with different cover. Made in Korea.
THE Six Feet Down Under EP - Australia (Released on Sept 20th, 2010
Universal 2751576, Australia
This Australasian themed EP Six Feet Down Under is released to coincide with their massive australian tour and celebrates the bands amazing history in this part of the world. All eight songs were recorded live on their previous tours of Oz which span an amazing 15 year period.
The Six Feet Down Under EP Part 2 - Australia >> (Released on Nov 12th, 2010)
Universal 2757094, Australia
polled Fan Club members from Australia and New Zealand to come up with their top eight picks from all the 41 songs played during the early part of the Trans-Tasman run this year. This EP follows the six feet down under EP Part1
Live at Grimey's EP (Released on Nov 26th, 2010)
Warner Bros 526267-2, USA
"The EP includes the nine songs we played the afternoon of June 12, 2008 in the basement at one of the coolest record stores in the nation, Grimey's in Nashville, TN, and is part of the series of "Live At Grimey's" releases.
Live at Grimey EP, clear LP version
Warner Bros, USA
Same content as the CD Version. This one is the clear vinyl version, limited to 1.500 copies worldwide.