On March 3, 1986, Metallica released the album that was to become their first to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  It would also become the first metal album to be included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor given to artistic works that are considered “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.  To date Master of Puppets has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

This Friday, Metallica will reissue their classic album in a special remastered commemorative edition.  According to the band's press release, Master of Puppets will be available "physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download)."

There is an Expanded Edition which will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The ultimate collectors' item is the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set which includes a 108-page hardcover book with never-before-seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews along with three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons.

To mark this event, 99X is giving away a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set to one lucky Metallica fan.  To enter for your chance to win, click here.


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