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Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 27, 1984, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair being struck by lightning flowing from the band logo. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand
Ride the Lightning was released on July 27, 1984 by Megaforce Records and re-released by Elektra Records on November 19, 1984. It has sold over 5 million copies in the . and have been certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. In July 1983, Metallica released their debut studio album, titled Kill 'Em All through Megaforce Records. On February 20, 1984, the band began work on their second album, titled Ride the Lightning, at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1984, the French record label Bernett Records misprinted the color of the album cover in green, rather than blue. 400 copies with the green cover were pressed. Because of their rarity, this misprint caused these green albums to become a guaranteed collectors item.
This is also the last Metallica album to feature songwriting contributions from Dave Mustaine, who would later form Megadeth. Ride the Lightning Q&A.
Released July 27, 1984. Released July 27, 1984. James Hetfield – Guitar, Vocals Lars Ulrich – Drums Kirk Hammett – Guitar Cliff Burton – Bass. Producer: Metallica Production Assistants: Flemming Rasmussen & Mark Whitaker Engineer: Flemming Rasmussen. Recorded & Mixed at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in the Spring of 1984 Megaforce Release Mastered by Tom Coyne Frankford Wayne Elektra Release Mastered by Bob Ludwig Remastered in 1995 by George Marino.
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