[Photo by: Ross Halfin]
This spring, Metallica will reissue a remastered version of their 1987 covers EP, The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited, via their own Blackened Recordings imprint. Hear the band's remastered Killing Joke cover, “The Wait,” below.
Due out April 13, the long-out-of-print EP (which was eventually appended to 1998's Garage Inc. compilation) has been remastered by engineer Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, California, and will be available just in time for this year's Record Store Day.
Per Metallica's website, the Garage Days reissue will contain some period-specific accoutrements, as it will “not only be released as a CD and download, but also as several vinyl versions including a picture disc, as a cassette, and in a longbox (you youngsters can search the web for that term!).”
Pre-orders on the Metallica site include an instant download of the remastered “The Wait,” which you can listen to here. See the $5.98 EP tracklist after the cut.
The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited tracklist:
1. “Helpless” (Diamond Head cover)
2. “The Small Hours” (Holocaust cover)
3. “The Wait” (Killing Joke cover)
4. “Crash Course In Brain Surgery” (Budgie cover)
5. “Last Caress/Green Hell” (Misfits cover)
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