Metallica Releases ‘Writing Version’ of “The Shortest Straw”

Metallica has released a “writing in progress” version of  “The Shortest Straw”, recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich’s garage in El Cerrito.  The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of Metallica’s fourth album “…And Justice For All”, due on November 2 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

The re-release of “…And Justice For All” has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality overseen by Greg Fidelman, and will be available in multiple digital and physical configurations. Pre-orders begin today at Metallica.com where fans can see the full package details and track listing.

Pre-orders of all configurations will receive an instant download of “Dyers Eve (Remastered)” , while pre-orders of the expanded and deluxe editions will receive an additional instant download of “Eye Of The Beholder (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England On October 10th 1988)” .

The “…And Justice For All” reissue will be available physically as a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, Cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard album (available to stream and download), an Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download).