Ride the Lightning

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Ride the Lightning
Studio album by Metallica
Released July 27, 1984[1]
Recorded February 20 - March 14, 1984 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Thrash metal
Length 47:26
Label Megaforce, Music for Nations, Elektra, Vertigo
Producer Metallica, Flemming Rasmussen
Metallica chronology
Kill 'Em All
(1983)
Ride the Lightning
(1984)
Master of Puppets
(1986)
Singles from Ride The Lightning
  1. "Fade To Black"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Creeping Death"
    Released: 1984
  3. "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
    Released: 1985

Ride the Lightning is the second album released by the thrash metal band Metallica. It was released on 19 November 1984. It got good reviews. It has sold over six million copies in the US.

Songs from the album[change | edit source]

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fight Fire with Fire"   James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton 4:44
2. "Ride the Lightning"   Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Dave Mustaine 6:36
3. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"   Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton 5:09
4. "Fade to Black"   Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Kirk Hammett 6:57

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Trapped Under Ice"   Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett 4:04
2. "Escape"   Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett 4:24
3. "Creeping Death"   Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett 6:36
4. "The Call of Ktulu" (Instrumental) Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Mustaine 8:53

Other websites[change | edit source]

Metallica
James Hetfield | Lars Ulrich | Kirk Hammett | Robert Trujillo
Jason Newsted | Cliff Burton | Dave Mustaine | Ron McGovney
Albums
Kill 'Em All | Ride the Lightning | Master of Puppets | Garage Days Re-ReVisited | ...And Justice for All | Metallica | Load | ReLoad | Garage Inc. | S&M | St. Anger | Death Magnetic