...And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy
metal band Metallica, released in 1988 by Elektra Records, and the first
to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in
1986. The album is musically progressive, with long and complex songs
and fast tempos. Producer Flemming Rasmussen was absent during the
mixing process, and the production has been criticized as "dry". The
lyrics feature themes of political and legal injustice seen through the
prisms of censorship, war, and nuclear brinkmanship. The album's front
cover features a representation of Lady Justice; the phrase "...And
Justice for All" appears spray-painted in the lower right corner.
Originally released on one vinyl disc, the album was quickly re-released
as a double album without additional tracks. The album was included in
The Village Voice 's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll of the year's
best albums, and the single "One" earned Metallica its first Grammy
Award for Best Metal Performance in 1990. The group's best-selling album
at the time and second best-selling ever, it was the first underground
metal album to achieve chart success in the US, shipping eight million
copies by 2003.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Despenser War: A royalist army defeated troops loyal to Thomas,
2nd Earl of Lancaster, in the Battle of Boroughbridge, which allowed
King Edward II of England to hold on to power for another five years.
Samoset became the first Native American to make contact with
the Pilgrims when he strolled straight through the middle of the
encampment at Plymouth Colony and greeted them in English.
In the first-ever final of the FA Cup, today the oldest
association football competition in the world, Wanderers F.C. defeated
Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
Vietnam War: American soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed
civilians in the Sơn Mỹ village in the Sơn Tịnh District of South
William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, was
kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists.
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The Big Bang, the formation of stars and planets, the origin and
evolution of life on this planet, the advent of human consciousness and
the resultant evolution of cultures — this is the story, the one
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