Metallica Included in the National Recording Registry


Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” is the first heavy metal album to be included in the America’s National Recording Registry.

The government library selects 25 recordings considered as “culturally, historically or aesthetically important”. It retains the top-quality masterpieces to guard for future generations.

Metallica's "Master of Puppets" Album

“Master of Puppets” was Metallica’s third album and was presented in 1986.

“It demonstrates the rock band going away from its unpleasant metal history and status and discovering new ideas,” the Library of Congress stated in an interview.

Metallica are this year’s Record Store Day missionaries, which is going to take place on Saturday 16 April. They are planning to present their 10th studio album either this year or in 2017, after more than eight years pause since 2008’s “Death Magnetic”.

Other recording included to the registry was popular track “I Will Survive”, which Gloria Gaynor released in 1978.

Some other recordings involved one more classic jazz work, John Coltrane’s 1964 album “A Love Supreme”, along with The Supremes’ single “Where Did Our Love Go” and one of Billy Joel’s best single, “Piano Man”.

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