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Metallica's Rare 'Ride The Lightning' Red-Logo Vinyl Sells For Over $2,000

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A limited-edition vinyl copy of METALLICA's "Ride the Lightning" LP, featuring the band's logo in red, was recently sold on eBay for a whopping $2,247! The LP was apparently one of only 500 copies that were pressed up in 1989 by the band's European record label, Phonogram/Vertigo, and features an individual numbering sticker. You can view the auction page here.

Commented the seller: "I bought this record from a friend who owned a record shop back in early '90s when I lived in Germany.It was unused and all new when I bought it, but I don't think it came shrinkwrapped. I have only played it a couple of times, and besides that it has been in my vinyl shelfs for 16 years or something now! The sleeve shows signs of age, but it's nothing major. Anyway, I think it will be a long time untill you will see this one for sale on eBay again!!"

For more information on this rare promotional item, visit metallipromo.com (see record listing number 42).

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. BodomFan writes:

thats alot of cash to blow on a f*ckin vinyl, damn. pretty sweet though.

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2. sevenchurches writes:

i dont see whats the big deal
you can buy a copy of ride the lightning for less than 20 bucks at your local record store

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3. darkangelrocks writes:

ride the lightening is great. it's worth so much cos its a collector's item as its so old and is sort of a limited edition (500 copies) so thats why the buyer paid so much. still i agree with sevenchurches. i certainly wouldn't have paid 2 grand for a vinyl record!

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