61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 1999
I would like to recommend to anyone who have thought of buying this box set, to stay away. I've been a die-hard Metallica fan since the 80's, and i have never bought a bootleg album w/out hearing something off of it. I'm also in the Official Metallica Club, we are notified weeks before anyone else that a new album is coming out. They never mensioned this one, so then again i'd advise you to stay away from this item. The Garage Inc. CD is great. I've got all the versions of it except this one. I of course don't plan on getting it though. Who in their right mind would pay almost $140 for an item not even licensed by the band. I hope everyone who was thinking about buying this reads this first, so you all don't get ripped off.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2004
This is simply not a bootleg. It was an overseas limited box set release. The band (or label) has done similar box sets. They did one for the Hero Of The Day single, limiting it to 1,000 copies. They also have plans to release a limited vinyl box soon. This is simply a collectable, nothing more than that. There are no music extras in this box.
As a limited box it doesn't really offer very much at all. The CD you can purchase anywhere and the packaging of the actual disc(s) is no different than the standard (Vertigo) version. Do we really need a hat and a flag?
For die hard collectors only.
4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 1999
Its been a long time coming, and now that Garage Inc. is finally here, the big question is, does it stink. The answer; Yes and No. The second disc, a compilation of every cover recorded by the band between 1984 and 1995, displays the bands obvous love for NWOBHM groups like Motorhead and Diamond Head, as well as punks like the misfits. If there is a complaint about this disc, its the sound quality. Instead of going back digitally remastering tracks like "The Prince" and "Breadfan", as well as the 4 Motorhead covers, which were never properly produced, the band have simply thrown the originals on the cd, complete with dodgy sound quality. Overall, the second CD earns 4 stars The first Cd, on the other hand, is vintage Bob Rock-produced, slick sounding, 90's metallica. This Cd also contains a more schizophrenic range of songs, form very non-metal artist like Bob Seger and Nick Cave, thru to vintage 70's hard rock like BOC and Black Sabbath. The verdict-3 stars The most obvious diferences between the two discs are Hammetts solos and the sound quality. disc 1 doesn't contain one good solo, and is instead full of... Load-style... poor attempts at branching that simply dont work. The second disc, however, is chock full of 80's hammett at his best