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In 1998 Garage Inc was released, a cover album played by Metallica.
Including all the Garage Days Revisited and songs from other artists.
It took the 2nd place at billboard charts and has sold over five million copies.
From this album, there were three singles released: "Turn the Page", "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Die die my darling".
This review it is about the second single, "Whiskey in the Jar"!
This is a traditional Irish song and it has been covered by many other bands, some of them being Thin Lizzy, Belle and Sebastian and Simple minds.
I think Metallica have made one of the best versions. The song is strongly backed by a video clip and the party begins... (Uncut version is recommended) ;-)
The other two songs included on the single, are "Blitzkrieg" (Blitzkrieg) and "The Prince" (Diamond Head) which were both recorded live at the Roseland Ballroom. The translation for Blitzkrieg from German is "Thunder-bold War" and it has to do with a tactic that the Germans used during the World War II. (More on History Books and Wikipedia)!
I like the cover done by Metallica and the song has a great solo, but after having listened to the original, I wasn't so impressed as I think I liked it more. But it was still a good try by them.
Third and last is "The Prince". A fast and Furious song with dark lyrics. Makes me wanna move my Head, my Legs and maybe to kick some (ashes)... Again the original version is also great.
The two live songs are played faster and more roughly by Metallica. I enjoyed them, but you must definitely also listen to the original, too!!!
I usually don't support the idea of buying a single. But this time I believe all three songs are very good and you can listen to them repeatedly.
Tip: The whole Garage Inc album is recommended!!!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Whiskey In The Ja