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There is a long running debate about the bass on the Metallica album And Justice for All… and while you may not have noticed listening to this recording may make it more apparent. This YouTube video was compiled of AJFA tracks with enhanced basslines which allow us to speculate as to what Newsted’s bass parts should really sound like on the album. I did not assemble this, just passing it along. It really does make you realize that Jason Newsted’s parts are essentially nonexistent and most bass related sound is actually coming from electric guitars.
While the album is great, this recording does make you realize how turned down the bass really is. In fact, on the original album it is downright difficult to hear. If you read this article it seems as if Lars Ulrich is to blame for the thin bass sound.