Source: Replica of the Original 1st Generation STUDIO tape > 2nd gen tape > Nero Sound Trax > Wav >Abode Audition >CD Wave>CD-R. Source of the bonus song: Replica of Ron's cassette > Nero Sound Trax > Wav >Abode Audition >CD Wave>CD-R
Metallica's first demo: when released, was only intended to give people a taste of what Metallica sounded like. The quality of the recording on the final release of the demo was ok, but in comparison to "Kill 'Em All" sounded very "muffled and monotone". This is the original recording of this studio sessions. There were only 2 of these tapes produced (the session was recorded on 2 separate machines simultaneously, one as a back-up). One of the tapes went to Lars Ulrich and the other to Ron McGovney. These tapes are the pre-edit recordings, they include all the false-starts, count-ins, voices, etc. These 2 tapes are also referred to as the first-generation "No Life 'Til Leather" tapes (to put things into perspective, the tapes that were released through the Fanclubs are 4th-generation, way over-edited). The sound quality is UNBELIEVABLE!!! When you hear this you think i just ripped the "Kill 'Em All" CD, but you'll notice the different lyrics, how young James' voice sounds, how much faster the songs sound, the guitar solos that are definitely played by Dave Mustaine, and the thumpier, more upfront bass of Ron McGovney, and it actually sounds better than "Kill 'Em All". Now for the "RARE BONUS": this is the ONLY recording of this song/demo/outtake in existence. This is definitely EXCLUSIVE! It's an untitled, unfinished song written and played by James Hetfield and Ron McGovney recorded in mid-1982. Ron is playing the bass-line on his Gibson Les Paul. Friends of the band have speculated that it sounds like the beginnings of a song on "Ride The Lightning". This song isn't part of the studio-session recordings, this was recorded separately in Ron's Garage on his Panasonic tape recorder. This cassette is a replica, of Ron's cassette which came from the original tape that was in that tape-recorder! It's been recorded on a chrome cassette for best quality sound! There's no fake crowd noise on this version. From Ron McGovney himself: "It is No life Til Leather in the original order that we recorded it, along with a riff that James and I were working on. If you hear the words " It's ready to go , go " that is me speaking. We recorded No Life starting with Motobreath because that was the newest song at the time. James was just finishing the lyrics to Motorbreath in my car on the way to the studio! See Ya! Ron"
2. The Mechanics
3. Jump In The Fire
4. Phantom Lord
5. Metal Militia
6. Seek & Destroy
7. Hit The Lights
8. Ron & James' "Unfinished Song"