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Sad But True
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From the Album Metallica
Released 8th February, 1993
Lenght 5:27
Label Elektra (USA)
Vertigo (Europe)
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Sad But True was released as the last single from Metallica, released in an US version and an double internationally version. The US version contained the title track and a cover of Anti-Nowhere League's song "So What". The international version has two tracklists. The first contained the same songs of the US version and a live version of "Harvester of Sorrow", while the second contained the title track, the demo version of it, "Nothing Else Matters" on its "Elevator version" (played only with an acoustic guitar, James' vocal and the orchestral arrangement) and a live version of "Creeping Death". The 7" vinyl released internationally contained the title track, a live version of it and a live version of "Nothing Else Matters".


Tracklisting

US Single

No. Title Composer Length
1. Sad But True James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 5:27
2. So What (Anti-Nowhere League cover) Chris Exall, Nick Culmer 3:09
Total length:
8:36

International Single version 1

No. Title Composer Length
1. Sad But True James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 5:27
2. So What (Anti-Nowhere League cover) Chris Exall, Nick Culmer 3:09
3. Harvester of Sorrow (Live 7.28.1991 in Moscow, Russia) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 6:02
Total length:
14:38

International Single version 2

No. Title Composer Length
1. Sad But True James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 5:27
2. Nothing Else Matters (Elevator version) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 6:31
3. Creeping Death (Live 7.28.1991 in Moscow, Russia) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett 8:01
4. Sad But True (Demo version) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 4:53
Total length:
24:52

International 7" Vinyl Single

No. Title Composer Length
1. Sad But True James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 5:27
2. Nothing Else Matters (Live 8.27.1992 in Las Cruces, The United States) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 5:53
3. Sad But True (Demo version) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 4:53
Total length:
16:13

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