Metallica / The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited

Metallica‘s 1987 EP The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited has been remastered and will be reissued in April.

This collection featured the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Killing Joke, Budgie, Diamond Head and The Misfits. Thanks to chart format running-time ‘rules’ this was a four-track EP in the UK (no Killing Joke), so this new five-track edition is effectively making its debut in Britain.

To add to the nostalgia factor, this is being issued in a lenticular ‘longbox’. The CD longbox was American anomaly and was devised to allow retailers to display the then new CD format in 12-inch vinyl racking.

The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited will be reissued on 13th April 2018. 

1. Helpless (originally released by Diamond Head)
2. The Small Hours (originally released by Holocaust)
3. The Wait (originally released by Killing Joke)
4. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (originally released by Budgie)
5. Last Caress/Green Hell (originally released by The Misfits)

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Dan T.

Unfortunately, this is DECADES overdue.

And it doesn’t need to be remastered (if this “remaster” follows the mastering of Metallica albums over the last 15 years, then it will be a sludge-fest worthy of popping your eardrums and causing seizures from over-compression).

At least we have the content from “Garage, Inc.” which is a must-have CD set.


Holy overpriced re-release Batman. Can I get this on Napster? ;)


I bought this on vinyl back in the day and have the “Garage Inc” compilation, so I don’t need this. But is “Garage Inc” really out of print? And if it is, wouldn’t it make more sense (contents wise, economically) to reissue that instead? IMHO, this is for the seriously hardcore fans only, and they already have this.


no they don’t since these are new editions DUH


@DAF – Garage Inc (which includes this EP plus another 20 tracks or so) was already remastered, along with their 1990-present albums in 2012 in Hi-Res FLAC


The irony of the title is not lost on music fans…


The original UK issue was a 12” only release with the Killing Joke cover lopped off so it was eligible for the charts so really this will be the first time its been released in this country as the actual full EP. I bought the lomgbox on import back in the day.


All variations still available on official EU store https://metallica.probitymerch.com/


Their European web-store seems to have the items in stock, no idea what would be the shipping cost though. I tried to order in US and they are asking $5-6 shipping (media mail) for each which is quite high IMHO. ahh, nostalgia …is such a b*tch! :)


meant they are asking $5-6 for each item so, for example, if you want the CD longbox and the orange vinyl then total shipping itself is $11-12 for both items


Try “Music Glue”……. you will find what you after…..

Jay Shakter

Everything already sold out.


Anyone know if they’re planning to remaster the Garage Inc. compilation which contained all of these tracks and a whole lot more?

Dan T.

DAF, the original master sounds fine. Why would you want it remastered?

Neil McL

There are loads of different versions on the website but is US based and postage prohibitive


On Metallica’s website it is stated that is will be also out on vinyl (black, orange and picture disc) and cassette:


‘The wait is over …’ Three decades and now we can sell you a CD single for almost three times the original price for 5 tracks Way hay….


Exactly. Six bucks was about £3.50 in 1987 and now they want seventeen quid for it!

Keith Jenner

It was always called re-revisited.

From memory, Garage Days Revisited was the covers on the Creeping Death single.

cameron vallance

Garage days revisited was a demo where only Dave played all of the guitar, James only sang and Ron was still on bass.

elliott buckingham

surely should now be called the £16.99 ep

elliott buckingham

the vinyl is I think $15 in America so this is very overpriced for what is really only a cd single cant be much more than 20 minutes on this release