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And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on August 25, 1988 via Elektra Records. It was the first Metallica album to feature bassist Jason Newsted following the death of Cliff Burton in 1986. Metallica recorded the album with producer Flemming Rasmussen over four months in early 1988 at One on One Recording Studios in Los Angeles. It features aggressive complexity, fast tempos, and few verse-chorus structures, with a dry and a bass-light mix. The lyrical themes of political and legal injustice project through the prisms of censorship, war, and nuclear brinkmanship. The cover, designed by Stephen Gorman based on a concept by Metallica guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, depicts Lady Justice bound in ropes. The album title is derived from the American Pledge of Allegiance. Three of its songs were released as singles: "Harvester of Sorrow", "Eye of the Beholder", and "One"; the title track was released as a promotional single. And Justice for All was acclaimed by music critics.