The release of this album was full of some curiosities such as:
– Color of the disc: The record label was responsible for printing the album with a mistake. The cover went from blue to green, and they realized the error after about 400 copies were printed. They still distributed them, and this particularity managed to turn them into collectibles.
– Songs composed or influenced by Dave Mustaine were introduced, who had left the band long before.
– Although the album represented completely new sounds for the band and its spectators, it won 5 platinum records in the United States.
– James Hetfield sent to design a guitar with the wood that was of the demolition of the garage in California where the disc was composed in its entirety.
– Many of the songs make clear references to different ways of losing your life.
The meaning of Ride the Lightning;
Primarily used in the United States, which means; execution or to be put to death by the electric chair.
The album was recorded on February 20 – March 14, 1984, with Danish producer Flemming Rasmussen (who also recorded, engineered and co-produced Metallica’s other legendary albums such as Master of Puppets  and …And Justice For All later ) at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was recorded in only three weeks and released on July 27, 1984.
Produced by Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
Engineered by Flemming Rasmussen
Mastered by Tom Coyne, Frankford Wayne, Tim Young, and Bob Ludwig.
Remastered in 1995 by George Marino
Digital Reissue Bonus Tracks Mixed by Mike Gillies
Ride the Lightning Album Artwork Design by AD Artists