For the faithful, subtly strings-laden rendition of the Hardwired… to Self-Destruct track, guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett venture off the stage and into the symphony section to deliver solos.
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Metallica previously shared “Nothing Else Matters” and “All Within My Hands” from the performance. Recorded September 6th and 8th, 2019, at San Francisco’s Chase Center — the first-ever concerts at that new arena — the gigs featured Metallica collaborating with the symphony for the first time since 1999, which yielded the original S&M live LP.
Like its predecessor, the 20-song S&M2 concert contained symphonic versions of Metallica hits, including at least one track from each of the band’s 10 studio albums.
Due out August 28th — and available to preorder now — S&M2 will be released in a variety of formats, including a digital album and four-LP-vinyl, two-CD, DVD, and Blu-ray versions, and a limited-edition Deluxe Box will contain four color-vinyl LPs, two CDs and Blu-ray, as well as sheet music, guitar picks, a poster and more. A Metallica.com-exclusive Super Deluxe Box, limited to 500 copies, includes Deluxe Box contents plus the actual sheet music used by the symphony and autographed by all four Metallica members.
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