‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ Officially Announced, Out 8/28 – Preview with ‘All Within My Hands’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’

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Sept. 2019 feels like years ago, given what’s transpired thus far in 2019, but back then live concerts were very much still a thing — and for two nights at San Francisco’s plush new venue Chase Center, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony linked up for some breathtaking performances.

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On Aug. 28, Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 will officially be released. As teased by drummer Lars Ulrich in a surprise spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this summer, the live album captures the musical magic of the thrash/metal legends and the thunderous sounds of the S.F. Symphony. The whole production was a sequel of sorts to Metallica’s first S&M live album recorded in 1999.

Here’s a preview for Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, which was officially announced on Wednesday:

And more details, per a press release. As a heads-up to fans, S&M2 will be available in pretty much any format imaginable:

S&M2 will be available in a staggering array of formats, ranging from a digital album on all leading streaming outlets, to 4LP vinyl, 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray versions, to a limited edition color vinyl 4LP + 2CD + Blu-ray Deluxe Box featuring sheet music, guitar picks, poster and more, all the way up to a Metallica.com exclusive Super Deluxe Box, limited to 500 copies, each featuring actual sheet music used by the Symphony during the shows and hand-signed by all four band members (in addition to including everything in the Deluxe Box).

It’s worth mentioning that Metallica begins S&M2 with an orchestral performance of Ennio Morricone’s “The Ecstasy of Gold,” which the band also began the first S&M concert with in 1999:

The famed Italian composer passed away earlier this month.

The CD set track listing:

1 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
2 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
3 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
4 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
5 The Memory Remains (Live)
6 Confusion (Live)
7 Moth Into Flame (Live)
8 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
9 No Leaf Clover (Live)
10 Halo on Fire (Live)
CD 2

1 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
3 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
5 The Unforgiven III (Live)
6 All Within My Hands (Live)
7 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
8 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
9 One (Live)
10 Master of Puppets (Live)
11 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
12 Enter Sandman (Live)

Preview the set with full performances of “All Within My Hands”:

As well as the Black Album classic “Nothing Else Matters”:

More details about the S&M2 concert film:

S&M2 is a landmark release in the Metallica catalogue, both sonically and visually. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the S&M2 live album captures more than two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-strong SF Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater. The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutching (Through The Never) and both the audio and visuals have been taken to the next level from the October 2019 theatrical version that played in over 3,700 cinemas worldwide.

– Deluxe Box (limited edition 4LP color vinyl, exclusive photobook, 2CDs, Blu-ray, sheet music, five guitar picks, poster, download card) 
– Super Deluxe Box (all of the above + original sheet music signed by the band. Limited to 500 via Metallica.com)
– Black 4LP set w/photobook and download card
– Color 4LP set w/photobook and download card (exclusive to indie retail + Metallica.com)
– 2CD set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/Blu-ray set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/DVD set w/36-page booklet
– Blu-Ray
– Digital Album
– Digital Movie 

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