Metallica Announce ‘S&M2’ Live Album and Documentary

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo; photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Back in the halcyon days of September 2019, Metallica and San Francisco Symphony joined forces for two momentous S&M2 concerts. The shows marked the 20th anniversary of both institutions’ 1999 S&M performances as well as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center. The performances also featured the first-ever symphonic reimaginings of songs written and released since the original S&M concerts.

Now, the thrash pioneers have announced the release of S&M2 as a live album and documentary across a stunning number of formats, including digitally on all leading streaming outlets, 4LP vinyl, 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray versions, plus limited-edition color vinyl 4LP + 2CD + Blu-ray Deluxe Box featuring sheet music, guitar picks, poster and more, and 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 all set for release on August 28th.

Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the S&M2 live album captures more than two and a half hours of music complete with Metallica fan favorites and two unique classical songs chosen by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutching (Through The Never) and both the audio and visuals have been remixed and remastered since the theatrical version that played in thousands of cinemas worldwide in October.

S&M2 is available for pre-order now. See below for track listing — and check out the S&M2 versions of “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters,” as well as a trailer for the upcoming release.

METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

Configurations:
– 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
– DVD
– Digital Album
– Digital Movie

Track Listings:

LP 1 / SIDE ONE
1 The Ecstasy of Gold
2 The Call of Ktulu
3 For Whom the Bell Tolls
LP 1 / SIDE TWO
1 The Day that Never Comes
2 The Memory Remains
3 Confusion
LP 2 / SIDE THREE
1 Moth Into Flame
2 The Outlaw Torn
LP 2 / SIDE FOUR
1 No Leaf Clover
2 Halo on Fire
LP 3 / SIDE FIVE
1 Intro to Scythian Suite
2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God and the Dance of the Dark Spirits
3 Intro to The Iron Foundry
4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19
5 The Unforgiven III
LP 3 / SIDE SIX
1 All Within My Hands
2 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
3 Wherever I May Roam
LP 4 / SIDE SEVEN
1 One
2 Master of Puppets
LP 4 / SIDE EIGHT
1 Nothing Else Matters
2 Enter Sandman

CD 1
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)

DVD / BLU-RAY
1 Menu (features “Moth Into Flame”)
2 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
3 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
4 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
5 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
6 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
7 The Memory Remains (Live)
8 Confusion (Live)
9 Moth Into Flame (Live)
10 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
11 No Leaf Clover (Live)
12 Halo on Fire (Live)
13 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
14 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
15 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
16 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
17 The Unforgiven III (Live)
18 All Within My Hands (Live)
19 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
20 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
21 One (Live)
22 Master of Puppets (Live)
23 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
23 Enter Sandman (Live)
24 Credits
25 Behind the Scenes: Making of the Show
26 All Within My Hands Promo

DIGITAL FILM
1 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
2 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
3 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
4 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
5 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
6 The Memory Remains (Live)
7 Confusion (Live)
8 Moth Into Flame (Live)
9 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
10 No Leaf Clover (Live)
11 Halo on Fire (Live)
12 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
13 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
14 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
15 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
16 The Unforgiven III (Live)
17 All Within My Hands (Live)
18 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
19 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
20 One (Live)
21 Master of Puppets (Live)
22 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
23 Enter Sandman (Live)
24 Credits