Live Shit: Binge & Purge

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Live Shit: Binge & Purge
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Box set by Metallica
Released November 23, 1993 (1993-11-23)
Recorded August 29, 1989–March 2, 1993
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal
Length2:56:42 (Mexico)
3:17:00 (San Diego)
2:20:57 (Seattle)
Label Elektra, Vertigo
Producer James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
Metallica live albums chronology
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Metallica video chronology
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Cunning Stunts
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10 [2]
Entertainment Weekly B [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]

Live Shit: Binge & Purge is the first live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released in a box set format on November 23, 1993. The initial first pressings contained three CDs or cassette tapes, with songs from concerts in Mexico City on the Nowhere Else to Roam tour, as well as three VHS tapes while a newer version contains two DVDs from concerts in San Diego on the Wherever We May Roam Tour and Seattle on the Damaged Justice Tour. It was originally released as a cardboard box depicting the style of a typical tour equipment transport box. Besides the audio and video media, the box featured additional bonus material (booklet showing photos, typical tour correspondence as sent and received by the band and their management, and internal documents and handwritten notes; a recreated copy of an access pass to the "Snakepit" part of the tour stage; a cardboard drawing/airbrush stencil for the "Scary Guy" logo) and a black "Metalli'Fukin'ca" T-shirt. Live Shit: Binge & Purge has been certified 15x platinum by the RIAA as a long-form video format.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Mexico City Capital in Mexico

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs.


When the set was reissued in 3-CD / 2-DVD format, the box was abandoned in favor of a jewel case format. The booklet that was released in the initial set was made available as DVD-ROM content.

Track listing

Audio CDs

Recorded at the Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico on February 25, 26, 27, and March 1 and 2, 1993.

Palacio de los Deportes arena

Palacio de los Deportes is an indoor arena located in Mexico City, Mexico. It is within the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City complex, near the Mexico City International Airport and in front of the Foro Sol, in which sports and artistic events are also celebrated. It is operated by Grupo CIE. The arena seats 20,000, and the overall capacity is approximately 26,000.

Disc one
1."The Ecstasy of Gold/Enter Sandman" Ennio Morricone/James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett 7:28
2."Creeping Death"Hetfield, Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Hammett7:28
3."Harvester of Sorrow"Hetfield, Ulrich7:19
4."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett6:39
5."Sad but True"Hetfield, Ulrich6:07
6."Of Wolf and Man"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett6:22
7."The Unforgiven"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett6:48
8." Justice Medley"
Eye of the Beholder (song) song by Metallica

"Eye of the Beholder" is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the second single from their fourth studio album, ...And Justice for All released on October 30, 1988.

  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Jason Newsted
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Newsted
Jason Newsted American musician

Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from October 1986 until his sudden departure in January 2001.

9."Solos (bass/guitar)"Hammett, Newsted18:49
Total length:76:34
Disc two
1."Through the Never"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett3:47
2."For Whom the Bell Tolls"Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton5:48
3."Fade to Black"Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett7:12
4."Master of Puppets"Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett4:35
5."Seek & Destroy"Hetfield, Ulrich18:08
6."Whiplash"Hetfield, Ulrich5:34
Total length:45:04
Disc three
1."Nothing Else Matters"Hetfield, Ulrich6:22
2."Wherever I May Roam"Hetfield, Ulrich6:33
3."Am I Evil?" (originally performed by Diamond Head)Sean Harris, Brian Tatler 5:42
4."Last Caress" (originally performed by the Misfits) Glenn Danzig 1:25
5."One"Hetfield, Ulrich10:27
6."So What?/Battery" ("So What?" originally performed by Anti-Nowhere League)Nick Kulmer, Chris Exall, Clive Blake / Hetfield, Ulrich10:05
7."The Four Horsemen"Hetfield, Ulrich, Dave Mustaine 6:08
9."Stone Cold Crazy" (originally performed by Queen) Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon 5:32
Total length:55:28


San Diego

Recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California on January 13 and 14, 1992.

San Diego City in California, United States

San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

VHS one/DVD one
1."20 Min. MetalliMovie"19:56
2."The Ecstasy of Gold/Enter Sandman"7:23
3."Creeping Death"7:45
4."Harvester of Sorrow"6:55
5."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"6:59
6."Sad But True"6:35
7."Wherever I May Roam"6:57
8."Bass solo"10:48
9."Through the Never"4:29
10."The Unforgiven"7:54
11." Justice Medley" ("Eye of the Beholder"/"Blackened"/"The Frayed Ends of Sanity"/"...And Justice for All"/"Blackened")"10:16
12."Drum solo and drum battle (with James Hetfield on drum kit)"9:43
13."Guitar solo"8:49
VHS two/DVD one
14."The Four Horsemen"5:30
15."For Whom the Bell Tolls"5:50
16."Fade to Black"7:19
18."Master of Puppets"5:28
19."Seek & Destroy sung by Newsted"15:44
21."Last Caress"3:54
22."Am I Evil?"2:55
24."Stone Cold Crazy/End credits"13:06


Recorded at the Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, Washington on August 29 and 30, 1989.

Seattle City in Washington, United States

Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 730,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area’s population stands at 3.87 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. Seattle is the northernmost large city in the United States.

Washington (state) State of the United States of America

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital; the state's largest city is Seattle. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

VHS three/DVD two
1."The Ecstasy of Gold/Blackened"11:43
2."For Whom the Bell Tolls"5:30
3."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"6:27
4."Harvester of Sorrow"6:28
5."The Four Horsemen"5:35
6."The Thing That Should Not Be"7:14
7."Bass solo"7:46
8."Master of Puppets"8:46
9."Fade to Black"8:10
10."Seek & Destroy"8:05
11."...And Justice for All"13:33
13."Creeping Death"7:48
14."Guitar solo"6:34
16."Last Caress"1:54
17."Am I Evil?"4:06
19."Breadfan/End credits"8:20



Chart positions

1993Billboard 20026 [5]

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