Live at Grimey's

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Live at Grimey's
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Live album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 2010 (2010-11-26)
RecordedJune 12, 2008 at Grimey's Record Store, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length58:41
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Metallica

Live at Grimey's is a live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded live on June 12, 2008, at The Basement, a venue beneath Grimey's New & Preloved Music in Nashville, Tennessee, just before their appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. It was released on November 26, 2010. [1] It was released on both CD and vinyl, and is available at independent record stores, as well as the band's website. [2] In its first week after release, the EP sold around 3,000 copies. [3]

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Contents

As opposed to all of Metallica releases from Death Magnetic onwards, Live at Grimey's is its first release since the band's live album S&M (1999) to use the original Metallica logo rather than the more slanted one used for Death Magnetic.

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Track listing

All lyrics written by James Hetfield.

No.TitleLength
1."No Remorse" (Hetfield, Ulrich)4:54
2."Fuel" (Hetfield, Hammett, Ulrich)4:28
3."Harvester of Sorrow" (Hetfield, Ulrich)6:18
4."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (Hetfield, Hammett, Ulrich)7:29
5."For Whom the Bell Tolls" (The Frayed Ends of Sanity Jam - Hetfield, Burton, Ulrich)9:52
6."Master of Puppets" (Hetfield, Burton, Hammett, Ulrich)8:45
7."Sad but True" (Hetfield, Ulrich)5:51
8."Motorbreath" (Hetfield)3:13
9."Seek & Destroy" (Hetfield, Ulrich)7:51
Total length:58:41

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References

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