No Leaf Clover

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"No Leaf Clover"
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Single by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony
from the album S&M
B-side "One" (S&M version)/"Enter Sandman" (S&M version)
ReleasedMarch 13, 2000
Format CD single
RecordedApril 21–22, 1999
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, California
Genre Symphonic metal
Length5:43
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Metallica singles chronology
"Nothing Else Matters '99"
(1999)
"No Leaf Clover"
(2000)
"I Disappear"
(2000)
San Francisco Symphony singles chronology
"Nothing Else Matters '99"
(1999)
"No Leaf Clover"
(2000)
Music video
"No Leaf Clover" on YouTube

"No Leaf Clover" is the eighth song on the live album S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. The song (along with "− Human") was one of two new pieces completed for the band's collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony in 1999. It begins with an intro section played by the orchestra, before entering into a clean guitar part by James Hetfield. The rest of the piece alternates between clean verses and choruses backed by heavily distorted guitars. Nowadays when the song is performed live, the orchestra backing track or footage of the S&M performance was used for the orchestra intro. It was the band's fourth No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It stayed at No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks. It was also featured in the trailer created by the distributor A.D. Vision for their DVD releases of the TV series Farscape.

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.

San Francisco Symphony symphonic orchestra

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an American orchestra based in San Francisco, California. Since 1980, the orchestra is resident at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in the City's Hayes Valley neighborhood. The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus (1972) are part of the organization. Since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas has been the orchestra's music director. Tilson Thomas is scheduled to conclude his tenure as the orchestra's music director in 2020, when Esa-Pekka Salonen is scheduled to become the orchestra's next music director.

James Hetfield American musician

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

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The song "No Leaf Clover" featured as a playable track in the 2009 music game Guitar Hero: Metallica .

<i>Guitar Hero: Metallica</i> video game

Guitar Hero: Metallica is a music rhythm game developed by Neversoft, published by Activision and distributed by RedOctane. The game was released in North America on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on March 29, 2009 and on PlayStation 2 on April 14, 2009, with an Australian and European release in May 2009. Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second game of the Guitar Hero series to focus on the career and songs of one band following Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

Single track listing

Australian version

  1. "No Leaf Clover" (Hetfield, Ulrich) – 5:43
  2. "One" (Hetfield, Ulrich) – 7:47
  3. "Enter Sandman" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) – 7:11
  4. "No Leaf Clover" (video enhanced) (Hetfield/Ulrich) – 5:46
  5. "S&M Documentary" (video enhanced) – 35:49

All tracks are from S&M album

UK version #1

  1. "No Leaf Clover" (Hetfield, Ulrich) – 5:43
    • "No Leaf Clover" (slice & dice video) – 5:37
    • S&M Documentary Part 1 – 11:24

UK version #2

  1. "No Leaf Clover" (Hetfield, Ulrich) – 5:43
    • Photo gallery/Album lyrics
    • S&M Documentary Part 2 – 17:13

UK version #3

  1. "No Leaf Clover" (Hetfield, Ulrich) – 5:43
    • Metallica Screensaver
    • S&M Documentary Part 3 – 16:43

Chart positions

Chart (2000)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [1] 41
Brazil (ABPD) [2] 73
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM) [3] 3
Germany (Official German Charts) [4] 40
Ireland (IRMA)36
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [5] 41
Norway (VG-lista) [6] 9
Spain (PROMUSICAE) [7] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [8] 50
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [9] 99
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 74
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 18
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
AustraliaMarch 13, 2000 Vinyl, CD Elektra
EuropeMarch 20, 2000 Vinyl, CD Elektra

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