|Live album by|
|Released||November 23, 1999|
|Recorded||April 21–22, 1999|
|Venue||Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California|
|Genre||Heavy metal, hard rock, thrash metal, symphonic metal|
|Producer|| Bob Rock |
|Metallica live albums chronology|
|Metallica video chronology|
|Singles from S&M|
S&M (an abbreviation of Symphony and Metallica) is a live album by American heavy metal band Metallica, with The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Kamen. It was recorded on April 21–22, 1999 at The Berkeley Community Theatre. This is the final Metallica album to feature Jason Newsted as Metallica's bassist.
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 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.
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.
S&M contains performances of Metallica songs with additional symphonic accompaniment, which was composed by Michael Kamen, who also conducted the orchestra during the concert. The idea to combine heavy metal with an epic classical approach, as James Hetfield has stated repeatedly,was an idea of Cliff Burton. Burton’s love of classical music, especially of Johann Sebastian Bach, can be traced back to many instrumental parts and melodic characteristics in Metallica’s songwriting including songs from Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets .
Michael Arnold Kamen was an American composer, orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, songwriter, and session 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.
Clifford Lee Burton was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
In addition to songs from previous albums spanning Ride the Lightning through ReLoad , there are two new compositions: "No Leaf Clover" and "−Human". "The Ecstasy of Gold" by Ennio Morricone, Metallica's entrance music, was played live by the orchestra. "No Leaf Clover" has since been performed by Metallica in concert, using a recording of the orchestral prelude.
Reload is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on November 18, 1997 by Elektra Records. The album is a follow-up to Load, released the previous year, and Metallica's last studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted. Reload debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 436,000 copies in its first week. It was certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping three million copies in the United States.
"No Leaf Clover" is the eighth song on the live album S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. The song 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. 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.
"The Ecstasy of Gold" is a musical composition by Ennio Morricone, part of his score for the Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It is played while Tuco is frantically searching a cemetery for the grave that holds $200,000 in gold coins. Sung by Edda Dell'Orso, it stands as one of the most well known of Morricone's themes.
Changes were made to the lyrics of some songs, most notably the removal of the second verse and chorus of "The Thing That Should Not Be" and playing the third verse in its place.
The "S" in the stylized "S&M" on the album cover is a backwards treble clef, while the "M" is taken from Metallica's logo.
The drum kit Ulrich used on the album currently resides in a Guitar Center in San Francisco.
Guitar Center is an American music retailer chain. It is the largest company of its kind in the United States, with 269 locations. Its headquarters is in Westlake Village, California.
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||5/10|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content.
Entertainment Weekly is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Spinal Tap is a parody band spoofing the style of heavy metal groups. The band first appeared on a 1979 ABC TV sketch comedy pilot called The T.V. Show, starring Rob Reiner. The sketch, actually a mock promotional video for the song "Rock and Roll Nightmare", was written by Reiner and the band, and included songwriter/performer Loudon Wainwright III on keyboards. Later the band became the fictional subject of the 1984 rockumentary/mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. The band members are portrayed by Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer.
|1999||S&M||Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Compilation Album of the Year|
|2000||S&M||ARTIST Direct Online Music Award for Favorite Turn-It-Up-Loud CD|
|2000||S&M||California Music Award for Arthur M. Sohcot Award for Excellence|
|2001||"The Call of Ktulu"||Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance|
S&M sold 300,000 units in the first week of release,and went on to sell a total of 2.5 million copies. As of 2003, the album had been certified 5× platinum. As of August 2013 the album had sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die .
This album was also ranked 48th on NME's list of 50 Greatest Live Albums.
With Kamen's death in 2003, Metallica has not revisited the S&M concept in any further performances or recording work.
|1.||"The Ecstasy of Gold" (instrumental)||Ennio Morricone||2:31|
|2.||"The Call of the Ktulu" (instrumental)||James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Dave Mustaine||Ride the Lightning||9:34|
|3.||"Master of Puppets"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Kirk Hammett||Master of Puppets||8:55|
|4.||"Of Wolf and Man"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett||Metallica||4:19|
|5.||"The Thing That Should Not Be"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett||Master of Puppets||7:27|
|6.||"Fuel"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett||ReLoad||4:36|
|7.||"The Memory Remains"||Hetfield, Ulrich||ReLoad||4:42|
|8.||"No Leaf Clover"||Hetfield, Ulrich||previously unreleased||5:43|
|9.||"Hero of the Day"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett||Load||4:45|
|10.||"Devil's Dance"||Hetfield, Ulrich||ReLoad||5:26|
|11.||"Bleeding Me"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett||Load||9:02|
|1.||"Nothing Else Matters"||Hetfield, Ulrich||Metallica||6:47|
|2.||"Until It Sleeps"||Hetfield, Ulrich||Load||4:30|
|3.||"For Whom the Bell Tolls"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton||Ride the Lightning||4:52|
|4.||"Minus Human"||Hetfield, Ulrich||previously unreleased||4:20|
|5.||"Wherever I May Roam"||Hetfield, Ulrich||Metallica||7:02|
|6.||"The Outlaw Torn"||Hetfield, Ulrich||Load||9:59|
|7.||"Sad but True"||Hetfield, Ulrich||Metallica||5:46|
|8.||"One"||Hetfield, Ulrich||...And Justice for All||7:53|
|9.||"Enter Sandman"||Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett||Metallica||7:39|
|10.||"Battery"||Hetfield, Ulrich||Master of Puppets||7:25|
Metallica also filmed and released the concert in DVD and VHS with direction by Wayne Isham. The VHS set has only the concert video, while the double DVD set has 5.1 sound (also: 2.0 band+orchestra, 2.0 band-only and 2.0 orchestra-only), 41 minute documentary about the concert, and two "No Leaf Clover" music videos: "Slice & Dice" version and the "Maestro Edit". The DVD also contains four songs with multi-angles where each band member can be viewed individually: "Of Wolf and Man", "Fuel", "Sad But True", and "Enter Sandman".
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||1|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)||16|
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||3|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||2|
|French Albums (SNEP)||7|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||1|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||11|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||1|
|Spanish Albums (AFYVE)||6|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||1|
|UK Albums (OCC)||33|
|US Billboard 200||2|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||3|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||4|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||2|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||4|
|German Albums Chart||89|
|German Albums Chart||8|
|1999||"No Leaf Clover"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|Modern Rock Tracks||18|
|2000||Billboard Hot 100||74|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Platinum||50,000*|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Platinum||125,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||3× Platinum||300,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||2× Platinum||30,000^|
|Poland (ZPAV)||2× Platinum||200,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||2× Platinum||100,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||300,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||5× Platinum||5,531,000^|
|Europe (IFPI)||2× Platinum||2,000,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Australia (ARIA)||7× Platinum||105,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||5,000*|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Platinum||50,000*|
|United States (RIAA)||6× Platinum||600,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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