Metallica to release S&M2 live album and concert film

The 'sequel' to S&M pulls together the band's 2019 concerts with the San Francisco Symphony.

Metallica have officially announced the release of S&M2, the band’s second set of concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, which comprises a live album and feature-length documentary.

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 was recorded and filmed on 6 and 8 September 2019 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, which served as part of the venue’s grand opening events. The concerts also marked the 20th anniversary of the Metallica fan-favourite live album, S&M from 1999.

S&M2 will be available on 28 August, but is available for pre-order now. It comes in a wide variety of formats. The top-shelf Super Deluxe Box edition (pictured below) is limited to just 500 units, and will include four coloured vinyl records, an exclusive photo book, two CDs, a Blu-ray disc, five guitar picks, a poster, a download card and original sheet music from the show signed by the band.

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S&M2 Super Deluxe Box Set / Image: Metallica

Other release formats include digital editions of the album and documentary, a four-vinyl edition, a two-CD edition, a DVD and a Blu-ray.

Ahead of release day, Metallica have shared videos of All Within My Hands and Nothing Else Matters, taken from the concert film. Take a listen to the latter track, from the S&M2 gigs, below.

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’s track listing below:

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

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