Offered for sale is a copy of the limited edition white vinyl U.S. 180 gram 45 RPM 6 LP pressing of the live album S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
The white vinyl pressings of this set were reportedly limited to 150 copies and were sold though the Metallica Website.
About this copy: This copy of S&M is a 2012 U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label of an album that was originally released in 1999.
The box is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear. The “obi” is VG+ with a small tear at the top. The color insert is M-.
The six LP covers are VG+ with slight general wear, but no splits.
The six 180 gram 45 RPM white vinyl discs are M-. The side five label has a single spindle mark on it; the other eleven sides show no signs of play.
A nice copy of a scarce Metallica set.
Background: Released in 1999, S&M was the second live album by Metallica.
The album, recorded with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, reached #2 on the U.S. album charts and #33 on the UK chart.
A limited number of white vinyl copies were pressed; the number was reportedly 150 copies. These were intended to be sold through the Metallica fan club, but a few copies were accidentally sold through the Warner Brothers Because Sound Matters Website by mistake.
This set should not be confused with the yellow vinyl pressing, for which 500 copies were pressed.
After 1988’s …And Justice for All, Metallica pared down its progressive, heavy metal sound. During the ’90s, the band’s studio releases grew slicker and more produced, resulting in mostly radio-friendly, good ol’ boy metal. By the end of the decade, Metallica was established as the pioneer of modern metal, but the band hadn’t done anything innovative, arguably, in ten years. In April 1999, the group performed two concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, and the result was S&M, a two-disc collection of the concerts. Overall, the album successfully pairs violin strings with guitar strings, but it’s no surprise that the best tracks here are the older songs; their multi-layered, compositional style works well with symphonic arrangements. …Overall, the symphony adds a macabre, ghoulish atmosphere — it all sounds like a Broadway freak show or a revved-up Danny Elfman nightmare. Which is exactly what a Metallica album should sound like, even if every song isn’t the best (or most appropriate) in the band’s catalog.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||2012|