Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (3-CD Box Set)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Released: November 9, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Rolling Stone - 1/27/94, p.524 Stars - Excellent - "...what makes this set worth hearing is that it gets to aspects of the band that never seem to come across in the studio. Specifically, the band's wit and ability to groove...."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/3/93, p.72"...For bringing uncompromising and often thoughtful speed metal to the masses, Metallica should be applauded...." - Rating: B
Q - 2/94, p.953 Stars - Good - "...Metallica fans who want more should consult a psychiatrist...."
NME (Magazine) - 11/27/93, p.33"...[LIVE SHIT] shines, the production values are the best...[Metallica] is so good at what they do they transcend the genre...Metallica fans who must have everything...will be delirious. They won't be able to eat or go out for a couple of months..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Enter Sandman
- 2.Creeping Death
- 3.Harvester of Sorrow
- 4.Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
- 5.Sad But True
- 6.Of Wolf and Man
- 7.The Unforgiven
- 8.Justice Medley: Eye of the Beholder / Blackened / The Frayed Ends of ...: Eye Of The Beholder / Blackened / The Frayed Ends Of Sanity / And Justice For All
- 9.Solos (Bass / Guitar)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Through the Never
- 2.For Whom the Bell Tolls
- 3.Fade to Black
- 4.Master of Puppets
- 5.Seek & Destroy
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Nothing Else Matters
- 2.Wherever I May Roam
- 3.Am I Evil?
- 4.Last Caress
- 7.The Four Horsemen
- 9.Stone Cold Crazy
The CD & DVD version of LIVE SHIT: BINGE & PURGE contains 2 DVD's, 3 compact discs (the set is also available in VHS and audio cassette versions), a Metallica snake pit pass, and a stencil of the "Scary Guy" logo. The 72-page book (which features hundreds of photographs), is now included on DVD 2. The set documents 3 complete live shows from San Diego, Seattle, and Mexico City. The whole set comes in a special box designed to resemble a Metallica road case. The CD & DVD version is packaged in two different ways, one to fit in CD bins and one to fit in DVD bins.
Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Jason Newstead (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums).
Personnel: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Lars Ulrich (drums).
Audio Mixers: James Barton ; Mike Fraser; Randy Staub .
Recording information: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA (08/29/1989-04/02/1993); Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico (08/29/1989-04/02/1993).
Editors: Scott Humphrey; Paul DeCarli.
Photographer: Ross Halfin.
Prior to the release of Metallica's first live collection, Live Shit: Binge & Purge, the band issued the following warning to their fans: "expect the unexpected." What an understatement! Included in this mammoth box set are three compact discs (the cassette version contains two tapes), three videotapes (the DVD version contains two DVDs), a 72-page book chock-full of photos and notes (included on DVD Two on the DVD version), a backstage pass replica, and a stencil drawing courtesy of James Hetfield. The recording contains a full concert taken from a five-night stand at Sports Palace in Mexico City (during Metallica's two-year-plus world tour behind their self-titled 1991 release). The videos contain a complete concert recorded at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California during the same tour, as well as a concert from their previous tour, in support of their breakthrough And Justice for All album. Name a classic from the band, and chances are it's here. "Enter Sandman," "Master of Puppets," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Seek & Destroy," "One," "Battery," "Creeping Death," the list goes on and on. If you're a serious Metallica fan, or just an aficionado of expertly played live heavy metal, Live Shit: Binge & Purge is definitely for you. ~ Rovi Staff
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