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..."
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.