12 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2017, Metallica founded All Within My Hands, a charity providing support for causes as diverse as wildfire relief, local food banks, and the bolstering of community college technical education programs. Recorded in the band’s home city of San Francisco, the acoustic Helping Hands serves as both a benefit record and a career-spanning retrospective, showcasing some of the band’s best-loved songs in a setting that brings their stadium-sized power into intimate focus. (The covers—by Bob Seger, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple—are inspired, too.) As great as it is to hear ballads like “Nothing Else Matters” and “The Unforgiven” stripped bare, it’s even more of a trip to hear how they transform their thrashier classics (“Disposable Heroes,” “Enter Sandman”), including a take on 1983’s “The Four Horsemen” that turns the original’s blistering gallop into slick roadhouse blues.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2017, Metallica founded All Within My Hands, a charity providing support for causes as diverse as wildfire relief, local food banks, and the bolstering of community college technical education programs. Recorded in the band’s home city of San Francisco, the acoustic Helping Hands serves as both a benefit record and a career-spanning retrospective, showcasing some of the band’s best-loved songs in a setting that brings their stadium-sized power into intimate focus. (The covers—by Bob Seger, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple—are inspired, too.) As great as it is to hear ballads like “Nothing Else Matters” and “The Unforgiven” stripped bare, it’s even more of a trip to hear how they transform their thrashier classics (“Disposable Heroes,” “Enter Sandman”), including a take on 1983’s “The Four Horsemen” that turns the original’s blistering gallop into slick roadhouse blues.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

pholly ,

Awesome

How stupid can you be to give an album released to support a charity a one star review for being live? I hate humans.

CuttingthruBS ,

Great album for a good cause

Just saw them and was blown away and the fact that they gave a check to in each city even better. Then this drops, again, proceeds going to charity, very nice, then they do justice to a great BOC classic with Veterans just was icing on cake.

Olera Fejj ,

Metallica Unplugged!!! There Grrreat!!!

With more accompaniments, including a steel guitar, which James says he wishes he could play, and arranged to the point where some songs are basically rewritten just for this show, which is refreshing, especially on songs like Sandman, that’s been played to death, and not enjoyed by yours truly in 20 years or so, this concert is more than an amazing amalgamation of music to feast your ear holes upon. Treat yourself, please and at the same time ALL profits go to All Within My Hands Foundation, helping the band in black raise over a million bucks to feed the hungry. As James stats, ‘mom would be proud,’ and also, upon many things, which most made me laugh heartily, ‘if you put good out there...good will come back.’ Enjoy, I did immensely. 4/4

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