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Metallica – S & M with the San Francisco Symphony Reviews

Metallica - S & M with the San Francisco Symphony

There’s little doubt that this two-volume concert and documentary package will appeal to die-hard Metallica lovers–given its more than three-hour length (two and a half for the concert segment alone), the band’s predominantly white male fan base (repeatedly addressed as “man” by singer-guitarist James Hetfield) will be–in fact already are–ecstatic. But one wonders, especially given the erratic history of rock-cum-orchestra experiments, whether S&M will win Metallica any new af (more…)

13 responses to “Metallica – S & M with the San Francisco Symphony Reviews”

  1. Wallis says:

    This review is from: Metallica: S & M with the San Francisco Symphony (Concert) [DVD] (video) The direction is simple stunning.The director of Metallica's Cunning Stunts are more in the direction of muscle here.The processing also excellent. Pros: * There is a Greatest Hits Metallica concert! * The San Francisco Symphony were amazing.I 've never been an orchestra to play so fast. * The lights, editing, directing, effects, and the whole attitude in general was brilliant. * Jaymz 'voice was so deep terrific.Sometimes (most of the time), sometimes touching (Nothing Else Matters, No Leaf Clover), and sometimes powerful (not to be The Thing, Master of Puppets ,-human). Cons: * Why could we not see a lot of Jason in the beginning “for whom the bell tolls”? * “by Wolf and Man” should not changed.It 's the perfect song by Metallica. * James has not yet perfected the “sleep with one eye open, gripping systems — pillow tight exit: light enter: night”. It is not the same as the original.In the original, the word “light” seems to be extended, like this: “Eeeeexit liiiiight !”. About the S & M documentary, it is outstanding.The pre-show and post-doc shows are always so much fun. My advice: Look at the documentation and then the concert. I regret the very first concert. Do not make my mistake. And what about the memorable moments in my review of S & M-Audio-CD, I forget to Lars' amazingly quickly roles in “Fuel”, “Master of Puppets,” ” For whom the bell tolls, “and many others. By the way, it was just me, or was James with an explosion of implementing “The thing that is not”? I like it when he jumps. Also in the phenomenal songs, “Battery”. “Devil's Dance” and “Enter Sandman” were also very cool. By the way, I changed my mind: I think that Hammett's original “by Wolf and Man” solo was better than S & M's. (I said the opposite in my CD Review) If you ask me what is the memorable moment of the concert, it's definitely that part of the “Wolf and Man”, where James says: ” ; … so seek the wolf in thyseeeeeeeeeeeelf! “with the symphony up.And building the best part in this part is Jason's background scream.What a rush! Conclusion: This is an incredible epic.I can not recommend it higher.

  2. Emiko says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    freaking awesome!!!!!!!
    This is my most fav album of all time!!!!!!!!! i found it quick on here and recieved it quick love it!!!!!!

  3. Zahur says:

    If you like the S & M-CD I guarantee you that you will like the DVD even more. If you have seen the VHS version, or if you own it, you might just think it is the same as in higher quality on DVD, but there is still much more. This video has so many beautiful features. My favorite was the way you can filter the audio to hear only the symphony without Metallica, Metallica or just without the symphony. The first thing I did was listen to “No Leaf Clover”, without the symphony. Another very cool feature is the angle changes, you can do select the songs. You can be certain songs at 5 different angles. The first is the original edited camera views, but you can also see these songs with the camera on one of the four band members, James, Lars, Jason and Kirk. The DVD has an excellent behind the scenes documentary with interviews with the band and with conductor Michael Kamen on the preparations for the concert and how it all came to be. Even if you already have the VHS version, would I still have this DVD, if I understand you. The quality of the video and sound quality also greatly surpass those of the VHS version. This is a DVD that no Metallica fan should be without.

  4. Esther says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    wow
    Metallica is the best heavy metal band, ever. And this combo of symphonic and thrash is amazing. I really love when groups step out of their comfort zone to do something…

  5. Pritam says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Sounded Great On Paper, But They Couldn’t Make It Work
    Even though I’m a huge Metallica fan and would usually give anything they put out an automatic 5 stars (Even St. Anger!

  6. Lainey says:

    This review is from: Metallica – S & M with the San Francisco Symphony (Explicit Version) [VHS] (video tape) This is the LIMITED EDITION 2 tapes. One of them is the live concert and the other is 40 minutes with bonus behind the scenes material, interviews with Metallica and the symphony. Here you will find the bonus tape funy as hell, especially from James! need for a Metallica fan.

  7. Field says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Unique Musical Experiment
    The key to a band’s ultimate survival lies in its ability to do new things. Metallica is one of those bands that is willing to take chances: first with their music and secondly…

  8. Bishop says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing
    Five-stars product. I love it, I recomended Amazon to anyone who likes to buy by Internet. The only problem that I don’t like is the time that the post office takes to send the…

  9. Duy says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing
    Even though it’s been almost 10 years since this was made, it still manages to send chills down my spine. “Fuel” and “Master of Puppets” are my favorites on here.

  10. Huntley says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the rare instances where the juxtaposition of rock and classical works
    If you’re on the fence about buying your first Metallica album, check out “S&M.” It serves as the closest thing they’ve done to a greatest hits album, and the San Francisco…

  11. Cagney says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rocking the House
    This is one of Metallica’s best concert tapes around. With the addition of the San Francisco Symphony, it added a new dimenion to Metallica’s music.

  12. Vice says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Only one thing could make this DVD better
    ..and that’s being re-released as a high definition DVD.
    The colours and music in this are just too beautiful for standard definition and it’s always disappointing to…

  13. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Powerful Concert – visually inspiring and audio rocks!
    I didn’t know what to expect from this mix of music (especially since I’m not familiar with Metallica).

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