Metallica will release the limited edition vinyl set Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic on February 1st, 2019. The double LP on 140-gram colored vinyl documents the inaugural “Helping Hands” benefit concert held in San Francisco on November 3rd. It features rare acoustic renditions of Metallica hits and deep cuts, along with covers of Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Oyster Cult classics.
Band members James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich were joined by a quartet of backing musicians who provided additional percussion, keyboards, strings and vocal harmony.
Proceeds from the sales of the set will be donated to the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which aims to fight hunger and to assist in creating sustainable communities through workforce education.
The album will be available at independent and digital retail around the world, including all streaming services that feature Metallica’s music. It can be pre-ordered now in the Metallica store. All copies will include a download card.
The first-ever “All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert And Auction” raised more than $1.3 million. Those resources will fund AWMH’s efforts with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.