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S&M Recording

Metallica's live double album S&M was recorded with the San Francisco Symphony at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, April 21 and 22, 1999. The orchestral arrangements were by composer/conductor Michael Kamen. San Francisco Symphony member and concertmaster for the performance Jeremy Constant recalled, "To be doing this extremely challenging, extremely intricate, mind-concentrating musical work, while being somewhat physically assaulted (by the volume) was a very new experience for all of us...I honestly can't wait to do it again."

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Five-song promotional CD sampler for S&M, 1999. From the Collection of Kirk Hammett

Production book for the video shoot of Metallica's performance with the San Francisco Symphony, April 1999. The production company for the shoot was A Band Apart Music Videos, founded by Quentin Tarantino, Michael Bodnarchek, and Lawrence Bender. From the Collection of James Hetfield