Metallica to release ‘Helping Hands’ vinyl LP for charity

Metallica to release ‘Helping Hands’ vinyl LP for charity

The album will include live acoustic renditions from the band’s Helping Hands benefit concert.

Metallica recently held a concert in San Francisco to raise funds for their All Within My Hands (AWMH) Foundation. The band now plan to bolster their charity effort by releasing a limited-edition vinyl record: Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic, which features live acoustic versions of their hits taken from the 3 November gig.
The 12-track double LP boasts stripped-down performances of fan favourites, including a rare unplugged version of “The Unforgiven”. Several acoustic covers of all-time hits have made the cut as well, with the band putting their spin on Deep Purple’s “When a Blind Man Cries”, Nazareth’s “Please Don’t Judas Me” and Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”.
Funds raised from the album will aid the group’s AWMH foundation, which “aims to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band for years, as well as encourage participation from fans and friends,” according to its website. The foundation was set up by Metallica in February last year.
Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic will be released on 1 February 2019. You can pre-order a copy here.
Here’s the full track listing:
Disc One / Side A
1. “Disposable Heroes”
2. “When a Blind Man Cries”
3. “The Unforgiven”
Disc One / Side B
1. “Please Don’t Judas Me”
2. “Turn the Page”
Disc Two / Side C
1. “Bleeding Me”
2. “Veteran of the Psychic Wars”
3. “Nothing Else Matters
Disc Two / Side D
1. “All Within My Hands”
2. “Enter Sandman”
3. “The Four Horsemen”
4. “Hardwired”
In the meantime, check out the acoustic performance of “Unforgiven” here:

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