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A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (Part 1)
VHS 1
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (Part 2)
VHS 2
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (DVD)
DVD
Released 17th November 1992
Recorded 1990-1992
Length {{{length}}}
Number of tracks 11
Label PolyGram Music Video
Elektra (USA)
Vertigo (Europe)
Chronology
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A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica is a two-part documentary about the process of making the Metallica album, and the following tour. It was produced by Juliana Roberts and directed by Adam Dubin. A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica was released as a double VHS pack. Both parts are available on a single DVD. This is the first Metallica release to use a new Metallica logo that was also featured on 1996's album Load, 1997's album Reload, Cunning Stunts and last appeared on Metallica single I Disappear.

Part 1Edit

This 90-minute video shows how Metallica and their producer Bob Rock worked their way through making the Metallica album. It also includes the making of the video for "Enter Sandman" and also a listening party for invited fans to come and listen to the album in full.

Part 2Edit

The second part runs approximately two-and-a-half hours and follows Metallica at the start of their Wherever We May Roam Tour in Europe through to the Guns N' Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour of 1992. The band also encounter Spinal Tap, who jokingly ask them about the similarities between their album's covers.

TracklistingEdit

No. Title Composer Length
1. The Unforgiven (Video) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
2. Nothing Else Matters (Video) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
3. Enter Sandman (Video) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
4. Sad But True (Video) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
5. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live 17.08.1991 in Castle Donington, The United Kingdom) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
6. Enter Sandman (Live 5.09.1991 in Universal City, The United States) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
7. Harvester of Sorrow (Live 28.09.1991 in Moscow, Russia) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
8. Sad But True (Live 12.10.1991 in Oakland, The United States) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
9. Enter Sandman (Live 20.04.1992 in London, The United Kingdom) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
10. Nothing Else Matters (Live 25.08.1992 in Phoenix, The United States) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
11. Wherever I May Roam (Video) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich

TriviaEdit

In one scene in the film, Lars watches the video for Madonna's "Justify My Love", which at the time had been banned from MTV. Lars then holds up a the cover of a pornographic film called "Swedish Erotica" and jokes: "It's Madonna's new image! 'Madonna Erotica!'" Coincidentally, in 1992, the same year this documentary was released, Madonna released her Erotica album.

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