This coming February 1, 2019, Metallica is releasing their first ever acoustic album titled Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic.
The live album was recorded during their Helping Hands Benefit Concert held in San Francisco, California last November 3. All proceeds earned from their album sales will be going to their All Within My Hands foundation.
The set they had during the benefit concert featured rearranged versions of 12 Metallica tracks and covers of Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Öyster Cult classics.
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Watch a video of “All Within My Hands” played during a special acoustic set at the @AllWithinMyHandsFoundation Helping Hands Concert on November 3. The event helped raise $1.3 million dollars to help tackle the issues of hunger and workforce education and work to create sustainable communities. Get the audio recording of this special show at LiveMetallica.com or Metallica.com. #awmh
“The holiday season is in full swing now and as you shop and celebrate with friends and family we want to encourage you to also continue to support those less fortunate in any way you can by donating your time or making a contribution; spread the word about your good works via social media and inspire others too!” says the statement released in Metallica’s official webpage. “Today we commemorate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving as we continue to raise funds for All Within My Hands and move forward with our mission to fight hunger and assist in creating sustainable communities through workforce education.
“As part of Giving Tuesday, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be releasing Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic on limited edition, 140g coloured vinyl with proceeds donated to All Within My Hands. The recording… will be available on two discs mixed by Greg Fidelman and mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
“Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, the very first fundraising concert and auction raised over $1.3 million!” they add. “Those resources will be used to work with our partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, for more info and to donate, visit allwithinmyhands.org. Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the holidays!”
Check out the video below showing the acoustic version of “All Within My Hands” featuring Avi Vinocur on mandolin, David Phillips on pedal-steel, Henry Salvia on keyboards, and Cody Rhodes on percussion.