Live Shit: Binge & Purge

Live Shit: Binge & Purge is the first live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released in a box set format on November 23, 1993. The initial first pressings contained three CDs or cassette tapes, with songs from concerts in Mexico City on the Nowhere Else to Roam tour, as well as three VHS tapes while a newer version contains two DVDs from concerts in San Diego on the Wherever We May Roam Tour and Seattle on the Damaged Justice Tour. It was originally released as a cardboard box depicting the style of a typical tour equipment transport box. Besides the audio and video media, the box featured additional bonus material (booklet showing photos, typical tour correspondence as sent and received by the band and their management, and internal documents and handwritten notes; a recreated copy of an access pass to the "Snakepit" part of the tour stage; a cardboard drawing/airbrush stencil for the "Scary Guy" logo) and a black "Metalli'Fukin'ca" T-shirt. Live Shit: Binge & Purge has been certified 15x platinum by the RIAA as a long-form video format.

Live Shit: Binge & Purge
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Live album box set by
ReleasedNovember 23, 1993 (1993-11-23)
RecordedAugust 29, 1989 – March 2, 1993
Venue
Genre
Length8:34:39 (full box set)
LabelElektra
Producer
Metallica live albums chronology
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
(1993)
S&M
(1999)
Metallica video chronology
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica
(1992)
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
(1993)
Cunning Stunts
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

When the set was reissued in 3-CD / 2-DVD format, the box was abandoned in favor of a jewel case format. The booklet that was released in the initial set was made available as DVD-ROM content.

Track listingEdit

Audio CDsEdit

Recorded at the Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, on February 25, 26, 27, and March 1 and 2, 1993.

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Ecstasy of Gold/Enter Sandman"Ennio Morricone/James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett7:28
2."Creeping Death"Hetfield, Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Hammett7:28
3."Harvester of Sorrow"Hetfield, Ulrich7:19
4."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett6:39
5."Sad but True"Hetfield, Ulrich6:07
6."Of Wolf and Man"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett6:22
7."The Unforgiven"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett6:48
8."Justice Medley"
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Jason Newsted
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett
  • Hetfield, Ulrich, Newsted
  • 9:38
    9."Solos (bass/guitar)"Hammett, Newsted18:49
    Total length:76:34
    Disc two
    No.TitleWriter(s)Length
    1."Through the Never"Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett3:47
    2."For Whom the Bell Tolls"Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton5:48
    3."Fade to Black"Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett7:12
    4."Master of Puppets"Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett4:35
    5."Seek & Destroy"Hetfield, Ulrich18:08
    6."Whiplash"Hetfield, Ulrich5:34
    Total length:45:04
    Disc three
    No.TitleWriter(s)Length
    1."Nothing Else Matters"Hetfield, Ulrich6:22
    2."Wherever I May Roam"Hetfield, Ulrich6:33
    3."Am I Evil?" (originally performed by Diamond Head)Sean Harris, Brian Tatler5:42
    4."Last Caress" (originally performed by the Misfits)Glenn Danzig1:25
    5."One"Hetfield, Ulrich10:27
    6."So What?/Battery" ("So What?" originally performed by Anti-Nowhere League)Nick Kulmer, Chris Exall, Clive Blake / Hetfield, Ulrich10:05
    7."The Four Horsemen"Hetfield, Ulrich, Dave Mustaine6:08
    8."Motorbreath"Hetfield3:14
    9."Stone Cold Crazy" (originally performed by Queen)Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon5:32
    Total length:55:28

    VHS/DVDEdit

    San DiegoEdit

    Recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, on January 13 and 14, 1992.

    VHS one/DVD oneEdit
    No.TitleLength
    1."20 Min. MetalliMovie"19:56
    2."The Ecstasy of Gold/Enter Sandman"7:23
    3."Creeping Death"7:45
    4."Harvester of Sorrow"6:55
    5."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"6:59
    6."Sad But True"6:35
    7."Wherever I May Roam"6:57
    8."Bass solo"10:48
    9."Through the Never"4:29
    10."The Unforgiven"7:54
    11."Justice Medley" ("Eye of the Beholder"/"Blackened"/"The Frayed Ends of Sanity"/"...And Justice for All"/"Blackened")"10:16
    12."Drum solo and drum battle (with James Hetfield on drum kit)"9:43
    13."Guitar solo"8:49
    VHS two/DVD oneEdit
    No.TitleLength
    14."The Four Horsemen"5:30
    15."For Whom the Bell Tolls"5:50
    16."Fade to Black"7:19
    17."Whiplash"7:41
    18."Master of Puppets"5:28
    19."Seek & Destroy sung by Newsted"15:44
    20."One"9:46
    21."Last Caress"3:54
    22."Am I Evil?"2:55
    23."Battery"7:27
    24."Stone Cold Crazy/End credits"13:06

    SeattleEdit

    Recorded at the Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, Washington on August 29 and 30, 1989.

    VHS three/DVD twoEdit
    No.TitleLength
    1."The Ecstasy of Gold/Blackened"11:43
    2."For Whom the Bell Tolls"5:30
    3."Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"6:27
    4."Harvester of Sorrow"6:28
    5."The Four Horsemen"5:35
    6."The Thing That Should Not Be"7:14
    7."Bass solo"7:46
    8."Master of Puppets"8:46
    9."Fade to Black"8:10
    10."Seek & Destroy"8:05
    11."...And Justice for All"13:33
    12."One"7:48
    13."Creeping Death"7:48
    14."Guitar solo"6:34
    15."Battery"9:11
    16."Last Caress"1:54
    17."Am I Evil?"4:06
    18."Whiplash"5:37
    19."Breadfan/End credits"8:20

    PersonnelEdit

    Metallica
    Production
    • James Hetfield; Lars Ulrich – producers
    • Guy Charbonneau; Mick Hughes – engineers
    • James "Jimbo" Barton; Kent Matcke; Mike Fraser – mixing
    • Scott Humphrey – digital editing

    Chart positionsEdit

    Year Chart Position
    1993 Billboard 200 26[5]

    CertificationsEdit

    Region Certification Certified units/sales
    Germany (BVMI)[6] Gold 25,000^

    ^shipments figures based on certification alone

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ AllMusic Staff. "Metallica – Live Shit: Binge & Purge review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
    2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
    3. ^ Browne, David (December 3, 1993). "BOXING DAY (Metallica: Live Shit: Binge & Purge)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
    4. ^ "Metallica: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 10, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
    5. ^ "Metallica – Chart history – Billboard".
    6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Metallica; 'Live Shit (Bing & Purge)')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved May 25, 2019.