Today Metallica, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited edition vinyl release of Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural Helping Hands Benefit Concert held in San Francisco on November 3rd.
Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic features rare acoustic renditions of hits and deep cuts spanning the Metallica catalogue (as well as covers of Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Oyster Cult classics), captured on 140g colored vinyl with proceeds donated to the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation. Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic continues AWMH’s mission to fight hunger and to assist in creating sustainable communities through workforce education.
The album will be available February 1, 2019 at independent and digital retail around the world, all streaming services that feature Metallica’s music, and can be pre-ordered in the Metallica Store and in Europe. All copies will include a download card.
In addition to the vinyl pre-order, Metallica’s Giving Tuesday offerings will include a limited-edition etched glass featuring the iconic Pushead artwork for “One,” with all net proceeds donated to AWMH.
The first ever All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert and Auction raised more than $1.3 million. Those resources will fund AWMH’s efforts with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Metallica family and the All Within My Hands Foundation board members are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years. As such, 100% of all donations from fans and third parties go to the organizations AWMH supports.
For more info and/or to make a donation, visit allwithinmyhands.org.
The track listing for Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic is below.
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