A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica
|A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica|
|Video by Metallica|
|Released||November 17, 1992|
|Metallica video video chronology|
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica is a two-part documentary about the process of making the Metallica album (or "The Black 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, but only in region 1. 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 DVD and last appeared on Metallica single I Disappear.
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.
This video also includes three of the music videos they shot for that album:
In one scene in the documentary, drummer Lars Ulrich watches the video for Madonna's "Justify My Love", which at the time had been banned from MTV. Ulrich then holds up the cover of a pornographic film called "Swedish Erotica" and jokes: "It's Madonna's new image! 'Madonna Erotica!'" Coincidentally, in October 1992, two months after the documentary was released, Madonna released her Erotica album.
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. Included are performances of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" from Donington on August 17, 1991, "Enter Sandman" from the MTV Video Music Awards on September 5, "Harvester of Sorrow" from Moscow on September 28, "Sad but True" from the Day on the Green festival in Oakland, California on October 12, "Enter Sandman" from the Freddie Mercury Tribute on April 20, 1992, and "Nothing Else Matters" from Phoenix on August 25.
Jason Newsted after a concert in Portland, Maine is seen making sandwiches to take back to a hotel with him. His response to being called a cheapskate is "I got plans for those millions and it ain't for fucking sandwiches!".
The band also encounter Spinal Tap, who jokingly ask them about the similarities between their album's covers.
This part of the documentary also includes two music videos:
- "A YEAR AND A HALF IN THE LIFE OF METALLICA". Metallica.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07.