Cliff 'em All

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Released November 28, 1987
Recorded 1983 - 1986
Length 1:14:03
Number of tracks 16
Label Elektra (USA)
PolyGram (Europe)
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Cliff 'em All was released in 1987 as a tribute to Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a tour bus accident on September 27, 1986, at the age of 24, near Ljungby, Sweden during the European leg of their Damage Inc. Tour. Its title is derived from Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All. The home video contains also a performance with former guitarist Dave Mustaine on March 19, 1983, shortly before his release for heavy drugs and alcohol abuse.

The video is a retrospective on the 3 and a half years that Cliff Burton was in Metallica, presented as a collection of bootleg footage shot by fans, some professional filming and TV shots that were never used and some of his best bass solos, personal photos and live concerts. Photos and narrations by the band (Ulrich, Hetfield, and Hammett drinking beer) are placed between songs which focus on Burton before fading into a title card of a performance. The video ends with the melodic interlude of "Orion" as pictures of Burton are shown.

With this video, the band tries to show the unique personality and style he had. While ostensibly the film focuses on Burton, it also has given fans a rare glimpse of Metallica's less-documented early career. This contrasts sharply with the 'Metallica business' represented in the feature film Some Kind of Monster.

Tracklisting

April 4, 1986 in Detroit, The United States

No. Title Composer Length
1. Creeping Death James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett 6:18
2. Am I Evil? (Diamond Head Cover) Sean Harris, Brian Tatler 4:15
3. Damage, Inc. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett 5:10

April 28, 1986 Uniondale, The United States

No. Title Composer Length
4. Master of Puppets James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett 7:50

March 19, 1983 in San Francisco, The United States

No. Title Composer Length
5. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth Cliff Burton 4:21
6. Whiplash James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 4:07

September 14, 1985 in Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

No. Title Composer Length
7. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth Cliff Burton 2:00
8. The Four Horsemen James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine 5:03
9. Fade to Black James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett 6:55
10. Seek and Destroy James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 6:34

July 6, 1986 in Roskilde, Denmark

No. Title Composer Length
11. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett 6:30
12. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth Cliff Burton 3:10

August 31, 1985 in Oakland, The United States

No. Title Composer Length
13. For Whom the Bell Tolls James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton 4:51

August 12, 1983 in Chicago, The United States

No. Title Composer Length
14. No Remorse James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 6:59
15. Metal Militia James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine 6:33

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