"The Ecstasy of Gold" (Italian: L'estasi dell'oro) is a musical composition by Ennio Morricone, part of his score for the Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It is played while Tuco (Eli Wallach) is frantically searching a cemetery for the grave that holds $200,000 in gold coins. Sung by Edda Dell'Orso, it stands as one of the most well known of Morricone's themes. American heavy metal band Metallica has used "The Ecstasy of Gold" as the introductory music for its concerts since 1983;[1] it is included on the live albums Metallica Through the Never, S&M and Live Shit: Binge & Purge. An instrumental metal cover by Metallica (with minimal vocals and lead guitar work by lead singer James Hetfield) appears on the 2007 Morricone tribute album We All Love Ennio Morricone. This metal version was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance. It was also used in the trailer for and appears in Guitar Hero: Metallica, in its original form as composed by Morricone; however, it is not a playable track. It reached #21 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock charts in April of that year. #metal @metallica #jameshetfield #metallicafamily #music @james.hetfield #mff #heavymetal #thrashmetal #kirkhammett @kirkhammett #larsulrich #metalhead #rock @larsulrich #guitar #cliffburton #roberttrujillo @robtrujillo #metallicafanpage #metallicafans #papahet #jasonnewsted #bands #love #metallicadaily #metallicaforever #ridethelightning #metallica #cliffburton @jasonnewstedofficial #metallicafan #hardwiredtoselfdestruct
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Well, past me left the tape in a good place for current me, a fine choice of tune! I'm actually surprised at tape quality to be honest. Fuck man, 1989 #Metallica is the coolest band ever, @james.hetfield will always be my hero, true when I was 13, true now I'm 35. #Metallica #MetallicaSeattle1989 #LiveShitBingeAndPurge #CreepingDeath #JamesHetfield #LarsUlrich #KirkHammett #JasonNewsted #metal #metalhead #headbanging #bangtheheadthatdoesntbang #VCR #VHS #videotape #currentlywatching
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~The leather armies have prevailed The Phantom Lord has never failed~ . | Phantom Lord | Metallica | Kill Em All | 1983 | #metallica #mff #jameshetfield #larsulrich #kirkhammett #cliffburton #killemall #rock #metal #riffwars #riffs #heavymetal #ironmaiden #accept #megadeth #davemustaine #martyfriedman #like #l4l #like4like #likeforlike #follow #f4f #followforfollow #follow4follow #metallicacovers @metallica @metallicacovers @guitarsarebetter @riffwars @kirkhammett @larsulrich
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1 hour ago