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Metallica Honor Late Bassist With Free 1984 Show Download

Grab a full 'Ride the Lightning'-era concert to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Cliff Burton's tragic death

Cliff Burton joined Metallica on bass in time for their landmark 1983 debut album Kill Em All, and he died in a tragic European tour bus accident three years later (see our Metallica: Three Decades of Metal Mayhem photo gallery). To commemorate the anniversary of Burton’s death on September 27, 1986, the surviving band members have posted a free download of a nearly hour-long concert the group played in France in November 1984.

As Blabbermouth points out, last night Metallica posted a photo of Burton on the band’s official website with the caption “We miss you.” A separate post adds, “While you’re remembering Cliff on the 26th anniversary of his passing, give a listen to this free download from the ‘Ride The Lightning’ tour.” Have at it, people: 

Download here.

Metallica’s November 22, 1984 – Toulouse, France @ Le Riff track list:

1. “The Four Horsemen”
2. “Cliff Solo”
3. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
4. “No Remorse”
5. “The Call of Ktulu”
6. “Seek & Destroy”
7. “Whiplash”
8. “Creeping Death”
9. “Kirk Solo”
10. “Metal Militia”