Hear The Orchestral Rework Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” From The New Disney Film ‘Jungle Cruise’


Last year Metallica worked with composer James Newton Howard on an orchestral version of their track “Nothing Else Matters“. The pairing came about as part of the score for the newly released Disney film ‘Jungle Cruise‘, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Two versions of the track were created for the film, you can check them both out below.

Ulrich spoke of the tracks last September, offering:

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James Newton Howard, the man, the myth, the absolute legend! Considering what’s he’s done, it’s an absolute honor to have done this with him, and we’re excited for the world to hear it.

It’s kind of an interesting morph, because it’s kind of — and I don’t want to give too much of it away — but it’s a very unusual morph in that it’s kind of his arrangement of ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ that we’re playing.

We wrote the song, but he took the song and rearranged it to fit something specific in the film — and obviously, I’m not going to give any of that away — but we then kind of took on his version of it. I think that’s all that should be said.”

The original version of “Nothing Else Matters” first appeared on Metallica‘s 16x multi-platinum self-titled album (aka ‘The Black Album‘), which they will be released a deluxe edition of on September 10th. An accompanying tribute album titled “The Metallica Blacklist” will arrive on the same date and feature covers done by the likes of Ghost, Corey Taylor, Volbeat and many more.

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