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Marilyn Manson - The Last Tour On Earth
Label: Interscope Records
Release: 1999

Tracklisting:
Inauguration of the Mechanical Christ
The Reflecting God
Great Big White World
Get Your Gunn
Sweet Dreams (w/ Hell Outro)
The Dope Show
Lunchbox
I Don’t Like The Drugs, But The Drugs Like Me
Antichrist Superstar
The Beautiful People
Irresponsible Hate Anthem
The Last Day On Earth
Astonishing Panorama Of The Endtimes

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A lot can be said about Marilyn Manson, and with that, a lot has been said in my past reviews of the band and Brian Warner himself. There is no new music on this collective, bar the bonus studio track “Astonishing Panorama of The End Times.” Therefore, a rehash of the controversy surrounding the artists in question would prove futile. Here the band provides a live collection of their biggest hits and most well known songs, letting the music speak for itself.

The collection, for the most part, is very enjoyable. Many songs such as “The Reflecting God,” “Antichrist Superstar,” and “The Last Day on Earth,” which were perfectly fine in their studio forms are belted out in a wonderful arrangements. Most notably, the live rendition of “The Last Day on Earth” sees the once industrial-influenced song taken down to an acoustic guitar and piano driven form. The rehash of the song is easily the best song on the album, and perhaps the most, I pause to say it, beautiful recording of Manson’s career.

The usual suspects and crowd pleasers are all gathered up for this album; so it’s no surprise to see tracks such as “The Beautiful People,” and the sinister cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” too appear on the album. For both tracks, Manson and co. turn their amps up to 10 and rock them like it was there first time playing them for a live audience. Although these two tracks have been overplayed to the point of irritation, the live renditions do provide a new sense of excitement, showing that in core, Manson is made to be a live band.

While Manson’s catalogue has been tainted by the albums of recent years, this is a great place to start if you are just getting into the bands work. It provides all of the greatest hits up to that time, and some other lesser-known songs that rock just as hard.



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