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A Beautiful Lie [VINYL] [Import]

Thirty Seconds To Mars Vinyl
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Created in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, by actor Jared Leto and his Older brother, Shannon, 30 Seconds to Mars initially began as a big family project. Matt Wachter later joined the band as bassist and keyboard player. After working with a number of guitarists (including Kevin Drake and Solon Bixler), the three auditioned Tomo Milicevic to round out the band’s official roster. After ... Read more in Amazon's Thirty Seconds To Mars Store

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Product details

  • Vinyl (15 Aug 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B000GEU69K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,398,345 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 30 seconds and your hooked! 4 May 2007
By Tosh
Format:Audio CD
So much has been written about the 'Hollywood star' connection so lets dispence with all that crap and focus on the band and music. I've been lucky enough to have been listening to this album for over a year having bought it in America the day it came out, and what a cracker it is. Kicking off with Attack this draws you in with some amazing vocals and a fantastic driving song(just watch your speed). Not wanting to really use the Emo tag this album cannot get more emotional if it tried on tracks The kill and From yesterday with Jared screaming his lungs dry. I found the best way to describe them was if you were to put U2, Depeche Mode, and Motorhead in a room to duke it out the surviving members would form 30 Seconds to mars. Great album hope the hype does not break them up, an album that will certainly help you work,rest and play.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing Album 28 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this after a few friends recomended it. Being into all forms of guitar music from emo-pop through to Death Metal I listened to it with an open mind and without even knowing who the lead singer was.

Quite simply first listen I was amazed at the quality and talent shown here. Jareds voice is simply awesome and the songs are excellently written and polished right the way through.

Starting with "Attack" a song that just reeks power and get's you really excited straight away. Then the album does soften up a bit throughout the next couple of tracks with "The Kill" being a really (I hate this tag.) EMO song but you realise then just how awesome this guys voice is and that's not going onto the tunes themselves which are awesome. Then after a couple of great 'filler' tracks you get "From Yesterday" Quite possibly already one of my favourite songs of all time. His voice throughout the song is amazing, from the soft melodic verses to the screaming choruses where he really does seem to sing his heart out and after a few listens you will probably do so to. A song that really lifts your spirits and get's your heart and soul going.

The album ends on a softer note and as soon as the last note is rung you want to hit the repeat button to go through it all again.

So I would recommend anyone who likes rock music buys this album, yes in parts it's EMO but don't let that hinder you. I promise, if you like soaring vocals, well written songs and music that really makes you feel what the singer seems to be, you won't go wrong with this album.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 SECONDS TO MARS - A BEAUTIFUL LIE 7 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having put up with Radio 1 and listening to 'The Kill' overplayed, trying to get used to it after the very fantastic 'Biffy Clyro-Puzzle'(album of the year, in my opinion) the album would appear to be impossible to match. 'A Beautiful Lie' became an absolute joy and grows on me each time on playing(listen to the reviews so far), it is a real grower after a couple of listens. Please, please buy and listen more than once (it will be your favourite album at one stage in your life)!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album but Mac users beware... 29 Sep 2007
By Suze666
Format:Audio CD
I don't really have anything new to add to what has been written below about the songs themselves, but feel I should post a warning to Mac users about this CD (and indeed about any others that use the OpenDisc 'interactive' element). You will NOT be able to eject this disc from your Mac without re-booting as the disc is effectively opened twice (once for the audio tracks and once for the interactive element, which I didn't even want in the first place). Even after quitting every application I had open the disc still would not eject and re-booting was the only option. Hope this is helpful!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally 30 seconds to mars are back!! 19 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
Never one to dissapoint, Jared Leto is back with the follow up to their fantastic debut album, and its just as good, if not better than the first. Big production, huge melodies, futuristic electronics and imaginative lyrics, anyone who likes any kind of rock/metal music should check this out, its that good.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection in Music 12 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
I don't usually say this about a band. But this album is PERFECT. Ranging from subdued and intimate to arena-filling rock anthems.

Jared's voice is on TOP form, and I mean that, just listen to "From Yesterday" if you don't believe me. He may be on a complete ego-trip with this album, but hell, he's earnt it.

It is massive, extravagant, daring, tight and simply amazing. Utilising different time signatures (such as the 3:4 time signature in "The Kill" - hence its Waltz feel, and the waltz dance in the video), and different tunings, 30STM have really set the bar for other bands to live up to.

Shannon Leto (Jared's brother) is by far one of the most amazing rock drummers to appear recently, with technical drumming, amazing fills and an overall brilliant performance.

And don't listen to Amazon's comment on their Bjork cover, "Hunter" is a stand-out track on the album, a brilliant alternative, synth epic.

30STM are a band that mean business, well, Jared does at least...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful consacration 31 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
"A beautiful lie", the second masterpiece of ThirtySecondsToMars is absolutely good. They seemed to move on in a new direction, different from the first self titled album. I truly like all the tracks, my favorite one is "the fantasy". With "A Beautiful Lie" you can feel for the second time the rhythm and the sound of another far planet, with the impressive voice of Jared Leto and the sound of his mates.Every song has meaning and depth to it, lyrically and musically. There are two tracks that you must listen to: "Hunter" a cover of Bjork song and "The Battle of One" that in my opinion is a bridge that connect this new album to the first one. This is their growth, thier consacration.
My suggestion is "Go and buy it".Those 4 guys worked hard on this new release and they deserve to be listened and appreciated by all and in many countries.BUY AND ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL LIE-IN STORES FROM AUGUST 30TH.
RedScarlett
[Echelon]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An awesome band and a great album
Published 19 days ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing!!
I am a huge 30STM fan #echelon and I loved this album! I wasn't keen on the first 30STM (self titled) album but this one was amazing!! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
30STM at their best. Absolutely fantastic
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Great item. Quick delivery
Published 2 months ago by Kelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Best band in the whole wide world
I love this album, but listened to it after listening to this is war album. I would recommend this album to everyone, and prompt delivery.
Published 4 months ago by Duffy Clan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
On of my favourite albums and great tracks. Again arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Would strongly recommend if you are a fan.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Julie J. Hartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Every song is a masterpiece.
This entire album is perfect. I wouldn't change a thing, and would never dare skipping a track when listening to it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Saul LF-G
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
30 seconds to mars' 2nd album including songs which have been catching on to fans ears for years, theres no 'oh, thats old' whehn this band is mentioned, just pure classic bliss.
Published 7 months ago by redhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my 16 year old son
Delivered on time for my son's 16th birthday and son is happy - quite an achievement for a 16 year old boy.
Published 8 months ago by Julia
4.0 out of 5 stars 30stm
A good album by a good band. This is by far 30stm's best album with the best selection of songs. A must anyone who likes good rock music.
Published 12 months ago by Tomz
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