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Chronicles Of Life & Death [Life Version] Content/Copy-Protected CD

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Biography by MacKenzie Wilson
The East Coast post-grunge/pop-punk outfit Good Charlotte was founded in 1996 by identical brothers Joel and Benji Madden. Inspired by a Beastie Boys performance on their 1995 Ill Communication tour, the Maddens enlisted the help of several high school classmates in assembling a band that combined the energetic elements spawned from '70s punk with the ... Read more in Amazon's Good Charlotte Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Oct 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B0002OWWT6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,953 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Once Upon a Time: The Battle of Life and Death (Album Version) 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Chronicles of Life and Death (Album Version) 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Walk Away (Maybe) (Album Version) 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. S.O.S. (Album Version) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Just Wanna Live (Album Version) 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ghost Of You (Album Version) 4:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Predictable 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Secrets (Album Version) 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Truth (Album Version) 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The World Is Black (Album Version) 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mountain (Album Version) 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. We Believe (Album Version) 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. It Wasn't Enough (Album Version) 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. In This World (Murder) (Album Version) 5:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Falling Away (Album Version) 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Wounded (Album Version) 3:100.99  Buy MP3 

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Snook VINE VOICE on 2 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
I very rarely come across an album in which I can sit and listen to it right through, and I have to say this album does just that and more.
At least 12 of the 15 tracks on this album are amazing, and the other 3 are pretty good too!
Many people (including me) were put off by the fact that good charlottes music has changed so radically from being high spirited punk rock, to gothic (perhaps even a little depressing) rock, but I was totally shocked at the originality of this album.
I must warn you, that if you're looking for an all guitar rock fest of an album, this may not be for you, as GC have toned down the guitars a bit and introduced a more orchestral aproach to the album. I'm not saying that there aren't any guitars at all, but there certainly aren't as many as before.
I'd recommend this album to any one looking for something different in a modern rock band, the vocals of the madden brothers are filled with enthusiasm and emotion and in my opinion the band as a whole deserve the highest praise possible. Before I heard this album, to me, GC were just another band. It is rare that an album totally changes my view on a band, and that is why I'd seriously recommend this album.
I hope my review was helpful to you.
Buy the chronicles of life and death!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "bernie_mccann" on 12 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
When i first heard this album i wasnt to sure! As i am a very big good charlotte fan i knew that it would grow on me with more listens! and i was right!
Just as Good Charlotte's Self titled album was different from The young and the hopeless, this album is very different from both, the songs are much darker and deepper such as "Predictable" their first single and "Ghost of you", there are also slower tracks such as "the truth" which is a piano track with joels vocals and is a really nice song! (one of my favourits)and the secret track "wounded" is an acoustic and can be heard at the end of "meet my maker" which is the albums bonus track! other songs like "i Just wanna live" has hip hop inspired beats and sounds great! Good charlotte's Chronicles of life and death is definetly more a serious album with songs like "the world is black" talking about whats happing in the world today and so many people are dying.They've kinda left behind their pop-punk scene and their less serious tracks such as "boys and girls" and "lifstyels of the rich and famous" from "they young and the hopeless" which are kinda their more pop tracks but they still have they same kind of pop-punk theme on songs like "the chronicles of life and death" and "walk away" which is probaly more likely to be a single?
If You are a Good Chalrotte Fan this album will not let you down! and if you are just thinking of buying this as you first Good charlotte you should! you should also purchase their last two albums as well if you havent already!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By king_dezeeuw06 on 19 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
A lot of people don't like Good Charlotte, a lot of this is down to the notion that any largely successful band must have 'sold out' or be manufactured. This is highly unfair and untrue, Good Charlotte play pop punk, and they play it better than most, and if the main stream wouldn't of jumped on the band wagon you can bet that Good Charlotte would be a lot more popular with the rock fans.
The past 2 GC albums have been brilliant, but 'The Chronicles of Life and Death' is very different from their previous efforts. The melodies are a lot more subtle, the choruses not as catchy and generally the songs are not as up beat and bouncy. It feels like the fun and catchy lyrics have been deliberately toned down to try and remove the claims that they are nothing but pop band. Its not a new musical direction, they are still playing the same style of music but just going about it in a different way, and the songs suffer for this. Although 'The Chronicles of Life and Death' it is not a terrible album, it is not a good album either, fans of Good Charlottes first 2 albums will be disappointed, and the musical side step is unlikely to gain them any new fans either.
On first listen you cant help but feel disappointed, but after a few listens some of the subtle melodies do start to sink in and the album will grow on you a little, but it is a still a difficult album to love ('Predictable' is by far the best track on the album).
Whether GC's altered sound is down to natural progression or as a response to their many critics is unclear, but whatever the reason, it is not a good thing. I am a big GC fan and I really tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, but sadly this album falls far short of what the band are capable of.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Barker on 28 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
Good Charlotte have definately grown up in their few short years that they've been around and this album signals a new beginning for them. The Chronicles of Life and Death is so completely different to their previous two albums you could be forgiven for thinking you might have picked up the wrong album in the shop. For one, it opens with a strange but oddly compelling track sung in Japanese to which music the album also closes on. There are a few references to classic GC ('The Chronicles of Life and Death' and 'Secrets') but for the rest of the album they do a bit of genre hopping. Track 5 'I Just Wanna Live' sounds like they've spent too much time around NERD as they try their hand at a bit of amateur rap whilst also poking fun at their previous hit 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'! My personal favourite track is 'In This World Murder', it's dark but also thought provoking and sounds like they've may have finally found their forte.
All band members try their hand at something different on the tracks and the production of the album. Guitarist Billy has started making his name as a top class artist after recently designing the layout for their last interview with Kerrang! and also the inlay booklet to the album. Joel's voice has matured since 'The Young and the Hopeless' and isn't so monotonous as he stretches his range. Check out 'We Believe' to hear him hit the highest note you've ever heard! This is also the first album that drummer Chris has appeared on and has done an adrirable job.
If you're not sure whether to buy the 'Life' or 'Death' version because of the bonus tracks I would recommend buying the 'Life' version. The extra track you get is more remminiscent of their first album and sounds like they haven't tried too hard and have come out with a cracker!
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