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A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box [Colour, Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Sep 2006)
  • Box edition
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Colour, Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000GIWS4M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,328 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Dead Souls
2. Charlotte Sometimes [Single Version]
3. She's In Parties
4. Temple Of Love
5. Christian Says
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Weeping Song
2. Exterminating Angel
3. God's Zoo
4. Heartache
5. I Go Crazy
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Rain
2. Away
3. Watch Without Pain
4. Pagan Lovesong
5. Morning Dew
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Lullaby
2. Bella Lugosi's Dead
3. Lucretia My Reflection
4. Moonchild
5. Deliverance
See all 12 tracks on this disc

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 22 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a classic selection and I was quite chuffed to receive a gift like this from my husband (who knows NOTHING about goth) for Xmas. I agree with R. Scivyer about the Region 1 issue but I watched it quite easily on my laptop and had no problem loading it on my iTunes. About the album itself though, buy it only if you're a true fan or you may find yourself in a darkened room with a spoon pressed firmly to your wrist. And I thought the booklet which gives instructions on how to dance goth is hillarious. Definitely took me back to my younger days. I loved the sexy packaging as well! I'm buying another copy for my cousin is South Africa, she's going to love it and will also be the envy of all her coffin kid mates.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Music great DVD useless (Region 1 USA) 9 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
Wonderful selection. Was looking forward to watching the DVD but unfortunately AMAZON neglect to inform you that it is a Region 1 DVD which cannot be played on UK players and there is no Region 2 available. Expensive way to get 3 CD's and a useless DVD
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4.0 out of 5 stars a life less 8 Nov 2011
By pig
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
looks like a book this item contains a book on gothness it"s like a guide to goth with chapters like how to dance goth and how to throw a goth party, there are 3 cd"s and a dvd which is nstcc /it won"t play on pal, but if you have a computer you can get around this, a very nice set with some suprise songs and rarities.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So gothic it's undead 10 Oct 2006
By child of the cuckoo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am completely pleased to see something like this come out in the year 2006. For those who are just discovering gothic rock, and for us seasoned veterans, this collection is exceptional. I do have some bones with it...AFI is a good band but hardly goth. And where are bands like Inkubus Sukkubus? Die Laughing? Switchblade Symphony? Big Electric Cat? The Shroud? Ofra Haza? And they certainly could have picked a better Neubauten song!! But I digress...this is a great collection. The DVD rocks, the music rocks. Check it out for yourself.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The humble opinion of a ex-Goth :-| 20 Sep 2006
By T. Dorman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Well, No matter what the last person said ... I think it's a great compilation ... Great songs, great music vids. Could have had more Sisters on it though.... But over all there is nothing wrong with the selection. If you are new to Gothic music.... I mean REAL Gothic Rock... not NuGoth, Scary-Trans, Darkmetal, Black Polka, Doom-yodelling or any of the other weak spin-offs of the `90's and 2000's... than this Little Black box of "inner-morbid-heartaches and boo-hoo's" is as great a place to start as any.

5 skeletal thumbs up.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Turning on the light in a dark room 17 Oct 2006
By Stephanie Travitsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The liner for this compilation pretty much sums it up. Goth music was created in the UK by people who watched the late night creature feature and who read Shelly, Stoker,etc. Some of these artists were romantics and some wanted to be like Alice Cooper (Nik Fiend).

This is a great introduction to what truly defined the Goth music movement and how it intertwined with Punk, New Wave, and EBM. However, I must argue that AFI really is not goth and never will be. Plus, while Flesh for Lulu was technically concidered a Goth band, " Go Crazy" is not a Goth song. I would have eliminated AFI and used "Reptile" by The Church.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gothic 101 16 Jan 2007
By John Bowman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I really love this box set. I grew up in the age of goth was around for it's birth. Of course at the time I never considered myself a goth in anyway and I wouldn't have looked the part either. But the music is another thing altogether and I truly loved the music that became known as GOTH. This is great example of some great songs from the goth age and well represented across the genre and through time. Although I owned most of these songs already, either on CD or Vinyl, there were some gems in the mix that I didn't have. I also liked the DVD, which features some videos for songs that didn't make it onto the music CD's themselves. My friends and I had a great laugh as well when we read the instructions on how to dance goth. As funny as it read, it was dead on with my memory of how "goths" danced at the clubs I visited in my youth and maybe, just maybe, it rubbed off on how I danced at the time as well. All in all a Life Less Lived is a great box set for those who love goth or for those who wish to get a definitive initiation into the goth music genre.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more music 4 Dec 2006
By overcomebyfumes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Three stars because I mostly enjoyed what was on here - and found more than a few tracks that I never heard before and enjoyed a lot - but not five stars because there's not nearly enough music.

I would have much preferred a fourth disc of music to a DVD. And the DVD only has twelve videos - maybe an hour long, if that. A DVD can easly hold, what? 2 1/2 to 3 hours of material? There's a LOT of wasted space there.

The first two discs are good. (I don't understand the need to include an Ian Astbury (Southern Death Cult, Death Cult, The Cult) track on each of the three discs, but other than that, good stuff.) Kudos for NOT including "Bela Lugosi's Dead", which we've all heard waaaaay too many times.

This set was worth it for me because of bands and songs I had never heard before. Revelations for me were Nick Cave and The Birthday Party, Alien Sex fiend, The Mission UK, The Creatures, The Cranes, Fields of the Nephilim, and (surprisingly for me) Echo and the Bunnymen. These bands are probably old news for you long-time Goths out there (I can hear you snickering!!) , but I didn't get out much back then. Poor me.

I bought this expecting to find bands and songs I hadn't heard before, and the third disc had too much familiar (and as many here have pointed out, arguably non-gothic) material. The Misfits I've listened to since high school (too long ago). Ministry and Skinny Puppy, I got those when they came out.

And the only bum tracks for me were on the third disc - The Virgin Prunes I didn't like at all and Throbbing Gristle is just completely annoying. So the third disc was, for me, largely useless.

If you're a brand new Goth, this is a good place to start in your quest to get into some new/old music. (If you are an old hoary Goth, you're giggling into the back of your hand at the very idea of this box set, so what are you reading my review for, anyway?)

If there had been a fourth CD instead of a DVD, I'd have given this four or even five stars.
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