I was really looking forward to receiving the CD/DVD version of this album, having pre-ordered it what felt like an age ago. Having had to deal with one of my favourite bands in the world splitting up last year, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this final release from them and was especially interested to hear their last recorded track together, "Fake Your Death". Well it finally arrived this morning and having devoured it in full, I certainly wasn't disappointed - its a great package (I'll try to upload some photos shortly) and a fantastic collection of tracks. The DVD is fantastic - over two hours of unseen extra footage from all the bands video shoots (and some extra surprises!), which for the hardcore fans makes fascinating viewing, I really enjoyed it and found the whole thing quite emotional to watch. The album itself is brilliant - it opens with "Fake Your Death", a great track with is quite difficult to listen to, it certainly does feel like a goodbye. The 3 demos are fab and the funeral brassard (arm band) also included is a really nice touch. Within the sleeve notes to the album, each band member has taken the time to comment on each individual track, which makes very interesting reading.
MCR are a great band, who've always looked after their fans - I feel they've put together a great package for us here and its a fitting tribute to what has been one hell of a back catalogue. It's hard to believe I'll not get to see them live again or buy another album...but I'm grateful for the times that I did and will never forget them. MCR are one of the best, most exciting bands to have ever existed and I can't wait to see what each of them decide to do next. Thank you for the memories xxx