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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this for the DVD, 18 Oct 2004
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This review is from: Lest We Forget (The Best of...) [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
In general, I am not a big fan of so called 'greatest hits' albums. They are a cheap way for record labels to release a 'new' album and make more money without the artists having to bother writing any new songs. This particular edition of 'Lest We Forget', however, must be one of the best buys I have made all year.
Whoever decided to include a 20 track DVD (supposed to be 21 but my version is missing Autopsy...) with the CD for only a couple of pounds extra was a genius, and it is for this reason alone that the CD is worth buying.
Upon hearing that Manson was releasing a greatest hits album, I had to groan, the words "sell out" echoing round my head. Add to this the fact that I already own all the studio albums and more, and I couldn't think of any reason to buy this CD apart from to complete my collection. However, if, like me, you already own all the songs on this CD, then I can honestly say that the DVD is worth so much more than the asking price. It has some of his fantastic earlier videos on such as Sweet Dreams, Tourniquet and the trippy Dope Hat, as well as The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell which, to my knowledge anyway, had not previously been released except on the MASH soundtrack.
I'm a huge fan of Manson, and I think that nearly all of his videos are excellent, and with no previous method of viewing them (apart from low quality internet videos) this disk is a god-send. It is nicely laid out, with all tracks being organised into albums, so you should know where everything is. It also has an onscreen discography, should you ever need such a thing.
DVD aside, the CD is a fairly predictable affair, with all of his most popular songs on there. There are a few nice surprises in the form of opener The Love Song, The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell and The Reflecting God. However, most Manson fans will already own all of the songs on here, The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell, as I mentioned earlier, being the only one that is slightly harder to find.
If you're new to Manson, and just want to fin out what he's all about, then this is a good place to start, and the cheaper version (minus the DVD) is a fine way to start if you don't want to spend too much. However, for the fans, this is a dream come true. Come on, all of his videos together in one disk; you know you want to...
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