The Black Parade (Explicit Version) CD (2006)

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AWESOME!!

by Mike on 10/27/2006

This is a CD that you will definitely want to own. It's the best overall CD that I have heard in a very long time. Dare I say that I compare it to Pink Floyd's The Wall? I think so... Read More

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On this ambitious 2006 outing, My Chemical Romance boldly follows in the footsteps of Green Day, both in working with producer Rob Cavallo and in taking a conceptual route (a la American Idiot). The result is an impressive collection of songs that finds the goth-leaning New Jersey punk-pop group transforming itself into the title's "Black Parade," a darkly clad marching band that relates the woeful tale of "the Patient," as portrayed by frontman Gerard Way (who bleached his hair blond to convey the character's sickness). In addition to bringing--believe it or not--the equally dramatic and eye-liner-loving Liza Minelli on board for a guest appearance, My Chemical Romance proves its theatrical mettle by moving from the melancholy grandeur of "Welcome to the Black Parade," which bears an undeniable Queen influence, to "Cancer," an emotive piano-driven ballad. Lifted by its lush, inventive arrangements and Way's dynamic vocal performances, The Black Parade effectively stakes its claim as the Sgt. Pepper's of the brooding Myspace set, and secures My Chemical Romance's shadowy space in rock history.

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Label Reprise / Wea
SKU 203000658
UPC 093624442721
UPC 14 00093624442721
Format CD
Release Date 10/24/2006
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Author My Chemical Romance
Compilation Appearance Underworld Evolution
Compilation Appearance Take Action Vol 6(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Technical Info
Producer Rob Cavallo; My Chemical Romance
CatalogID 9362444272
Lable Name Reprise
Released 10/23/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 49m : 2s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624442721
Album Notes and Credits
My Chemical Romance: Gerard Way (vocals); Frank Iero, Ray Toro (guitar); Mikey Way (bass guitar); Bob Bryar (drums).
Additional personnel: Cheech Lero, Jamie Muhoberac, Liza Minnelli, Rob Cavallo.
On this ambitious 2006 outing, My Chemical Romance boldly follows in the footsteps of Green Day, both in working with producer Rob Cavallo and in taking a conceptual route (a la AMERICAN IDIOT). The result is an impressive collection of songs that finds the goth-leaning New Jersey punk-pop group transforming itself into the title's "Black Parade," a darkly clad marching band that relates the woeful tale of "the Patient," as portrayed by frontman Gerard Way (who bleached his hair blond to convey the character's sickness). In addition to bringing--believe it or not--the equally dramatic and eye-liner-loving Liza Minelli on board for a guest appearance, My Chemical Romance proves its theatrical mettle by moving from the melancholy grandeur of "Welcome to the Black Parade," which bears an undeniable Queen influence, to "Cancer," an emotive piano-driven ballad. Lifted by its lush, inventive arrangements and Way's dynamic vocal performances, THE BLACK PARADE effectively stakes its claim as the SGT. PEPPER'S of the brooding Myspace set, and secures My Chemical Romance's shadowy space in rock history.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he best mid-Seventies record of 2006, a rabid, ingenious para-phrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock's golden age of bombast."
Rolling Stone (p.104) - Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "My Chemical Romance rev up the pathos with an arena-ripe panache..."
Spin (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a savage, heartfelt, at times hilarious goth-mosh emopera..."
Spin (p.62) - Ranked #5 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[A]n orchestrated spiral of punk-goth, classic rock, Salvation Army bands, and high school musicals."
Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[U]plifting, ambitious, and at times riotously enjoyable....Pristinely produced by regular Green Day collaborator Rob Cavallo, this album is not just the band's most adventurous, but also its best." -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #3 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "PARADE stands as one of the most cohesive, engaging rock records of 2006."
Q (p.147) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey've concocted a startlingly ambitious concept album, complete with Queen-inspired solos, windswept piano ballads and Sgt Pepper-style vaudeville."
Q (p.123) - Ranked #32 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "A major new band had arrived."
Alternative Press (p.179) - "What's really engaging is that THE BLACK PARADE is a concept album about death, yet even the most weepy sentiments are delivered with a swagger, a blistering guitar lead or a joyful, bouncy cadence."
Alternative Press (p.136) - Included in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums Of 2006".
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.10/14/2006) - "[W]hen THE BLACK PARADE reveals its secrets to you, you'll be dazzled by its brilliance."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.69) - Ranked #4 in Kerrang's "20 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[T]his was punk rock in glorious Technicolor."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A record riddled with blood-soaked riffs, morbid lyricism and the biggest of conceptual game plans..."
Artist Bio
My Chemical RomanceWith the release of incendiary new album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, New Jersey's own My Chemical Romance has consolidated a reputation for brilliant, biting and boundary-leaping rock and roll that first came to worldwide attention with their 2002 Eyeball Records debut I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. Featuring thirteen new originals written by the band, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is an impressive leap forward for a group that's been constantly on tour for the better part of 2 years, winning a fanatical following across North America and Europe, both as headliners and co-billed with The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Story Of The Year and a host of others.
Disc 1
1 End., The
2 Dead!
3 This Is How I Disappear
4 Sharpest Lives, The
5 Welcome To The Black Parade
6 I Don't Love You
7 House of Wolves
8 Cancer
9 Mama
10 Sleep
11 Teenagers
12 Disenchanted
13 Famous Last Words
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Rolling Stone My Chemical Romance offer no answers and give no hope -- except for the shot of light that comes in the second manic half of "Welcome to the Black Parade," whenever Way hits the vocal hook. "We'll carry on," he sings repeatedly, at full rock-hero tilt. He doesn't say where. But the way he says it sounds great and worth believing, no matter how old you are.

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