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Lest We Forget: The Best of Collector's Edition, Explicit Lyrics

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1. The Love Song
2. Personal Jesus
3. Mobscene
4. The Fight Song
5. Tainted Love
6. The Dope Show
7. This Is The New Shit
8. Disposable Teens
9. Sweet Dreams
10. Lunch Box
11. Tourniquet
12. Rock Is Dead
13. Get Your Gunn
14. The Nobodies
15. Long Hard Road Out Of Hell
16. The Beautiful People
17. The Reflecting God

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  • Audio CD (September 28, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Nothing
  • ASIN: B0002Y4T4W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Customer Reviews

Alright, here we have Marilyn Manson's Best Of Album.
Gunther Haagendazs
If you like videos and you love Manson this is a good CD, it's fun, you can listen to a few of your favorite tunes without changing CD's, and it's fun.
This cd/dvd has most of his videos, its missing (s)Aint, tainted love, and personal jesus.

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110 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 1, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Reasons the 90's needed Marilyn Manson:

Boybands. American Idol. Brittany Spears. Cher makes a comeback. So does Bon Jovi. Not to mention the Religious Right really needed an act to pin rock and roll as the devil's music on. So along comes a skinny disaffected young man with enough greasepaint to make Kiss blush and a stage show that would make Alice Cooper proud. Trent Reznor heard the news and jumped on board, and after a couple of interesting but inconsequential CD's, Manson hit paydirt with "Anti-Christ Superstar." Using the media to bend and distort the image of both the band (with the schizophrenic first/last psuedo-names) and the staged anger of "Beautiful People," Manson became an instant celebrity and a lightning rod.

And like the best shock-rockers and gender benders, Manson fed right off it. This is the kind of masterful heavyrock that scared the crap out of parents and gave adolescent rebellion a howling chariot of thud to ride off to school with. The darkness is for real here, but so is the musicianship. Manson's "Mechanical Animals" was his "Billion Dollar Babies," his "Diamond Dogs." The slinky "Dope Show" is as much a warning against overindulgence at the same time "Rock Is Dead" sardonically proved Manson's brand of bone crushing was definitely not!

Even better is that Manson is nowhere near as foolish or demonic as his biggest critics would make him out to be. The cheerleader hooks in "Fight Song" and "mOBSCENE" will bring a smile or two to the most jaded hard rocker, and covering new-wave dance staples like "Tainted Love" or "Sweet Dreams" takes more than a little chutzpah. (The cover of "Personal Jesus" doesn't stray far from Depeche Mode, nor is it near the revelation Johnny Cash's version is.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Nick Watkins on September 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Being a moderate fan of Manson (I have all his CDs, but he's not my favorite or anything, though I do consider him extremely talented), I bought this CD upon its release day but I bought the version with the DVD because I basically have all the songs already except for "Personal Jesus" and "Tainted Love". The DVD version costs a few extra bucks, but considering it features all of Manson's videos, what's a few bucks?

As I said before, I have all of Manson's CDs, therefore I have basically all the songs on here, so if you already have all of Manson's CDs then you're waisting your money and basically buying all the same songs again. However, this is a perfect place for new fans to start as it covers his entire career and fans can pick their favorite songs, find out what album they're from, and check that particular album out. Or, if you're lookig for just one Manson CD to buy, this'll do (though I highly suggest picking up his other CDs because some of his best songs were not 'hits').



-Again, a good starting place for new fans

-"Tainted Love", which I did not have before

-"Long Hard Road Out of Hell" is on this CD, so you don't have to go out and buy the pretty much crappy "Spawn" soundtrack to get it (like I did)

-An FBI "Anti-piracy" sticker to scare off thieves! (*sarcasm*)


-ALL OF MANSON'S (already released) HITS ON ONE CD!...

-...except for his cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", which is pretty dull and defintly not worth buying the CD for just that one song. However, if you want a good, hard-rockin' cover of "PJ", check out Lollipop Lust Kill's one (and only) album "My So-Called Knife". They too cover the song.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on November 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I used to listen to Marilyn Manson, getting two of his albums before I readjusted my tastes in an effort to get closer to well...never mind that. However, upon seeing a clip of Manson do "Fight Song" on Bowling For Columbine, as well as some pointedly intelligent things he said to Michael Moore, I decided to get Lest We Forget, which had most of his popular songs. What I remembered were fierce metal sounds, roaring screams of outrage, packed with energy that makes Metallica sound like Savage Garden, and his scathing attacks on hypocrisy and decadence of the rich and supposed Christian righteousness.

"Love Song" is closely related to Columbine, allegorically about how if we care enough about each other, we won't need to rely on three bulwarks of hypocrisy. "Do you love your guns? God? The government?" asks the father to a bullet who has a crush on a little pistol.

In "The Fight Song," he implies how things are staged in the celebrity biz, that showbiz cuts stars' wrists and claim death was on sale. Notable lyric: "The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic." Other cuts against establishment celeb world is "This Is The New Sh-t," on how new entertainment is packaged. The mimicry of those marketing the new sh-t is funny: "Babble, Babble, B-tch, B-tch/Rebel, Rebel, Party, Party/S-x, S-x, S-x, And don't forget the violence." It comes down to giving the enslaved people this new sh-t even if they don't need it, but they'll want it anyway: "Are you m--------ers ready for the new sh-t?/Stand up and admit tomorrow's never coming/This is the new sh-t/Stand up and admit/Do we need it? NO!/Do we want it? YEAH!
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