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Out of print in the U.S. 1991 release, the debut album from alt-rock band Live. Includes the college radio hits 'Operation Spirit (They Tyranny Of Tradition)' and 'Pain Lies On The Riverside'. The band had previously released the album The Death of a Dictionary under the name Public Affection. Many of the songs on Mental Jewelry are based on the writings of Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti.
One of those rare albums where every song is great. I love that they don't resort to easy rhymes and write lyrics with meaning.Published 9 months ago by OrlandoPaula
This is a pre grunge/alternative album. It is centered more in the instrumental and lyrics rather than the quick hook comercial sound with a splash of funk! Read morePublished 21 months ago by FATHERFINGER
If anything Ed Kowalczyk and Live's Mental Jewelry taught me it's I'm not Jesus Christ.
Operation Spirit (The Tyranny Of Tradition)was one of the last videos I saw on... Read more
" You say, 'Hold on to the reins',"
" I say, let them go tonight."... and buy this album.
90's at its finest.
On March 21 I bought this CD, and almost all the CDs of the group, except Throwing Copper that I have since it hit the market. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Ivan Maradiaga Cuadra
I have listened to it everyday for 4 days in a row! This band has a tremendous amount of chemistry and passion! There isn't a bad song on this disc.Published on February 18, 2013 by Tony Switzler
This album is Live's best, hands down. While their sound is more polished on subsequent albums, the music and the message are so much more powerful on Mental Jewelry than on any... Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Duff