Lest We Forget – The Best Of

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Lest We Forget – The Best Of
Lest We Forget – The Best Of cover
Greatest hits album by Marilyn Manson
Released September 28, 2004
Recorded August 1993–2004 at various locations
Genre Alternative metal, industrial rock, synth rock
Length 65:58
Label Interscope
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold
Media
A preview of this album is currently not available
Professional reviews
Marilyn Manson chronology
Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows
(2004)
Lest We Forget – The Best Of
(2004)
The Nobodies: 2005 Against All Gods Mix
(2005)

Lest We Forget – The Best Of is a best of album by Marilyn Manson, released on September 28, 2004 by Interscope Records. A new song was recorded to promote the album, a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus". The inside booklet contains previous photo-shoots and several new pictures hinting at Manson's next era and musical/lyric direction, At the time of release Manson had been quoted as having called Lest We Forget the band's "farewell album". However, assured the public that it would "not be the last Marilyn Manson album." This album marks highlights from the band's catalogue from 1994-2003. In several interviews following Lest We Forget, Manson hinted that he no longer wished to produce music around this time, and thus marks the beginning of Manson's venture into other projects, such as Phantasmagoria. Lest We Forget was followed by the band's sixth studio album, Eat Me, Drink Me, released on June 5, 2007.
The now out of print deluxe edition includes a bonus DVD containing most of the band's music videos, excluding "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes", "Tainted Love" and "(s)AINT".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Love Song" – 3:05
  2. "Personal Jesus" – 4:06
  3. "mOBSCENE" – 3:26
  4. "The Fight Song" – 2:57
  5. "Tainted Love" – 3:20
  6. "The Dope Show" – 3:40
  7. "This Is the New Shit" – 4:20
  8. "Disposable Teens" – 3:04
  9. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" – 4:51
  10. "Lunchbox" – 4:35
  11. "Tourniquet" [1] – 4:44
  12. "Rock Is Dead" – 3:09
  13. "Get Your Gunn" – 3:18
  14. "The Nobodies" – 3:35
  15. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell" – 4:21
  16. "The Beautiful People" [2] – 3:42
  17. "The Reflecting God" – 5:36

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "(s)AINT" (International bonus track) – 3:45
  2. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" (UK, Australia & Japan bonus track) – 4:17
  3. "Coma White" (Japan bonus track) – 5:38

Japan bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Next Motherfucker" (Remix) – 4:47
  2. "The Not So Beautiful People" – 6:11
  3. "The Horrible People" – 5:43
  4. "Tourniquet (Prosthetic Dance Mix Edit)" – 4:10
  5. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) (Danny Saber Remix)" – 5:18
  6. "Working Class Hero" – 3:39
  7. "The Fight Song (Slipknot Remix)" – 3:50
  8. "mOBSCENE (Sauerkraut Remix)" – 3:16

DVD track listing[edit]

  1. "Personal Jesus" (Only on international versions)
  2. "(s)AINT" (Only on international versions)
  3. "This Is the New Shit"
  4. "mOBSCENE"
  5. "The Nobodies"
  6. "The Fight Song"
  7. "Disposable Teens"
  8. "Coma White"
  9. "Rock Is Dead"
  10. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)"
  11. "The Dope Show"
  12. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell"
  13. "Cryptorchid"
  14. "Man That You Fear"
  15. "Tourniquet"
  16. "The Beautiful People"
  17. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  18. "Dope Hat"
  19. "Lunchbox"
  20. "Get Your Gunn"

DVD easter eggs[edit]

  • The "Autopsy" which was originally an easter egg on the Holy Wood CD but has since gone offline, can be found by highlighting "Photo Gallery", and press left. This should highlight a box with the text "AUTOPSY" inside.
  • The 'Making of the "mOBSCENE"' video, previously only available on select versions of the "mOBSCENE" and "This Is the New Shit" singles can be found by browsing the GAOG videos, highlighting "Next Album", and pressing right.
  • The performance version of the "Disposable Teens" video, which was shown on most television channels pre-watershed, because of the "disturbing" content in the original version can be found by viewing the Holywood videos menu, highlighting "The Fight Song", and pressing left and then select.
  • Alternate Menu Screens can also be accessed by browsing through different album era's video catalogs and exiting back to the menu screen. Exiting via the "Holywood" or the "Antichrist Superstar" index gives you a Holywood theme, "Mechanical Animals" and "Golden Age of Grotesque" gives you a GAOG theme, while "EPs, etc" or "Portrait Of An American Family" grants you the default "Lest We Forget" theme. Curiously, selecting "Special Features" with the "Holywood" theme has the same function as selecting "Play All".

(s)AINT bonus DVD[edit]

Consumers who ordered either the CD/DVD version or just the standard CD edition of Lest We Forget – The Best Of from Marilyn Manson's official website also received a bonus DVD featuring the "uncut, unrated, and banned by the label," unreleased video for "(s)AINT". The music video was produced over two days in a Los Angeles hotel room and directed by Asia Argento. While presented as an exclusive the "(s)AINT" video was also available on some editions of Lest We Forget – The Best Of distributed overseas and still is on all R-rated versions in Australia.

Credits[edit]

THE LOVE SONG (lyrics: Manson / music: Ramirez, 5) © 2000 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), Gtr. Hack Music / Chrysalis Music (ASAP) Produced by Dave Sardy & Marilyn Manson Mixed by Dave Sardy (P)2000 Nothing/Interscope Records

PERSONAL JESUS (written by: M. Gore) © 1989 Grabbing Hands Music LTD/EMI Music Publishing LTD Produced by Marilyn Manson & Tim Skold Mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent (P)2004 Interscope Records

mOBSCENE (lyrics: Manson / Music: 5) © 2003 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Gtr. Hack Music / Chrysalis Music (ASAP) Produced by Marilyn Manson & Tim Skold Co-Produced & Mixed by Ben Grosse (P)2003 Nothing/Interscope Records

THE FIGHT SONG (lyrics: Manson / Music: 5) © 2000 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Gtr. Hack Music / Chrysalis Music (ASAP) Produced by Dave Sardy & Marilyn Manson Mixed by Dave Sardy (P)2000 Nothing/Interscope Records

TAINTED LOVE (music & lyrics: E. Cobb) Embassy Music Corporation (BMI) Produced Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold Additional Production by Ben Grosse Mixed by Benn Grosse (P)2003 Nothing/Interscope Records

THE DOPE SHOW (lyrics: Manson / music: Ramirez) © 1998 Dinger & Ollie Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), Produced by: Michael Beinhorn & Marilyn Manson Additional Production by: Sean Beavan Mixed by: Tom Lord-Alge (P)1998 Nothing/Interscope Records

THIS IS THE NEW SHIT (lyrics: Manson / Music: 5, Manson, Skold) © 2003 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Gtr. Hack Music / Chrysalis Music (ASAP), 120050 Publishing (BMI) Produced by Marilyn Manson & Tim Skold Co-Produced & Mixed by Ben Grosse (P)2003 Nothing/Interscope Records

DISPOSABLE TEENS (lyrics: Manson / music: 5, Ramirez) © 2000 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), Gtr. Hack Music / Chrysalis Music (ASAP) Produced by Dave Sardy & Marilyn Manson Mixed by Dave Sardy (P)2000 Nothing/Interscope Records

SWEET DREAMS (are made of this) (Lennox / Stewart) © 1983 BMG Music Publishing Inc, (ASCAP) Produced by Trent Reznor & Marilyn Manson Mixed by: Sean Beavan (P)1995 Nothing/Interscope Records

LUNCHBOX (lyrics: Manson / music: Berkowitz, Gein) © 1994 Dinger & Ollie Music / Beat Up Your Mom Music, BMI / Onward Music, (PRS), All rights on behalf of Beat Up Your Mom Music. Administered by Dinger & Ollie Music Produced by Marilyn Manson & Trent Reznor Mixed by: Trent Reznor, Sean Beavan, Alan Moulder, & Marc Freegard (P)1994 Nothing/Interscope Records

TOURNIQUET (lyrics: Manson / music: Berkowitz, Ramirez) © 1996 Dinger & Ollie Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Carducci Thrift Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music Produced by Trent Reznor & Dave "Rave" Ogilvie Co- Produced be Marilyn Manson Mixed by Sean Beaven (P)1996 Nothing/Interscope Records

ROCK IS DEAD (lyrics: Manson / music: Ramirez, Gacy) © 1998 Dinger & Ollie Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), DCLXVI Music (BMI) Produced by: Michael Beinhorn & Marilyn Manson Additional Production by: Sean Beavan Mixed by: Tom Lord-Alge (P)1998 Nothing/Interscope Records

GET YOUR GUNN (lyrics: Manson / music: Berkowitz, Gein) © 1994 Dinger & Ollie Music / Beat Up Your Mom Music, BMI / Onward Music, (PRS), All rights on behalf of Beat Up Your Mom Music. Administered by Dinger & Ollie Music Produced by Marilyn Manson & Trent Reznor Mixed by: Trent Reznor, Sean Beavan, Alan Moulder, & Marc Freegard (P)1994 Nothing/Interscope Records

THE NOBODIES (lyrics: Manson / music: 5, Ramirez) © 2000 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Gtr. Hack Music / Chrysalis Music (ASAP) Produced by Dave Sardy & Marilyn Manson Mixed by Dave Sardy (P)2000 Nothing/Interscope Records

THE LONG HARD ROAD OUT OF HELL (lyrics: Manson / music: Ramirez) © 1997 Dinger & Ollie Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), Produced by Marilyn Manson & Sean Beavan, Mixed & Engineered by Sean Beavan Additional vocals by Kelli Ali (P)1997 Nothing/Interscope Records

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (lyrics: Manson / music: Ramirez) © 1996 Dinger & Ollie Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), Produced by Trent Reznor & Dave "Rave" Ogilvie Co- Produced by Marilyn Manson Mixed by Sean Beaven (P)1996 Nothing/Interscope Records

THE REFLECTING GOD (lyrics: Manson / music: Ramirez, Reznor) © 1996 Dinger & Ollie Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), Blood Heavy Music (BMI), Leaving Hope / TVT Music, Inc. (ASCAP) Produced by Trent Reznor & Dave "Rave" Ogilvie Co- Produced by Marilyn Manson Mixed by Sean Beaven (P)1996 Nothing/Interscope Records

Songs 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15 administered worldwide by EMI Blackwood Music Inc, © 2004 All Rights Reserved

Songs 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 administered by Dinger & Ollie Music (BMI) © 2004 All Rights Reserved

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Joseph Cultice, Ross Halfin, Gottfried Helnwein, Dean Karr, Marilyn Manson, Perou, PR Brown, Floria Sigismondi, Chad Ward, Greg Waterman, OFFICER PORTRAIT BY PIERRE ET GILLES.

LAYOUT BY Chad Michael Ward for DAS PRODUCTION BY Liam Ward

VIDEO STILLS: Marilyn Manson, Nathan Cox, & Luca Ettlin

Special Thanks to Twiggy Ramirez & John 5

MANAGEMENT: Tony Ciulla @ Posthuman Entertainment

For general info visit: www.marilynmanson.com

For info on Marilyn Manson Artwork visit: www.marilynmansonartworkonline.com

Charting positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 Billboard 200 9
2004 Top Internet Albums 9

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Personal Jesus" Modern Rock Tracks 12
2004 "Personal Jesus" Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
2004 "Personal Jesus" Dance/Club Tracks 35

Personnel[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  1. "Tourniquet" has been slightly edited from the original album version, having extended sound effects at the end despite the tracklisting on the package listing it as the original version.
  2. "The Beautiful People" has been slightly edited from the original album version, having horns added to the first chorus despite the tracklisting on the package listing it as the original version.
Marilyn Manson discography
Studio albums Portrait of an American FamilyAntichrist SuperstarMechanical AnimalsHoly Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)The Golden Age of GrotesqueEat Me, Drink MeThe High End of LowBorn VillainThe Pale EmperorHeaven Upside Down
EPs Smells Like ChildrenRemix & RepentThe Nobodies: 2005 Against All Gods MixHot Topic download cardSlo-Mo-Tion Remix EP
Demos The Raw Boned PsalmsThe Beaver Meat Cleaver BeatBig Black BusGrist-o-LineLunchboxAfter School SpecialThriftLive as HellThe Family JamsRefrigeratorThe Manson Family Album
Compilations The Last Tour on EarthLunch Boxes & Choklit CowsLest We Forget – The Best OfiTunes Essentials: Marilyn MansonSecond remasters compilationLost & Found
Marilyn Manson videography
Music videos Get Your GunnLunchboxDope HatSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)The Beautiful PeopleTourniquetMan That You FearCryptorchidLong Hard Road Out of HellApple of SodomThe Dope ShowI Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)Rock Is DeadComa WhiteAstonishing Panorama of the EndtimesDisposable TeensThe Fight SongThe NobodiesTainted LovemOBSCENEThis Is the New ShitThrift(s)AINTPersonal JesusHeart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)Putting Holes in HappinessArma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddonRunning to the Edge of the WorldNo Reflection
Home videos Dead to the WorldGod Is in the T.V. • "Autopsy" • Guns, God and Government World Tour (The Death Parade)The Mechanism of DesireDoppelherzLunch Boxes & Choklit Cows (Bonus DVD) • Lest We Forget – The Best Of (Bonus DVD) • (s)AINT Video (Uncut, Unrated, Banned by Label)Eat Me, Drink Me (Bonus DVD) • Guns, God, and Government – Live in L.A.Fifth video album