My Chemical Romance further elaborate about ‘Black Parade’ reissue

It’s been a week since My Chemical Romance posted their cryptic clip, launching their fans into a frenzy of speculations. The day after the clip was posted, the band took to social media to break the hearts of their fans by denying that there were any plans of a reunion tour and instead that the clip was to announce a reissue for 2006’s The Black Parade. On Thursday (July 28), the band further elaborated about the upcoming re-release.

The Black Parade’s tenth anniversary reissue will be titled The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts. The impending release will include the original version of The Black Parade as well as 11 early version/rough mixes of some of the songs that made it onto the actual album.

“To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Black Parade, we will be releasing a special edition of the album on September 23 that includes the album plus 11 previously unreleased demos, rarities, and songs from The Black Parade recording sessions,” a statement from the band reads.

Pre-orders for The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts are currently available on the band’s website. At the moment, there are two different bundles being offered: a 3-LP vinyl bundle and a CD bundle. Those who pre-order either of the bundles will receive an instant download of “The Five of Us Are Dying,” an early version of what would become “Welcome to the Black Parade.” Listen to the never-before-heard demo of the track here.

The complete track listing for the release can be seen below.

THE BLACK PARADE/LIVING WITH GHOSTS DEMO LIST:

1. “The End.”
2. “Dead!”
3. “This is How I Disappear”
4. “The Sharpest Lives”
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”
14. “Blood (Hidden Track)”

15. “The Five of Us Are Dying (rough mix)”
16. “Kill All Your Friends (live demo)”
17. “Party at the End of the World (live demo)”
18. “Mama (live demo)”
19. “My Way Home is Through You (live demo)”
20. “Not That Kind of Girl (live demo)”
21. “House of Wolves, Version 1 (live demo)”
22. “House of Wolves, Version 2 (live demo)”
23. “Emily (rough mix)”
24. “Disenchanted (live demo)”
25. “All the Angels (live demo)”

As previously announced, The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts is set to be released on Sept. 23 through Warner Bros. The reissue is set to come out an exact month before The Black Parade’s tenth anniversary. The record, the band’s third studio album is arguably the band’s most successful record earning them a number two spot on the Billboard 200 as well as the number one spot on Billboard’s Rock Albums and Tastemakers chart.

My Chemical Romance Records to Be Released as Vinyls

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March 2015 will mark two years since My Chemical Romance completely shocked their fan base by announcing that they would be splitting up.

Though this came as a massive shocker, it didn’t take long for each individual member to start their own individual music projects.

This Afternoon, it was announced that both their second and third album (Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and The Black Parade, respectively) would be reissued as vinyls.

Funny enough, the rumors of a vinyl version of the records has been circulating for a while now. A few months back, a website named Shop Radio Cast had posted that they would be releasing both albums on vinyl, but many got suspicious of the posting since there was no track listing or release date in the information area.

According to the band’s former Warner Bros. associated website which is now headed by a site administrator rather than the band, the vinyls will be available at Hot Topic and Newbury Comics.

Both record will be available for purchase beginning on Feb. 10, but both retailers will have different versions of the records.

That and other information such as where to directly purchase them can be seen below.

“We’re happy to announce that “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” and “The Black Parade” are back in print on vinyl and will be available beginning February 10th!  To mark the occasion, there will be two color versions available exclusively at Hot Topic and Newbury Comics.  See below for details.

 
Hot Topic
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – CLEAR w/ Red Splatter
The Black Parade – CLEAR
 
Newbury Comics – http://bit.ly/1sE20Kq
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – Opaque Red
The Black Parade – Opaque Grey”

My Chemical Romance to Become a Musical?

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Looks like 2014 is quickly becoming the year of turning some of our favorite bands’ albums into musicals. First we got word about Panic! at the Disco’s tracks being turned into a musical and then news got out that Fall Out Boy fans were hoping to raise funds to do the same.

Now, word has gotten around that My Chemical Romance will be the next to get the same treatment. According to sources, the musical won’t be based on a series of tracks from the band, like Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy would be doing, all the music for the musical will be coming from My Chemical Romance’s hit album The Black Parade.

Seems a bit fitting since that album was the band;’s most theatrical album to date and was as close as you can get to a Broadway musical without becoming American Idiot.

The synopsis for the musical can be read below.

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“Synopsis

Based on the critically acclaimed album by My Chemical Romance. It is the story of Helena, a young German woman living in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, Poland in 1940. She has her life set: comfortable due to her father’s status as one of Hitler’s confidants and engaged to an officer quickly rising in the ranks. There’s just one problem — she falls in love with Ari, a Jew from the Warsaw ghetto. With the war growing more serious by the minute, they both decide to leave everything they know behind and start life over together… If they make it that far.”

Assuming that the poster is accurate, the band will have no involvement in the musical which wouldn’t be surprising since the synopsis really doesn’t have any relation to what the era in the group was like.

So tell us, are you digging the idea or what?