May Death Never Stop You

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May Death Never Stop You
Greatest hits album by My Chemical Romance
Released March 25, 2014
Recorded 2001–2012
Length 70:00
Label Reprise
My Chemical Romance chronology
Conventional Weapons
(2013)
May Death Never Stop You
(2014)
Singles from May Death Never Stop You
  1. "Fake Your Death"
    Released: February 17, 2014

May Death Never Stop You is a greatest hits compilation album by My Chemical Romance, spanning the band's entire career.

Background[edit]

On March 22, 2013, the band announced their break-up on their official website,[1][2] issuing this statement:

Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.

Gerard Way posted an extended tweet on his Twitter account two days after the website announcement, where he confirmed the disbanding of the group but denied that altercations between band members was the reason for the split.[3]

On March 25, 2014, the band released May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001–2013, a greatest hits album containing material spanning their entire career, as well as some previously unreleased material.[4]

On March 25, we will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled May Death Never Stop You. The title is fitting, because as sad as it was to say goodbye to the band, we look at this collection as a celebration of our best songs, and hope the memory of them continues to bring joy to you all as they have for us. The album also includes some previously unreleased material, including the infamous "Attic Demos," and one of the last songs we worked on in the studio together.[5]

Release[edit]

May Death Never Stop You was released on March 25, 2014. Pre-orders became available through My Chemical Romance's official website on January 21, 2014.[6] The unreleased track "Fake Your Death" was premiered on BBC Radio One on February 17, 2014 and was then available digitally via iTunes straight after.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "Fake Your Death"   James Dewees, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, Gerard Way, Mikey Way Previously unreleased 3:21
2. "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us"   Iero, Matt Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love 3:53
3. "Vampires Will Never Hurt You"   Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love 5:26
4. "Helena"   Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge 3:26
5. "You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison"   Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge 2:55
6. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"   Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge 3:08
7. "The Ghost of You" (extended version) Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge 3:57
8. "Welcome to the Black Parade"   Bob Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way The Black Parade 5:14
9. "Cancer"   Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way The Black Parade 2:25
10. "Mama"   Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way The Black Parade 4:39
11. "Teenagers"   Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way The Black Parade 2:42
12. "Famous Last Words"   Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way The Black Parade 5:00
13. "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" (single version) Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 3:26
14. "Sing"   Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 4:31
15. "Planetary (Go!)"   Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 4:07
16. "The Kids from Yesterday"   Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 5:26
17. "Skylines and Turnstiles" (demo) Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed 3:30
18. "Knives/Sorrow" (demo) Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed 2:14
19. "Cubicles" (demo) Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. Way Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed 4:00
Behind-the-scenes footage DVD
No. Title Length
1. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" (version 1) 1:48
2. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" (version 2) 7:43
3. "Helena"   23:06
4. "The Ghost of You"   4:26
5. "Welcome to the Black Parade"   24:20
6. "Famous Last Words"   11:30
7. "I Don't Love You"   14:54
8. "Teenagers"   6:07
9. "Blood" (previously unreleased) 1:30
10. "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" / "Art Is The Weapon" (previously unreleased intro) 9:34
11. "Sing"   4:37
12. "Planetary (Go!)"   16:55

Source: [7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 147
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 66
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[11] 2
Irish Albums (IRMA)[12] 13
Italian Albums (FIMI)[13] 67
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[14] 37
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 22
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[16] 37
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 61
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 15
US Billboard 200[19] 9

Personnel[edit]

Band members

Additional musicians

  • Jarrod Alexander – drums, percussion (on track 1)
  • John Miceli – drums, percussion (on tracks 13–15)
  • Rob Cavallo – acoustic piano (on tracks 8–12); drums, percussion (on track 16)
  • Howard Benson – 1958 Hammond B3 (on tracks 4–7)
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards (on tracks 13–16); B3 organ, synthesizers, Wurlitzer (on tracks 8–12)
  • Bert McCracken – additional vocals (on track 5)
  • Renat – additional vocals (on track 7)
  • Liza Minnelli – additional vocals (on track 10)
  • Steve Righ – additional vocals (on track 13)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mychemicalromance.com/blog/mcr/my-chemical-romance
  2. ^ http://www.alterthepress.com/2013/03/my-chemical-romance-break-up.html
  3. ^ Kerrang! MCR Split: Gerard Way Confirms Break Up. Kerrang.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  4. ^ "Kerrang! My Chemical Romance announce details on greatest hits, May Death Never Stop You". Kerrang.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  5. ^ "May Death Never Stop You". My Chemical Romance. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  6. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/my_chemical_romance_reveal_may_death_never_stop_you_tracklisting_launch_pre
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - May Death Never Stop You (Deluxe Version) by My Chemical Romance". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  8. ^ "My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  9. ^ "My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. LightMedia. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  12. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  13. ^ "Artisti - Classifica settimanale WK 13 (dal 24-03-2014 al 30-03-2014)" (in Italian). FIMI. 3 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Chart Track". Oricon. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  16. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  17. ^ "My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  18. ^ "2014-04-05 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  19. ^ "My Chemical Romance Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for My Chemical Romance. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 4 April 2014.